Creatine is one of the most popular exercise performance supplements. Numerous studies have shown that it increases strength and muscle mass (1, 2, 3). Extensive research has also demonstrated that it’s safe to consume (1, 4, 5). But while you may already know that creatine is safe and effective, there seems to be confusion about […]

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A healthy diet is one that helps maintain or improve overall health.

A healthy diet provides the body with essential nutrition: fluid, adequate essential amino acids from protein, essential fatty acids, vitamins, minerals, and adequate calories. The requirements for a healthy diet can be met from a variety of plant-based and animal-based foods. A healthy diet supports energy needs and provides for human nutrition without exposure to toxicity or excessive weight gain from consuming excessive amounts. Where lack of calories is not an issue, a properly balanced diet (in addition to exercise) is also thought to be important for lowering health risks, such as obesity, heart disease, type 2 diabetes, hypertension and cancer.