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Advanced Glycation End Products are Bad for Bone, Cartilage and Tendons

AGEs (advanced glycation end products) can wreck your tendons, bones, cartilage and other tissues. Think of AGEs like a torch lighting your body on fire with inflammation and altering your body’s structures. AGEs were a blip on the screen in Game Changers yet they weren’t discussed. How do AGEs Accumulate in the Body? AGEs are complex compounds formed in food during processing; mainly when foods are heated. Protein and fat rich foods that are broiled, grilled, fried or roasted tend …

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For Just 15 cents per Egg You are Getting Great Nutrition Value

Eggs are a bargain. For just 15 cents per egg you will get a lot of nutrition value. Check out my instagram post on this topic. References: 1 U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and U.S. Department of Agriculture. 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. 2015; 8. 2 American Medical Association. Proceedings of the 2017 Annual Meeting of the American Medical Association House of Delegates. 2017; Available from: https://www.ama-assn.org/sites/ama-assn.org/files/corp/media-browser/public/hod/a17-resolutions.pdf. 3 U.S. Department of Agriculture Economic Research Service. Retail prices for …

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The Health Benefits of Collagen for Skin, Bones, and Muscles

Thanks to Life Extension for sponsoring this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Collagen is a structural protein that keeps skin looking young, bones and tendons healthy and ligaments strong. You can support collagen production in the body by consuming a good-quality collagen peptide supplement along with a healthy, nutrient-rich diet. Let’s explore: What does Collagen do in the Body? Collagen is the most abundant protein in the body. Collagen is an important structural component in skin, bone, tendons …

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Are Greens Powders Worth the Money?

There is little to no evidence that greens powders are important for good health. But, this doesn’t mean they are worthless. Before you take anything, ask yourself, “what do I hope to achieve by taking this and, is there a better alternative?” If you don’t eat greens, figure out a way to eat them (check out the last paragraph here). If you are really stubborn and refuse to eat greens, a greens powder might make a difference. There’s little to …

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Collagen for Strong Tendons and Ligaments

Collagen (or gelatin) + a good source of vitamin C can make your tendons and ligaments stronger. This may help you return to play faster. Take this combination 60 minutes before activity. It takes 30 – 60 minutes for the amino acids in collagen (namely proline, glycine, lysine, hydroxyproline, and hydroxylysine, which are building blocks of collagen, the primary protein in ligaments, tendons and bone) to peak in your bloodstream. This way they will peak right when the pumping action …

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Why You Should Eat a Plant-based Diet & How to Get Started

This post is sponsored by B&W Quality Growers, the world’s largest grower and marketer of watercress. Eating a plant-based diet will improve your health. Plant-based diets are associated with lower rates of heart disease, metabolic syndrome, type 2 diabetes, certain cancers, and better cognition (1,2,3,4).  Data from vegetarians suggests plant-based diets might also be associated with a longer lifespan (5).  If you love dairy or meat, you don’t have to give up either to benefit from a plant-based diet. But you …

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