Nutrition

Potatoes or Sweet Potatoes

Today’s article is from the wonderful folks at Precision Nutrition about potatoes and sweet potatoes.  This is fascinating stuff.  Enjoy!! It’s an age-old debate: the sweet vs. the regular potato. Which should you be eating for maximum health? Well, in today’s article, we’ll look to the research and crown an undisputed champion. We also created …

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Low Carb Holiday Eating Tips

Low Carb Holiday Eating Tips

Using the holidays as an excuse to consume sugary and other high carb, processed foods is not a good idea.  That’s what weak-minded people do and it leads to a downward spiraling effect that can kill progress.  Carbs are not bad or evil.  And it’s OK to consume them, especially on a holiday with family and friends.  Here are tips to help you stay in control.

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Washing Non-Organic Produce

Washing Non-Organic Produce

Is it strictly necessary to buy all organic produce? Some camps are strictly in favor of organic and will present evidence that organic is better.  However, there are also those who will argue that the “organic” label is overblown and largely a marketing ploy.  I think the truth lies in the middle and if you believe what I say, then you will probably be interested in learning how to wash your produce.

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The Food Combo That Makes You Fat

This article is a reprint from T-Nation by Dr. Jade Teta. Read the original post for a list of scientific references. It’s About More Than Calories ​We all know that eating too many calories and burning too few of them make you gain weight. But if that’s all there is to getting fat, why do …

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10 Nutrition Tips That Could Change Your Life

10 Nutrition Tips That Could Change Your Life

Today’s article was inspired by a recent article from food writer TC Luoma.  I have taken parts of his article and added in my own thoughts and points.  These tips are all backed by strong scientific evidence, so they are all worthy of exploring.

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Belly Fat and Weight Loss

Belly Fat and Weight Loss

Last summer, I read several books by Lyle McDonald about fat loss, which were extremely “sciency”, but I must say quite fascinating.  I recently have been reading article from Dr. Mike Israetel about various topics and I came across an article that he published: “Thinking Clearly About Obesity, Belly Fat, and Weight Loss” By Dr. Mike Israetel, Professor of Exercise Science at Temple University.

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Optimizing Meat Consumption

optimizing meat consumption

I have written before about the importance of eating meat and how meat is a nutrient dense food.  While it is possible to be healthy without eating meat, it is quite difficult. There is just too much evidence that clearly shows that most vegetarians are deficient in important micronutrients and all vegans are deficient.  And the media-driven craziness about meat causing cancer is just plain ridiculous, because it’s a distortion of the science.

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5 Nutrition Reasons You Don’t Achieve Your Strength Goals

5 Nutrition Reasons You Don't Achieve Your Strength Goals

When you are strength training, there are many reasons why you may not be achieving your goals. In my last post, I discussed the 5 training reasons why you were missing your target. In this post, we discuss the 5 nutrition reasons why you may not be achieving your strength goals.

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Health Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar

Health Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar

Vinegar folklore is as colorful as it is practical. Legend states that a courtier in Babylonia (c. 5000 BC) “discovered” wine, formed from unattended grape juice, leading to the eventual discovery of vinegar and its use as a food preservative.

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The Latest Science on Nighttime Protein

Nighttime Protein

A recent Japanese study took a look at protein timing, and specifically the timing before going to sleep. Traditional “bro-science” has maintained for many years that muscle growth is optimized with a relatively even protein intake throughout the day. However, these researchers found that consuming a disproportionate amount of protein at breakfast and lunch adversely affected muscle protein synthesis.

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