Students taking nutrition courses have likely heard about omega-3 fatty acids, particularly as they’ve been said to play a key role in our diet. Understanding the impact of these fatty acids on our overall health and wellbeing is incredibly important, allowing us to promote healthy eating habits that encourage healthy aging. Omega-3 can typically be found in fatty fish, fish oil, oysters, flax seeds, chia seeds, and walnuts, to name a few sources. These foods have been known to provide us with a variety of health benefits, often attributed to their high omega-3 content. But can they also promote healthy.. READ MORE »
It may come as no surprise that a diet heavy in meat diet is often frowned upon. In fact, the consumption of large amounts of red meat, and particularly processed meat, has been shown in research to be associated with many harmful health consequences—like cardiovascular disease, colorectal cancer, and even type 2 diabetes. To stave off these negative health effects, many have promoted white meat instead. But is white meat truly much healthier? Students in nutrition and health studies understand the value of a healthy diet and the role it plays in our overall well-being. Knowing the difference between these.. READ MORE »
Nutritionists are experts in how our bodies interact with food to extract nutrients and energy. By understanding the basics of nutrition, fitness, and healthy diets, these professionals can help others adhere to nutritional requirements and stay healthy. An important idea to note is that these requirements change throughout our lifespan. Older adults have nutritional requirements that differ from younger people because their bodies are different. Understanding nutrition in older adults is important for many reasons. For one, older adults are more prone to malnutrition, which increases the health risks associated with aging. Shortfalls in micronutrients like vitamin D and iron.. READ MORE »
As you will learn in your program, micronutrients are essential for bodily function. Vitamins and minerals, or micronutrients, are distinct from macronutrients, which are fat, carbohydrates, and protein, as they are needed in smaller amounts. They play important roles in energy, growth, and other aspects of human health. The main difference between the two types of micronutrients is that minerals come from soil or water, while vitamins come from plants or animals. In addition, vitamins, which are organic, can be broken down structurally while minerals, which are inorganic, cannot be. The most effective way to get adequate micronutrients is from.. READ MORE »
If you’re pursuing a career in nutrition, you’re probably aware of these macronutrients: Protein Carbohydrates Fat Within each of these categories a wealth of variety exists, serving different purposes and offering various benefits when added to a diet. There are two kinds of fat widely heard of in mainstream discourse: Saturated fats, which usually exist as solids at room temperature Unsaturated fats, which usually exist as liquids at room temperature Sometimes, saturated fats are dissolved in unsaturated fats, so that the two types coexist in an item. Fats are essential in the human diet for healthy organs and cell growth,.. READ MORE »
If you’re pursuing a nutrition certificate or even just have an interest in doing so, you’ve likely heard of Intermittent Fasting (IF), which has become something of a fitness trend. Though fasting has been part of human behaviour most of our history, the research and integration of it into the wellness industry has increased recently. Research is still ongoing, but the popularity of fasting makes it a prominent topic of debate and research in the field of nutrition. Average people do a version of intermittent fasting each day, while they are asleep. During this time, cell repair occurs and other.. READ MORE »
Is there such a thing as a one-size-fits-all diet? Check out why a new study says no and what that means for students in nutrition and health training.
The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) is the global governing body for the sport of athletics. As such, its statements regarding health and nutrition for athletes are taken seriously by athletes, coaches, and trainers. Recently the IAAF released its Consensus Statement on Nutrition for Athletes, which is a comprehensive guide to sports nutrition for athletes. After completing sport and nutrition training you can pursue a career working with both professional and amateur athletes, such as at gyms, fitness centres, and sports performance facilities. For that reason, the IAAF’s statement could prove important to your career. Here are a few.. READ MORE »
A recent study has revitalized the debate about the possible health effects of eggs. Here’s what students in nutrition and health programs need to know.
Probiotics are popular for their potential health benefits. If you’re undergoing sport and nutrition training, here’s what you should know about probiotics.