Canned versus homemade soup: What are the pros and cons?

By Perrin Braun May 08, 2013

 

Whether you enjoy a hot bowl of soup in the winter or a cool soup on a summer night, many people open a can of soup for a quick meal when they’re in a hurry. But how nutritious is that canned soup? 

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Hydration, Sodium, Potassium and Exercise: What You Need to Know

By Perrin Braun Apr 24, 2013

 

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How does caffeine affect your workout?

By Perrin Braun Mar 20, 2013

 

Many athletes believe that caffeine helps them feel more energetic during a workout and gives them an extra edge during competitions. But what does caffeine really do, and do the downsides of caffeine outweigh its benefits?

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Is Coconut Water Really “Nature’s Sports Drink”?

By Perrin Braun Sep 18, 2012

 

These days, coconut water is an increasingly popular sports beverage. Store displays and advertisements tout its benefits over plain water and traditional sports drinks. But does coconut water actually live up to all the health hype?

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Tips for Triathletes: Eat to Win

By Perrin Braun Sep 05, 2012

 

Most athletes know that nutrition can make or break a race, but the eating habits of triathletes are especially important to achieving optimal results. Because triathlons are an intense multi-sport activity, successful participants need endurance, and strength—characteristics that are highly dependent on what you eat and drink! If you are triathlete, InsideTracker can provide you with great advice on your unique nutrition needs, but here are a few insider tips for successful fueling to get you started.

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Potassium: Don’t Sweat It!

By Perrin Braun Apr 03, 2012

 

Do you live in a hot climate or tend to sweat more than other people when you exercise? If so, you may want to pay attention to your potassium intake. Low potassium can cause muscle cramping and cardiovascular issues, so it’s a great idea to consider re-working your diet, especially if you tend to experience cramps during workouts. Check out the InsideTracker Ultimate Plan or Performance Plan to make sure that you have enough potassium to stay healthy!

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Sodium: Friend or Foe?

By Perrin Braun Feb 22, 2012

 

When you think about sodium, what words come to mind? Many people associate sodium with high blood pressure, heart disease, and canned foods, but does it really deserve all that negative hype?

Although it is true that consuming too much sodium can be unhealthy, our bodies need it to function properly, especially during extended exercise. In fact, it is one of the nutrients that Segterra scientists have identified as playing a very important role in your physical well-being.

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