Nutrition Info

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The best way to rehydrate

CSIRO recommends we eat two serves of fruit on a daily basis, but a whopping 93% of Australians are not meeting the daily target. There are plenty of people who quite simply don’t eat enough fruit. There are also many people who avoid fruit because it’s high in sugar. Fruit contains fructose, fructose is sugar, and we should all be avoiding too much sugar. Right?? Well, not exactly. Let’s take a look at sugar, and when to avoid it.

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Which sugars are good for you?

CSIRO recommends we eat two serves of fruit on a daily basis, but a whopping 93% of Australians are not meeting the daily target. There are plenty of people who quite simply don’t eat enough fruit. There are also many people who avoid fruit because it’s high in sugar. Fruit contains fructose, fructose is sugar, and we should all be avoiding too much sugar. Right?? Well, not exactly. Let’s take a look at sugar, and when to avoid it.

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Dream the impossible – ft Casey Wright

It’s hard not to be inspired by Casey Wright, who loves nothing more than the challenge of high speed, high adrenalin XC skiing. Casey already has one Winter Olympics under her belt in 2018, and has her sights set firmly on 2022 in Beijing. Despite all the challenges that a winter sport throws up, Casey is fully motivated to being her best in every competition and training session. We loved hearing her story and supporting her training journey, and hope you will be inspired too…

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What is the best type of protein?

One of the most common questions we are asked is ‘what is the best type of protein’? Protein is available in a number of food sources and you will find a variety of protein supplements to choose from on the market. This week we delve into some of the science so you can understand which is the the right one for you.

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The future of hydration is here; our Triple Electrolyte Advantage©

The future of hydration is here with our Triple Electrolyte Advantage©. Electrolytes are quite simply, essential to life. They are minerals that carry an electric charge within liquids in the body such as blood. These electrolytes help regulate nerve and muscle function and maintain acid-base and water balance in the body. Essentially, they are responsible for controlling the shift of fluid in and out of cells in our body.

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No human is limited – ft Katie Lovis

Katie is a dedicated and passionate ultra-runner from Margaret River. Not only does she love the sport herself, but she loves encouraging others to join through the Margaret River Trail Runner’s Association. Katie just completed the Margaret River Ultra in under 11 hours for the gruelling 80km and is quite the inspiration to many!

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Nutrition for recovery from injury

The health benefits of participating sports are both physical and mental and are well known to us all. Keeping physically active can benefit cardiovascular and bone health, aid in maintaining a healthy weight, and improve sleep and mental well-being. However, sport carries with it the risk of injury, and most of us will face an injury at some point. One study showed 3 out of 10 elite teenage athletes reported injuries each week. Recovery from injury can be complex and rehabilitation requires physical therapy and nutritional plays a vital role too.

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Are Protein Bars Healthy?

Protein bars have become hugely popular as a way of consuming protein in a quick and convenient snack. Gone are the days of the humble muesli bar; the protein bar has firmly taken over supermarket shelves and gym bags. We are using them for recovery, weight loss, convenience, meal replacement and snacking. Let us take a closer look at what is in your protein bar, and decide if it really is benefiting your health?

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The Power of Protein

Here we delve into the the power of protein. If you are an endurance athlete, you may not think of yourself as a body builder. Yet, your training load places significant demands on your body for maintaining, repairing and growing lean muscle mass. While carbohydrates may be your staple fuel, there is a time and a place for protein in your diet.

Racing with heart- ft Kerry Cousins

Kerry Cousins is a big-hearted and caring triathlete from Secret Harbour, WA. Not only has she been awarded an Australia Day Medallion, she can make a killer cheese board or grazing platter too. Kerry is the loyal type of training buddy we would all love to have by our side when things get tough. Read…

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