- January 1st, 2015
A Banana A Day…Researchers have known for years that getting enough potassium can lower blood pressure. However, a new study suggests that women who eat more potassium, but who don’t have high blood pressure, may benefit as well—more potassium intake was linked to a 21 percent lower risk of stroke in these women. Source: Stroke
Last weekend, I was overjoyed and honored to be a part of the wedding between one of my best girlfriends, Brianna, and her new hubby. As her personal attendant, I knew I’d have my hands full making sure she looked and felt flawless on her big day.
- April 1st, 2014
When you think protein shakes, you typically imagine a hulk-like person with a big tub of protein powder working out at the gym for several hours at a time. The only problem with this image is the average person is uninterested in looking this way and thus uninterested in protein powder.
- December 1st, 2013
WHAT IT IS: Lysine is an amino acid, meaning that our bodies need it as a building block for protein. Furthermore, it’s an essential amino acid, meaning that we need to get it through diet (our bodies cannot manufacture it).
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- July 1st, 2013
Sometimes dieting is hard. The summer begs for you to eat ice cream, potato salad, chips, and other unhealthy summer staples. You can still get great taste without falling into these food traps, however. Meals that are low-carb and full of protein will pack a punch.Low-carb, high-protein meals
- June 1st, 2013
Summer is a great time to slim down (you are going to swim this summer, aren’t you?) and a time-honored and effective way to do it is to pump up the proteins and healthy fats and skinny up on the carbs. This can be a bit daunting if you’re not used to it—we Americans do love our carbs. If you want to make a run at it, here are some great recipes to get you started.Protein-packed recipes
- March 1st, 2013
Scientists at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute have isolated a previously unknown protein in muscles that spurs their growth and increases power following resistance exercise. They suggest that artificially raising the protein’s levels might someday help prevent muscle loss caused by cancer, prolonged inactivity among long-term hospital patients, and aging.
- February 1st, 2013
OK, so this one’s a little outside the box as far as superfoods go. Krill are toothpick-sized, shrimplike crustaceans found in all the world’s oceans: and they are plentiful. One species (Antarctic krill) in just the Southern Ocean has a biomass of over 500 million tons, or about twice that of humans the world over.Exploring nature’s perfect proteinBy Adam Swenson
- February 1st, 2013
The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has been urged to update its nutritional guidelines to differentiate Greek from other traditional types of yogurt and reclassify it as a high-protein product.
- January 1st, 2013
Irish agriculture and food development authority researchers are looking to seaweed for proteins with health benefits for use as functional foods. Historically, edible seaweeds were consumed by coastal communities across the world. Today seaweed is a staple in many countries, particularly in Asia.