Arming the Immune System Through Diet
Certain nutrients can help fortify immune function to fight the war against infection and disease.
BY JENNA BELL-WILSON, MS, RD, LD
he human immune system is a complex network of highly skilled warriors working together to rid the body of foreign offenders. Each component within this system acts in tandem with the others to protect and defend the body by ...
Curious as to what you will be serving in the year to come? According to a recent report in the San Diego Union-Tribune, nutrition experts are forecasting that the following food trends will make their way to your table sometime soon:
Who doesn’t love the aroma of food cooking on the grill on a warm summer night? Or how about that little boost you get when you reach for your favorite, well-seasoned cast-iron skillet? But did you know that certain cooking methods and pots and pans can actually diminish the nutrients you get from those meals you so painstakingly prepare?
The Building Blocks of Sports Nutrition
What your athlete clients need to know to improve their performance in different types of sports.
The good news is that a growing number of fitness clients are seeking to improve their sports performance by improving their diet. The bad news is that many of these professional and amateur athletes then fall prey to the dreaded "three Ms": myths, misinf...
A Primer on Probiotics
We are at war with bacteria. To eradBY CATHERINE READE, MS, RD icate these enemies, humans have assembled an arsenal of antibacterial soaps, sprays, cleaners, drugs and pesticides. While bacteria get a bad rap, the fact is that not all bacteria are bad! Actually, our digestive system alone is home to more than 400 species of bacteria, both good and bad (Lipski 2000). I...
Nutrition and Your Health:
The New Dietary Guidelines
Trainers and clients alike can benefit from following the new ABCs of fitness and health.
History. Since 1980, the United States Department of Agriculture
(USDA) and the United States Department of Health and Human Services (USHHS) have jointly published the Dietary Guidelines for Americans every five years. Beginning with the 1985 e...
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Mastering Food Portion Control
n the past decade, the number of overweight adults in the United States has increased from one in four to one in two. While lack of exercise is a big part of the problem, nutritionists believe that another major culprit is poor portion control. A "megameal" mentality has taken hold in restaurants, fast-food spots,...
By Susan Kundrat, MS, RD, LD
Learn what individual food plans a nutritionist would recommend for three typical clients you may work with.
n a recent survey of 623 fitness and dietetics professionals, 81 percent
of the dietetics professionals said they provided clients with physical activity information, while 93 percent of the fitness professionals said they gave clients...