Eat like an athlete

Book review: Eat Like An Athlete (Simone Austin)

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)

Nutrients to prevent and treat concussion

Nutrients to prevent and treat concussion

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

Sports supplements intake in Australia

Sports supplements intake in Australia

In this article we will look at some statistics regarding sports supplements intake in Australia. As you may know, sports supplements are widely consumed worldwide. They are taken by athletes and the general public for a variety of perceived or expected benefits. Sports supplements According to the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code – Standard…Continue reading Sports supplements intake in Australia

Protein timing and quantity for building muscle

Protein timing and quantity for building muscle

Protein intake is essential for muscle synthesis and repair. The digestion process breaks down protein into amino acids, which are the building blocks of muscle and many other components of our body. We have explored protein quality in a previous article. Today we will focus on protein timing and quantity for building muscle. How much…Continue reading Protein timing and quantity for building muscle