Nutrition

Articles and advice on nutrition for fitness, healthy eating and basic nutrition information covering fats, proteins, carbohydrates and the micro-nutrients.

What Is Processed Meat? Why Is It Bad?

Processed sausage wrapped in pastry and cheese

OK, processed and red meat has been in the news again this week. Researchers found a link between the consumption of red meat and coronary heart disease, and also another new study has provided more evidence for a link between…

What Is Fat?

Fatty Meat showing subcutaneous fat and intramuscular fat

You are desperate to get rid of it, but do you know what it is, or why you have it? When we eat too much, blood sugar levels remain high and this triggers the conversion of glucose into glycerols (in the liver) which are stored as fat – and we get fatter.

Whey Protein and Amino Acid Diet Plan

Recent research has shown that whey protein supplements that are fortified with added amino acids can help reduce fat while maintaining muscle mass. The research was carried out on obese elderly individuals who cannot exercise, however, the same rules can…

Why Vegan Athletes Keep Winning

A few years ago we covered a story about how one family followed a vegan diet with unfortunate consequences. To help rebalance this we felt it is time to write something more positive about veganism and fitness. There are many…

Low GI Diet Plan eBook

Our Low GI Diet Plan - ebook!

Following a low GI diet is not a guaranteed way to lose weight – there is really no such thing as a guaranteed method. You still need to follow the rules, manage your eating and ideally do some regular exercise. However, it is one of the best ways to control your blood sugar levels and this helps with appetite management and stabilizes insulin which means less fat accumulation and more fat burning.

A Beautiful Tool For Health and Fitness

String beans

The Glycemic Index was described by Dr. Atkins as “A Beautiful Tool“. It is used by diabetics to help manage blood sugar levels and is also a key reason why the paleo, stone-age and primal diet systems all aid weight loss…

Some Healthy Facts About Dietary Fat

Health food choices that contain fat

Dietary fat has a bad reputation. The human diet has contained rather a lot of fat for a long time. Lard, dripping and butter were once common place in kitchens, mothers would bake cookies, cakes, pies and flans on an almost daily basis for their families. Then the western world was suddenly gripped by rising reports of heart disease in the 1970’s and fat was blamed. But was that fair?

A Guide To Workout Nutrition

If you are exercising intensively you need to start thinking about nutrition. Whether you are trying to lose fat or build more muscle, or both, then getting your diet right is vital for success. For bodybuilding, training for kickboxing competitions,…

The Red Meat Debate – Is It Safe?

Red meat has the potential to be very important in our diet. It is a rich source of protein, which is essential for athletic development (muscles) and also contains iron, zinc and phosphorus, plus vitamins B12, thiamin and roboflavin. Red…

Diet and Heart Health

Over the years much research has been carried out to examine the relationship between diet and heart disease. Many studies lead to the idea of “superfoods” to prevent heart disease developing, however, these reports are generally misleading. Some studies have…