USA Pro Challenge nutrition expert Allen Lim: Athletes need real food

Tofu nutrition facts

But if you are in training, eat simple, real-food carbohydrates: white rice, white and sweet potatoes, fruits, honey. “We’ve lost touch with food, and these things that we think are bad for us, they’re actually good for us,” Lim says. “Food scientists have been able to manipulate us through our desires, but we were kind of designed for running dozens of miles every single day to seek out these foods that we crave.” Kyle Wagner: 303-954-1599, or Allen Lim’s fueling tips for top performance Beware of paralysis by analysis. “The first pitfall with trying to fuel and hydrate is that people start to overanalyze all the details,” Lim says. “Really listen to your body. Find a way to eat if you’re hungry, get yourself something to drink if you’re thirsty, ride within your limits.” Follow your gut, literally, in terms of food preferences.
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It negatively affects school attendance and performance. This, in turn, can reduce later adult income-generation by as much as 22 per cent. Undernutrition reduces economic advancement by at least 8 per cent due to losses in productivity, poorer cognition and reduced schooling, according to The Lancet. The Copenhagen Consensus has consistently confirmed that taking action on under-nutrition is the single most important cost-effective means of advancing human wellbeing and should be the top priority for policy-makers and philanthropists. US$1 dollar invested in reducing chronic under-nutrition can result in a return of up to US$30 through improved health and education benefits. The new Lancet Series re-emphasizes the centrality of nutrition in sustainable development; brings additional evidence and calculation of costs for ensuring nutrition-specific interventions for young children and women before and during pregnancy; sets forth the nutrition-sensitive strategies around agriculture, social safety nets, early childhood development and schooling; and frames the enabling environment for commitment, accountability and responsiveness around reducing undernutrition. The Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Movement galvanizes the coherence of global working groups for nutrition to support countries that have joined the SUN Movement and are committed to applying the SUN Framework and Road Map.
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Consultant for Public Finance Management for Nutrition

Foods like tofu really need to be consumed over a lifetime; CD will not be reversed if you start eating tofu at 50 years old.” What’s in a serving of tofu? One half-cup of tofu contains 10 grams of protein; 25 percent of the daily recommended value of calcium; 11 percent of iron; 5 grams of fat (mostly polyunsaturated, omega-6 fatty acids). One serving of tofu is relatively high in other minerals such as phosphorous, magnesium, copper, selenium, and especially manganese (40 percent of daily recommended value). Because tofu also contains the aforementioned estrogen-like isoflavones, this brings up a common question amongst those paranoid to partake in soy and tofu. Will men develop female characteristics if they eat tofu? Rosenfeld unambiguously and emphatically says, “Youre not going to grow breasts if you eat tofu!” In the studies he co-authored on genistein, Rosenfeld says, “Markers of effects that would represent estrogen receptor mediated responses were examined and nothing popped out in the study; there’s nothing to worry about. Youd have to be taking huge amounts of purified phytoestrogen to have a huge impact.” The bottom line on tofu, according to Rosenfeld: it’s a great source of protein for vegetarians and even carnivores should eat more of it.
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Those with diabetes need to be ready in case of tropical storm

He advises those with the disease pay extra attention to the storage of diabetic supplies during heat waves. However, the biggest issue for diabetics is to “have an emergency bag prepped and ready at all times,” which should consist of “enough medicine and supplies for several days.” In order to create a sustainable bag, Kaplan advises patients to consult their pharmacists for specific storage instructions. Studies have shown diabetics have been hospitalized more frequently, made more emergency room visits, and had higher mortality rates than the average person during heat waves. However, 1-in-5 respondents in a survey stated they don’t take precautions until temperatures already reached or exceeded 100 degrees Fahrenheit. But only about half of patients were aware of the meaning of “heat index” — how hot it feels when high temperatures occur during levels of high humidity. Along with a medical kit, someone with diabetes should always keep emergency snacks and bottled water on hand when out for the day during the summer, Kaplan says. 2013 United Press International, Inc.
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Family History of Diabetes Makes ‘Prediabetes’ More Likely, Study Finds

Prediabetes is a condition where blood sugar levels are higher than normal, but not as high as seen in diabetes. It was known that a family history of type 2 diabetes increases a person’s risk of diabetes, but it was not known if it increased the risk of prediabetes. In the study, researchers led by Dr. Andreas Fritsche of the German Center for Diabetes Research looked at more than 5,400 people with normal blood sugar levels and more than 2,600 with prediabetes. After taking into account age, sex and body fat, the researchers concluded that people with a family history of diabetes were 26 percent more likely to develop prediabetes. Further analysis showed that the link between a family history of diabetes and prediabetes risk was seen only in people who were not obese, according to the study which was published Aug.
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Giving diabetes the boot

Markets closed Giving diabetes the boot Print Sun Life Financial launches diabetes program to support preventative research across Canada TORONTO, Aug. 22, 2013 /CNW/ – Today marks the beginning of the Sun Life Financial Kick Diabetes program in support of JDRF. In partnership with the Canadian Football League (CFL), Sun Life will make a $101 donation to JDRF every time a successful field goal is kicked during the CFL regular season, up to $40,000, to honour the 101st playing of the Grey Cup Championship Game. “We’re excited to partner with JDRF and the CFL to shine a light on diabetes prevention in Canada,” said Mary De Paoli, Executive Vice-President, Public & Corporate Affairs and Chief Marketing Officer, Sun Life Financial. “The Kick Diabetes program will support preventative research in local communities across Canada and raise awareness of this disease. Together we can make a difference.” Sun Life is committed to preventing diabetes and its related complications and this initiative supports the important work being done by JDRF. “We see the first-hand effects that diabetes has on a family and a person’s well-being”, said Andrew McKee, President and CEO, JDRF.
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UPS Ending Health Coverage for Spouses Signals Cost Cuts

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That was double the figure in 2008. Another 6 percent imposed a surcharge on top of health-care premiums for insuring spouses. Is it a harbinger of things to come? Possibly, Paul Fronstin, a director at the Washington-based Employee Benefit Research Institute, said of UPSs decision. Once a major employer like UPS takes a step, all of the others will at least start looking at it. The question for other companies will be whether the health plan savings from dropping some spouses outweigh the cost in terms of recruitment and retention, he said. Theres a reason that employers have been offering health benefits voluntarily for decades, Fronstin said.
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Health Care Costs Are Still Rising Faster Than Workers Can Keep Up


According to a new report from the Kaiser Family Foundation, the average annual premium for families and individuals increased to $16,351 and$5,884,respectively, in 2013. Both costs have risen more than twice as fast as wage growth (1.8%) and four times as fast as inflation (1.1%). The big picture is even tougher to digest. Health premiums shot up more than 80% over the last decade, the report shows, for both employers and employees. Businesses have seen their costs rise 80% since 2003, while their employees now pay 89% more for health care. On top of that, today more than one-third of workers are enrolled in health plans that come with at least a $1,000 deductible, meaning they are out a thousand bucks before their insurance even kicks in, Kaiser found. There’s at least one positive side to the report, however.
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How to have a healthy digestive system

Digestive Diseases Glossary of Terms

It can be very valuable to take a fifteen minute break, turn off the phones and technology. Take yourself away from the work desk, even turn off the home phone, so you can enjoy savouring your food in a peaceful moment with fifteen uninterrupted minutes whilst eating. This will not only give you an amazing refreshing break, but it will also help the gut start to digest the food, meaning your body will feel much more comfortable. Are there any particular foods we should try to avoid, or eat less of because theyre harder to digest? Although the human body is individual and everyone often experiences different things with foods, we do find that very fatty and sugary foods are the hardest to digest. Interestingly if you have a sensitive gut, you may also find that cooked vegetables and fruits are easier to digest than raw. Which foods are easy to digest?
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You can help ease the symptoms of IBS by changing your diet

But then what appeared to be seasonal allergies kicked in. In fact, by the time I hit puberty, my symptoms were so bad that my eyes would often seal shut with crust, and I had terrible… Read the Living with GERD and Food Intolerances: Trudy McCulloch’s Story article > > Amyloidosis : A group of diseases that results from the abnormal deposition of a protein called amyloid in tissues and organs. Bezoar: A clump of food or hair in the digestive tract. Bezoars can cause obstructions in the stomach that keep food from passing into the small intestine. Celiac disease: A disease resulting from the abnormal reaction by the body’s immune system to gluten, a protein found in grains such as wheat, rye, and barley and other foods.
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Digestive system

Nutrients are absorbed from the ileum, which is lined with millions of finger-like projections called villi. Each villus is connected to a mesh of capillaries. This is how nutrients pass into the bloodstream. Pancreas The pancreas is one of the largest glands in the human body. As well as digestive juices, it secretes a hormone called insulin. Insulin helps to regulate the amount of sugar in the blood. Diabetes is a condition caused by problems with insulin production.
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Beauty Luxe: Meet ASAP Skin Products

Priced at $89, this potent formula features a crosslinked Hyaluronic Acid with 5 times the moisturizing power and 50 times the moisture retaining properties of traditional formulations. Now that’s pretty potent. And ASAP’s Super C Serum rounds out this trio of serum superstars. Formulated to reduce the visible signs of premature aging caused by sun and environmental damage, the Super C Serum combines high concentrations of Vitamin C with powerful antioxidants like Pycnogenol and Idebenone to stimulate collagen production and improve skin’s tone and texture. You can have your very own for $79 and watch as its anti-inflammatory properties assist in reducing facial redness and encourage skin healing. Will you be trying any of ASAP’s products, as soon as possible (we couldn’t resist the word play)? Let us know with a note below!
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Why You Need A Morning And Nighttime Skin Care Routine

What is your skin care routine?

It turns out everyone needs a morninganda nighttime skin care routine because your skin had very different needs at different times of day.We recruited skin care expertDr. Muradto explain what easy changes we should be making to our beauty routines, so that even those stuck in a routine will be willing to give something new a try. Morning SPF should always be a component in your morning routine because of exposure to UVA and UVB rays. Apply a light sunscreen under makeup, such asJan Marini Antioxidant Daily Face Protectant SPF 33($48, ), or use a facial moisturizer with broad spectrum SPF. Dr. Murad recommends adding antioxidants in the morning as well either through veggies and fruit for breakfast or in your skin care products so your skin is ready to face the day and the potential environmental damage we all face.Dr. Murad Perfecting Day Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 30($49, antioxidants thatprotect against free radicals and fatty acids that increase the skins elasticity.
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Back to School – Back to Regimen Steps 1 and 2 Presented by Beauty Research

A skin care regimen is a group of products that are used in the same order once or twice per day. Sometimes, the use of each product is referred to as a “step.” What are the steps to a skin care regimen? How many are there? What is the purpose of them, and why are they important? To find out, visit or click The success of any skin care regimen depends on the quality of the products that are being used. Many different things contribute to quality, including the types of ingredients found in a formula and the amount of research and testing that go into developing products.
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Panthenol can penetrate the lower levels of the skin, aiding in giving the body more intense moisturizing effects. The glycolipids and algae extracts in the Dermalogica booster help bring moisture balance back to the skin and keep it there. Glycolipids are fatty lipids made up of sugar molecules that are natural and are found in cell membranes and ceramides. These glycolipids coat the skin cellsa walls, making a barrier to hold moisture in place. The algae extracts contain some essential trace elements that are good for the skin, such as zinc, iron, magnesium, and silicon.
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Green leafy vegetables can cut risk of diabetes, study says

Normal-Weight People With Type 2 Diabetes Have Higher Death Risk: Study

The researchers found no significant difference in diabetes risk with higher intake of vegetables in general, fruits in general, or combinations of vegetables and fruits. Green leafy vegetables stood out, however, with an increase of 1.15 servings a day producing a 14 percent decrease in an individual’s risk of developing diabetes. Type 2 diabetes is caused by the body’s inability to adequately use insulin, a hormone produced by the pancreas, to regulate levels of glucose produced from food. Uncontrolled, the sugar levels rise and can damage the eyes, kidneys, nerves, heart and major arteries. An estimated 180 million people worldwide have diabetes. The costs of caring for those with the disease are soaring in wealthy nations and becoming an increasing burden in developing countries too. Although there is no cure for diabetes, people with the condition can minimize their chances of getting sicker by being more active and losing weight.
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Type 2 diabetes is costly

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Although the study suggests an association between weight and death risk among those with type 2 diabetes, it does not establish a cause-and-effect link between the two. Carnethon said it is not clear why normal-weight people have a higher risk of dying. She said it may be that the genetic profile in thinner people who develop type 2 may be different. It also may be that some doctors don’t treat type 2 diabetes in thinner people as aggressively as they do in heavier people, or that the available treatments don’t work as well in thinner people. “Type 2 diabetes is bad in everyone, but this study shows it may be worse in non-obese people. They may have a different genetic component,” said Dr.
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Valerie DeBenedette reported for The Center for Advancing Health on August 8, 2013, that lifetime costs for type 2 diabetes are high. A new study shows that a person with type 2 diabetes may spend an average of nearly $85,500 to treat the disease and its complications over his or her lifetime. The earlier in life diabetes is diagnosed, the higher the lifetime costs, with costs for women being slightly higher than for men. The researchers say anything that can prevent or delay the onset of type 2 diabetes may lead to a sizeable reduction in healthcare costs. In this study it was found that a man who is diagnosed with type 2 diabetes between the ages of 25 and 44 can be anticipated to incur related costs of $124,700 over his lifetime. A woman who is diagnosed at the same age may be expected to incur related costs of $130,800 over her lifetime.
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