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Friend or foe; the role of sugar in athletic health

Sugar is often labelled and seen as negative for our health. Many headlines on social media, newspapers and websites claim that sugar causes cancer, obesity or cardiovascular disease. However, sugar is often recommended for athletes to consume around or during exercise. Carbohydrate gels, drinks and powders are on the market and sold based on the

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Understanding cholesterol – a brief guide

Cholesterol is a type of fat found in your blood and every cell in our body, forming a key
component of cell membranes, and we need a certain amount of it for normal functioning in
the body and to produce adequate amounts of important hormones.

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Blood pressure management through dietary principles

Blood pressure is an important indicator of cardiovascular health, playing a vital role in
maintaining overall well-being. This short article will delve into what blood pressure is, the
mechanisms behind high blood pressure and practical strategies for its management.
Blood pressure refers to the force exerted by the blood against walls of our arteries as

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The role of diet on the gut microbiome

The gut microbiome is composed of roughly 100 trillion microorganisms – such as bacteria, fungi and viruses, and is located within the human gastrointestinal tract. Research has shown that the gastrointestinal microbiome can play an important role in modifying the risk of several diseases such as obesity, type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease and cancer.

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Caffeine for Health & Performance

Caffeine is the most widely used psychoactive substance and stimulant in the world, and for good reason. It is most commonly found in coffee or teas, but can also be synthesized in a lab to have in pill or powder form as a supplement.

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Beta Alanine & Sports Performance

Beta-alanine is a non-proteinogenic amino acid (meaning it is not incorporated into proteins during translation), and can be found in the diet through animal based foods such as beef or chicken. Once ingested, it combines with histidine in muscle cells to form carnosine.

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Dietary Fibre and Health

Fibre has been a hot topic in the nutrition sphere, and for good reason. It impacts our health in profound ways and allows the systems inside of us to operate in a fully functional capacity. Whether you’re a high performance athlete or a casual exerciser, fibre plays a key role in our health, and it

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Creatine

Creatine is one of the most popular nutritional ergogenic aids that athletes use to enhance their performance. Research has consistently shown that creatine supplementation increases intramuscular creatine concentration, can improve exercise performance and improve training adaptations.

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Nitrate supplementation for health & performance

Dietary nitrates are growing in popularity as sports nutrition supplements. Nitrates are small molecules produced in the body to limited amounts (as a by-product of nitric oxide) and is obtainable In the diet via consumption of vegetables, particularly beetroot and other low vegetables such as spinach or rocket.

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