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Fast Twitch vs Slow Twitch

2019-08-19T09:29:28+00:00Categories: Fitness|Tags: , , |

The reason they get referred to as fast and slow twitch muscle fibres is due to the speed of the contraction when the muscle activates, but they can also be known as by different names, such as red or white muscle fibres. When it comes to strength and power everyone associates fast twitch and [...]

Magnesium Foods

2019-08-01T16:33:05+00:00Categories: Nutrition|Tags: , , |

Health & Wellbeing As half the world’s population is deficient in Magnesium, is it any wonder that many of the negative health connotations associated with deficiency are so prevalent. These include muscle fatigue and weakness, high blood pressure, osteoporosis, anxiety and depression, hormonal regulation and sleep issues. Weight Loss If you want to lose [...]

Poached egg and smoked salmon sandwich

2019-07-26T12:16:39+00:00Categories: Meal Of The Day|Tags: , , , , |

Prep and cook time: 20 min Difficulty: medium Cannot be frozen (4 servings) Ingredients: 4 very fresh eggs 2 (English) muffins, split in half and toasted 2 tbsp butter 1 handful baby spinach leaves 125 g smoked salmon 3 tbsp sour cream, lightly whipped Method: Bring a wide pan of salted water to the [...]

Do You Have An Increased Carb Risk?

2019-07-26T12:16:17+00:00Categories: Nutrition|Tags: , , , , |

Carbohydrates are a combination of both small and large molecules that comprise about 40 to 45 percent of the energy supply for your body. Certain types of carbohydrates, such as fibre resistant starches don't get absorbed into your body for energy, but play an extremely important role in your gastrointestinal tract, supporting digestion and [...]

Omega-3 Foods

2019-07-26T12:16:57+00:00Categories: DNA, Fat Loss, Fitness, Health and Wellbeing, Muscle Building, Nutrition|Tags: |

Omega-3 for Health & Wellbeing Omega 3 fatty acids are extremely important to your health, and offer a variety of benefits to both your body and brain. Omega 3 can also help combat the pro-inflammatory response seen from diets higher in grains, vegetable oils and processed foods, which are all high in Omega 6 [...]

Glass noodle salad with shrimps

2019-07-26T12:17:10+00:00Categories: Meal Of The Day|Tags: , |

Prep and cook time: 30 min Difficulty: easy (4 servings) Ingredients: juice of 1 lime 2 tbsp fish sauce 2 tbsp sesame oil 1 clove garlic, crushed 1 tbsp sugar 2 tbsp water thumb-sized piece fresh ginger, peeled and grated 250 g | 1 2/3 cups cooked shrimp 175 g glass noodles 1 small [...]

Fibre-rich muesli with berries, yoghurt and linseed

2019-07-26T12:17:21+00:00Categories: Meal Of The Day|Tags: , |

Prep and cook time: 10 min Difficulty: easy Cannot be frozen (4 servings) Ingredients: 8 - 10 tbsp fruit muesli 2 - 4 tbsp spelt flakes 100 g | 2/3 cup blackberries, sorted and washed 50 g | 1/3 cup redcurrants, stripped from their stalks and washed 100 g | 2/3 cup blueberries, sorted [...]

Choline Foods

2019-07-26T12:17:49+00:00Categories: DNA, Nutrition|

Choline for Health & Wellbeing Whilst optimal choline levels may not offer any fitness related properties, deficiency can offer a variety of negative health effects or illnesses, such as: Fatty liver Liver Cirrhosis Kidney Haemorrhage Choline for Fat Loss Choline plays an important role in fat transportations and metabolism, with particular attention to cholesterol [...]

Caffeine and stress

2019-07-26T12:18:11+00:00Categories: DNA, Genetics|Tags: , , , |

Genes of interest:  ADORA2A rs5751876, CYP1A2 rs762551 Caffeine is a stimulant and as such can help to “perk” you up if you are feeling fatigued or tired. It is often utilised to help with focus before training or learning. Caffeine, like all drugs, affects people in different ways and as such may or may [...]