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Fueling For Your Race

By Karim Damji, CSCS, CSUN Dietetic Intern Cohort 2019-2020 

Whether you signed up for your first 5k, a marathon, or an obstacle course, the key to enjoying race day lies in your preparation. The time between the moment you register your name, and the moment you start the race, is an opportunity to gradually build up your endurance and speed. However, it also presents an opportunity to apply practical nutrition strategies that will help you optimize your performance in your race. 

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Omega-3 Fatty Acids: The Partner Your Heart Needs

By: Israel Aguilar, CSUN Dietetic Intern Cohort 2019-2020

Polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) may sound more complex than they actually are. There are two categories of PUFAs that are known: omega-3 fatty acids and omega-6 fatty acids. These fatty acids are important to have in our meals, especially omega-3 fatty acids, because they are known to help prevent cardiovascular disease and inflammation around the body. In today‚Äôs blog, we will discuss in further detail the types of omega-3 fatty acids and the food sources that contain them. 

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