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Protein and weight management

Proteins are the building blocks of life. Our body uses protein to build and repair tissues, to make enzymes, hormones and other body chemicals. Unlike fats and carbohydrates, the body does not store proteins, and therefore, it has no reservoir to draw on when needed. Hence there should be a steady supply of protein on a daily basis.

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Talk to Your Body

The body is just like a machine, a marvellous piece of engineering that is partly programmed to function on its own and partly needs manual commands. It is reprogrammed again and again to meet the demands of evolution with changing lifestyles, new environments and situations. This ability to adapt is a survival instinct of our species.

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Disease Fighting Foods

You see the word “inflammation” thrown around a lot in health news, but what exactly is it? The answer: It’s your body’s complex response to fight off harmful pathogens, irritants, and even damaged cells, and kick-start the healing process, explains Erin Palinski-Wade, R.D., the author of Belly Fat Diet For Dummies.

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More Protein= More Weight Loss

Looking for a more effective way to drop pounds? Swap out carbs for protein. People who follow high-protein diets may have more success losing weight than those who eat less protein and more carbohydrates, says research published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Researchers pooled results from 24 past trials that put subjects on reduced-calorie,

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Build More Muscle, More Quickly

What you scarf post-workout matters for building and repairing muscle. And while scientists have long known that protein should be a key component of whatever you consume to get the job done, two new studies in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition reveal one reason why whey protein stands above all others: It’s the leucine.

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The Truth About Coconut Water

According to one independent lab, ready-to-drink coconut water may not be all it’s cracked up to be. In fact, some of the claims on the labels are downright phony, a new analysis finds. In most cases the levels of the electrolytes—a.k.a. potassium, sodium, and magnesium—didn’t even match up to the meager claims on the label,

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