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Vitamins and protein powders are not always essential for teen health

Vitamins and protein powders are not always essential for teen health

October 12, 2011

Sophia Redfern Reporter Junior Isabella Borges sits on a bench before basketball practice, mixing a protein powder drink. Borges, like many athletes, believe that protein powders, nutritional supplements similar to vitamins, help her before, during, and after working out. “I drink a protein powder called Whey,” Borges said, referring to the company. “I feel like it he...

Chocolate, in moderation, may have benefits

Chocolate, in moderation, may have benefits

October 30, 2009

Anjali Shrestha Features Editor The consumption of dark chocolate and its affects on the heart may prove to be a sweet salvation for chocolate lovers. “Eating chocolate as part of a varied diet where intake is balanced with regular exercise is probably healthy for the heart,” said regist...

Excessive vitamin intake can lead to serious illness, death

April 3, 2009

Emma Herlihy Reporter Like many health conscious Californians, sophomore Nora Wilkinson takes an array of vitamins every day, but mixing them in the wrong combination or with prescription drugs can cause illness or even death. “I take a multivitamin, stinging nettle, fruit and vitamin suppleme...

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