Benefits of summer-time training?

Does summer-time training also offer Nutritional Benefits? Hidden behind the big nutrition related headline about the ‘Obesity Epidemics’ and the frightening increase in Diabetes Type 2, are the concerning apparent increases in vitamin D deficiency(*), especially in northern hemisphere populations. (*) Vitamin D deficiency is associated with rickets, osteoporosis and, in recent research, is thought…

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“SUGAR makes you HUNGRY, Carbohydrate makes you FAT……” a convincing hypothesis.

In this clear and well explained video, Dr Gary Fettke helps us see the link between eating sugar, refined carbs like bread and pasta (which ultimately turn into sugar) and polyunsaturated oils (mainly seed oils), and inflammation and serious disease……. There is currently no actual un-refutable proof that consuming these three is the cause of…

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Cauliflower Rice – with Apricots, Walnuts, Mint & Coriander

What a versatile vegetable cauliflower is! I am completely hooked on both the warm vegetable and on the multitude of salad options you can create using the grated version of this vegetable as a base. Cauliflower is very low in Saturated Fat and Cholesterol and a source of some Protein, Thiamin, Riboflavin, Niacin, Magnesium and…

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Article 3 of 6: Protein

A basic requirement from food – for Muscle Building and Recovery– especially as it affects sports performance. Many of us have grown up being encouraged to ‘eat your protein’ so you grow big and strong. And in the world of body builders and frequent gym goers, protein shakes are a familiar supplement taken for the…

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Article 3 Addendum – Protein from Vegetarian Sources

In the main article on Protein for Enhancing Sports Performance(Article 3 of 6) we discuss that this macronutrient is a highly necessary part of our diet to ensure that cells are able to grow and repair themselves. We also recognise, in the same article, that this means that protein is an essential nutrient to maintaining…

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Health & Wellbeing Break in Casa Andromeda

A focus on your Health & Wellbeing in Casa Andromeda, Javea, Spain. Fancy being pampered, together with good friends, away from it all for a few days, in a warm, peaceful and sunny paradise? Want the opportunity to learn hints and tricks about healthy eating, some of the latest research findings on how to minimise health risks…

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Pre-diabetic or already diagnosed with Diabetes Type 2………? Don’t despair!

BUT….Do seek help! There is no need to feel embarrassed or feel like there is a stigma attached to this challenge. You are not alone and there are millions of people facing the same challenge as you – and there will be millions after you. It is part of our modern day society and something,…

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Article 2 of 6: Energy – A basic requirement from food…..

……. especially as it affects sports performance. The body can source its energy requirements from carbohydrates, fats and to a lesser degree, but still importantly, proteins. Proteins can, as with complex carbohydrates, be converted to glucose, which is one of the simplest forms of carbohydrates, also know as simple sugars. These are then, in turn,…

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Article 1 of 6: The Basics of Nutrition…..

…… for Sports and Exercise and remaining healthy. The volume of information about nutrition and healthy eating is totally overwhelming and worse, often conflicting. Basically we can Google ourselves to whatever information we would like, and a positive or negative take on any subject we choose, depending on the words we use in our search…

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NUTRITION – Just about weight loss or …..

……. also a means of enhancing your exercise and sports performance? Do you ever feel tired before you start your exercise or training programme for the day? Have you experienced ‘heavy legs’ or the feeling that you are just not improving either with your weight loss ambitions or your exercise programme to increase your fitness…

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