BREAKING DOWN YOUR AMINO ACIDS


Active adults who train intensely typically choose complete proteins containing all of the Essential Amino Acids to kick-start recovery. A new study from the University of East Anglia found a correlation between regular consumption of 7 amino acids from meat, fish, dairy, beans, lentils, broccoli and spinach, and cardiovascular health. Examining data on 2,000 normal…

OMEGA-3 EPA & BACTERIA


There are millions of bacteria in your digestive tract known collectively as microflora. Some people use probiotics as a way to promote a good balance of these organisms, and a study published in the journal Lipid Technology suggests omega-3 eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) might help increase an immune signaling protein that promotes normal gut bacteria. True…

HIGH-PROTEIN BREAKFAST BENEFITS


Protein is the nutritional building block of muscle mass. It’s also been shown to help preserve muscle while you’re trying to lose weight. Ramping this macronutrient’s potential up a notch, a study published in the International Journal of Obesity suggests high-protein breakfasts can help prevent body fat buildup in overweight teenagers. For 12 weeks, researchers…

RISKS OF HIGHLY REFINED CARBS


Consuming a lot of white bread, white rice and sugar sweetened soft drinks can go to your waistline, and research from Columbia University Medical Center suggests it can also weigh heavily on your mood. Analyzing data from 70,000 older women who participated in the National Institutes of Health Women’s Health Initiative Observational Study between 1994…

EATING FOR CARDIOVASCULAR HEALTH


Endurance training whether running, cycling or swimming supports cardiovascular health while building your level of fitness. Now a study published in The Journal of Nutrition suggests consuming certain amino acids can also make a difference. Researchers examined the eating habits of 1,898 female twins between the ages of 18 and 75 registered in the TwinsUK…