Training Articles - Nutrition
- Protein Deficiency Symptoms
Barrack Diego provides an overview of the symptoms that may indicate you are protein deficient.
- Carbohydrates - Workout - Carbohydrates
Hayley Irvin provides three important reasons as to why you should eat carbohydrates before and after a workout.
- Athlete Nutrition
Louise Wood provides an overview of the importance of nutrition for an athlete before, during and after an event.
- Sham Health Foods
Paul Aitken considers if some of these health foods are as beneficial to us as they promoted to be.
- Biotin-Rich Foods
Anna Garland provides an overview of eight foods containing high levels of biotin essential for healthy hair, nails, and skin which should be included in everyone's diet.
- Protein for optimal performance
For optimal performance, athletes are advised to focus on high-quality protein varieties. Casein, milk-derived whey protein, and proteins from soy and egg whites render essential amino acids.
- Food for Sight
Paul Robinson identifies the many types of food that may help improve your eyesight.
- Fight Gym Frizz
At the end of every gym session come the same two questions, "Why is my always frizzy?" or "Why does my skin get dry after a workout?" You can always wash your hair and lather your skin with moisturizer. But what most of us do not realize is the importance of hydration and nourishment for our hair and skin.
- Optimum nutrition for bodybuilding
Paul Jenkins explains why it is important to monitor macronutrients, rather than calories, and why the frequency of your meals is of utmost importance when planning your nutritional regime.
- Acupuncture and weight loss
Joel Cordle provides an overview of acupuncture and how it might be used to help you lose weight.
- Healthy USA Fast-Food Breakfasts
According to dietary experts, the key to healthy breakfasts lies in finding the right combination of complex carbohydrates, proteins, and fats that are healthy and can keep your hunger at bay. Five of the options of a healthy breakfast are:
- Calorie Count or How Far Can I Go?
Vic Denwood provides an overview of how you might use calorie counting to manage your weight.
- Nutritional impact on Immunity and Ageing
Lily Bedford reviews the results of some studies that looked into the link between nutrition, immunity and ageing and the link between food prices and health.
- Low Carb Protein Bars
Katy Reeve considers if low carb Protein Bars are effective in weight loss.
- Nutritious Diet May Help Boost Fertility
Joel Cordle examines some of the foods that may help boost the fertility of men and women.
- Carb Cycling For Improved Athletic Performance
Matthew Rowe explains the use of carb cycling versus conventional dieting for improving an athlete's performance.
- Improving Blood Circulation with super foods
Joel Cordle examines some of the super foods that may help boost your blood circulation.
- An effective fat burning routine
Mark Kislich provides some advice on an effective training protocol that will help boost HGH (growth hormone) levels and initiate lipolysis (fat burning).
- Food for thought
Nutrition is an inherent part of basic recovery but coaches and athletes need to understand the difference between good dietary practices and nutrition to enhance performance.
- Eating for Abs
If you are really serious about seeing your abs, you may need to do an overhaul of your current diet. Listed in this article are some of the best foods to eat (and some you should avoid) if you are working toward getting a flat, toned stomach.
- How to get more protein into your diet
Christopher Worthington considers what steps can you take to increase the amount of protein in your diet.
- Paleo Diet
Sally Perkins identifies the positive health effects with the Paleo Diet.
- How iron intake can improve your workouts
Christopher Worthington considers the impact of iron supplements on you and your workouts.
- 6 Ways of Overindulging Yourself
Clara John looks at the some of the reasons why we overeat and how to avoid it for a healthier life.
- Reasons for Craving Unhealthy Food
Clara John explains the varies reasons as to why we are attracted to unhealthy food items.
- Debunking Three Common Nutrition Myths
We are greeted with nutrition messages through a variety of media sources and while some newspapers, magazines and online sources can be counted on to provide evidence-based advice, this is not always the case. As a result, there is a lot of dubious advice in relation to what we should be eating in circulation, much of which has become ingrained beliefs.
- A Nutritious Diet for Vegetarian and Vegan Athletes
A vegetarian diet requires careful monitoring of protein, vitamin B12 and iron levels, which can all be found in non-animal sources of food, but which can sometimes take a bit of forward planning, as many are not so readily available as their meaty counterparts.
- The Truth About High Protein Diets and Kidney Damage
A case for increased protein intake not only being harmless, but potentially even having a protective effect.
- Artificial Sweeteners
Do sweeteners have the ability to prevent weight loss?
May the use of artificial sweeteners produce side effects?
What are some of the differences between artificial sweeteners?
- Basic Nutritional Principles
Glenn Kearney provides some nutritional advice for developing power athletes. Evidence strongly suggests that the acquisition of muscle protein is a result of the workout stimulus plus the proper nutrition during the workout and more importantly during the 24 hours immediately after the workout.
- Metabolic Myths and Truths that you must know about
If you are looking to experience a maximum rate of fat loss, it is going to be important that you come to learn exactly how the fat loss process takes place and what myths surround the rate of which you burn calories on a daily basis.
- Best Supplements for Melting the Fat
Ron Fritzke provides advice on three supplements that will help reduce your fat.
- Taking a Peek Into Super Fruits
As you go about improving your nutrition and trying to take in healthier foods each and every day, one category of foods not to leave out are the super fruits. Fruits such as Acai, Goji, Maqui, and Mangosteen all offer tremendous benefits to your health and will help you feel absolutely great.
- Sarcopenia (loss of muscle), the undiagnosed epidemic
One of the greatest threats to an aging adult's ability to stay healthy and functional is the steady loss of lean body mass - muscle and bone in particular. The loss of strength, mobility, and functionality is not an inevitable part of aging. This is what you need to do...
- What your athletes should be
Athletes - how to determine your daily nutritional requirements
- Just what do athletes need in the way of nutrition?
There is no magic food which if taken the day or several days before a race will transform the athlete into a world beater. So, choosing a diet which provides the athlete with the correct balance of nutrients is desirable.
- Will Brink's Unified Theory of Nutrition
The truth behind diets is that they are often quite good at suppressing appetite and thus the person simply ends up eating fewer calories and losing weight. Also, the weight loss from such diets is often from water vs. fat, at least in the first few weeks. That is not to say people cannot experience meaningful weight loss with some of these diets, but the effect comes from a reduction in calories vs. any magical effects often claimed by proponents of such diets.
- The latest on Pre/Post workout nutrition
"Timing is everything." Consuming the right foods at the right time can have positive effects on body composition, which can mean more muscle and less body fat.
- The big picture of permanent weight loss
If you are sick and tired of being confused, tired of taking the weight off only to put it back on, and tired of wondering how to take the first steps to deciding the right diet for you that will result in permanent weight loss, then this is the article that could change your life.
- Nutritional Tips
Skipping meals or reducing your calorie intake does not help control weight in the long term. It is important to eat at regular intervals, ideally every 3-5 hours, as this helps to keep blood sugar levels stable.
- Achieving a balanced diet for vegetarian
How vegetarian athletes can achieve a balanced diet to support their athletic career
- How to ensure your athletes eat
Food provides the nutrients to help the body function properly. No single food contains them all in the amounts needed so a mixture of foods has to be eaten
- Being obsessed by food and body weight
can develop eating disorders
If you are an athlete aiming to optimise performance in your sport, you can obviously reap benefits from paying attention to what you eat. However, for some people this interest develops into an unhealthy obsession with food, calories and body weight.
- Seven Reasons why a low Carbohydrate
Diet is wrong
A look at the health problems you may experience with a low carbohydrate diet
- What Should Young Athletes Eat?
Some suggestions on appropriate nutrition for young athletes
- Exercise and low carbohydrate diets make
A review of the problems you may experience when you mix exercise and a low carbohydrate diet in an attempt to lose fat without losing muscle
- Are you getting enough fluids?
The facts, fiction and some practical advice on fluid intake
- Calcium: No bones about it - part
An in-depth review of calcium supplementation and the potential effects on the body
- Amino acids - the building blocks of
An overview of the role and function of amino acids and protein
- Calcium: No bones about it - part
A review of calcium and the potential benefits of calcium supplementation
- Water - the antidote to heat stroke and
Why it is important to maintain the body's fluid level when exercising in both hot and cold climates
- Training and protein needs
Why protein is an essential ingredient of your fitness training programme
- How to recognise the early signs of
The risks and warning signals of disordered eating
- Drink your way to winning performances:
the seven secrets of hydration
If you wish to perform at a high level, you need to consume fluid. For each per cent of body weight lost due to dehydration, your performance slips by about 2%, and a 2% loss in weight can force your heart rate and body temperature to spiral upward, making strenuous exercise almost impossible to carry out
- What should I eat and what should I
avoid? - Decisions, Decisions!
An overview of the nutritional requirements for an athlete
Literature Review - Nutrition
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