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5 Nutrients You May Not Be Getting Enough Of

5 Nutrients That May Be Lacking From Your Diet #ad

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Life Extension. Thank you for supporting the brands that make this blog possible. In an ideal world, everyone would eat a perfectly balanced and nutritious plate of food at every meal–one that includes plenty of fresh veggies, fruits, lean protein, whole grains and healthy fats. But those of us who live in the real world know that’s usually not the case. Whether find yourself…

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The Simple Post-Workout Smoothie Formula

It’s been drilled into your brain that “you must fuel for a workout”. Since you care about your athletic performance, you give your body the nutrients it needs to power the toughest of workouts. But what many people often overlook is that ‘fueling’ also means getting the right nutrients after a workout! Muscles have a recovery period of about 30 minutes to an hour after physical activity, during which they…

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5 Vegan Sources Of B12 For Athletes

5 Vegan Sources of B12 For Athletes-- nutritional yeast, fortified plant milk, fortified cereals, faux meats and nori. #vegan #b12 #athletes

B12 is one of those nutrients that you don’t hear much about. It’s in meat and eggs, so most people get plenty of it, but what about those who choose to abstain from all animal products? Are they destined for deficiency or can they get it from other sources? I asked a special guest blogger to give you the scoop, and here’s what she had to say. *I am a…

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5 Vegan Proteins For Every Athlete

A list of the best vegan proteins for athletes

I was a vegetarian before I was a marathon runner. For me, fueling with plant-based proteins has always been the norm. But it wasn’t until recently that I realized that many athletes aren’t all that familiar with vegan proteins. With the rise in popularity of vegan and vegetarian lifestyles, I’ve been fielding many questions about the benefits (and drawbacks) of plant-based proteins. Many active people are curious (and dare I…

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5 Inflammation Fighting Foods For Runners

By Quinn Haisley Inflammation. It’s something that many athletes, especially runners, end up having to deal with at some point. Contrary to popular belief, inflammation isn’t always a bad thing. Short-term inflammation is a sign that the body is healing itself. But long-term inflammation can lead to further complications, such as prolonged injury and arthritis. Pin this article for later! Growing-up as an active kid, I experienced my fair share…

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