Why is Protein Important for Exercise?

Protein is a macronutrient. To put it simply, protein is one of the main nutrients that every person needs to maintain a healthy body. It helps to repair any internal or external damage, supports the immune system and contributes to an overall feeling of wellbeing.

What are Macronutrients?

When we consider the nutritional needs of the body in order to survive and function, we can broadly divide or define the diet into macronutrients (carbohydrate, protein and fat), and micronutrients (vitamins and minerals).

What are Micronutrients?

While macronutrients supply us with the necessary calories (energy) to move and function on a daily basis, micronutrients are the “spark plugs” that literally turn on the ignition, helping the body to effectively and efficiently utilise calories, and driving the many biochemical reactions that occur in our cells.

Slow Energy Release Foods

We’ve all been there – that low grumble that happens between meal times that makes us realise that we could do with a snack. Depending on what we have nearest to us, there’s always the risk of grabbing a pastry, packet of crisps or chocolate which are often unhealthy options. Instead, you can prevent those snack attacks by eating foods that keep you fuller for longer!

Should You Go on a Wheat Free Diet?

A wheat-free diet has many health benefits, but it’s important to know the facts. Here, our nutritionist Lucy-Ann Prideaux reveals all you need to know about wheat and healthy snacking.

Five Fantastic Iron Rich Foods

Are you getting enough iron rich foods in your diet? Iron deficiency can cause all sorts of health issues, from fatigue to headaches. Also known as anaemia, a lack of iron is especially common in pregnant women, and can also affect those with coeliac disease.

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