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Why Professional Athletes Choose Low Carb Diets

While dieting can focus on losing weight, this doesn't have to be the only goal. Having a healthy diet is essential to living a healthy lifestyle and keeping your body in top physical shape. No one understands this better than professional athletes, which is why so many follow strict diets… Read More

What You Need to Know About Protein

Eating adequate protein is essential for achieving your health goalsProtein is one of three major classes of foods called macronutrients—the other two are fats and carbohydrates. Protein is made up of amino acids, also known as the “building blocks of protein.” We get protein primarily from poultry, beef,… Read More

The Good News about Soy

Here’s good news for people who don't want to consume red meat, seafood or poultry with every meal: Soy protein is virtually complete, rich in vitamin E, fiber, calcium, magnesium, lecithin, riboflavin, thiamine, folate, iron and essential fatty acids, missing only the essential amino acid methionine. In addition, 25 grams… Read More

Resistance training and dietary protein: effects on glucose tolerance and contents of skeletal muscle insulin signaling proteins in older persons 1,2,3

Background:Resistance training (RT) and dietary protein independently influence indexes of whole-body glucose control, though their synergistic effects have not yet been documented.Objective:This study assessed the influence of dietary protein intake on RT-induced changes in systemic glucose tolerance and the contents of skeletal muscle insulin signaling proteins in… Read More

Meat versus poultry, fish and seafood?

In this study, moderately obese subjects consumed one of two different low-carb diets as part of a weight loss program. In the first diet, most of the protein was from red meat and was higher in saturated fat. In the second diet, most of the protein was from poultry, fish… Read More

In the News: More Kudos for Protein (and More Triumphs for Reducing Carbohydrates)

A report published in the prestigious Archives of Internal Medicine (Feb 13, 2006) adds more evidence to the accumulating research showing that low-carb diets get weight off. The report- which analyzed the findings of five major studies comparing low-fat and low-carb diets-- found that low-carb diets do indeed help people shed pounds… Read More

Keep on Track with Healthy Snacks

It's relatively easy to follow a healthy eating plan at home. You stock your fridge and pantry with the foods you want to be able to reach, and you aren't tempted by shelves full of junk you don't need. But when you're on the go -- on vacation, at the… Read More

Fuel Efficient: Using Nutrition to Optimize Your Exercise

First, let's think about what type of physical activity you like to engage in with your wondrous body. What's your athletic passion? Are you a weekend warrior engaged in the challenge and glory of friendly competition? Are you an all-around athlete who works out in order to push yourself to… Read More

Faster—and Better

A recent study confirms that consuming a diet high in protein rather than one high in carbs makes it easier to shed fat while preserving muscle.The scientific evidence for the effectiveness of higher protein has been building steadily over the past few years. One study by Donald Layman, Ph… Read More

Eating for Energy

This article is perfect for you if your goal is to eat better throughout the day without resorting to eating habits that can decrease your energy. It can be challenging to find the time to plan, organize and cook healthy, nutritious meals, but the payoffs are well worth the effort… Read More

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