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Nutrition

CONFUSION OVER CARBOHYDRATES

Overview Along with protein and fat, carbohydrates (carbs) are one of the three main classifications of macronutrients in food. A main source of energy for the body, carbs are the sugars and starches that the body breaks down to the…

GUIDE TO BODY COMPOSITION

Body Composition Overview Your body composition is a barometer of health and fitness. Tracking it, along with factors like strength, mood, productivity, and sleep, can help you gauge the effectiveness of your training and nutrition program. You may even be able to quantify an…

ANTIOXIDANTS

What are they? How can they help me? We all need antioxidants to help recover quickly from exercise, and to help keep our immune systems fully charged and prepared to fight other daily stressors. Antioxidants include a variety of vitamins,…

B VITAMINS

What are they? How can they help me? B vitamins regulate metabolic reactions to help release the energy in foods. B vitamins include thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, folate, biotin, pantothenic acid, Vitamin B6 and Vitamin B12. B vitamins function mainly as…