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Vitamins and Minerals for Athletes

Vitamins and minerals are vital for keeping our bodies healthy and functioning well. A lack of vitamins and minerals will impair athletic performance. Refer to this table for examples of key vitamins and minerals for an athlete’s diet, and some food sources: Vitamin Purpose Good Sources Thiamine (Vitamin B1) Helps […]

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Important Nutrition for Health and Growth

Children Need a Variety of Foods Throughout childhood, it is important that the diet include a variety of foods for proper growth and development. The USDA’s MyPlate is a guide to help you build a healthy plate at every meal. The principles of MyPlate apply to a child’s diet as […]

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Vegan Diet and Protein

How can vegans get adequate protein? Vegans do not eat animal-derived foods, including meat, fish, eggs, and dairy products. If you are a vegan, educate yourself on ways to get enough protein in your diet. Protein can be categorized into two types—animal-based and plant-based. Animal-based proteins (meat, milk, and eggs) […]