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Updated Nutrition Labels Help Consumers Make Better Choices

Updated Nutrition Labels Help Consumers Make Better Choices

everal months ago, the FDA nutrition label required on every packaged food product got its first makeover in 20-plus years. Check out its bigger, bolder, and smarter physique!

Prior to May 2016, the last time the U.S. Food and Drug Administration changed its nutrition-label design, a movie ticket cost $4, the average new car set you back about $13,000, and Beanie Babies hit the market. That was way back in 1993. read more

How To Get The Most Out Of Your Multivitamin

How To Get The Most Out Of Your Multivitamin

You can get the nutrition you need with a smart diet. But for the rest, a multivitamin can be one of the most important supplements in your stack.

If you’re a lifter, an athlete, or someone with an active job, you probably need more nutrients than your average couch potato. And no, I’m not just talking about the macronutrients of protein, carbs, and fats. You can get most if not all of your daily needs of those through a good diet. Where you might not be getting enough is in the realm of micronutrients you need. That’s where multivitamins come in. read more

4 Supplement Pairings That Are Better Together!

4 Supplement Pairings That Are Better Together!

Many supplements work well on their own. If you pair some of them up, you will find they are even more effective!

Peanut butter and jelly. French fries and ketchup. Movies and popcorn. Sure, you can have one without the other, but why would you? The two just make each other better.

You can also apply it to supplements! While there have been numerous studies looking into the efficacy of specific ingredients, many have also looked at supplement pairings and determined that certain couples help each other do their job more effectively than they do on their own. read more

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How To Effortlessly Cut Calories

Want to make progress but not quite ready for a full-blown diet? Try these simple substitutions to lose weight one calorie at a time.

It will take a lot of effort and also have stress on you when you are dieting successfully. But that also assumes that dieting has to be an all-or-nothing undertaking. It doesn’t! Each healthy choice you make, no matter how small, is a step in the right direction. But the right ingredient choice can make a big difference in calories—often with little to no difference in taste. read more

This Winter Warmer Drink Is Packed With Vitamin C

This Winter Warmer Drink Is Packed With Vitamin C

Maybe you are like me are a big fan of coffee. But at this point in the winter, when everyone around you is coughing and sickly, you might want to start your day with something a little more powerful.

One day, I came across this drink on the Instagram page of one of my favorite coffee shops by accident, Merriweather Coffee + Kitchen in New York City, and have been making a similar version at home ever since. It’s called a Winter Warmer, and it’s made with good-for-you ingredients like lemon juice, apple cider vinegar, and fresh ginger, delivering a slew of impressive benefits in one cup. Apple cider vinegar has been linked to improved blood sugar and digestive health, fresh ginger may help relieve cramps and calm an upset stomach, and honey can soothe a stubborn cough. read more

3 Post-Workout Nutrition Rules You Can Probably Break

3 Post-Workout Nutrition Rules You Can Probably Break

There are many post-workout rules regarding what you need to eat and when you need to eat it. But sometimes, breaking these rules might work out better for you.

You just killed your leg workout. You reach into your gym back to grab a shake when you hobble into locker room. But as you dig around, you realize you left your shaker bottle at home. Instantly, your blood pressure spikes, and your fight-or-flight response kicks in. In a mad rush to get that shake, you zip up your bag, grab your hoodie, and rush out the door. read more

The Late-Night Couch Snack

How to Avoid the Biggest Weight Loss Mistake

Every January, people are scrambling to gyms and diet plans to shed unwanted weight gain from the previous year. Like them, I also jump in with both feet and adding more movement and better nutrition into their regime, but the problem is most people fall off the wagon very quickly. Did you know that 90% of people report failure in their New Year’s resolutions? That’s right, out of 10 people, only one person will successfully do what they promised themselves. Why is this success rate so abysmal? Bad advice is on the top of my list. People are always looking for sophisticated and exotic ways to solve their problems, when in fact, the simplest approach typically yields very strong results (with minimal effort). Is everyone 100 years ago obese or overweight? No, not even close. In fact, a famous circus performer dubbed the “Fattest Man In The World” in 1903 wouldn’t even stand out of a crowd today. Where did we go wrong? Let’s try and simplify things.

The Grazing Theory

One of the biggest nutrition myths is that eating multiple meals—five or six—throughout the day will help you boost metabolism and therefore lose weight. It’s the “grazing” theory. Let’s see how it actually stacks-up in the research. Proponents of multiple meals will cite the increased thermic effect of food (TEF) as a key indicator that your body is working harder—and expending more calories—to process the meals you’re eating. Basically, the more meals you eat, the greater your TEF. The greater your TEF, the more calories your burn. Also, advocates of multiple meals suggest your metabolism will bottom out completely if you don’t eat every 3-4 hours. This should be great for weight loss! But recently, Dr. Brad Schoenfeld and his research team crunched the numbers and examined all the best studies around meal frequency and weight loss to uncover whether “multiple meals” is really a good nutritional intervention for weight loss.

  • What they did: The researchers pooled together 15 randomized, control trials comparing men and women who ate three or fewer meals per day, with those people who ate greater than three meals. The studies were all greater than two weeks in duration, had pre- and post-study body composition testing, and were done in adults over the age of eighteen.
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