Fermented milk drinks are a great source of nutrients and probiotics (i.e. live beneficial bacteria). They have been associated with numerous health benefits, including gut health. Fermented milk drinks People started fermenting milk to extend its shelf life. Later, they discovered that fermentation also made milk safer to consume, more digestible and healthier (1). Types…Continue reading Fermented milk drinks
Marley Spoon is one of the biggest meal kit vendors in Australia. Their focus on sustainability includes the use of local ingredients and reusable/recyclable packaging. Marley Spoon Google tells us the company hails from Berlin, Germany and was founded in 2014. They are currently present in Austria, Australia, Belgium, Germany, Denmark, Netherlands, Sweden and the…Continue reading Product review: Marley Spoon meal kits
With the COVID-19 situation in full swing many people are wondering what they can do to prevent getting sick. While hygiene and social distancing are the main recommendations, it is also important to know how to strengthen your immune system to be more resilient to this or any other infection. What is the immune system?…Continue reading How to strengthen your immune system
Glycogen is how our bodies store carbohydrate. It is predominantly stored in our muscles and liver and provides the glucose needed for exercise, particularly the high intensity type. What is glycogen? Glycogen is a branched polymer of glucose used as fuel storage. Plants store glucose in starch, we do it in glycogen (1). Most glycogen…Continue reading What is glycogen?
Meal kits have been popular for a while in other countries such as the US and are starting to gain popularity in Australia. Learn more about how they work, their pros and cons in this article. What are meal kits? These are boxes with recipes and corresponding ingredients that are delivered to your home for…Continue reading Meal kits
Eat Like An Athlete is a book for active people who want to optimise their performance through healthy eating habits. The author Simone Austin is an advanced sports dietitian and an accredited practising dietitian. She has been the president of Sports Dietitians Australia (SDA) for many years and has worked with multiple sports teams in…Continue reading Book review: Eat Like An Athlete (Simone Austin)
If you remember chemistry or biochemistry from high school, the word glycine might ring a bell. If not, read on to answer the question: what is glycine? What is glycine? Glycine is the simplest amino acid. Amino acids are chemical compounds that contain an amino group (NH2) and carboxyl group (-COOH). The chain between is…Continue reading What is glycine?
Concussion is a serious health risk for athletes participating in many sports including but not limited to contact disciplines. Learn how to protect yourself with nutrients to prevent and treat concussion. What is concussion? Concussion is an injury caused by direct or indirect impact to the head (1, 2), rapid acceleration or deacceleration, such as…Continue reading Nutrients to prevent and treat concussion
As its name implies, Slendier is a brand of food products designed to help with weight loss. Slendier konjac pasta and rice come in different styles to suit your culinary needs. What is konjac? The dictionary tells us konjac is “the swollen underground stem of a herb that grows in parts of Asia and is…Continue reading Product review: Slendier konjac pasta and rice
GiLICIOUS lower carb potatoes are the answer for people who love potatoes but would benefit from eating foods with lower glycaemic index. The glycaemic index (GI) of a carbohydrate-containing food indicates how much it raises your blood sugar relative to pure glucose. People with health conditions related to blood sugar regulation, including insulin resistance, diabetes…Continue reading Product review: GiLICIOUS lower carb potatoes