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Iron deficiency

Ever been told you have an iron deficiency? Iron deficiency is the most common nutritional deficiency and the leading cause of anemia in the United States. Iron is very important when it comes to having enough red blood cells to carry oxygen efficiently. This is especially important when it comes to athletes. Some of the […]

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Dietitians in Grocery Stores

When walking through the grocery store a lot of us get confused as to what we should or shouldn’t get. Your dietitian is going to make recommendations, but they can’t go everywhere with you. How are you going to get these questions answered on the spot? Hy-vee is staffed with at least one dietitian at […]

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Vitamin C + Gelatin

There has recently been a bit of discussion on the topic of Vitamin C and Gelatin. A mixture that may seem strange, but can have multiple benefits for the human body! In fact there was a recent study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition by Shaw et al. in 2016 on the topic. […]

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How am I Gaining Weight, but Getting Stronger?

For runners and endurance athletes alike, strength training or “lifting heavy”, may be something people steer away from because they may “get too big to perform”.  This is something that can cross an endurance athlete’s mind when thinking about taking the next step in training and hitting the gym.  This is also a common misconception […]

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So What is the Consensus on Coffee?

Coffee has long been the victim of criticism. Whether being blamed for stunting growth, causing heart disease or cancer, you name it, coffee has been named the culprit. But an abundance of recent research has come to show that maybe coffee isn’t to blame for many of these health issues after all. In fact, recent […]

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Can protein alone make you leaner?

Protein builds muscle, right? Wrong. A common misconception of the role of dietary protein is that the more protein consumed, the stronger a person will become. Though protein does help to build muscle, it is not the sole source of increased muscle mass. Rather, many factors contribute to an individual’s muscle mass. Many factors have […]

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Dried Plums and Bone Health

It is estimated by 2020, 50% of women and 25% of men over that are 50 or older will have some sort of bone fracture during their lifetime. The health care costs related to osteoporosis is expected to triple in the next couple decades. Osteoporosis is characterized by bone loss and changes in bone stricter […]

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Cold Weather Training

Up here in the Midwest we know the cold weather all too well. If you are a very active person or athlete of some sort, I am sure you have noticed it effects your training in many ways. But the big question is, does your diet need to be altered to improve your training in […]

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Keeping Up With the Carbohydrates

Nutrition research is constantly changing. If you wanted to lose weight a few years back, it was so easy! All you would have to do was cut out carbs. Next came the low fat diet, and then the high protein diet, the paleo diet, gluten free diet, and the list goes on and on. Now […]

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MCT Oil

So what’s up with this stuff? Medium-chain triglycerides (MCT) that is. To begin, it’s a type of fat, usually extracted from palm and coconut oils. Unlike long-chain triglycerides (LCT), the type of fat we primarily consume, MCTs are gaining popularity because our bodies digest them in a different way. MCTs go directly to the liver […]

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