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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Vitamins Explored

Vitamins are normally associated with what the body finds difficult to produce on its own. These substances are important for a number of bodily functions and are required in small dosages. So for our own knowledge we can break vitamins down into ‘vital minimums’. In total thirteen vitamins have been identified and are listed as […]

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Are carbohydrates of benefit during a race?

Running for over 90-120 minutes at race pace can totally deplete glycogen stores even if well loaded beforehand. This means your muscles will have to resort to fat or protein for energy. As fat requires oxygen to burn, you will have to slow right down (or walk!), so that sufficient oxygen can reach the muscles. […]

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Food sources high in carbohydrates

Most athletes know the importance of carbohydrates. And many see their main source coming from breads, pastas and cereals. However, the table below will show you further examples of foods that do provide carbohydrates. In selecting the food source, the food group is first identified and the amount taken compared to the amount of carbohydrates […]

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What are carbohydrates

What are carbohydrates? All carbohydrates are made up from sugars. There are a number of different types of sugars but in the body all carbohydrates metabolism converts sugar to glucose, our body’s preferred energy source. Glucose is the main sugar present in many foods but some contain different sugars, such as fructose in fruit, lactose […]

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How to calculate the Energy available from foods

To calculate the energy available from a food, multiply the number of grams of carbohydrate, protein, and fat by 4,4, and 9, respectively. Then add the results together. For example, 1 slice of bread with a tablespoon of peanut butter on it contains 16 grams carbohydrate, 7 grams protein, and 9 grams fat : 16g […]

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