Breakfast Skipping Equals Higher Diabetes Risk!

By John Miller
SAB Director, Product Technologist, Researcher

When you wake up in the morning you may have been asleep, but your body wasn’t. While you were catching your much needed ZZZ’s, your body’s systems were hard at work cleaning up the metabolic debris of yesterday and preparing for the challenges of tomorrow. That activity consumes a lot of nutrients and often leaves us in a bit of nutritional debt that may set you up for all sorts of problems, from day-to-day fatigue to a fast track path to chronic disease. Science tells us a simple solution for avoiding this is to refuel each morning…. meaning eat your breakfast!Continue reading

Get Strong with Resistance Bands

Weight training is not the only way to build muscle. Resistance bands are a great alternative to lifting weights, because they can help you focus on both the positive and negative contractions of the muscles. They are light and compact, so you can pack them in your bag and take them anywhere – being that convenient you will have no excuse not to work out. So, grab your resistance bands and try this workout routine.

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Quality of Exercise + Diet = Results

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Arciero, a member of the advisory board of the American Heart Association and a fellow of both the American College of Sports Medicine and the Obesity Society, conducted a study (published by The Journal of Applied Physiology) of 57 individuals between the ages of 35 and 57 who could clearly be described as out of shape.

In conducting this 16-week trial, Arciero randomly divided participants into 3 groups. Each group consumed 60 grams of protein daily, but exercised differently:Continue reading

Fruit and Vegetable Intake: Each Extra Portion Matters!

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Written by: Dr. Diane E. Clayton, Ph.D.

Researchers from Imperial College London have examined 95 studies on fruit and vegetable intake, covering all regions of the world. The team concluded that the greatest protection against diseases and premature death occurs with a daily consumption of 10 portions of fruits and vegetables. They attributed the protection effects to the “complex network of nutrients they hold”.Continue reading