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Parents have been trying to make Halloween a healthier holiday for years.  Some people hand out apples instead of candy and others avoid edible goods altogether by giving trick-or-treaters little toys or even coupons. But let’s be honest: Children that go trick-or-treating expect to get their hands on some candy every October…

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Last week we broke down why you should read the labels of different whey protein products to make sure there are no unnecessary sugars or fillers added. If you took our advice and started examining different brands’ labels, you probably noticed that the amount of grams per serving can vary – by a long shot. Some popular brands…

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There’s a reason why rice is so popular worldwide. 1) It’s cheap. 2) It’s incredibly easy to prepare. 3) It also has a solid nutritional profile. Rice carries 15 vitamins and minerals including iron, zinc, folate and other B vitamins. Alas, the popular grain has a weakness: It doesn’t carry as much protein as…

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Many people eat breakfast that’s pretty protein deficient. Eggs and meat are great, but on a weekday morning who wants to spend that much time cooking? Protein muffins and bars seem like good “grab-and-go” ideas, yet most protein bars have too much sugar and other ingredients. Smoothies and shakes seem like a no-brainer, but all…

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Athletes at every level are inundated by messages citing the importance of refueling their muscles with protein powder. As a result, the amount of whey protein supplements has exploded in recent years. Whey proteins vary greatly in quality and – consequently – price. But something that may surprise you is the speed at which…

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