Category: Nutrition

Whey Protein Isolate vs. Aminos

Whey Protein Isolate vs. Aminos

Learn the difference between these two products, and how to decide which is best for you. By Justin Klein, RD CSSD LD, Performance Dietician for EXOS at Mercy Fitness Center ————— Lean protein plays a key role in stabilizing our energy levels, providing nutrients to our bodies for recovery and repair, and protecting our immune...

Don’t Skip It

Don’t Skip It

Still skipping breakfast to lose weight? You’re not doing yourself a favor. When you wake up in the morning, you’re in a fasted state. If you don’t eat, your body will continue to break down your fuel stores for energy leaving you tired and hungry throughout the rest of the day. Start your day off...

Don’t Fear Fat!

Don’t Fear Fat!

Don’t fear fat. Fats are actually critical to good health, releasing energy slowly to keep the body satiated while regulating blood sugar. Fat also provides powerful nutrients and antioxidants necessary for cellular repair of joints, organs, skin and hair. The trick to fat is understanding what types of fat your body needs, like Omega-3 fatty...

Smart Supplementation

Smart Supplementation

When it comes to supplements, think about fueling your body first and complementing with supplements to fill the gaps. Supplements can help people with suboptimal nutrient intake, improve patient outcomes, reduce healthcare costs, improve quality of life, and decrease the risk for certain chronic conditions. Once you figure out which supplements to take, you need...

Good Mood Foods

Good Mood Foods

Did you know that food can improve your mood? If you’re feeling angry, irritable, or sullen, what you’re eating may have more to do with your state of mind than you think. Consider the following tips: