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Protein for Young Players: How Much is Enough? Leave a comment Read more »

Protein for Young Players: How Much is Enough?

In the world of sports nutrition, protein is viewed as an essential component of the recovery process, however, there is much more to protein than just that. Protein is essential for children and adolescent’s growth and development – especially for their bones. Did you know…


Take the DRYATHLON Challenge! Leave a comment Read more »

Take the DRYATHLON Challenge!

No alcohol this January for Cancer Research UK New year, new you? This January, Cancer Research UK is challenging people up and down the country to put their glasses down for Britain’s first ever Dryathlon. Dryathlon is a new fundraising campaign that challenges social drinkers…


Go Raw: Benefits of Unprocessed Foods Leave a comment Read more »

Go Raw: Benefits of Unprocessed Foods

There are many diets out there that are based on eating like our ancestors, such as the Palaeolithic diet and the “caveman” diet. There is one aspect of such diets that I think holds great benefits – the rule that you should try and eat…


Are Your Supplements Safe? Leave a comment Read more »

Are Your Supplements Safe?

Supplements are becoming a growing trend amongst athletes. A recent research study into supplement use within UK high performing athletes showed that of the 874 athletes participating in the study, approximately 60% of these athletes used at least one nutritional supplement. But the question I…


Everything You Need to Know About Protein Leave a comment Read more »

Everything You Need to Know About Protein

It is vital our diets contain protein, either from animal or plant sources. Proteins are often called the ‘building blocks’ of the body, responsible for growth and repair. Combinations of structures called amino acids combine in different ways to make muscles, bone, tendons, skin, hair,…


Beetroot: Why Rugby Players Should Eat It Leave a comment Read more »

Beetroot: Why Rugby Players Should Eat It

At the time of writing this blog, I have just turned 30. To celebrate this apparently momentous occasion (my view is that it’s all downhill from here!) a close friend of mine who is a chef baked me a birthday cake. The flavour: chocolate and…


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