Lauren Jacobsen

Lauren Jacobsen, nutrition director for Kcal

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The immune system is your body’s armour against disease. Here are a few ways to keep it working at peak efficiency.  Eat plenty of plants Why? Any healthy diet starts with more fruit and vegetables. Plant foods provide our bodies with an abundance of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, active compounds and fiber. Vitamins and minerals help us metabolize our food and build the cells we need to bolster our immune function. Antioxidants help protect our body...

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  This story originally appeared in the Guardian and is republished here as part of Covering Climate Now, a global journalistic collaboration to strengthen coverage of the climate story. It is written by climate scientist Michael Mann.      After years of studying the climate, my work has brought me to Sydney, where I’m studying the links between climate change and extreme weather events. Prior to beginning my sabbatical stay in Sydney, I took the opportunity this holiday...

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If you’re living an active lifestyle that involves working out frequently, you’re probably familiar with one of the most-used and oldest supplements available –  protein powder.   Since it first appeared in the 1950s, protein powder has evolved through many stages into the supplement it is today.  Throughout those transitions, one thing has remained constant: protein powder can be a quick and convenient way to meet your daily protein needs.  Why is protein so important? Protein...