Sports Nutrition Archive

  • Hydration for Athletes

    Hydration for Athletes

    It is important for athletes to be well nourished and well hydrated before going for a workout. Always put in mind that building strength requires athletes to fuel their bodies with the right foods and fluids, putting into consideration the right amount of protein and proper hydration. Dehydration is not the only problem that athletes may acquire. Hyponatremia, or fluid overload, is also common. That's why it's crucial for athletes to strike the proper balance when it comes to hydration. Whether...

    Read More

  • The Effects of Caffeine on Exercise Performance

    The Effects of Caffeine on Exercise Performance

    Being one of the most widely used stimulants in the world, caffeine causes the heart rate and blood pressure to increase, making the individual temporarily feel awake and energetic. Foods and beverages like coffee, teas, soft drinks, chocolate and cocoa are few of the most popular foods with caffeine. Caffeine acts as a stimulant on the central nervous system which cause the heart rate and blood pressure to increase. The caffeine can also be diuretic, causing the kidneys to excrete more urine. H...

    Read More

  • Sports Drinks: Do You Need Them?

    Sports Drinks: Do You Need Them?

    Probably you have tried and tested sports drinks such as Gatorade, Powerade and Isoport. Some people may not even have to argue that they enjoyed drinking these kinds of drinks even wihout themselves being active or not engaging into any type of intense physical activity. For athletes, intaking sports drink is necessary to keep them hydrated and have their electrolytes easily replaced after hours of intense workouts.Keeping you body hyrdated is important so that you can perspire. The best way to...

    Read More

  • Enrich Your Body With Healthy Foods

    Enrich Your Body With Healthy Foods

    In the age of fad diets and synthetic dietary supplements, we often forget that nothing compares to the nutritional benefits one can get from food. However, not all foods are created equal, as there are some that have naturally concentrated nutrients. These are called Superfoods, which provide many nutrients that support each other and prevent the kind of imbalances that often occur when vitamins are taken singly. Here are some of the superfoods and their health benefits, but remember to consult...

    Read More

  • Building Muscle: What Do I Eat?

    Building Muscle: What Do I Eat?

    Building muscle? How? What do I eat?Shrimp - Three ounces-about 12 large shrimp-has almost 18 grams (g) of protein, . Oyster, Clams, Mussels - 3 ounces of Oysters will net you 11 g ofprotein, while the same amount of clams or mussels has nearly double that. Couscous - Pasta is not the only energy food. Couscous is easy to cook-all you need is water, a microwave, and about 2 minutes.Sloppy Joes - Beef has a higher creatine content than any other food. Baked Beans - A half cup serves up 6 g each o...

    Read More

  • Upgrading Your Protein Shake

    Upgrading Your Protein Shake

    Tired of drinking the same protein. Try these recipes to make your protein shakes enjoyable! Evapored Milk - A half cup condensed milk adds nearly 400 mgs of calcium. stronger bones mean a stronger frame to hang muscle tissue on.Vanilla Extract - It’s the secret ingredient that made nearly everything your mom baked taste better. A couple of drops will do the same for your smoothie.Pumpkin - Canned pumpkin is already cooked to a smooth consistency, so it slips easily into a protein shake. A...

    Read More