The Best Foods to Slow Aging, According to Leading Longevity Experts

In the last five years, scientists have made significant breakthroughs in the field of aging and longevity. Aging is a complex, multi-factorial process that starts in our cells, resulting in a gradual decline of the larger systems in the body. Scientists have proposed various theories for the reason we age, including mitochondrial dysfunction, inflammation, DNA damage, cell senescence, and telomere reduction—all of which will be discussed throughout this article. Fortunately, longevity ...

The Most Important Lines on a Nutrition Facts Panel

There's so much to look at on food packages, both front and back. But the most important info you'll find is in the little black and white Nutrition Facts panel. So how exactly should we use this panel? What should and shouldn't we look for? While the food label can be an incredibly helpful tool in selecting products that fit your goals, needs, and lifestyle, it can also be challenging to navigate. So let's give a break down of the things you should keep an eye on and what you can ignore when ...

These Competitive Athletes Use Blood Testing to Guide Their Rest Days

We’ve heard it before: couples who train together, stay together. And that is no exception for functional fitness athletes Alison Scudds and Raphael Durand. These InsideTracker users and power couple sat down with us to chat about how they eat, train, recover and use blood tracking to optimize their performance in and out of the gym. Here's what a typical day looks like for them, how they use InsideTracker as a training tool, and how important health tracking is for both the elite athlete and ...

The Health Benefits of Beans, the Black Sheep of Superfoods

When you hear the term “superfood,” do beans come to mind? If not, they should—beans pack a serious nutritional punch. They are loaded with protein, fiber, vitamins and minerals that can help reduce inflammation, fend off chronic diseases, contribute to weight loss, improve gut health, and promote satiety. Here are just some of the ways beans make a great addition to your diet. 

Is Meat Bad for You? A Nutrition Scientist Weighs In.

For quite a while now, nutrition research has agreed that it's healthiest to limit our intake of red and processed meat. But this has recently been challenged by new research from the Nutritional Recommendations International Consortium (NutriRECS), published in the prestigious Annals of Internal Medicine. The authors from NutriRECS recommended new guidelines to continue with our average 4.5 servings of red and processed meat per week as Americans. [1] 

Why Avocados Are Healthy: The Science Behind Everyone's Obsession

Avocados have been attracting attention from bloggers and dietitians alike—and for good reason! They're versatile: they can be sliced in sandwiches, diced on salads, smashed on toast or turned into guacamole. And their benefits in the body are equally as versatile: they can help your heart, eyes, and even waistline. Let’s take a deeper dive into why paying the extra $1.95 for guac gets you so much more than an elevated burrito.

Back to Basics: An Update on Macronutrients

Macronutrients or ‘macros’ have become a hot topic in the health and nutrition world, particularly for those looking to lose weight. But the truth is, if you're focused on getting the proper balance of each, it shouldn't be for weight loss, but rather for optimal body function. Here’s how you can use macros to optimize your biomarkers and reach your goals.
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