What’s the Deal With Probiotics?

Probiotics have been generating a lot of buzz lately, but there is good reason for all the love. Probiotics (and prebiotics) are beneficial for a healthy gut and your overall health. Let’s break down why. What are probiotics? Probiotics are live bacteria that can have beneficial effects for your health. It has been estimated that…

Protein: How much do I need?

Protein is a macronutrient, meaning it provides us with calories—a.k.a. energy. And our bodies need large amounts of energy to survive. Chemically, protein is made up of chains of amino acids, nine of which are known as “essential” amino acids—meaning the body cannot produce them. Therefore, we need to get these essential amino acids from…