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Beetroot Juice for Endurance Sports

Like many vegetables, beetroot contains a lot of naturally occurring nitrate.  Dietary nitrates have been heavily investigated because it is these chemicals that are converted into nitric oxide, a potent vasodilator.  Nitric oxide improves blood flow and oxygen delivery to working muscles. Studies have shown that exercising athletes who supplement with beetroot juice, may gain […]

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Dual Carbohydrates for Endurance Exercise?

The benefits of consuming carbohydrates throughout endurance exercise to maximise performance is well documented. Athletic performance is enhanced through the maintenance of blood sugars which in turn provides a constant source of fuel to the working muscles. The muscle’s ability to use carbohydrate from a single carbohydrate source such as glucose is approximately 1.1g per […]

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Can Exercise Make You Fat?

A new study from Queensland University of Technology has shown that exercise can increase some people’s craving for high calorie and sugary foods. What the study found was that people can roughly be divided into 2 types: responders to exercise and non-responders. Non-responders choose higher calorie foods after exercise whereas non-responders prefer lower calorie, low […]

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Athletes May Benefit from Probiotics

Probiotics are foods or dietary supplements that contain large amounts of beneficial bacteria normally found in our lower intestines. Their health benefits over a range of health conditions are only just starting to be realised. In a recent clinical trial (Journal of Sports Nutrition & Exercise Metabolism, 2011), it was shown that endurance athletes that […]

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Probiotic Supplements in Sport

Probiotic Supplements in Sport Reviewed Probiotic bacteria are defined as live food ingredients that are beneficial to the health of the host. Although they are found in some food products such as yoghurt and some fermented foods, most probiotics are consumed as an oral supplement. Numerous health benefits have been attributed to probiotics, including effects […]

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