Category Archives: Recovery

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 »

Elastin: Synthesis, Sources and Significance

Elastin is extracellular matrix protein, which represents an integral component of human connective tissue found in the epidermis, walls of the blood vessels, interarticular joints, cartilage, ligaments, muscle fascia and sheath of the internal organs. |Elastin along with other proteins such as collagen forms a 3D-network of protein fibers ensuring sufficient strength of the tissues. This thread-like protein… Читать дальше »

Health Benefits of Golf

Health Benefits of Golf Today we will talk about health benefits of the golf game. This sport has no contraindications, it is suitable for people of any age and weight category. There are no gender differences and this game does not require any physical preparation to start play in. In addition, it is not necessary to gather a… Читать дальше »

Placebo: Healing Power of Simulated Treatment

Placebo: Healing Power of Simulated Treatment Finding out what is a placebo about, it is necessary to address the Latin. This term originates from “dead” Latin language like many other medical terms do. “Placere” is the word that means “to like or value something”. It implies the fact that the drug itself actually does not have any medicinal… Читать дальше »

Isotonic Sports Drinks: What Are They and When to Use Them?

Isotonic sports drinks have just entered sports nutrition market. Manufacturers state that this is a drink which human body needs to have during intensive workouts. How to use isotonic drinks in sport and how to make them? What are scientists thinking about their benefits and disadvantages? We will address all these issues in our new blog post. What… 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 »

Water: Requirements and Recommended Intake

Water: Requirements and Recommended Intake Human body is a chemical solution or medium where different chemical reactions are going on. Water provides cells with nutritional substances. It also removes toxic substances and other waster, which enters our body with polluted air, food or alcohol. Homo sapiens consists of 2/3 of water. Human body filters up to 2 to… Читать дальше »

Carrots: Chemical Composition and Health Benefits

Carrots: Chemical Composition and Health Benefits Carrot plays important role in our nutrition. It nicely complements porridge, fruits and vegetables. This is why it is so widely used in cooking. It is used in raw and processed form and added to soups and salads. Carrot is also used to make nice desserts such as baked puddings, cakes, pies… Читать дальше »

Health Benefits of Blueberries

Health Benefits of Blueberries Blueberry contains useful substances. Astronauts favor blueberries and jam made from this berry during World War II was given to English pilots to better their visual acuity in darkness and during nightfall. Chemistry of Blueberry Blueberry contains organic acids such as: Oxalic acid; Malic acid; Bensoic acid; Citric acid; Amber acid; Lactic acid; Chinic… Читать дальше »

Watermelon: Nutrition Facts, Health Benefits and Use

Watermelon: Nutrition Facts, Health Benefits and Use Watermelon is used as a mean to treat sicknesses and lose weight. Watermelon has a favorable effect upon human body due to its composition. Red flesh, hard green rinds and seeds are very good for your body. Different parts of watermelon contain certain substances which help to treat sicknesses. Composition of… Читать дальше »