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
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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.

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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!

These protein-packed snacks are easy to think of as healthy— but beware! Protein bars can contain just as much fat and sugar as a traditional candy bar, making this a Greatist dangerfood.

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Popcorn can be one of healthiest snacks around, but the store-bought, pre-packaged stuff has a nutritional dark side. Find out how to keep treats full of flavor without the fat and salt.

Is eating spicy foods an effective way to help control weight? Our metabolism and sports nutrition expert Douglas S.

Stay away from carbs, or opt out of protein shakes? According to new research, when it comes to gaining body fat, calories may matter more than the type of food.

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