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What are the benefits for sportsmen?

There is much research emerging showing the benefits of fatty acids, including an interesting study undertaken in prisons in the United Kingdom showed a 35 per cent reduction of violent acts resulted when prisoners where simply given a nutritional supplement containing fatty acids. Omega 3 & 6 is of interest to those who partake in […]

Side Effects and Legal aspects of Omega

Are there any side effects? The greatest risk of fish oil omega-3 supplementation is heavy metal poisoning by the body’s accumulation of traces of heavy metals which may be found especially in less refined fish oil supplements. There is also a potential risk is the possibility of vitamin poisoning from taking large doses of supplements […]

Sports Nutrition Myths

By CHRISTINE ROSENBLOOM, Ph.D., R.D. Department chair in the department of nutrition at Georgia State University and nutrition consultant for the Georgia Tech Athletic Association (Atlanta, GA) Athletes are always looking for a secret edge against the competition and what an athlete chooses for fuel can help. Because sports nutrition is an evolving area of […]

The food guide pyramid

The Food Guide Pyramid most people are familiar with the basic four food groups plan, findings revealed the shortcomings of the ‘basic four’ and was thus re-modeled to form the food guide pyramid. The food guide pyramid is easier for the general public to understand. A minimum amount of daily servings from each group is […]

The 10 Worst Foods You Can Eat

There are so many products that belong on the list that it has been listed in to food categories. The Foods and ingredients on this list don’t need to be avoided entirely, just be sure to eat them sparingly, if you eat them at all. Hydrogenated Fats These are mostly man-made fats used in bakery […]

Optimal nutrition for exercise

An optimal diet supplies the required nutrients which are adequate for tissue maintenance, repair, and growth without excess energy intake. It is now possible to make estimate nutritional needs for men and women which should account for their daily energy expenditure. The dietary needs for athletes, however must consider the specific energy requirements attributed to […]

The Importance of Nutrition for Recovery

Whereas sportspersons continually look to improve performance through consistent training, one of the most important aspects of training should be recovery. The idea behind recovery is to allow your body to absorb the workload from the various training sessions. This is where the correct eating habits can assist you in speeding up your recovery. Just […]

Fluid replacement during exercise in moderate temperatures

Previous research has found that even low levels of dehydration may impair high intensity exercise performance on hot days. Higher volumes of fluid replacement have proven advantageous for runners and cyclists under these conditions. Even in cool weather (25C), athletes could lose 1-1.5 litres of sweat per hour. The American College of Sports Medicine suggests […]

Fluid and Electrolytes to support activity

Water is the main need for the body’ life-supporting functions. Water is its number one nutrient. Body functioning is compromised by loss of too much water. Sweat is the obvious manner in which the body loses water. Exhaling leads to loss of water via vapor. During physical exercise, both routes have a purpose, and dehydraytion […]

Recommended dietary allowance (RDA)

Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) the amounts of selected nutrients considered adequate to meet the known nutrient needs of healthy people. The RDA are based on scientific knowledge and have been presented by a committee of the Food and Nutrition Board (FNB) of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS). The Canadian equivalent is the Recommended Nutrient […]