The 4 Best Muscle Building Supplements

Science shows that you can add -- on average -- half a pound of muscle per week. Want to maximize your gains? Here how to optimize your muscle-building goals. Read More

Why Carbs Are So Important For Hydration

If you're active, the last thing you need to worry about it carbs. They play a key role in performance and recovery. Here's how much your body needs. Read More

11 Reasons Why Protein is Essential for Muscle Recovery

If you think protein is just good for building muscle, then think again. Protein is underrated when it comes to muscle recovery, and has many benefits ranging from boosting endurance to reducing soreness and increasing strength. Read More

Why The Health Benefits of Coffee Are Better Than You Thought

Many people consider coffee a guilty vice -- but the guilt isn’t earned. Coffee is considered one of the true “super foods,” as it is linked to many positive health outcomes, such as fighting against cancer, protecting your arteries, improving brain health, and helping exercise performance. Despite once being considered a health threat, in 2016 the World Health Organization removed coffee from its list of dangerous (carcinogenic food) and -- at the same time -- designated coffee as protective against liver and uterine cancer. Read More

Are Fat Loss Pills Worthless?

If you want to lose weight -- and keep it off -- taking fat loss pills is the least effective approach. That said, if you’re looking for a small boost to help your body burn fat, there are a few ingredients that might help. In particular, caffeine, Coleus Forskholii, and Yohimbine, have evidence that supports their ability to assist with how your body burns fat -- just don’t expect those ingredients alone to create change.

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A Day-in-the-Life of Dr. Abbie Smith-Ryan

Dr. Abbie Smith-Ryan is considered one of the leaders in sports nutrition and was honored as Nutrition Researcher of the Year by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). These are her tips for living a healthier, more nutritious life. Read More

Why Take Probiotics? Here are the Best Reasons

If you’re interested in high performance, gut health, or improved health, probiotics might have some very valuable benefits. But, you need to make sure you are taking the right strain. Read More

Why You Should Never Buy A Supplement Again (Unless It Has This Label)

The supplement industry — one that has estimated global sales of nearly 100 billion — just had its dirtiest secret uncovered (yet again) in the most dramatic of ways. Here's how you can stay protected and safe.  Read More

4 Ways To Make Your Diet More Effective

What if you never had to diet, count calories, or obsess over the foods you ate?

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Decoding the Diet: The Truth About Lectins

In a world where almost any food is capable of presenting a health concern, there is a new movement that suggests something that seems almost impossible to be true: are compounds found in fruits and vegetables making you sick and fat?

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How to Keep Your Mind Right and Boost Willpower (In and Out of the Gym)

If you're having trouble with any behavioral change -- whether it's losing weight or stopping smoking -- oftentimes, the problem is not planning Read More

Does Eating Small Meals Improve Fat Loss?

When it comes to fat loss, your body doesn’t burn more calories if you eat more frequently. Your metabolism is dependent on how many calories you eat in a day. Eating more meals or even smaller snacks does not improve your metabolism more than having fewer, bigger meals.

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Does Eating At Night Cause Weight Gain?

When you eat is not as important as how much you consume or the foods you choose to enjoy. Your body does not store more fat at night -- or any time or hour of the day. And your metabolism does not slow down in the evening hours. Weight gain (and loss) is more directly affected by what you eat and how much. Read More

What's The Beef With The Carnivore Diet?

What does a dietitian think of the "Carnivore Diet?" Here's an inside look at how it works, and what it can actually do for your health. Read More

What is Prop 65? (And What You Need To Look For)

California’s Proposition 65 requires warnings labels on products that may contain chemicals known to the state to cause cancer, birth defects or reproductive issues.  Read More

How to Make Caffeine More Effective

Are you taking too much caffeine? If you drink coffee or use pre-workout supplements, it's an often overlooked question that you'll want to consider. Read More

Brown Rice vs. Pea Protein: What’s Better?

Brown rice and pea protein are vegan, plant-based protein sources that are alternatives to whey and casein. Each has benefits and drawbacks. Read More

Whey Vs. Plant Protein: Is One Healthier Than The Other?

If you’re going to supplement with protein, make sure you're fueling with high-quality protein powder. Whether you're looking for the best muscle building supplements, or just need a good meal replacement, here's the difference between whey and plant protein. Read More

How to Choose the Best Vegan Protein Powder to Fuel Your Workouts

Most plant proteins are incomplete and don’t contain all of the amino acids your body needs. If you want the best, high-quality plant protein powder, these are your best options. Read More

Why The World Health Organization Approves of Carrageenan

According to the World Health Organization, carrageenan is safe and does not present any health risks. Here's how one bad study created a myth about a fake toxin. Read More