Nutrition

Basically, nutrition is the food we eat— the nutrients that are necessary for health and growth. Guidelines for specific nutrient intake are published by the USDA and are based on height, weight, and gender. Find out more about nutrition here:

During a long, sweaty run, normal eating rules go out the window. Instead of protein and fiber, the body needs sugars—food that will quickly digest and send energy straight to your muscles. These snacks should help your running times and satisfy your sweet tooth!

Little changes can really add up to big results. Check out these 89 easy ways to tweak your daily routine and get healthier and fitter fast!

Nutrition label
The FDA has proposed making food labels significantly more readable, user-friendly, and relevant to the way people actually eat. Get the lowdown on what changes have been proposed and why!
Feeling under the weather? Check out our list of food and drinks that’ll get you back to tip-top shape in no time.

Sayonara, refined sugar— there are others way to satisfy a sweet tooth. Think outside the sugar packet and try these 30 different ways to sweeten any meal or snack.

5 Overlooked Nutrients_river
The Standard American Diet, also known as “SAD,” is, well, pretty sad. Luckily improving the situation could be simple. Here's how to make sure you get your daily dose of essential nutrients from whole foods.

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Little changes can really add up to big results. Check out these 89 easy ways to tweak your daily routine and get healthier and fitter fast!

Sweating buckets during exercise may be a sign of an intense workout, but it may also be a cue to rehydrate and replenish lost electrolytes.

Turn over any candy bar wrapper, and the ingredient list may be more frightening than the Texas Chainsaw Massacre. Learn what’s lurking in those candy aisle classics and if they’re a cause for concern.

Eat healthier
Eating more healthfully is something you can do little by little, one choice at a time. Just follow our easy-to-implement action steps.

Recently, the USDA released a new icon to replace the older "food pyramid." This post was originally published on the Dan's Plan Eat Move Sleep Blog. It is republished with permission.

Kelly Fitzpatrick reflects on her month-long challenge to eat healthy on a budget.

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