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Whey protein

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There are heaps of protein supplements and meal replacement shakes on the market all promising amazing things from bigger muscles to better health, and everything in between. You might be wondering if the type of protein used in these products makes any difference. Well, most products use whey protein, which is the protein component of… Read More

Eating before sleep

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The importance of a good night’s sleep for health and fitness cannot be underestimated. Studies show that getting more and better quality sleep is associated with reduced illness, prevention of weight gain and greater longevity. Sleep is also the time when hormones, like growth hormone which helps muscle growth and regeneration, are at their highest…. Read More

Breakfast – Is it that important?

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We’ve been told for years that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Studies show that people who skip breakfast are more likely to be overweight and generally have poorer health, however this doesn’t necessarily mean that eating breakfast causes weight loss and better health. A study conducted on two groups of people… Read More

Protein: How much is enough?

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Protein has so many functions in the body and is obviously one of the most important nutrients, but how do we know if we are getting enough? The official recommended dietary intake (RDI) for protein for adult men is 64g per day. But this probably won’t be enough to meet your requirements if you’re active…. Read More

Creatine

Protein powder perfect supplement for bodybuilders ,fitness enthusiasts ,dieters and excercise aficionados

Gaining muscle is tough. You need to eat right, do the right exercise and sleep well. All pretty difficult to do in today’s busy world. Even those who manage to get everything right still hit plateaus. This is the time to consider a supplement. There are so many supplements around that it’s hard to know… Read More

Ginger

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Ginger is an aromatic root commonly used in Asian dishes. It has been used for centuries as a natural medicine but scientists have only recently discovered how it might be used as a cancer prevention agent. Compounds in ginger can reduce inflammation and prevent cancer cells from multiplying when tested in a laboratory. Limited research… Read More

Beetroot

Beetroot Juice

Who’d have thought that the humble purple vegetable, so often confined in a can, is one of nature’s true superfoods? Beetroot is packed with compounds called nitrates, which can be converted into a powerful chemical called nitric oxide by, of all things, the bacteria in our mouth. Once converted, nitric oxide has the capacity to… Read More

Eating for hydration

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Many of us have had the experience of finishing a workout exhausted and drenched in sweat. The first thing we generally search for is a drink to replace all the fluids lost. However, what you eat might be just as important. The foods you eat after exercise contribute to hydration in two ways. First, and… Read More

Model Bloke

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So how does the average Aussie bloke measure up when it comes to physical activity? According to the National Physical Activity Guidelines to be ‘sufficiently active for health’ it is recommended that adults get at least 30 minutes of moderate intensity physical activity on most (preferably all) days. Added up that equates to 150 minutes… Read More

Protein: When to have it?

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Most of us know that protein is an essential nutrient and it plays an important role in our diet. What many people don’t know is that it’s not just the amount of protein that is important but also when you have it that can make a huge difference. Protein is needed for muscle repair and… Read More