Commonly known as the “building blocks of protein”, amino acids are vital for many physiological functions in the human body. This blog post will look at what amino acids are and what they do for the body. What Are Amino Acids? Amino acids are small, organic molecules that make up all proteins. There are 20 […]
Author: Elizabeth Walker | Registered Dietitian
About Elizabeth Walker | Registered DietitianElizabeth is a registered dietitian in private practice and a freelance writer, passionate about functional nutrition and holistic wellness. She is dedicated to continually learning about the latest evidence-based research in the nutrition field. Elizabeth holds a BA in Strategic Communication from The Ohio State University, as well as an MS in Human Nutrition from the University of Illinois, Chicago. Her background is multifaceted, with experience in public relations, marketing, clinical dietetics, and corporate wellness.
While pre workout supplements are a popular choice at the gym for enhanced workout performance, the high amount of caffeine in many pre workouts on the market isn’t for everyone. If you are caffeine sensitive, the good news is that there are great options in the market tailored to preferences for low to no caffeine […]
We’ve all been there. Days when you just aren’t feeling motivated and can’t get yourself to the gym. Many in the fitness community utilize pre workout to provide increased energy levels, enhance performance, and improve muscular endurance during a workout. Often referred to as “pre workout,” these supplements can be particularly beneficial for an endurance […]
Electrolytes, the essential minerals our bodies need to function, are the unsung heroes working behind the scenes to keep our physiological functions humming along. Lately, I’ve seen discussions on the internet and social media that electrolytes may be the culprit behind weight gain. In this article, we’ll explore this common misconception and delve into the […]
As a dietitian, I’m frequently asked about the best ways to replenish electrolytes and stay properly hydrated. With the popularity of electrolyte powders rising, knowing if you actually need one can be confusing. While water will always be my first recommendation, there are situations in which electrolyte sports drinks can be beneficial. If you engage […]