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Today's Dietitian
E-Newsletter    April 2023
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Editor's E-Note

Sports Nutrition

Walk into any grocery store or big box retailer and you’ll see a myriad of sports nutrition bars touting different nutrients for pre- and postworkout and recovery. Trouble is, because there are so many products from which to choose, promising to improve performance, active clients may have questions on how to determine what’s best for them.

In this month’s E-News Exclusive, Today’s Dietitian (TD) breaks down which sports nutrition bars are best for different types of exercisers, what nutrients are important to help achieve sustained energy and performance and optimal recovery, and popular products clients can purchase.

After reading the article, visit TD’s website at www.TodaysDietitian.com to read the digital edition of our April issue, which includes articles on sports injury prevention and recovery, discharge planning for parenteral nutrition patients, treating infertility with integrative nutrition, the potential health effects of ultraprocessed foods, and diminished appetite at end of life.

Please enjoy the E-Newsletter and give us your feedback at TDeditor@gvpub.com, and don’t forget to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

— Judith Riddle, editor
In This E-Newsletter

E-News Exclusive

Sports Nutrition Bars for Casual Exercisers and Fitness Enthusiasts

By Kelly Jones, MS, RD, CSSD, LDN

Several types of sports nutrition bars are on the market, with seemingly countless options in each category. Some promise to provide nutrients to boost energy for exercise and performance, while others claim to optimize recovery.

The sports bar category is soaring in popularity as more active individuals live their lives on the go. Almost 600 new sports bars were launched in 2021, and they’ve galvanized more consumer interest and spending than did energy bars. The global protein bar market pulled in $4.5 billion in 2021 and is expected to grow to over $6 billion by 2028. Due to the proliferation of sports nutrition bars, the average consumer may find it difficult to assess the best products to buy to support their active lifestyle.

This article discusses some of the most popular sports nutrition bars for casual exercisers, who engage in moderate activity at least 150 minutes per week, and fitness enthusiasts who participate in frequent high-intensity and long-duration training.



Field Notes
Mediterranean Diet May Cut Women’s Cardiovascular Risk

Sticking closely to a Mediterranean diet cuts a woman’s risk of CVD and death by nearly 25%, finds a pooled data analysis of the available evidence—the first of its kind—published online in the journal Heart.

The findings prompt the researchers to call for more sex-specific research to guide clinical practice in heart health.

CVD accounts for more than one-third of all deaths in women around the world. While a healthful diet is a key plank of prevention, most relevant clinical trials have included relatively few women or haven’t reported the results by sex, the researchers say.

And current guidelines regarding how best to lower CVD risk don’t differentiate by sex.

To build on the evidence base to inform sex-specific guidance and clinical practice, the researchers trawled research databases for studies looking at the potential impact of eating a Mediterranean diet on women’s cardiovascular health and their risk of death.

Other Nutrition News

Consumers’ Healthy Choices Hindered by Nutrition Labels
Nutrition labels are designed to help people make informed and healthful shopping decisions, but that may not always be the case, according to a study published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, reports NBC News. In particular, what constitutes “whole grain” may not be consistently represented between packaged foods.

FDA Aims to Help Infant Formula Market
In response to the 2022 formula shortages across the nation, the FDA has issued a new strategy to help ensure that families have access to baby formula going forward. The FDA states it’s working to prevent a repeat of similar events while continuing to make certain manufacturing is kept at appropriate safety standards.
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An App Designed by RDs
Nutritionix Track is a food tracker made and updated by RDs. The app enables users to track a wide variety of food, activities, and even items from chain restaurants. All data can be exported to spreadsheets, and there’s a recipe creator that gives users the opportunity to share their own healthful creations with friends.
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 • The Gut-Endocannabinoid Axis
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Injury Prevention and Recovery
Through evidence-based nutrition interventions, explore how RDs can help treat bone and soft tissue injuries and prevent them in the future.

Discharge Planning for Parenteral Nutrition Patients
A step-by-step guide on how to prepare hospitalized patients on parenteral nutrition for a safe and seamless transition to the home setting.

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