NUTRITION

Rise and Shine, It’s Breakfast Time!

Why is breakfast the most important meal of the day?Simply put, it is absolutely essential to begin each day with a well-balanced breakfast that provides an adequate supply of both micro and macronutrients, so that you are set up to perform your best all day long. Your brain and central nervous system run on glucose, which is the fuel each of us require to think, talk, walk, exercise and carry on one’s daily life activities. After a good night’s sleep...

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The 6 Biggest Mistakes Bodybuilders Make

Don’t let these common errors rob you of your gains. Avoiding these pitfalls will help you build more muscle in less time!For many bodybuilders, putting in the time and hard work at the gym is the easier piece of the muscle building picture. Nutrition can be the most challenging part of bodybuilding, but it is also the most important component in maximizing your success in the gym.With so much conflicting information however, it can be difficult to know what...

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6 Must Have Superfoods For A Shredded Physique

All foods, even sugar-coated donuts, have some nutritional value. Unfortunately for those who consume it, such nutritionally deleterious fare is all too commonly included in the average diet. At the opposite end of the scale are the superfoods, nutrient-dense items purported to boost health, facilitate healing, and create the conditions for optimal cellular growth.A TERM THAT IS OFTEN USED TO DENOTE THE SPECIAL HEALTH BENEFITS OF CERTAIN FOODS, SUPERFOOD IS ALSO CONSIDERED TO BE A CONTROVERSIAL LABEL IN THAT...

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Eating To Grow: Training Intensity and the Fuel Tank

Let’s face it, there are tons of articles and opinions out there with completely conflicting view points on the absolute best way to stack on quality size. It would leave any lifter seriously confused, but it that doesn’t have to be the case! Why? Because the answer to the best way to pile on size is simple, eat to grow!Training for quality mass is not as tricky a proposition as many are led to believe. Eat the right kinds of...

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Fish Superior to Chicken for Weight Loss

Fish Superior to Chicken for Weight LossAsk any nutritionist, weight-loss coach or successful dieter, when you’re looking to drop a few pant sizes, food choice matters. While portion control and exercise are obviously also major factors, eating the right kinds of foods can make or break your diet plan more than anything else.  You may have heard of so-called good carbs and bad carbs, but the proper dieting decisions go far beyond just these choices.Limiting your intake of carbohydrates as...

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An Athlete’s Guide to Eating on the Go

So, you wanna build some muscle…Nutrition is a key component of building muscle, that’s not guess work, that’s a fact. Far too often we see hard work at the gym go down the drain because of poor nutrition habits. You need to eat well every day to get the results you want. The bodybuilder’s biggest challenge when it comes to nutrition? Eating on the go.Schedule & Plan AheadTry as much as possible to plan your week down to the smallest...

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Poor diet can lead to blindness, case study shows

An extreme case of "fussy" or "picky" eating caused a young patient's blindness, according to a new case report published today in Annals of Internal Medicine.The University of Bristol researchers who examined the case recommend clinicians consider nutritional optic neuropathy in any patients with unexplained vision symptoms and poor diet, regardless of BMI, to avoid permanent vision loss.Nutritional optic neuropathy is a dysfunction of the optic nerve which is important for vision. The condition is reversible, if caught early. But,...

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High-fat diets affect your brain, not just your physical appearance

Much research has pointed to how an unhealthy diet correlates to obesity, but has not explored how diet can bring about neurological changes in the brain. A recent Yale study has discovered that high-fat diets contribute to irregularities in the hypothalamus region of the brain, which regulates body weight homeostasis and metabolism.Led by Sabrina Diano, the Richard Sackler Family Professor of Cellular & Molecular Physiology and professor of neuroscience and comparative medicine, the study evaluated how the consumption of...

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Why people gain weight as they get older

Many people struggle to keep their weight in check as they get older. Now new research at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden has uncovered why that is: Lipid turnover in the fat tissue decreases during ageing and makes it easier to gain weight, even if we don't eat more or exercise less than before. The study is published in the journal Nature Medicine.The scientists studied the fat cells in 54 men and women over an average period of 13 years. In...

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Adapting your Diet based on your Intolerances

To avoid gluten, milk or eggs is healthy for some people, but it isn’t necessarily good for everyone. Do you know how to find your optimal nutrition?‘You are what you eat’ –  it’s not only a popular saying, but it also means that you need to eat proper food, which is good for you, in order to be fit and healthy.  So the questions are: What type of food is good? Does everyone have to consume the same food...

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