Do Athletes Have Special Nutrient Needs?

Subscribe to the WINforum Blog via Email Email Address Increased physical activity increases some of your food needs. You require more energy, water, and possibly salt (sodium chloride). An athletic teenage boy may need 5,000 calories a day, compared to the 3,000 calories required daily by his nonathletic friends. By taking extra servings of foods […]

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Lowfat chocolate milk or Refuel?

Lowfat chocolate milk or Refuel?

Subscribe to the WINforum Blog via Email Email Address By Kristi Tamaki, RD / WINForum ContributorScroll to the “The Bottom Line” Have you noticed something chocolate-y in the milk fridge?  It calls itself chocolate milk, it looks like some of the other bottles of chocolate milk, but it says “Refuel” on it.  We already know that chocolate milk works and […]

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Are expired supplements okay?

Subscribe to the WINforum Blog via Email Email Address   By Kristi Tamaki, RD / WINForum Contributor   Just last night we were in cleaning mode and came across a collection of supplements on our shelves that hadn’t been touched in weeks.  We remembered back to when we thought we needed them or just never got in a […]

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Federal Regulation of Dietary Supplements

Federal Regulation of Dietary Supplements

Subscribe to the WINforum Blog via Email Email Address http://1.usa.gov/iShKsi Dietary supplements are products intended to supplement the diet. They are not drugs and, therefore, are not intended to treat, diagnose, mitigate, prevent, or cure diseases. The FDA is the federal agency that oversees both dietary supplements and medicines. In general, the FDA regulations for […]

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October Super Foods

October Super Foods

Subscribe to the WINforum Blog via Email Email Address One of our favorite reasons to smile this season is the abundance of fresh, colorful and did-we-mention delicious fall produce. A number of nutritional rock stars from September will remain ripe this month and next — we’re looking at you, apples — but there are some healthy picks unique to October, too. […]

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Vitamin and Mineral Basics for Athletes

Subscribe to the WINforum Blog via Email Email Address Tackling the terminology Vitamins are biochemicals that you need in small amounts in order to be healthy and perform at your best athletically. You may consume a pound or more of carbs in a single day to keep up with your training and competition needs, along with […]

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