From eating fat makes you fat to carbs are the devil. Mainstream nutrition is full of baloney. We take a look at 6 of the most popular nutritional myths and bust them.
The word diet brings on a severe case of angst in most people. Having to reduce calories is bad enough but fad diets and cutting out entire foods groups is truly awful.
If the input is larger than the output, then more gets retained than depleted, and vice versa. Even though our bodies are not as simple as a basic math problem, because nutrition has several variables, we can use this principle to define human metabolism.
Each of the nutritional variables has its own place in this process. Some of them are more important than others and you need to adjust them accordingly if you wish to get the best possible results.
Ever wondered how and what olympians eat in order to reach their peak physical performance? With so much pressure riding on each and every athlete taking part at this years Rio olympic games, fuelling their bodies with the right nutrition is essential and could be the difference between simply turning up and winning the gold.
I'm sure you've heard the expression “You are what you eat” but did you know that when you eat can be equally important.
Post-workout nutrition is a hot topic and rightly so. Your post-workout feed is fundamental when trying to ascertain the best possible results from you workouts. What you chose to eat should reflect the intensity and type of workout that you do along with your fitness goals.
Consider this. Your body is a Lamborghini. You have a 500km drive ahead of you. You try making the journey on an empty tank. Will you make it the full distance? NO is the answer and your body is no different. Deprive it of what it needs and it can't perform properly.
Carbohydrates are energy! They are the sugars, starches and fibres found in fruit, grains, vegetables and milk products. They are one of three micronutrients (Carbs, Protein and fat) and are essential for proper body function. Your body uses carbohydrates to make glucose aka energy which is what allows us move, think and function. Your body can use glucose immediately or store it in your liver and muscles for when it is needed.
After a recent claim from the World Health Organisation that Beef causes cancer, one Argentine responded with this - "I'd rather die than give up meat". This response was not at all a surprising one given that it's the centre-piece of any lunch and dinner plate in every town, city and province in Argentina.