D is for Deficiency (article by Precision Nutrition)

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“In the past decade, Vitamin D has emerged as something of a miracle supplement, studied more than any other vitamin in the 21st century.

Hundreds of research studies suggest that Vitamin D can help prevent everything from osteoporosis to autoimmune disorders, cardiovascular disease, cancer, and much more.

It affects recovery and body composition, and the influence of our genes. Some have even suggested that vitamin D deficiency might cause obesity.”

Want to know more about what’s up in the world of Vitamin D and why you might want to take a supplement…or NOT?!?

Head over to the Precision Nutrition website to check out the story!

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Protein! Building Blocks of Muscle

eatprotein200x200_0Protein has long been a buzzword and focus for fitness enthusiasts, trainers and researchers. I really like how Runners World presents this topic in this article…the info can be relevant to all endurance athletes and this excerpt below especially jumped out at me.

“Protein may not be a magic bullet–increased supplementation has not been found to automatically improve performance–but if your intake is low, you may start to feel fatigued, lose muscle mass, become rundown, and increase your risk of injury.”

http://www.runnersworld.com/nutrition-for-runners/protein-for-runners-101?cm_mmc=NL-Nutrition-_-1593142-_-02132014-_-Protein-for-Runners-101