6 Key Benefits of Eating Nutrient Rich Foods for Teens

The Wonder Years

Teenage years are, or were, crucial for the development of each of us. It is the passage between childhood and adulthood. It is also the period when key behavioral and physical attributes are formed. Most of the physical and mental developments in humans occur between the ages of thirteen and nineteen. To grow mentally and intellectually, teenagerssocialize, read books, and watch discovery programs. Also, to grow in physique and statue, frequent exercise, good sleep, and a healthy diet are needed.

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For Gym Rats: Does Protein Before Bed Bring the Best Results?

by Matt Berical | Van Winkle's

Every person who enters a gym wants to see results.

Why else walk through the doors, subject to the Sisyphean act of slinging weights? And all gym-goers, whether they’re Under Armor-clad kettlebell swingers or dumbbell virgins, know the importance of protein to post-workout recovery. Protein is, after all, a muscle-building block that helps you refuel, build mass, and lean out. 

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Van Winkle’s is a new website dedicated to exploring how sleep affects and informs our lives, both at night and during the day. Sleep may account for one-third of our time, but it influences us around the clock. Whether it’s sleep as related to science, health, family, pets, sex, or travel, we’re eager to learn more.

Quinoa: A Super Food That Gives Super Hope

Did you know that most of the quinoa sold in the US market is organic and most of it comes from Bolivia? Are you aware that over 40,000 smallholder farmers in Bolivia have been lifted out of poverty through quinoa production? Quinoa gives hope to people who believe world hunger can be solved through organic, smallholder family farms. Quinoa is the trailblazer of all ancient grains, and it’s also the contributor to a food trend that could lead to instability.

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Melody is the Vice President of Policy and Industry Relations for United Natural Foods (UNFI). In this role she is responsible for communicating and educating all stakeholders on critical organic issues. Her Blog www.organicmattersblog.com covers a range of organic and sustainable food issues.

She is the executive director of the UNFI Foundation which is dedicated to funding non-profit organizations that promote organic agriculture  www.unfifoundation.org. Melody serves as Secretary of the Board of Directors for the Organic Trade Association www.ota.com.

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Three teenage boys jumping on a snowy sidewalk
05/10/2018
Anonymous (not verified)
The Wonder Years Teenage years are, or were, crucial for the development of each of us. It is the passage between childhood and adulthood. It is also the period when key behavioral and physical... read more
Intense weightlifter screaming while pumping iron in Superman shirt.
12/02/2016
by Matt Berical | Van Winkle's Every person who enters a gym wants to see results. Why else walk through the doors, subject to the Sisyphean act of slinging weights? And all gym-goers,... read more
Quinoa plant in flower
08/01/2015
Did you know that most of the quinoa sold in the US market is organic and most of it comes from Bolivia? Are you aware that over 40,000 smallholder farmers in Bolivia have been lifted out of poverty... read more
Three teenage boys jumping on a snowy sidewalk
05/10/2018
Anonymous (not verified)
The Wonder Years Teenage years are, or were, crucial for the development of each of us. It is the passage between childhood and adulthood. It is also the period when key behavioral and physical... read more
Intense weightlifter screaming while pumping iron in Superman shirt.
12/02/2016
by Matt Berical | Van Winkle's Every person who enters a gym wants to see results. Why else walk through the doors, subject to the Sisyphean act of slinging weights? And all gym-goers,... read more
Quinoa plant in flower
08/01/2015
Did you know that most of the quinoa sold in the US market is organic and most of it comes from Bolivia? Are you aware that over 40,000 smallholder farmers in Bolivia have been lifted out of poverty... read more