The Best Supplements for Runners

By Karin Krisher

supplements for runners

Last week, it was 80 plus degrees here in not-so-wintry Vermont. That heat wave prompted in the masses a renewed love for the outdoor run, and got us thinking about what supplements can do to help every runner experience a smooth road ahead.

We know that supplements for runners aren’t wildly popular. Many runners don’t advocate supplementation at all. One reason is that many athletes focus intently on their diets, meaning they feel that supplementation is unnecessary. Still, even the most diligent eaters and planners can miss out on certain nutrients, or just have an off day and require some energy support.

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Under Your Skin and Out Your Nose: 5 Major Misconceptions about Allergies

By Karin Krisher

You may have noticed that spring came early this year—and is bringing allergy season along with it. We certainly have, and we’re sure that there’s got to be a way allergiesto make things easier on us all. At FoodScience, we’re particular fans of Aller-DMG, but before talking about supplementation, there are some allergy facts we should consider—and some misconceptions about allergies that need (cough) clearing up.

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Supplementing a Vegetarian Diet

By Karin Krisher

Vegetarianism is not, as so many once thought, a passing trend. A vegetarian diet is part of a lifestyle choice, and that deserves our attention.

Vegetarian DietA recently published analysis of data from studies on health and diet confirms what many cardiologists have suspected for decades: “eating red meat is associated with a sharply increased risk of death from cancer and heart disease.” (New York Times)

For those that love a juicy burger for dinner, the news couldn’t be more discouraging. Old habits die hard, and we see that in the correlations between more smoking, less physical activity and higher rates of red meat consumption. But perhaps viewing this news differently is the real trick to forming new habits—any vegetarian could tell you that.

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