Sports Nutrition
The Role of Nutrients in Sports: Energy Providers & Transporters

The Role of Nutrients in Sports: Energy Providers & Transporters

The body uses nutrients to grow, restore body tissue, and provide energy to perform work.  The body requires some nutrients in large quantities, called macronutrients, and other nutrients in smaller quantities, called micronutrients. Macronutrients provide energy, whereas micronutrients do not yield any energy directly but they assist in the transfer of energy (e.g. B-vitamins). Micro...
How to Lose Weight Effectively

How to Lose Weight Effectively

Losing body weight and staying in good shape is challenging; it requires a plan and determination. The prerequisite for a successful weight loss strategy is that you are willing to change the way you live your life with respect to nutrition and regular activity. Learn how to calculate your daily caloric needs to lose weight, download...
Losing Body Fat without Cocaine Diet

Losing Body Fat without Cocaine Diet

For tennis players, it can be difficult to loose body fat especially if their season is rather long. You need enough energy to compete and train yet you need to decrease fat mass to become more athletic and hence move better on the court. Unfortunately, many athletes and coaches have unrealistic goals when it comes...
The Benefits of High-Fiber Foods

The Benefits of High-Fiber Foods

Fibers play such an important role in maintaining overall health. They lower cholesterol, prevent disease, fight obesity, lower the risk for cancers, and enhance intestinal health. Learn more about where to find high-fiber foods and how much fiber you need to consume. On average, as an American you get about 12 – 15g of fiber...
What is An Empty Calorie?

What is An Empty Calorie?

An empty calorie refers to the overall “value” calories can or cannot provide. Take, for example, two different kinds of drinks (e.g. Milk vs. Coke) that provide the same amount of calories. Sodas, on the one hand, provide a lot of calories in form of simple sugars but they are “empty calories” because you are...
No Bone Calcium Loss from Sodas!

No Bone Calcium Loss from Sodas!

You might have read articles in magazines or heard stories in the news that drinking sodas causes a decline in bone mineral density (calcium storage). Fortunately, that contention appears to be incorrect and it illustrates the problems that can arise from correlations; two events might be correlated but that doesn’t mean that event A causes...
How to Evaluate Protein Quality

How to Evaluate Protein Quality

Most people associate protein with strength and meat with protein. As a result, they eat steaks to gain muscle mass and get bigger but what is most effective? Meat is one good source of protein but so are eggs, milk, grains & vegetables. The quality of protein depends on its digestibility & essential amino acid...