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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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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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