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April 9, 2014

Jonathan Tobin: Why Did Kerry Lie About Israeli Blame?

Samuel G. Freedman: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

Jessica Ivins: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

Kim Giles: Asking for help is not weakness

Kathy Kristof and Barbara Hoch Marcus: 7 Great Growth Israeli Stocks

Matthew Mientka: How Beans, Peas, And Chickpeas Cleanse Bad Cholesterol and Lowers Risk of Heart Disease

Sabrina Bachai: 5 At-Home Treatments For Headaches

The Kosher Gourmet by Daniel Neman Have yourself a matzo ball: The secrets bubby never told you and recipes she could have never imagined

April 8, 2014

Lori Nawyn: At Your Wit's End and Back: Finding Peace

Susan B. Garland and Rachel L. Sheedy: Strategies Married Couples Can Use to Boost Benefits

David Muhlbaum: Smart Tax Deductions Non-Itemizers Can Claim

Jill Weisenberger, M.S., R.D.N., C.D.E : Before You Lose Your Mental Edge

Dana Dovey: Coffee Drinkers Rejoice! Your Cup Of Joe Can Prevent Death From Liver Disease

Chris Weller: Electric 'Thinking Cap' Puts Your Brain Power Into High Gear

The Kosher Gourmet by Marlene Parrish A gift of hazelnuts keeps giving --- for a variety of nutty recipes: Entree, side, soup, dessert

April 4, 2014

Rabbi David Gutterman: The Word for Nothing Means Everything

Charles Krauthammer: Kerry's folly, Chapter 3

Amy Peterson: A life of love: How to build lasting relationships with your children

John Ericson: Older Women: Save Your Heart, Prevent Stroke Don't Drink Diet

John Ericson: Why 50 million Americans will still have spring allergies after taking meds

Cameron Huddleston: Best and Worst Buys of April 2014

Stacy Rapacon: Great Mutual Funds for Young Investors

Sarah Boesveld: Teacher keeps promise to mail thousands of former students letters written by their past selves

The Kosher Gourmet by Sharon Thompson Anyone can make a salad, you say. But can they make a great salad? (SECRETS, TESTED TECHNIQUES + 4 RECIPES, INCLUDING DRESSINGS)

April 2, 2014

Paul Greenberg: Death and joy in the spring

Dan Barry: Should South Carolina Jews be forced to maintain this chimney built by Germans serving the Nazis?

Mayra Bitsko: Save me! An alien took over my child's personality

Frank Clayton: Get happy: 20 scientifically proven happiness activities

Susan Scutti: It's Genetic! Obesity and the 'Carb Breakdown' Gene

Lecia Bushak: Why Hand Sanitizer May Actually Harm Your Health

Stacy Rapacon: Great Funds You Can Own for $500 or Less

Cameron Huddleston: 7 Ways to Save on Home Decor

The Kosher Gourmet by Steve Petusevsky Exploring ingredients as edible-stuffed containers (TWO RECIPES + TIPS & TECHINQUES)

Jewish World Review

On Nutrition: Energizing fluids

By Barbara Quinn



http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | Headaches. Fatigue. Lack of alertness. No, these are not the signs of staying up late to watch the Olympics. They are the tell-tale signs of dehydration — the excessive loss of fluids from the body.

We've heard it before. Water is the most abundant nutrient in our body. It's the primary ingredient in muscles, blood and other body cells. Without it, body processes become sluggish and inefficient. No doubt, lack of fluids can kill us much quicker than lack of food.

Athletes have special fluid needs because they are athletes. For example, I learned that well-trained athletes sweat more — not less — than the rest of us. Why? Because water (perspiration) is what keeps these extremely active bodies from overheating. Cool.

And just because we're not running 26 miles around London with 600 other athletes this week does not mean we don't need to pay attention to our own water needs. Here are some hydration reminders from sports nutrition experts:

Check your urine: If it's the color of straw or lemonade, you're appropriately hydrated, say experts. Dark or apple juice-colored urine signals dehydration, or the need for more fluids.

Check your weight: Before you exercise. After you exercise. Performance suffers with as little as 2 percent loss of fluid. Restore every pound you lose during exercise with a pound or so (16 to 24 ounces) of fluid.

Drink plain water before you exercise: It's the best choice for most of our activities that last less than 90 minutes.

Sip on about 4 ounces (1/2 cup) of fluid after about 15 to 20 minutes of exercise. If your workout goes beyond 90 minutes, add a sports drink that contains some carbohydrates (sugar) plus electrolytes such as sodium and potassium. Good choices for sports drinks, according to sports nutrition experts, are those that are moderate in calories (about 50 to 70 calories per 8-ounce cup), moderate in sodium (not more than 110 to 220 milligrams), and high in potassium. BTW cold beverages help cool the body and have been found to be better absorbed.

Replenish energy stores and electrolytes after intense exercise. Eating or drinking foods that contain protein AND carbohydrates within a half hour after vigorous exercise can store energy back into depleted muscles, say researchers. Chocolate milk, for example, has been found to have the perfect ratio of carbohydrates to protein for recovery after an activity that lasts more than an hour.

Pay attention to calcium and magnesium-rich foods. Muscle cramps can result when these minerals are low. Good sources of calcium and magnesium? Milk, yogurt, spinach, nuts and seeds, whole grain breads, cereals, crackers.

Take it easy with protein drinks. Beverages loaded with extra protein can actually increase the risk for dehydration. They are not recommended as fluid replacement drinks.

Let the games continue!

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Barbara Quinn is a registered dietitian and certified diabetes educator at the Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula.



Previously:


Questions about mold

Beating cancer
Helping little cowpokes dodge diabetes
Confusion about Vitamin A and Calcium
Learning moderation
Energy from B-vitamins?
The optimal diet for a new baby
Hay is for horses
Questions about nitrites and nitrates
Confusing concepts
Nutrition nursery rhymes
Understanding sweeteners
Ups and downs of birthdays
Genetically modified foods
Fun with potatoes
Sugar questions
Yeast infection diet
Questions from readers
Beware of the hCG diet
Diets that work
Pregnancy advice from mom
Terminology review
Thoughts for the New Year
Reasons to have a cup of tea
What's new for 2012
Applications for healthy living
Clarifying organic terminology
Facts about type 1 diabetes
Myths and facts about diabetes
Food Still Better Than Supplements
Celiac questions


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