Category: Nutrition


DEHYDRATION It is important to understand the need to keep your body hydrated. Whenever you exercise you lose fluid, not only through sweating but also as water vapour in the air that you breathe out.  The harder and longer you exercise and the hotter and more humid the environment the more fluid you will lose.  […]

02/07/2016 | 0 Comments More

Drink More Water

Four out of five people do not drink enough water. Most people in the UK drink less than the 8glasses of water a day recommended. Many people think drinking tea, coffee and diet drinks are a good substitute for water.  This thinking is wrong. Research has shown that even small levels of dehydration can cause […]

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THE BIG BREAKFAST The most important meal of the day is often the most neglected meal of the day, BREAKFAST. Breakfast has huge implications on your energy levels later in the day… Here are some breakfast ideas… Cereal: 1 bowl of porridge, muesli, all bran or fruit n fibre for example.  Use semi-skimmed milk or […]

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FOOD CHOICES EAT LESS FAT: The three nutrient sources available through food and drink are carbohydrate, fat and protein.  Carbohydrate provides us with 3.75kcals of energy per gram, protein gives us 4kcals of energy per gram and fat will provide more calories than any other food source with 9kcals of energy per gram. The average […]

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FLUID – Facts

FLUID – Facts: The importance of drinking water… Most people do not drink enough water and may unknowingly suffer from effects of minor dehydration almost every day. Dehydration symptoms include feeling lethargic, fatigue, suffering from headaches or a lack of concentration. The best way to see if you are taking enough fluid is to check […]

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The Banana – Natures Energy Bar

Easy to carry when you train outdoors or in the gym, bananas can be eaten before, during or after exercise and contains contains almost twice as much carbohydrate as any other fruit. The good old banana is high in energy and gives off instant energy, full of carbohydrate, low in fat and full of vitamins […]

06/04/2016 | 0 Comments More

How to Reduce Fat Intake

1: Cut off all visible fat from meat and poultry as well as skin. 2: Use low fat rather than full fat forms of natural yogurt, fromage frais, cottage cheese and quark.  (be aware to look though at the saturated content compared to the full fat version and sugar content, sometimes low fat products actually […]

03/04/2016 | 0 Comments More

Calcium Facts

Calcium: What are the functions of calcium?  About 99% of the calcium in the body is found in our skeleton where it provides strength and rigidity, enabling us to stand upright, walk, run and jump.  Calcium is also found in teeth. The remaining 1% is found in our blood and body fluids and regulates contraction […]

31/03/2016 | 0 Comments More

Drink More Water!

Water is one of the most important ingredients that your body needs.  And yet, most people do not consume enough of this vital fluid. Never Underestimate the Value of Water: Water regulates body temperature, transports nutrients and oxygen, carries away waste, helps detoxify the kidneys and liver, dissolves vitamins and minerals and cushions the body […]

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The U.K. has one of the worlds worst records for heart disease.  Each year more than 300,000 suffer from heart attacks. So what is the main course? The worse culprit is too much saturated fat in our diet.  Saturated fat is converted by the liver into blood cholesterol, high levels of which are very closely […]

12/01/2016 | 0 Comments More