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Protein Levels for Team Sports

Why do we need protein? The inclusion of protein within the daily diet is essential for growth and repair of the body, as well as contributing to overall well being and health throughout the lifespan. Structurally and functionally proteins are primary elements in every cell of the body. It supplies between 10-15% of dietary energy,…

Carbohydrate Periodization

Intro: Carbohydrate intake can be a source of confusion when it comes to nutrition and performance, and carbs can have a reputation of being bad for your body composition and performance. However, it is possible to find a healthy and effective way to make carbs work for you through carbohydrate periodization. Carbohydrates are often associated…

The Effects of Alcohol Consumption on Sports Performance

Intro How does drinking alcohol affect athletic performance? Is it okay to have a drink if you are in training, or should you avoid the bottle to maintain your peak fitness? Alcohol is the most commonly used substance in our society. For winding down after a workout, celebrating a big win, a birthday, or special…

Nutrition for Footballers: Pre-Game Fuelling for a Match Day

Intro: All sports make their own unique demands on the body, and so it’s important to understand how nutrition can be used to ensure optimal performance in your particular sport. For footballers, it is especially important to have a carefully considered nutritional plan when you are in training and leading up for a big match…

Top 5 Nutrition Tips for Endurance Athletes

Intro: If you are training for an event, or trying to build up your stamina for more intensive exercise, it’s really important that you think about how nutrition can affect your body’s ability to perform. The best way to make sure that you are getting the right fuel to help you reach peak fitness for…

Turmeric and Athletic Performance

Intro: There is often a lot of pressure on athletes to do whatever they can to perform, which means that some feel compelled to turn to chemical supplements, protein powders, and sports drinks to help muscle growth and recovery. However, these days athletes are also looking towards more natural alternatives for supporting the body’s recovery…