Nutrition

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

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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.

10 Banana Smoothies to Keep You Running

Smoothies: Best Energy Snack Before Running and Workouts? Preparing well before exercise, a sporting event or even a day out playing is essential to get the most out of yourself. Eating the wrong foods before a workout can leave you…

Yohan Blake’s Banana Diet

Yohan Blake
Yohan Blake – Was Faster Than Usain Bolt in 2012 – His Bio and Diet Yohan Blake is a 22 year-old Jamaican sprinter. He has beaten Usain Bolt twice in a week, first over 100m and then in the 200m at the…

Are Chocolate Easter Eggs Healthy?

Chocolate Easter Egg
In 2010 German health scientists declared that chocolate is actually good for us, which means that chocolate Easter Eggs are not as unhealthy as many people think. Although chocolate is very high in calories, due to all the sugar and…

Is Bare Naked Foods the answer to obesity?

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This week’s Dragons Den (BBC TV, UK) saw an ex-fitness instructor present his new health food idea to the Dragons. The food is low sugar, gluten free noodles and pasta, and the company is called Bare Naked Foods. The company…

Can Greek-Style Yogurt Aid Weight Loss?

Greek Yogurt
While there is evidence to support the idea that increasing protein intake can help you to manage appetite, making small changes to your diet with addressing the bigger picture is not going to make any real difference to your weight.

What Is Processed Meat? Why Is It Bad?

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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?

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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

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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…

A Beautiful Tool For Health and Fitness

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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

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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

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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.

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…

Sugar, Carbohydrates and Your Health

Sugar still remains as one of the most misunderstood part of our diet. On one hand it provides vital energy for healthy body function and fuels the brain, on the other hand it often contributes to calorie excesses and weight…

How Super are Superfoods?

The media love reporting news of superfood discoveries, but is there really any such thing as a superfood? The fact is, often the foods are not all that super at all. Sensationalist reporting just makes them seem super.

Health Benefits Of Eating More Broccoli

It turns out that the humble broccoli is not so humble after all. In fact, it could well be one of the most important and mist readily available “super foods”. Its secret ingredient is called sulforaphane which is thought to reduce damage at the cellular level.

How Food Affects Mood, Health and Personality

A healthy diet provide more benefits than just a healthy and fit body. Mental health is also affected by diet which is why it is so important to maintain a healthy diet at all times. The food that we eat changes the way we feel and this can result in all manner of physical and behavioural issues.