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If you live somewhere that has four seasons, you know that feeling when the temperature starts to drop. Suddenly, your nose is stuffed up, your throat is scratchy and your body aches. The worst part is it’s inescapable – offices and schools are breeding grounds for bacteria. Once one of your colleagues or friends gets sick, it feels like it’s…

Maintaining a healthy diet can be difficult at times. While it’s important to fuel your body with healthy food choices, it’s also important to have balance – you should be able to treat yourself, too! What if we told you there was even a way to treat yourself to some of your favorite guilty pleasures while sticking to your healthy…

Is a vegan diet healthy? It depends. If you clicked on this article, our assumption is that you’re either already a vegan or are considering making the switch. Luckily, you’ve come to the right place! While it’s commonly assumed that vegans are super healthy, the reality is that you can be a vegan and still have poor eating habits. We’re…

We all know that fresh, organic, local produce tastes better than plastic-looking veggies from hundreds of miles away, but what are the other benefits of eating organic? Here are our top reasons you should be eating organic. 1. Preserve ecosystems The rain might wash away some chemicals so you don’t ingest them, but they don’t disappear. Rather, these chemicals get…

Energy, Food and Exercise The food an athlete eats before, during and after a workout is important for both comfort and performance during exercise. Energy foods including bars, drinks, gels and other easily digestible carbohydrates can help prevent the distracting symptoms of hunger during exercise and keep you from depleting your energy too quickly. The major source of fuel for…

Working out and building muscle is hard work and requires a lot of discipline and sacrifice. It’s just not fair to have to sacrifice tasty meals to meet your protein needs. Optimum Nutrition’s 100 Whey Gold Standard has all the essential amino acids you need to build your muscles. All you need to do is mix it with your shake…

In sports, it’s often said that defense wins games. When it comes to nutrition, antioxidants provide a powerful defense against attacking molecules called free radicals, which damage muscles through a chemical process called oxidation. Free radicals play a role in cellular and muscle inflammation; they may also lower resistance to colds, flu, cancer and heart disease. But you can fight…

Sports nutrition doesn’t have to be complicated. If you aren’t interested in the details or the science of sports nutrition, but still want to get the most from your diet and fitness program, the following recommendations are for you. Eat a Balanced Diet Each Day To exercise consistently, you need to provide a good supply of high-quality energy to your working…

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