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Food Composition

How to Determine Your Ideal Ratio of Protein, Fat, and Carbohydrates

The ideal range of protein, fat, and carbohydrates varies from person to person. Here are some clever ways to determine what works best for you. ...(more)

Important Facts About the Glycemic Index

The glycemic index ranking system can help you make better food choices. Learn what it is and what you should know before using it....(more)

Resistant Starch: The Friendly Starch That Wards Off Disease

Starchy foods are often associated with weight gain and other health problems but they're not all created equal. Learn about the healthiest most wholesome starch....(more)

Good Carbs Versus Bad Carbs: What You Need to Know About Carbohydrates

Many people are on the fence about eating carbs due to a fear of gaining weight. Here's the good and the bad about carbs. ...(more)


How to Make Healthy Trail Mix

Prepackaged trail mix can be relatively high in sugar, sodium, and other preservatives. Here are five tips for making healthy, incredibly delicious homemade trail mix....(more)

5 Unbelievable Reasons to Enjoy Chocolate

Here are some reasons why you shouldn't feel an ounce of guilt when treating yourself to an occasional piece of chocolate. ...(more)

The Amazing Health Benefits of Snacking on Popcorn

When it comes to wholesome snacks, there's no better choice than old-fashion hot air-popped popcorn. Here are some of its amazing health benefits. ...(more)

Sports Nutrition

Five Strategies for Fighting the Female Athlete Triad

The female athlete triad is a dangerous syndrome among women who participate in sports that require a lean physique. Learn how best to avoid it....(more)

Five Interesting Beverages That Make Great Post-Workout Drinks

Adequate fluid and nutrient intake is critical for recovery from exercise. These beverages promote hydration while delivering a rich supply of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants....(more)

Eight Simple Superfoods That All Teenage Athletes Should Be Eating

Teenage athletes have nutritional needs that are different from those of adults. These eight superfoods promote optimal growth, development, and athletic performance in young athletes....(more)

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Nina Cherie Franklin

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Dr. Nina Cherie Franklin, best known as Nina Cherie, PhD, is an avid researcher, educator, and advocate for lifestyle medicine with over 15 years of combined experience in the fields of health, fitness, and nutrition. She holds a BS in Kinesiology, a MS in Movement Sciences with a concentration in... Read More

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