Tag Archives: sports performance

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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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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