If you read my piece ‘Importance of your gut for performance – What GCSE and A-Level Biology doesn’t tell you‘ and wanted to know more, Giulia Enders book is almost certainly the best place to start. Giulia Enders is a doctoral student in Germany studying microbiology. She first came to prominence when a 10minute presentation she […]
The majority of GCSE and A Level syllabuses cover digestion from mouth to large intestine by looking at the enzymes and mechanisms the body uses to break down our food into small enough molecules to be absorbed. What is missed or only covered in passing, is our reliance on the hundreds of thousands of micro-organisms that […]
In my article ‘milk the new sports drink’, I looked at all the research that shows cows milk is a good food for fuelling sport, as well as for muscle building and weight loss. However, if you google “milk and health”, you get as many health risks as health benefits, so what is the story […]
SPORTS NUTRITION The science of nutrition is evolving all the time and it is now universally recognised that what you eat, when and how you eat it can enhance sports performance. The problem is that due to fantastic marketing by the big sports food brands, the tendency amongst athletes is to favour specialist sports foods […]
If you believe the headlines sooner or later eating sugar is going to kill you. Is this really true ? Surely we have been eating sugar for generations…… What is sugar? Sugars are the building blocks of all carbohydrates. Monosaccharide sugars are the simplest of all carbohydrates containing just six carbon atoms, twelve hydrogen atoms […]
Many nutrition experts advise against eating anything with an E number in it and E numbers have been linked to everything from hyperactivity and mood disorders to an increased risk of heart disease and cancer but there are E numbers and E numbers and some may actually be good for you.