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Editor's E-Note
The Ultimate Thirst Quencher

If you have clients who run, walk, bike, hike, weight train, or engage in other aerobic activities, you’ll need to educate them about the importance of drinking enough water to stay hydrated this summer.

In this month’s E-News Exclusive, Today’s Dietitian spoke with Jessica Crandall, RD, CDE, a spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, who provides lots of tips on how clients can obtain adequate fluid intake during physical activity. She discusses electrolytes and how to replace them, ways to add flavor to the bland taste of water, and why beverages containing caffeine may not be the best fluids of choice.

Be sure to visit Today’s Dietitian’s website at www.TodaysDietitian.com. You’ll find great news and information that’s relevant and reliable to daily practice. We welcome your feedback at TDeditor@gvpub.com. Enjoy the e-newsletter and follow Today’s Dietitian on Facebook and Twitter!

— Judith Riddle, editor
E-News Exclusive
Avoiding Dehydration During Exercise
By David Yeager

With the warmer weather already here in many parts of the country, most of your clients who’ve been suffering from cabin fever are ready to get out of the house and enjoy the sunshine. But as they contemplate the opportunities for increased outdoor activity, they’ll need to consider a potential warm weather hazard: dehydration.

While dehydration isn’t solely a concern during the hot summer months (people can become dehydrated during the winter due to illness), the more a person sweats, the more fluid must be replaced. For this reason, Jessica Crandall, RD, CDE, a spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, recommends clients start the day with a tall, cool glass of water.

“I always encourage my clients to drink a glass of water in the morning when they wake up,” Crandall says. “That puts their hydration sensor into play because they’ve been essentially dehydrating themselves all night long. Their body’s still been working, but they haven’t been hydrating.”

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Tech & Tools
Free iPhone App Offers Custom Workouts and Nutrition Program
The free personalized fitness and nutrition app by DailyBurn provides customized workouts for optimal calorie burn and features a 350,000-food database that offers a complete nutrition breakdown for each food. Learn more »

App Helps Clients Manage
GF Living While Dining Out

The free Eating Out G-Free app by Hachette Book Group Inc will help patients find restaurants, choose gluten-free menus, create shopping lists, and select foods. Learn more »
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Other Nutrition News
Smells Influence Bite Size
A new study, highlighted in the Los Angeles Times, shows that more aromatic foods result in smaller bite sizes.

Starbucks to Jolt Consumers
According to USA Today, in April Starbucks is rolling out a fruity, carbonated drink that's high in antioxidants and uses unroasted, green coffee extract for the energy boost—but has no coffee taste.
Field Notes
Study Shows How High-Fat Diets Increase Colon Cancer Risk

Epidemiologists have long warned that, in addition to causing obesity, eating too much fat and sugar puts a person at greater risk of colon cancer. Now, researchers at Temple University in Philadelphia have established a link that may explain why. The findings were published in the March issue of Cancer Prevention Research.

“There have always been questions about why things like diet and obesity are independent risk factors for colon cancer,” says Carmen Sapienza, PhD, a professor of pathology in Temple’s Fels Institute for Cancer Research and Molecular Biology and the study’s lead author. “This study suggests how and why high fat diets are linked to colon cancer.”

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Continuing Education
Learn about food labeling in this month’s issue of Today’s Dietitian. Read the CPE Monthly article, take the 10-question online test at CE.TodaysDietitian.com, and earn two CPEUs!

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