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Month: January 2020

Question: What is the difference between soluble fiber and insoluble fiber and how much do I need?   Answer: There are two types of fiber found in fiber-containing foods. Soluble fiber is the type of fiber that helps control blood sugars in people with diabetes and may also help lower cholesterol levels. It does this Read more

Did you know that your heart beats over 100,000 times in a day and as much as 35 billion times in a year? The heart is hard-working and resilient. With every heartbeat, oxygen and nutrients are delivered through the bloodstream to your muscles, brain, and other vital organs to keep them functioning well. Simultaneously, wastes Read more

During a hard workout, muscles break down and the best way to stop the breakdown mode is to eat as soon as you can post-workout, ideally within 45 minutes or within two hours at most. The purpose of recovery nutrition is to nourish, repair, and build muscles. An effective post-workout snack should contain carbohydrates combined Read more

January is the month that many of us want to get healthier, lose weight, be stronger, more regimented. As an Exercise Physiologist with 30 years in the fitness industry, I want to share ten easy-to-follow fitness tips that will help you with your goals: Schedule workouts on your calendar. Our smartphones make this easy plus Read more

Question: There are so many different milk varieties to choose from now, which one is best? Answer: When choosing any food, you want to consider the total nutrient package being provided. To put things in perspective, apart from fortified soy “milk”, plant-based milk alternatives, such as almond, coconut, rice, and oat, are not included in Read more

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