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Tips on Breaking a Plateau

Tips on Breaking Plateau

Have you been dieting for a long time, eating the same foods, and doing the same workouts, and not seeing much, if any movement, in the scale or mirror? If so, know that you are not alone, as this is more common than you think. And it is not that you are doing something wrong, necessarily. Sometimes, to break a plateau, you just have to flip everything over and do the opposite.

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Diet Mistakes that Men Make

Diet Mistakes that Men Make

Men’s nutrition needs to adjust as you age. If you think you can follow a women’s diet, eat like you’re 18 again or trying to eat like a body builder and be successful, think again. Here are the top 5 mistakes most men make with their diets.

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Sumo Nutrition

Sumo

For those not familiar with the sport of sumo wrestling, the winner of a sumo match is the first wrestler to force his opponent out of the ring, or the first wrestler to force his opponent to touch the ground with any part of his body other than the bottom of his feet. Elite sumo wrestlers typically weigh in between 300-500 pounds. These athletes are extremely large men, with immense strength and surprising quickness and agility. Today’s article explores their daily nutrition.

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What are the Health Benefits of Flaxseed?

Flaxseed

New research suggest that although flaxseed may not have the omega-3 power of animal sources (such as fish), adding a teaspoon or two into your diet on a daily basis could improve your health in the myriad ways.

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What is Nutrition (part III)?

What is Nutrition, part III

In parts I and II of this 3-part series, I covered macronutrients and micronutrients. In today’s final installment of “What is Nutrition?,” the topic focuses on the final 2 key pieces in the nutrition puzzle; water and fiber.

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What is Nutrition (part II)?

What is Nutriton Part II

Last week, in part I, I discussed macronutrients and several reasons why good nutrition is important.  As a reminder, nutrition is the supply of materials, as food, required by the body’s cells to stay alive. Stated differently, nutrition is the science of consuming and utilizing foods. This week, the topic will focus on micronutrients (vitamins …

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What is Nutrition (part I)?

Olive Oil

What is good nutrition? Human biology requires seven types of nutrients, which includes the 3 macronutrients (protein, fats and carbohydrates), micronutrients (vitamins and minerals), and water and fiber.  This article will cover the 3 macronutrients as well as several reasons why you need to pay attention to what you eat.

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Nutrigenomics

Nutrigenomics

Nutritional genomics, also known as nutrigenomics, is the science of studying the relationship between the human genome, nutrition, and health.

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What is Nutrition?

Anti-Inflammatory Diet

Why is Nutrition Important

Scientists and medical professionals may not always agree on which foods are best for us, but there is general agreement that a healthy diet will prevent malnutrition and protect against many diseases. Below are several important reasons to consider cleaning up your diet and improving your nutrition.

Good Nutrition Improves Both Physical and Mental Health
It’s obvious that good nutrition leads to better physical performance, in the sense of less bodyfat, more muscle and lower disease risk. However, the Mental Health Foundation reports that approximately 65% of those who eat fresh fruit and vegetables daily report no mental health issues. This is significant because mental health issues are rising dramatically in the western world.

The Cost of Poor Nutrition
According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, good nutrition could prevent at least $71 billion per year in medical costs and lost lives, by reducing diet-related coronary heart disease, stroke, cancer and diabetes. What’s perhaps most remarkable about this statistic, is that it does not include other diet-related illnesses, so is likely understated!

Maintains Your Immune System
The immune system is the body’s defense against disease, and poor nutrition is the number one cause of immunodeficiencies worldwide. Maintaining a healthy immune system requires an adequate consumption of vitamins and minerals.

Healthy Diets May Lengthen Your Life
Food is necessary for humans to survive, but the process of breaking down food, metabolism, causes stress on the body. Research done at Columbia University showed that 18% of deaths among Americans can be attributed to obesity. Diets that are rich in nutrients have been found to have a positive effect on life expectancy.

Summary
There are many good reasons to improve your nutrition, and hopefully, this article has helped to provide you with the motivation to do so. If you need help getting started, please contact me for a free consultation.

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