Articles Tagged: nutrition

girl holding soccer ballHow much do I know about sports nutrition?

Just as a car runs best with a full tank of gas, your body needs the right kind of “nutritional fuel”. Take our quiz to test your knowledge of nutrition for sports!

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calciumDo I get enough calcium in my diet?

It is important to get enough calcium because calcium is a mineral that keeps your bones strong. Your muscles and nerves also need calcium to work. Take our quiz to see if you are getting enough calcium!

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fiberFiber

Fiber is a type of carbohydrate found in foods like fruits, vegetables, grains, beans, and nuts. Since fiber gets digested in a different way than other carbohydrates, it helps you … read more

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PCOS iconsPCOS: Nutrition Basics

Diet and exercise are important parts of managing PCOS (Polycystic Ovary Syndrome). This is because young women with PCOS often have higher levels of insulin (a hormone) in their blood, … read more

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dietary ironIron

Iron is a mineral that helps build red blood cells, which is especially important for growing teens. Most importantly, iron helps your blood cells carry oxygen, which provides energy throughout … read more

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calciumCalcium

Calcium is a mineral that helps build strong bones. Calcium is also necessary for many of your body’s functions, such as blood clotting and nerve and muscle function. During the … read more

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vitaminFolic Acid

Folic acid is a B vitamin that is important for metabolism and used to make healthy new cells in the body. Getting enough folic acid is especially important during growth … read more

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