Candy for Fuel? Why do Athletes Eat Skittles, Gummy Candy, and Other High Sugar Chews While Working Out?

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If you’re a runner you may have wondered if you can swap out your high carb gels for candy. Maybe you overheard someone talking about using candy chews for energy during their last marathon, or read about professional athletes like Clare Gallagher, who bought a one-and-a-half-pound tub of Sour Patch kids before she tackled the […]

How to combat low energy while on a Vegan Diet

Vegan Diet

According to nutritionist Michelle Jaelin, the number two complaint she hears from people eating a vegan diet is that they are “tired and fatigued”. She says that this is because the risk of becoming nutrient deficient is greater when someone has cut out large food groups, especially animal products, which tend to contain higher amounts […]

Eating more plant foods may lower heart disease risk

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Eating plant-rich diet promotes heart health and lower heart disease risk at any age, according to two recent studies published in the Journal of the American Heart Association.  Analyzing different measures of healthy plant food consumption, both studies reported that people from young adults to postmenopausal women had fewer heart attacks and were less likely to develop cardiovascular disease […]