Category Archives: Nutrition

Protein Bars in Sports Nutrition

Food industry takes into consideration the needs of weightlifters, who need to count proteins, fats and carbs as well as stick with tough sports diet. Protein supplements, muesli, gainers (protein powders for shakes) now also include protein bars. Nutritionists and sports coaches are still not sure whether sweet bar can be considered as a part of sports nutrition… Читать дальше »

The Ways to Calculate Daily Caloric Intake

Nutritional substances include three sources of energy such as proteins, fats and carbs. Entering human body, they are burned like a gasoline to provide organism with life power, energy and ability to live and breathe. Energy is measured in calories. Optimal amount of calories ensures right body type, correct muscle gain and overall wellbeing. Excess of energy, which… Читать дальше »

The Pros and Cons of Hot Chocolate

The Pros and Cons of Hot Chocolate Hot chocolate is a drink that is made from cocoa powder, water or milk and sugar. It can be seasoned with cream and spices. There are two types of chocolate: «Traditional» hot chocolate which is a creamy dessert that is whipped along with pieces of chocolate, sugar, vanilla and cinnamon. It… Читать дальше »

Functional Nutrition: Good or Bad?

Functional Nutrition: Good or Bad? Truth about benefits and dangers of functional nutrition Nowadays people are living crazy lives, therefore they just don’t have any time left to eat healthy. Hurrying up, they must skip breakfast, eat on the run buying hamburgers and other fast food. All that results in digestive issues, bad feelings and weight gain. For… Читать дальше »

Bread Toasts: Health Benefits and Dangers

Bread Toasts: Health Benefits and Dangers Bread is one of the most popular products ever consumed by human being. People have learnt to collect grains and transform them to flour as well as bake some bread on the hot stones in stone age. There is only one step from bread making to toast appearance. A toast is just… Читать дальше »

Facts About Fast Carbs

Facts About Fast Carbs Carbohydrates are divided into «fast» and «slow» depending on speed our body breaks them down with. Taking a closer look at that issue, we understand that these terms do not correctly convey the meaning. Scientists have proven that different carbohydrates are absorbed and impact human body in almost similar way, and they are broken… Читать дальше »

Guarana: Natural Source of Energy for Sportsmen

Guarana: Natural Source of Energy for Sportsmen Guarana is a plant which grows in Amazon rainforest. It has become recently know in Europe, but guarana and its leaves are used in Latin America for medicinal purposes for a very long time. Not so many people know that guarana contains caffeine. Sportsmen benefit from this property. BAAs containing caffeine… Читать дальше »

Dried Fruits in Our Nutrition: Benefits and Dangers

Dried Fruits in Our Nutrition: Benefits and Dangers Fresh fruits are good for human body. They are rich in vitamins, minerals, fibers and another substances human being needs. Once dried correctly in fresh air and at a low temperature without use of chemical additives, they preserve up to 90 % of their valuable properties. They contain greater amounts… Читать дальше »