Getting enough protein? That seems to be the resounding nutrition question among health enthusiasts, media outlets and water coolers. We want to maximize protein’s impact, whether it’s for everyday adequacy, satiety, performance recovery or maybe even disease management. But how do we know where to get it or what amount is needed? Read on.
Summer is quickly approaching and, for many people, this means fun in the sun on vacations, a two- to three-month reprieve from school for the kids (and teachers) and an increased risk for dehydration. Thirst and dry mouth are very early indicators that dehydration is occurring and progressing; take these symptoms seriously and grab something to drink (preferably water), or try eating a water-filled food (see below for your options).
Road trips, vacations or even just a trek down to the local water park are all staples of summer. And while it’s incredibly important to keep yourself and your loved ones nice and hydrated, it’s equally important to keep your body fueled with nutritious food, giving you just the oomph you need to get the most out of your travel.