Nutrition Info

Size Does Matter: Food Portions

Athletes know the truth — size, at least portion size, truly does matter! When you’re an athlete — whether you’re training for a big event like a triathlon or simply trying to perfect your yoga form — you need more calories to get you through the day. That often means more significant portions, but not…

What is Carb Cycling and Does it Help With Training?

When athletes are training, they set exercise routines that include both easy days and hard days. And as they plan for these cycles, many athletes find it advantageous to adjust their diets and follow trends like carb-cycling. As sports nutrition shows us, some diet changes can help enhance our athletic performance. They can even help…

Why are Electrolytes for Sports so Important

Why are Electrolytes for Sports so Important If you’re an athlete or enjoy sports and exercise, you’ve probably heard of electrolytes. It’s one of those standard terms we all seem to know, but maybe we don’t quite understand its complexity. In essence, they’re essential minerals that support many of our body’s vital functions. They’re critical…

Why Electrolytes are Important Before and After Exercise

Why Electrolytes are Important Before and After Exercise “Electrolytes” is one of those buzzwords you hear when learning about health, exercise, and nutrition. Athletes often stock up on electrolyte-infused drinks after working out, but not everyone understands the significance of these minerals. There’s a science behind the theory of both preloading before exercise, and rehydrating…

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Improving Your Mood with Natural Nutrition

Improving Your Mood with Natural Nutrition We all know that when you eat healthy food, you feel better.  It seems logical that a diet of natural nutrition which is rich in fruit, vegetables and lean proteins will result in good physical and mental health, and studies have already shown this to be the case.  Conversely,…

Sports Nutrition and the FODMAP Diet

In sports nutrition, understanding how foods react with your body is the key to boosting your endurance. A low FODMAP diet is a great way to do just that!

Top Ten Pre-Workout Snacks

If you’re looking for a snack to get your body ready for your workout, you might be wondering what’s best for you. Lucky for you, Australian sport nutrition experts have ten great snacks you can try pre-workout to give you more energy, prevent muscle catabolism, and increase muscle growth. Basically, to help get the most…

Electrolytes: Essential to life

Electrolytes: Essential to life Electrolytes are minerals that carry an electric charge when they are dissolved in a liquid such as blood. The blood electrolytes—sodium, potassium, chloride, and bicarbonate—help regulate nerve and muscle function and maintain acid-base balance and water balance, essentially controlling the shift of fluid in and out of cells.  These minerals derived from the earth’s crust,…

What’s so super about Supergreens?

What’s so super about Supergreens? We might all debate what the perfect ‘healthy’ diet is, but we know that eating whole-foods including a wide range of nutrients and avoiding sugar and processed foods is vital.  While we might aim for the perfect diet, it’s not always that easy. Whether it’s a heavy training load, lack…

Boost your immune system to avoid illness

Boost your immune system to avoid illness As we face new and unique health challenges, our immune system is the first line of defence.  Therefore, people with compromised immunity are most at risk such as people with chronic diseases or the elderly. Although we can’t do anything about our age, there are many things we…

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