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Digestion & Metabolism

The healthiest, tastiest bread ever?

I class this as one of the most successful “healthy” recipes I've tried, tweaked and tested. I've adapted it slightly from a recipe I found at "My New Roots" and it happens to be one of the most delicious breads I've ever tasted! Another reason I love it so much is that it requires so [...]

Filed Under: Delicious Meals & Recipes, Digestion & Metabolism, Endurance Athletes - Nutrition, Food, Diet & Health, Simply Nutrition Blog, Womens Health

Cauliflower Rice…

Here is a delicious way to serve cauliflower and makes a welcome change from simply steaming or stir-frying. This recipe idea is also great if you're looking to drop your carbohydrate intake and/or lose excess weight, but still want something to serve with your grilled fish! 1 medium cauliflower 1 medium red pepper - de-seeded, [...]

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How to eat wheat-free…

Here is a wonderful "wheat-free" menu to get you started... Breakfast Quinoa & Orange Porridge Bring 30-40g quinoa to the boil and then simmer until tender and the liquid has absorbed. Peel a fresh orange and chop into the porridge. Stir, and then serve with a spoon of goat or sheep's yogurt, and a sprinkling [...]

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This article provides everything you need to know about effective eating for post-exercise recovery, replenishment and rehydration. Post-exercise Recovery Nutrition Eating soon after exercise provides the body with the correct nutrients to fully recover, regenerate, and re-adapt, ready for the next training session. The physiological recovery of the body involves all the following processes... * Refilling/refuelling of [...]

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How to nail your sports nutrition!

To understand and effectively put into practise good nutrition for performance, an athlete first needs to appreciate the importance of a nutritionally sound day-to-day diet, as well as grasping 3 key areas of effective sports nutrition - pre-exercise, during exercise and post-exercise nutrition.   Regards the general day-to-day diet, re-thinking meal timings and moving away from the [...]

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How I prepared a popstar for a world tour!

One of my long standing clients is a member of a well-known pop band prolific in the 90's. Do you remember Pulp and their famous hit "Common People"? Pulp have just completed a "revival tour" of Europe and Australia - 27 dates in 8 weeks. That's some schedule and an immense challenge both physically and [...]

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A solution to runner’s diarrhoea…

Q... I'm struggling with 'runner's trots' on my long runs. Is there anything I can do to prevent this? I'm worried it's going to happen in my upcoming marathon - should I take an anti-diarrhoea tablet? A... Many athletes are plagued with gastro-intestinal, or GI problems (e.g. cramping, urge to defecate, diarrhoea etc.) during training and [...]

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A 10-DAY DETOX

This is a fairly simple, "light" and safe 10-day detox, and one that you can do while going about normal day-to-day life. This can repeated once or twice every year to keep your body in good working order. The best times to take on board this sort of "challenge", is in early spring (focusing on plenty [...]

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Ever contemplated a detox?

Before embarking on anything that involves your health and your body, isn't it worth having a good understanding of what it is you're trying to achieve? I think so, and with so many tempting "celebrity detox diets", "mastercleanses" and "uber-washouts", here's my low-down on safely and effectively cleaning up your diet, your body.... and your [...]

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Do-it-yourself food sensitivity test

There’s an assortment of tests nowadays to diagnose food sensitivities, also known as food intolerances. Many of these high street or laboratory tests are however very expensive, and due to the changing nature of our environments, our emotions and our bodies, no test can ever be 100% reliable. Getting to know your body better, and [...]

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