Associating Food Cravings & Poor Dietary Intake

Research Paper Title Food cravings: Associations with dietary intake and metabolic health. Background Food cravings are a desire for specific foods which, if uncontrolled may lead to excess energy intake and weight gain. However, information on the relation between food cravings, dietary intake, and indices of metabolic health is limited. Methods This study used baseline… Read More

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Is Diet Quality Associated with Physical Performance & Special Forces Selection?

Research Paper Title Diet Quality Is Associated with Physical Performance and Special Forces Selection. Background This study determined associations between diet quality measured by the Healthy Eating Index (HEI)-2015, physical performance, and successful selection following a US Army Special Forces Assessment and Selection course characterised by arduous cognitive and physical demands. Methods The HEI-2015 scores… Read More

What is a Superfood?

“The word “superfood” is a marketing term that has no rigorous scientific meaning. It is generally applied to foods that are unusually high in some nutrient that is considered particularly important to health. Examples include blueberries, which are rich in vitamin C; chia seeds, which contain a lot of omega-3 fatty acids that help your… Read More

Taste: Good or Bad…

“The first law of dietetics seems to be: if it tastes good, it’s bad for you.” Isaac Asimov (1920 to 1992) Isaac Asimov was an American author and biochemist, a highly successful and prolific writer of science fiction and of science books for the layperson. He wrote or edited about 500 volumes, of which the… Read More

Lost…

“I have been on a diet for two weeks and all I have lost is two weeks.” Totie Fields (1930 to 1978) Born Sophie Feldman in Hartford, Connecticut, Totie Fields was a Jewish-American comedian who started singing while still in high school, taking the stage name of Totie Fields. Fields gained fame during the 1960’s… Read More

Reviewing Dietary Assessment Methods in Military & Veteran Populations

Research Paper Title Dietary Assessment Methods in Military and Veteran Populations: A Scoping Review. Background Optimal dietary intake is important for the health and physical performance of military personnel. For military veterans, the complex nature of transition into civilian life and sub-optimal dietary intake is a leading contributor to the increased burden of disease. A… Read More

The Best Pre-Workout for Pump: Meals and Supplements

Preparing for a workout includes adequate nutrient replenishment.  Not only is it important to have a quality last pre-workout meal, but it is imperative to eat in a right way for at least the previous 24 hours and longer before the workout as well as take the right supplements. The pre-workout ritual can make the… Read More