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How Much Protein do You Need Every Day?

Protein is essential to good health. The very origin of the word — from the Greek protos, meaning “first” — reflects protein’s top-shelf status in human nutrition. You need it to put meat on your bones and to make hair, blood, connective tissue, antibodies, enzymes, and more. It’s common for athletes and bodybuilders to wolf do...

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Is It OK to Take Vitamin Supplements every day?

In our quest to stay healthy and live well, Americans exercise, eat right, see our doctors and take more than $25 billion worth of vitamins and supplements every year. But some research shows that downing these pills and powders isn't really making us healthier. A 2013 editorial in the Annals of Internal Medicine says daily multivitamins don't pre...

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Ask An Expert: Why Do I Need Omega-3 Fat?

Omega-3 has been touted as one of the healthiest supplements, but something sounds a bit fishy. Is this fat too good to be true? We asked our resident biology expert Jason Edmonds to give us the need-to-know. Expert's Take , BS Biology, Olympic Weightlifter: Increasing omega-3 polyunsaturated fat intake– especia...

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