Nutrition

The raw materials from which out bodies are constructed are provided by the food we eat. Normal wear and tear caused by living out daily lives dictates that even when fully grown, our bodies require constant repair and maintenance and the many processes of living moving, exercising and keeping warm also require fuel or energy which must come from our food.

Each one of the substances of a manís diet acts upon his body and changes it in some way and upon these changes his whole life depends whether he be in health, sickness or convalescent - Hippocrates

Fats

Fats Fat is very often seen as 'the bad guy' in our diet, but it is important to remember that fat and the fatty acids it is made up of play a very important part...

Creatine

Creatine Creatine is a nitrogenous organic acid, whose chemical formula is C4H9N3O2. Creatine phosphate provides the initial...

Proteins

Proteins The word 'protein' is derived from the Greek language and means 'of primary importance'. Strength athletes - body builders in particular, would agree that...

Caffeine

Caffeine Caffeine has been around for many years and it is thought that Palaeolithic man discovered plants containing caffeine and made beverages from them. The word...

Carbohydrates

Carbohydrates The simplest forms of carbohydrates are the sugars, which can be either single units known as monosaccharides or double units known as disaccharides. The next...

Vitamins and Minerals

Vitamins and Minerals Vitamins are a relatively new field of nutritional science and as such we are still learning about how they work. There is not much doubt that, as with most...

Supplements

Supplements As much as 57% of collegiate athletes in the US report taking vitamin and mineral supplements. On top of these, athletes are experimenting with a wide range of...

Antioxidants

Antioxidants Everybody has heard of free radicals and the damage they can do. A good proportion of the population knows that one way to combat the perceived threat that...

Fluids

Fluids It is probably fair to say that a good majority of athletes do not pay enough attention to their fluid requirements. However, before you can consider what...

Fundamentals of Nutrition

Fundamentals of Nutrition The concept of eating a healthy or balanced diet is often bandied around. However, when you analyse the concept closely it appears that everybody has their own...

Nutrition

If we value our health, we must ensure that an adequate and well balanced diet is adhered to. This alone presents us with a dilemma because how many of us really know how much is adequate and what is a balanced diet?

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