Author: Liz Cook | Registered Dietitian

About Liz Cook | Registered Dietitian

Liz is a registered dietitian and freelancer health and wellness writer. She holds a BS in Nutrition from Penn State University, as well as a MS in Nutrition from Northeastern University. She has worked as a dietitian in a variety of settings including private practice, corporate wellness, and campus dietitian at Grand Canyon University.

Can You Take L-Glutamine While Pregnant or Breastfeeding?

As a parent-to-be or a new parent, you want to do everything you can to help your precious baby and prevent anything bad happening to them. If you are conscious about your diet and supplement regimen, you’re likely curious about how that has to shift and change in these new phases of life. While some […]

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9 Sources of L-Glutamine in Food and Its Benefits

Glutamine is a nonessential amino acid, but that doesn’t mean it’s not important. Glutamine is crucial for digestive and immune health, as well as muscle recovery. Including this important amino acid in your diet regularly is key to optimizing your digestion, keeping your immune system running, and maximizing your athletic performance. We know glutamine is […]

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14 Foods With Tryptophan & the Benefits of This Amino Acid

Tryptophan is one of the essential amino acids (EAAs) that is crucial for sleep, mood, mental health, and more. Including this amino acid in your diet regularly is key to optimizing your overall health and wellness. We know it is important, but which foods contain tryptophan? In this article, we dive into what it is, […]

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Glycine vs Magnesium Glycinate: What’s The Difference?

Glycine, glycinate—same thing, right? While these two supplements are very similar, they are not the same. In this article, we discuss what glycine and magnesium glycinate are, as well as how they are similar and how they are different.  Short Summary What Is Glycine? Glycine is an amino acid with many important functions within our […]

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Are Chickpeas a Complete Protein? Plus 8 Other Nearly Complete Proteins

As a vegetarian, I often get asked how I get enough protein in my diet. Luckily, as a registered dietitian, I know what foods to include in my diet to ensure I get all the nutrients I need on a daily basis.  If you’re a vegetarian or vegan and not totally sure how to pack […]

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8 Glycine Rich Foods & the Benefits of This Amino Acid

Glycine is a nonessential amino acid, but that doesn’t mean it’s not important. Glycine is crucial for muscle health, lowering heart disease risk, and maximizing brain health. Including this amino acid in your diet regularly is key to optimizing antioxidant function within your body, keeping your connective tissue healthy, and ensuring good quality sleep each […]

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Liquid Amino Acids: Soy Sauce vs. Soy & Coconut Amino Acids

The condiment aisle in the grocery store is packed with endless sauces, seasonings, and more. While many of the options are clearly very different, some may seem like they are pretty much the same thing, which may leave you confused and wondering how to pick the best one. Liquid aminos, coconut aminos, and soy sauce […]

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The 8 Best Electrolytes for Keto in 2023 

Traditional sports drinks are great sources of electrolytes, but they also happen to be packed with sugar. This is by design and can be helpful to sustain high levels of athletic performance, but it certainly isn’t keto diet approved. Lucky for you, if you are on the keto diet, there are plenty of alternatives to […]

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The 8 Best Sports Drinks With Electrolytes in 2023 

If you look in any grocery store, convenience store, supplement store, or even gas station, you can find a wide variety of sports drinks. Some boast claims about their high electrolyte content, low sugar content, extra amino acids, added caffeine boost, natural ingredients, the list goes on… Sometimes having so many options is more overwhelming […]

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Does Watermelon Juice Have Electrolytes?

Watermelon juice is a delicious, sweet way to quench your thirst. But thirst-quenching is not the only thing it offers. Watermelon juice is also full of electrolytes to help your body rehydrate and replenish naturally.  Unlike processed sports drinks with added sugar, watermelon juice is all-natural, while still being full of electrolytes. However, watermelon juice […]

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