Should You Take Creatine?
reatine continues to be one of the most popular supplements for exercise enthusiasts. How do you know whether or not it could benefit you? The first step toward making an informed choice is to find out as much as you can about a product. Research on creatine is far from complete, but scientific evidence on using it keeps growing. To gain a better perspect...
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What you need to know to help your athletic clients stay on top of their unique nutritional needs.
or athletes engaged in serious physical conditioning, nutrition can be crucial. Proper nutrition can improve endurance, speed recovery from exertion, lower the risk of injury and assist in rehabilitation. By keeping up wit...
Do you Love Your Food Everyday? It’s clear the creators behind LYFE Kitchen do, and they are hoping to spread their passion about healthy, delicious and wholesome offerings in a fast-slow food model.
Restaurant launches come and go, but somehow, the buzz surrounding this one and the people driving the project make the opening this month in Palo Alto, California, stand out.
Cocoa. Just the word conjures up steaming, frothy mugs of hot chocolate on a brisk day, or a delicate dusting of chocolate powder on a delightful dessert. Mmm. Besides satiating the pleasure centers of the brain, not to mention tickling the taste buds, cocoa offers physiological benefits. The powerful but small cacao bean, from which cocoa is derived, contains compounds called flavanols. Flavanols are found in other beneficial foods, such as tea and red wines; however, cocoa contains more flavanols per serving than either.
Nicki Anderson, IDEA contributing editor, personal trainer and mom to four 20-somethings, is an enthusiastic home cook who regularly develops and adapts new recipes in her Naperville, Illinois, “test kitchen.”
newsletter_teaser: In a house where fish isn’t always the most welcome dish, Anderson says, this creation is eagerly anticipated. Loaded with healthy sources of protein and potassium, and low in sodium and fat, it could easily become a go-to favorite on your table, too.
Answer: Good observation! Opinion on coconut oil has shifted, and the once reviled fat is now emerging as a healthful oil. But before you go tearing into packages of processed chips and cookies, be clear that virgin coconut oil—not the partially hydrogenated variety found in processed foods—is the one sharing the shelf with olive oil.
Answer: Sprouted grains offer all of the health benefits of a dry grain with the additional benefits of easy digestibility and optimal absorption of some vitamins and minerals. This doesn’t mean regular whole grains are not good for you; it’s just that sprouted grains offer a bit more.
Chef, restaurateur, cookbook author and media personality Bobby Flay has turned his intense focus to a new project: Bobby Flay Fit, a seven-episode Web series in which he serves up recipes, workouts and tips based on his own experience and philosophy about healthy eating and fitness.