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Does caffeine improve exercise performance?

Caffeine is a common ingredient in sports drinks and supplements with manufactures making claims such as ‘improves mental focus’ or ‘aids fat burning’, but what effects does caffeine really have on exercise performance? Many people report a perceived improvement in … Continue reading

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Kombucha is the new Coca-Cola

Lacto Fermented Foods As the seasons get colder many people find themselves falling prey to colds and sniffles. Maintaining a good intake of immune system boosting nutrients can certainly be a help in combating these annoying minor illnesses. Nowadays we … Continue reading

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Paleo Eating

Paleo eating is popular in the States but has not caught on as much in the UK. It is the diet of choice for many athletes and hardcore fitness adherents such as Crossfitters. You needn’t be an elite athlete to … Continue reading

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Why you should soak oats before cooking

Porridge has made a comeback in recent years as a healthy and hearty breakfast choice, but the modern version is often missing a vital ‘ingredient’. Traditionally there are many forms of porridge, from different corners of the world, made from … Continue reading

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Sources of Good Fats

Last weeks post was on the benefits of polyunsaturated fats (omega 3 & 6). If you train hard getting enough of these fats may be beneficial to recovery, fat metabolism and cardio vascular performance. We covered some guidelines on how … Continue reading

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Good Fats, Bad Fats

Fats are probably the most misunderstood macro-nutrient with many people believing a low fat diet is the healthiest choice. However, certain fats are essential to human health in order for the body to perform particular functions. These essential fats, sometimes … Continue reading

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Is soy safe?

You might think this post doesn’t apply to you if you don’t buy soya milk or eat tofu, but with 60% of food on supermarket shelves in the US (and probably similar here) containing soya you could be consuming more … Continue reading

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