Among macronutrients, protein has unique characteristics which often lead it to be viewed as metabolically advantageous for those trying to alter their body composition, gain lean mass, or lose weight while maintaining lean mass. These advantages are largely related to the extra energy required to break down protein, the connection

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Adequate energy consumption is a vital consideration for any athlete but especially for female athletes who may be more likely to restrict caloric intake for a variety of reasons. Severe caloric restriction will adversely impact athletic performance, provide you with less of an opportunity to eat an adequate amount of vitamins and

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Iron and the Female Athlete Highly active females, especially athletes, have increased needs for certain micronutrients as the result of their unique physiology and the demands of physical activity they undergo on a regular basis.   Iron is one of these nutrients and female athletes, especially runners and those who restrict

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Did you know that over half of Canadian women aged 19 and older do not consume an adequate amount of calcium and vitamin D? In fact, Health Canada research has identified that calcium and vitamin D are, by some margin, the two nutrients that Canadian women consume the least of

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Are you a recreational or competitive athlete, or a parent of one?  Then you should know that the consumption of carbohydrate-rich sports drinks is a valuable method to re-hydrate and refuel athletes and boost performance during intense physical activity. These drinks can be purchased in commonly available varieties, such as Gatorade, or

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