Are Plant-Based Diets Beneficial for Athletes?

It’s no surprise: Eating plants is good for health. Multiple studies have demonstrated that following a vegetarian or vegan diet not only promotes healthy aging, but is also protective against certain chronic conditions like heart disease, diabetes, and cancer. [1-4] And there is an increasing sector of the population focused on simply reducing their consumption of animal foods. This shift towards a more plant-focused diet can specifically benefit amateur and elite athletes, as such an eating ...

How to Use the Rich Froning Panel to Increase Strength, Build Endurance, and Maintain Longevity in Your Sport

The sport of functional fitness requires a well-rounded background in the disciplines of weightlifting, endurance, and gymnastics. To be at the top of the game, you need the power of an NFL linebacker, the finesse of an Olympian gymnast, marathon-level endurance, and the resilience of the most veteran athletes. Nobody knows this better than 8x CrossFit Games Champion, Rich Froning.  InsideTracker has proudly teamed up with Rich to design the limited edition InsideTracker x Rich Froning Panel. ...

Are Green Tea Extract Supplements Beneficial for Athletic Performance?

Green tea has been a component of the diet since ancient times. Because of its popularity and nutrient-dense profile, this delicious beverage is also well-researched. From metabolism to mood to longevity, green tea proves to have multiple powerful effects on the body. Lately, green tea extract supplements, a potent form of green tea, have become popular for their beneficial, antioxidant impact on exercise recovery. But does research support using this potent pill for training gains? We take a ...

Broccoli Sprouts: How This Cancer-Fighting Food Promotes Longevity

Broccoli sprouts have skyrocketed in popularity thanks to scientists like Rhoda Patrick and Jed Fahey. More and more research continues to shed light on the health-promoting and cancer-fighting properties of this powerful vegetable. But what exactly are broccoli sprouts? Broccoli sprouts are immature broccoli, rich in various nutrients, including vitamin C, vitamin A, fiber, and sulforaphane. Broccoli sprouts germinate from seeds after a few days of soaking, watering, and rinsing (see below on ...

The Gut-Brain Axis: How Gut Health Influences Dementia Risk

Though genetics certainly play a role, recent research shows that modifiable lifestyle factors like diet and exercise can actually influence someone's risk of developing age-related cognitive diseases like Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease, and other forms of dementia. In recent years, investigators have explored the role of the gut microbiome in the connection between lifestyle and disease risk. Emerging evidence shows that dementia patients have significantly higher pro-inflammatory ...

Blood + DNA + Garmin = The Best InsideTracker Yet

It's been a long day. You’re tired. It’s getting late. Tomorrow is going to be just as hectic. And instead of going to bed, you’re three episodes into a Netflix binge and don’t have the energy to turn it off.  Now, if you’d been wearing a Garmin fitness tracker synced to the InsideTracker app, you might have been able to avoid this situation entirely.

Supplements to Slow Aging? Here’s What the Science Says

Certain dietary patterns like intermittent fasting, beverages like coffee and green tea, and even playing brain games can all help slow the onset of the aging process (click to read more about those here). But what about the impact of supplements? Almost any vitamin, mineral, or bioactive compound (like phytonutrients) can be isolated into a supplemental form. And it’s enticing to believe that healthy choices can be simplified down to taking a pill, powder, or capsule, especially when many ...

Jonnah Perkins on Balancing Trail Running, Motherhood, and Farmlife

I often get asked for perspective on how running as a mother is different from running life without kids. The answer is, I really don’t know. I didn’t start running with any amount of seriousness until after my first child was born, and this may be where my burst of visceral energy came from. Giving birth and raising children has been the most invigorating, exhausting whirl of momentum I have yet to experience in my life. For me, running and motherhood have always been woven together in a wild ...
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