There is so much nutrition and health information floating around these days all over the place. Everyone seems to have a say on what is right and true to be successful at reaching your goals. But sometimes this information doesn’t line up with each other. What do you do? Who do you listen to? Have no fear, we are here to bust some of the top nutrition “facts” and “myths” that have you confused.
Myth or Fact? Protein powder supplements are the be-all, end-all essential to post-workout for recovering. Without protein powder post-workout, your sweat has gone to waste.
Myth or Fact? Coconut water is equal or superior to a traditional sports beverage as a fluid & electrolyte replacement after an intense endurance cardio training session
Myth or Fact? Vitamin supplements give you energy for physical activity
Myth or Fact? Eating after 7pm will lead to weight gain.
Alysha Coughler, RD, MSHc, PTS
Registered Dietitian with Evolved Sport and Nutrition
Complete Lifestyle Management
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