Let’s Talk Vitamins
In addition to macronutrients, our bodies need vitamins to help maintain proper bodily functions. Vitamins can be broken up into two categories: water-soluble vitamins and fat-soluble vitamins.
Iron is a mineral utilized in the body to carry oxygen. Iron is the most common nutrient deficiency in the world. While anyone can be iron deficient, high-risk people are children, women ages nineteen to fifty and pregnant women. Being deficient in iron can cause fatigue, weakness, pale skin, shortness of breath, brittle hair and nails, poor appetite, and cravings of ice, dirt or starch. Being deficient in iron can also cause anemia. Anemia is a condition in which one lacks enough red blood cells to carry adequate oxygen to the body’s tissues causing the symptoms listed above.
Chances are you’ve probably eaten on the go, in front of a screen, at your desk while working, or in the car before. While eating, you pay no attention to your food and before you know it, it’s gone. In the process, you don’t know how the food tasted, felt in your mouth, or made you feel. This is such a common occurrence and encompasses the opposite of what mindful eating is.
Smoothies can be a great, quick and healthy snack for busy students. Smoothies are versatile and can be a great boost of nutrition in your diet from the fruits and vegetables you choose to include. Continue reading to learn how to build a delicious and balanced smoothie to help keep you satisfied and energized.
With diet trends encouraging everything from fasted cardio to counting macros, it can be unclear what you should eat around your workouts. Choosing nutritious snacks and meals before and after a workout can maximize your energy during a workout, improve performance, prevent injuries, support recovery and build muscle strength for your next workout.
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