Sugar in the Tank

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If you’re hitting the gym hard, make sure you strike the sugar balance. 1. Monosaccharides Also known as simple sugars, monosaccharides include glucose, fructose, and galactose. All carbohydrates consumed in the diet are broken down into monosaccharides to be absorbed by the small intestine. Glucose Most carbohydrates are converted to glucose during digestion. Travels via [...]

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Keeping Inflammation in Check the Natural Way

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You’ll notice plenty of talk and press about anti-inflammatory foods, supplements and medications these days. Inflammation certainly sounds bad, but is it always so? And what exactly is this seemingly pesky thing? Inflammation is part of our body’s innate immune response—we’re born with it. Without it, we wouldn’t heal. When something harmful is irritating your [...]

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Supplement Savvy

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From capsules and tablets to gels and powders, an athlete’s countertop can look more like a pharmacy than a kitchen. To sort through the insanity, we’ve got a breakdown of the 10 supplements than can help you reach your fitness goals of maintaining optimal health, building muscle, and decreasing inflammation. 1. Creatine Creatine is a [...]

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Ask the Health Expert

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Q: Besides yogurt, what’s a good source of probiotics?

A: Probiotics are live bacterial cultures that help maintain an optimal balance of flora in the GI tract, improve digestive health, and keep your immune system in tiptop shape. Probiotic supplements can provide you with these vitally important organisms, but there are other natural sources besides yogurt.

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Ask the Health Expert: Baaaaaa, Got Milk?

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From MMA techniques and training regimens to nutritional info and wellness tips , we’ve got an expert to answer all of your questions.

Q: My stomach can’t handle cow’s milk yogurt, but it can handle goat’s milk…I just don’t love the taste. Any suggestions?

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