Tips for Triathletes: Eat to Win

      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 ...

    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.

    How Nutrient Needs Change With Age: Tips for the Older Generation

    If you were born between the years 1944 and 1964, also known as the Baby Boomer Generation, your nutrition should differ significantly from others. Increased protein, fiber, vitamin B12, calcium, and vitamin D could extend your years and improve your quality of life. What's more, age-related diseases like osteoporosis, sarcopenia, and adult-onset diabetes are also on the rise (in the millions) in older adults. It is critical, now, more than ever, for Baby Boomers to take their health seriously. ...

    Eggs and Cholesterol: Are They Good or Bad for Heart Health?

    To the well-intentioned consumer, the seemingly back-and-forth nature of egg recommendations can be frustrating. For years the American Heart Association recommended limiting egg intake due to their high cholesterol content, yet in 2015 the Dietary Guidelines ultimately dropped these restrictions saying eggs are part of a healthy diet. Recently, an article published by the New York Times put eggs back on the naughty list. What gives? We are here to put the science to bed once and for all.

    Dairy vs. Non-Dairy: Which Milk Should You Choose?

    At InsideTracker, we strive to keep you up-to-date on the latest and greatest in nutrition and health year-round. Right now, an interesting topic is buzzing around Capitol Hill with regard to the labeling of non-dairy plant products as milk, cheese, or yogurt. By definition, “milk” comes from the mammary glands of mammals. Since plants (1) aren’t mammals and (2) don’t have mammary glands, technically they can’t produce milk. If passed, this new legislation will require the FDA to enforce ...

    Vitamin B12: A Critical Consideration for Vegetarians

    So you missed Earth Day last week, huh? Don't worry, just because we only celebrate once a year, that shouldn't stop you from taking action year-round! Whether you do your part by recycling, using public transportation, walking or biking to work, shopping with reusable bags, or turning off lights and faucets – a big thank you from us fellow Earth dwellers! There are many ways that we can protect the environment, and most of them can actually protect our health too. One of the most significant ...

    How I Reclaimed 20 Years & Lost 9 Pounds with InsideTracker

    Yes, that title is accurate.  No, it’s not part of a cheap marketing gimmick or get-young-and-skinny scheme. I won’t be asking you to fork over cash for a bottle of dubious pills or useless bags of tea. But it did make you stop and look, right?  Whether we want to admit it or not, most of us care very much about the process of aging. Particularly, about how our bodies look and feel. There’s nothing wrong with caring about appearance if it means that looking healthy on the outside is reflective ...
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