importance of fitness and weight management
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Protein plays a fundamental role in our overall body health and wellness. It helps with weight control and in building, maintaining and repairing muscles. Studies have shown that a meal high in protein can help you feel fuller, longer which helps further with weight management. But how much do we really need? It could be more than you think!
The "average" adult according to the European Food Safety Authority - needs 0.83g of protein per kg of bodyweight. However this level increases with the level of activity undertaken. that protein'sdietician, Orla Walsh, says that active adults and … Click Here To Continue Reading
Protein and Sports
The interest and knowledge gained in the area of protein in sport has grown dramatically over recent years.
It has been known for a long time that in order to optimise the process of building bigger and stronger muscles, you have to increase the amount of protein in your diet. Newer research has revealed that it's also important for recovery, adaptation to your training as well as achieving a healthy body fat
For many years there has been debate about the total protein requirements of athletes, with many experts believing that daily needs depend on the type, frequency and intensity of the exercise. Nonetheless, for all … Click Here To Continue Reading
Eating for Energy
Carbohydrates are the main energy source for your brain and muscles. They are broken down in our gut and released into our blood stream as glucose. This glucose is used by our brain and muscles as fuel. By supplying our body the carbohydrate it needs at meal times, we are supplying it with the fuel necessary to maximise energy levels and minimise fatigue.
The key to optimising energy levels is controlling your blood glucose levels. There are many ways of achieving this.
Eating for Energy.
Firstly, when it comes to carbohydrate, it's important to consider how much you need to eat for your size and activity levels … Click Here To Continue Reading
How to enjoy a plant based diet
There is no one right way to eat for everyone. We are all different and what works for one person may not work for the next. However with more and more people choosing to follow a vegan lifestyle I hope this plant-based eating blog will be of interest.
The extent to which plant-based sources can provide excellent sources of nutrition is endless. With a balanced vegan diet, you can help yourself become the healthiest version of yourself. For those starting Veganuary this month, these minimally processed substitute animal products can be seen as ideal replacements.
Tofu and tempeh:
versatile protein-rich alternatives to … Click Here To Continue Reading