The Role of Red Meat in an Athlete’s Diet

Susan M. Kleiner, Ph.D., R.D. SPORTS SCIENCE EXCHANGE THE ROLE OF MEAT IN AN ATHLETE’S DIET: ITS EFFECT ON KEY MACRO-AND MICRONUTRIENTS  SSE#58, Volume 8 (1995), Number 5  Susan M. Kleiner, Ph.D., R.D. High-Performance Nutrition Mercer Island, Washington KEY POINTS  1. In the typical Western diet, meats such as beef, lamb, pork, veal, poultry, and…

Vitamin B12 Deficiency: Causes and Symptoms

From The Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health Several factors may cause vitamin B12 deficiency: Avoiding animal products. People who do not eat any meat, fish, poultry, or dairy products are at risk of becoming deficient in vitamin B12, since B12 is only found naturally in animal products. That’s why vegans should make sure to…

Key Facts: Iron

From Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine and the Division of Gynecology at Boston Children’s Hospital’s Center for Young Women’s Health Iron is a mineral that helps build red blood cells. Most importantly, iron helps your blood cells carry the oxygen that is needed for energy. Getting the right amount of iron can improve your…

Protein in diet

From the U.S. National Library of Medicine Proteins are the building blocks of life. Every cell in the human body contains protein. The basic structure of protein is a chain of amino acids. You need protein in your diet to help your body repair cells and make new ones. Protein is also important for growth…

Animal Agriculture Alliance Releases 2016 Advances in Animal Ag Report

Animal Agriculture Alliance Releases 2016 Advances in Animal Ag Report Report highlights animal agriculture industry’s commitment to continuous improvement June 27, 2016 – Today, the Animal Agriculture Alliance released its 2016 Advances in Animal Agriculture Report. The report highlights animal agriculture’s advances in animal care, antibiotic use, food safety and sustainability for each sector of the…