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Astronauts Need Nutrition On Longer Space Flights. One Potential Source? Their Urine

You can’t get fresh salmon in space, but astronauts may one day be able to get the vital nutrients the fish provide — by recycling their urine and exhaled breaths. Chemical engineers at Clemson University are bioengineering yeast to use human urine and breath to make omega-3 fatty acids, the vitamins humans need for heart, eye, and brain health that are found in fish such as salmon. It’s still in the early stages — and there are some significant hurdles to clear — but the process could one day be used to simultaneously recycle waste and keep astronauts healthy on multiyear space missions. The
Runner's World
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Breakfasts of Champions

1No dietary concerns? Go with the Basic Breakfast (details on page 29). Backed up? Get things moving with a little water and a few bites of food as soon as you wake up, says Tara Collingwood, M.S., R.D.N. The age-old question “What should I eat before a long run or race?” plagues every runner. An ideal preworkout meal is high in carbohydrates, moderate in protein, and low in fat—the latter two are harder to digest, and can cause GI issues. Try different meals during training to see what works for you, and give yourself two to four hours to let things settle. 4 low-fat frozen pancakes topped wi
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13 Foods to Balance Blood Sugar & Help Prevent Diabetes

Curried Lentil & Squash Bowl with Kale & Peppers Kale, spinach, chard and other leafy greens are high in antioxidants and magnesium, and eating one-and-a-half extra servings a day can reduce the risk of diabetes by 14%. Try this: Sauté chard and spinach with garlic and olive oil then purée with coconut milk for a creamy soup; fi nely chop kale, olives and tomatoes and use as an omelette fi lling; shred collards into long, thin strips, sauté until tender then toss with cooked pasta and cheese. Garlic & onions contain sulfur compounds that lower blood sugar and reduce