When it comes to better athletic performance and recovery, deploying a breadth of strategies is important, but one in particular tends to top the list: hydration. While that means drinking enough water, it also calls for keeping your electrolytes in the right balance and the main electrolyte you need is sodium — in large part because so much of it is lost through sweat, … [Read more...] about Is there benefit to drinking salt water for hydration?
Popcorn is one of the most popular snack food. It’s also a naturally healthy snack when not doused in butter and other flavorings. Natalie Allen, registered dietitian and clinical assistant professor of biomedical sciences at Missouri State University, explains to Insider a few reasons why you should make popcorn your go-to snack. … [Read more...] about Why’s popcorn good for you?
Food fuels us. Unfortunately, too many people have unhealthy relationships with food. This has contributed to an epidemic of obesity in the United States. Natalie Allen, a registered dietitian who shares duties between the biomedical sciences and athletic departments at Missouri State University, shares about recent trends in dieting. Intermittent fasting One of the most … [Read more...] about Tipping the scales: intermittent fasting vs. the ketogenic diet
Salmon is a fish that’s good for you. There are several types, so which one is healthiest? Natalie Allen, registered dietitian and clinical assistant professor of biomedical sciences at Missouri State University, shares her thoughts with The Healthy. … [Read more...] about Choosing the healthiest salmon
Each January, many people set weight loss goals for the year. For some, it may be inspired by overindulging at holiday gatherings. Others see it as a time to reset or detox. Natalie Allen, a registered dietitian who teaches in the biomedical sciences department and serves as the dietitian for Missouri State University student-athletes, provides tips for goal setting … [Read more...] about Don’t bite off too much when making dietary goals for the new year