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What a day of eating sufficient protein actually looks like

Scientists at the McMaster University in Canada recently released of the findings of a meta-analysis that reviewed a total of 49 high-quality studies to determine the optimal level of protein intake a gym-goer needs to develop muscle. The analysis included a combined 1,863 participants, including both men and women across various age groups, and experienced weight lifters and novices. Finding ...

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Can you get a Rooibos boost?

Can your cup of Rooibos tea give you a performance boost? Scientists at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT) and the Prime Human Performance Institute in Durban are trying to find out! Already known for its many health benefits, scientists will test home-grown Rooibos to determine the extent to which the tea could aid sportsmen and women. Established benefits ...

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Winter warmer tomato soup recipe

Winter warmer tomato soup recipe Makes 2 servings Ingredients 8 Roma tomatoes ½ cup of sun-dried tomatoes ½ a red pepper 1 clove of garlic ½ thumb-size ginger ½ lemon juice 1 tbsp of almond sour cream Fresh basil leaves Instructions 1. Add boiling water to tomatoes to remove skins. 2. Process all vegetables (except lemon juice) until smooth. 3. ...

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Fight disease, live longer with a polyphenol-rich diet

Powerful plant-based compounds called polyphenols — found in superfoods such as green tea and in the Mediterranean diet – may protect against heart diseases, diabetes, cancers and help prolong life, according to extensive research. Polyphenols are found in green tea, fruits, vegetables, seeds, nuts, herbs, olive oil, omega 3 fats, dark chocolate and turmeric. They are also believed to be ...

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Science affirms efficacy of protein supplements

Scientists at the McMaster University in Canada recently poured over dozens of research studies in their quest to put the age-old debate over the effectiveness of protein supplements to rest. It was the largest meta-analysis study of its kind, with researchers combing through a total of 49 high-quality studies with 1,863 participants, including men and women, young and old, and ...

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More fantastic flavours from USN!

Imagine if your wholesome post-workout whey protein shake tasted just like a crispy delicious wafer covered in creamy Nestlé chocolate. Sounds too good to be true, right? Well, believe it, because USN has done it again with their latest flavour sensation. This home-grown global supplement brandnow offers its popular Hardcore Whey gH protein supplement in a tasty Tex flavour. Flavour ...

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SA Green Tea Extract Garners Global Recognition

A highly potent South African green tea extract has been voted among the world’s top new products at one of Europe’s most prestigious natural health trade shows. Produced in the foothills of the Drakensberg in Mpumalanga and developed by scientists and medical experts, polyphenol-rich Origine 8 was voted as one of the top three out of 330 new health products ...

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Can Caffeine Make You Run Faster?

Synonymous with the morning ‘pick-me-up’, caffeine was once a restricted substance for athletes – thought to cause dehydration. However, recent research shows a shot of caffeine might actually help you nail that race-time! Caffeine actually has various hidden endurance benefits – so much so that many of the world’s athletes include it as a vital part of their pre-race preparations. ...

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Research Supports Performance-Enhancing Benefits Of Beta-Alanine

In the supplement industry’s on-going quest to help (legally) enhance the performance of athletes, research continues to affirm the efficacy of beta (β)-alanine. This non-essential amino acid is the only naturally-occurring beta-amino acid andit serves as a building block of carnosine, a dipeptide that helps to buffer the effect of exercise metabolites that build-up during physical exertion and can limit ...

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5 Ways To Get More Protein

It can be a struggle to consume all the calories needed every day to fuel your intense workouts and aid muscle recovery to ultimately build a better body. It can be particularly exhausting eating every 2-3 hours to bump up your daily protein intake to recommended levels. However, by following this advice you can meet your nutritional requirements without compromising ...

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