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  • Get Real and Stop Dieting!

    The first part of this book is packed with pretty basic nutrition advice—you know, eat four to six meals a day,...

    Becky HolmanApril 22, 2011
  • What do you think about the value of eating oats?

    Q: What do you think about the value of eating oats? A: Oats do contain a relatively high level of protein,...

    Charles PoliquinApril 15, 2011
  • Carbohydrate Conundrums

    High-carb, low-carb or no-carb diets—which is best for bodybuilders trying to get lean without sacrificing muscle? That’s a tough question to...

    Butch LebowitzJanuary 9, 2011
  • Fiber Up to Lean Down

    “More energy (calories) is spent digesting and absorbing high-fiber foods. In fact, if you increase your fiber intake to 35 grams...

    George Redmon, Ph.D., N.D.December 18, 2010
  • Pass the Potassium

    Getting enough potassium in your diet means better blood pressure and muscle function. Unfortunately, the Institute of Medicine of the National...

    Becky HolmanDecember 16, 2010
  • D-rail D-pression

    If you don’t get out in the sun often, take vitamin D supplements, at least 2,000 international units per day. And...

    Becky HolmanNovember 26, 2010
  • Magic Mushrooms

    If you’re looking for something to give your salads a healthier punch, try mushrooms. A study published in the Journal of...

    Becky HolmanSeptember 22, 2010
  • Fiber Up to Beat Low-Carb Woes

    When it’s time to get lean, that usually means reducing carbohydrates. Most bodybuilders tend to increase protein as they reduce carbs...

    Becky HolmanSeptember 1, 2010
  • Pop Her Cork

    Many studies have shown the health benefits of red wine, but now there is another reason to drink it—or at least...

    Becky HolmanAugust 26, 2010
  • Chocolate Smoothie

    Lots of studies have demonstrated the health benefits of chocolate, and new research suggests it’s good for you. Women who got...

    Becky HolmanAugust 11, 2010
  • Keep Muscle, Lose Fat

    In previous studies a short-term calorie reduction didn’t seem to hurt performance. Similar findings have occurred in studies where carbohydrate intake...

    Jerry BrainumAugust 5, 2010
  • Muscle: Vegetarians vs. Meat Eaters

    You rarely see an elite bodybuilding champion who’s also a vegetarian. There are, however, some notable exceptions. One is Andreas Cahling...

    Jerry BrainumJuly 6, 2010
  • Fat Fatigue

    Have you been feeling lethargic lately? Check your saturated-fat intake. A recent study out of Great Britain reports that rats given...

    Becky HolmanJune 30, 2010
  • Food Facts

    • Fiber in excess may reduce calcium absorption. If you take in more than about 25 grams of fiber a day,...

    Becky HolmanJune 24, 2010
  • Environment Pollution Solution

    A study recently published in Free Radical Biological Medicine found that air pollutants in urban environments significantly reduce antioxidants in the body’s...

    Becky HolmanMay 1, 2010