Category Archives: Nutrition

Rugby Nutrition: Nutrition for Elite Rugby Players

Much of the focus is on team selection and performance while on the pitch, but now we can get a captivating glimpse from elite rugby nutrition. So what will you find in an elite rugby player’s fridge and cupboard? As a nutritionist I was quick to highlight that the importance of getting the right quantity…
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The Importance of Carbohydrates and Glycogen for Athletes

Nutrition is a key part of the training programme of any athlete. By not ingesting adequate amount of calories (Kcalories-Kcal) this may result in a lack of important macronutrients and micronutrients. Especially true when it comes to carbohydrates (CHO). Current societies tend to “demonize” carbohydrates and there are multiple nutritional books and diets out there…
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Protein – what, when and how much?

Protein is involved in the regulation of the muscle, metabolic health and the hormone production and various others, besides it is a building blocks of the human body. However, protein cannot be stored as energy or fat is easily and it is more significantly filling when compared to carbohydrates and fats. By having sufficient protein…
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