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Nutrition for Sport

Get yourself dialed: Nutrition tips for athletes

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Top up or blow up

Being an athlete requires peak fitness and a carefully honed diet. It’s not just about putting calories in your body, the best results will come when you focus on nutrient requirements to quickly repair and build muscles.

Between mental and emotional health, immune system, muscle recovery, sleep habits and heat tolerance, there are lots of things to consider. Here are a handful of suggestions to chew on.
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Breakfast/ Lunch/ Nutrition for Sport/ Recipes/ Snacks

Mango go! Pre-workout smoothie

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Hit your flow with Mango

A nutrient-packed smoothie can help you hydrate and prepare for some pedal-pushing power. Vital to a good workout is balanced and easily digested energy beforehand. It’s important to consider the type of workout you’re doing and the required levels of carbs and protein.

This Mango-go smoothie is the perfect setup for a shorter high-intensity workout with its blend of healthy complex carbohydrates and fibre, which supplement your glycogen stores. The banana, date and ginger fuel you with energy and vitamins and the chia seeds will give you a little kick of protein.

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Bars/ Breakfast/ Nutrition for Sport/ Recipes/ Snacks

Zesty Life Energy Bar

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Chewy, nutty, fruity and packed with goodness

You were riding along at good pace, focused and energized… then seemingly without warning your legs turned to cement, you begin to lag behind and the muscle-trembling feeling of hunger and nausea sets in—Get home quick, cause you’re going to bonk!

Your ability to run, bike, ski and get zesty in any activity that exerts yourself, hinges on the capacity of the body to extract energy from food. Riding strong and steady is about eating the right amounts of the right foods at the right times. And drinking adequate amounts of water! Continue Reading…

Nutrition for Sport

Turmeric Spice: Anti-Inflammatory & Cancer Fighting

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Forget the Advil and knock back a shot of Turmeric

Curcumin, the compound in turmeric responsible for that bright hue, isn’t just for making those bold curry colours. Curcumin is has a whole host of the health benefits and is one of the most potent anti-inflammatories in nature.

The journal Oncogene published the results of a study that evaluated several anti-inflammatory compounds and found that aspirin and ibuprofen are least effective, while curcumin, is among the most effective anti-inflammatory compounds in the world.  Continue Reading…

Nutrition for Sport

Apple Cider Vinegar: Performance & recovery tonic

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The ultimate zesty punch in the face!

Don’t worry, you don’t have to guzzle it back like grandma said. There are plenty of ways to incorporate Apple Cider Vinegar into your diet.

This health tonic has been praised for its ability to balance your pH, increase good gut bacteria and help control your weight, boost your health and improve your appearance. For athletes, the amino acid, raw enzyme and potassium provides amazing performance and recovery benefits.