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If your fitness enthusiast, or just want the facts on good nutrition so you can make heathy choices, you can read all about the latest in nutrition news here. ACE Fit offers nutritional research, recipes, diet tips, and many other ways to help you eat healthy. And you can can read about it all in one place!

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Eating for Spring

posted: 4/4/2017 12:00:00 AM   by: U Rock Girl!

Spring is in the air! And as the season changes, so, too, does the food we eat. Learn about the incredible bounty of healthy and delicious foods this season has to offer, and try out three easy-to-make recipes that will help you savor the flavors of spring.

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5 Spring Vegetables You Should Be Eating

posted: 3/31/2017 12:00:00 AM   by: U Rock Girl!

Spring has sprung and it’s time to say good-bye to stews, chili and the slow cooker, and hello to lighter fare featuring the bounty of the new season. Here are five spring veggies that are easy to find and can be used a number of ways in recipes.

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Common Nutrition Advice You Should Ignore

posted: 3/21/2017 12:00:00 AM   by: The Nutrition Twins

There is no shortage of nutrition advice out there. While some advice is sound, much of it—even the advice you hear repeated a lot—is either wrong or, at the very least, oversimplified and impractical. Here are four pieces of commonly given nutrition advice that you’ve probably heard, but should definitely ignore.

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5 Side Effects of Not Eating Enough Veggies

posted: 3/15/2017 12:00:00 AM   by: The Nutrition Twins

If you’re like many adults, you can’t seem to eat enough veggies to meet the recommended daily intake (2 1/2 to 3 cups for adults). But in addition to missing out on health-promoting benefits, not eating enough vegetables means you may be at risk of experiencing some negative effects as well. Here are five common signs you may not be consuming enough veggies.

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A St. Paddy’s Day Primer on Alcohol and Fitness

posted: 3/7/2017 12:00:00 AM   by: U Rock Girl!

If the beer is green, it must be St. Patrick’s Day! For those who view this day as an excuse to go wild at a party and overindulge in drinking, the day after ultimately brings regrets. Although alcohol has long been associated with fun and crazy times, here are some great reasons why it’s better to enjoy a party without getting tipsy.

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Food Allergies, Sensitivities and Intolerances - What's the Difference?

posted: 2/27/2017 12:00:00 AM   by: U Rock Girl!

Learn the differences between food allergies, sensitivities and intolerances, and how the food you eat can dramatically affect how you feel.

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Fat: Friend or Foe? And How Much Should You Eat?

posted: 2/23/2017 12:00:00 AM   by: U Rock Girl!

Confused about how much fat you should be consuming in your diet? You’re not alone. Changing recommendations have made it challenging to know what’s healthy to eat and what’s not. We separate the fat facts from the fiction to figure out how much and, importantly, what types of fat we should be consuming.

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5 Quick On-the-go Breakfasts

posted: 2/13/2017 12:00:00 AM   by: The Nutrition Twins

While all meals offer an important opportunity to provide the body with fuel and nutrients, research shows that those who eat breakfast are best able to maintain and achieve a healthy weight. Here are five simple, quick-to-make breakfasts that are rich in nutrients and a great way to start the day off on a healthy note.

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Why Do We Eat When We Aren’t Hungry?

posted: 2/10/2017 12:00:00 AM   by: Jonathan Ross

Do you find it a challenge to stop eating, even if you’re already full? You’re not alone. ACE Pro Jonathan Ross explains that many of our attitudes and habits related to eating are learned behaviors. Fortunately, that means we can change them.

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3 Fat Loss Myths to Stop Believing Now

posted: 2/8/2017 12:00:00 AM   by: Brett Klika

With so much conflicting information out there, it can be a challenge to separate fact from fiction when it comes to reducing fat and losing weight. ACE Pro Brett Klika examines three particularly common and pervasive myths that everyone needs to stop believing now.

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4 Alternatives to Morning Coffee

posted: 2/6/2017 12:00:00 AM   by: Jessica Matthews

While forgoing a morning cup of coffee may seem unimaginable, there are some other tasty drink options that can also energize your mind and body first thing in the morning. Whether you’re looking for a warm beverage choice with little or no caffeine, or seeking a little caffeinated variety beyond your traditional cup of joe, consider giving these expert-recommended, non-coffee alternatives a try.

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How to Make Healthy Food Choices When Dining Out

posted: 2/3/2017 12:00:00 AM   by: U Rock Girl!

You’re hungry, on the go, and need something fast, tasty and, hopefully, nutritious. Is this even possible to find at a restaurant? Yes, if you can avoid several common nutrition traps. Here are some great tips for decoding restaurant menus and making good choices when eating out.

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Natural Sugars vs Processed Sugars: Is There a Difference?

posted: 2/1/2017 12:00:00 AM   by: The Nutrition Twins

Confused about the differences between natural and processed sugars? You aren’t alone. The Nutrition Twins, who hear this question all the time from their clients, explain the similarities and differences between natural and processed sugars, and offer tips on reducing sugar highs and lows, as well as recipes for two delicious fruit-based desserts.

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5 Plant-Based Foods That Help Promote Weight Loss

posted: 1/25/2017 12:00:00 AM   by: The Nutrition Twins

A growing body of research confirms the benefits of eating more plant-based meals. Check out these five superstar plant-based foods that rock when it comes to weight loss—and that you should include in your diet regardless of whether or not you follow a plant-based diet.

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Four Diets That Actually Work

posted: 1/18/2017 12:00:00 AM   by: U Rock Girl!

If you know you want to make changes to your diet that will help you achieve lasting weight loss and improve your overall health, check out one of these four recommended diets and see which one sounds like it would fit best for you. Just remember: There’s no single, correct approach.

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Your Ultimate Guide to Getting More Fiber

posted: 12/28/2016 12:00:00 AM   by: Katie Ferraro

If there’s one thing you need more of in your life, it’s fiber. Americans should be eating 25 to 35 grams per day, but most of us get a measly 12 to15 grams. Here’s your ultimate guide to getting more fiber from foods that are guaranteed to make you feel fabulous.

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10 Tips for Managing Multivitamin Use

posted: 12/21/2016 12:00:00 AM   by: Katie Ferraro

About one-third of all Americans take multivitamin/mineral supplements, but not all supplements are created equal. Here are 10 tips for managing your multivitamin/mineral supplement use.

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The Fermented Food Frenzy

posted: 12/15/2016 12:00:00 AM   by: The Nutrition Twins

Probiotics are the good, “friendly” bacteria that your body needs to crowd out the harmful bacteria that naturally exist in your digestive tract. While you can consume probiotics in pill form, fermented foods are a great, natural food source of these healthy bacteria. Learn which fermented foods contain the most probiotics and how you can start adding them to your diet.

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Why Sugar Could Be Setting Your Children Up for a Lifetime of Health Problems

posted: 12/12/2016 12:00:00 AM   by: Justin Robinson

Recent documentaries have highlighted how misinformed many of us are regarding the roles of fat and sugar in our diets and how these things impact our health. Learn how to identify added sugars in many so-called “healthy” foods and how to choose natural foods that will benefit both you and your family.

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The Power of Protein

posted: 11/30/2016 12:00:00 AM   by: Andrea Metcalf

Protein is a powerful macronutrient and without it, you might have more difficulty maintaining both your weight and consistent energy throughout the day. Here are six key benefits to eating more high-quality protein.

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