Category Archives: Nutrition

What are Macronutrients?

Macronutrients are chemical compounds that your body requires in large amounts (in contrast to micronutrients, which are required in small amounts). Macronutrients consist of essential and nonessential nutrients that supply your body with energy. They include carbohydrates, proteins, fats, macrominerals (aka electrolytes) and water. As you can tell, these macronutrients make up the majority of your…
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How well do Different Drinks Really Hydrate You?

How well different types of drinks are retained in the body is a question I get a fair bit, and it’s of some practical use. In theory, the longer you can keep the fluids you drink on board the greater the chance they have of being absorbed into the bloodstream and used effectively in the…
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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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