CASEIN UPS ENERGY EXPENDITURE


About 20% of the protein in a glass of milk consists of whey. The other 80% is casein. You’re probably aware that both are complete proteins containing all of the essential amino acids, and that whey digests much more quickly than casein. A study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition highlights advantages unique to casein…

What You Need to Know About Sugar Alcohols


You go to the grocery store and read some food labels and notice sugar alcohols listed as part of the ingredients. It doesn’t mean it is sugar, nor does it mean it is alcohol. So yes, the name is a bit misleading. Or maybe you’ve heard of the big craze with labels that read “sugar…

THE EFFECTS OF DETRAINING


It’s not unusual for even the most dedicated lifters to take some time off. A week of not picking up heavy objects can actually be a good thing, because it provides more time to completely recover from intense weight training. What happens when you stay away from the gym for an extended period is the…

EXERCISE CAN BEAT TRIGLYCERIDES


Exercise can help you improve in a variety of ways, and a study published in the Journal of Applied Physiology adds to this list with a recommendation for reducing the increase of blood triglycerides that follows a meal. Six healthy young men exercised for an hour at 50% of their capacity or following an intermittent style of…