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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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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.

How Caffeine Improves Exercise Performance

Caffeine has been show to consistently improve exercise performance, and up until 2004 it was on WADA’s banned list.  Although we think mostly of coffee, caffeine is found in many foods and beverages, and so monitoring and testing can be a problem.  Caffeine is also metabolised at different rates in people, and so a simple…

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…

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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,…

Are sports drinks safe for kids?

“If my child is playing sport, do they need a sports drink?” This is such a common question, and one which parents ask me regularly.  Most parents have been warned about the health risks of soft drinks and energy drinks such as excess calorie consumption, dental decay and added stimulants.  But when it comes to…

Is hydration your secret weapon?

Studies are showing us that dehydration can affect your mood, brain function and performance.  Basically, even mild dehydration can lead to lowered mood, increased fatigue and a decline in your ability to think clearly. Given that the human body is made up of 60% water, the daily consumption of water is essential for our survival.  

Kona: Bindi’s Tips for the Big Island

Kona: Bindi’s Tips for the Big Island (yes, there is good coffee!)

It’s that time of year again, Kona time. For many people, Kona is the pinnacle of hours, days, months and years of training.

Touching down on the Big Island is akin to landing on hallowed ground, and the atmosphere is electric. I doubt anywhere in the world has such a concentration of fit, tanned, lycra-clad bodies in the world than Hawaii in October!

What’s the buzz about Supergreen Powders?

Supergreens and superfoods in general are getting plenty of media hype, and quite rightly so. Supergreen powders contain antioxidants, enzymes, and phytonutrients which pack a real nutritional punch. Let’s have a look at the benefits of supergreen powders and why they really do work to alleviate the physical stress of exercise.

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