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Sports Nutrition: What to Eat For Peak Performance

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Sports Nutrition: What to Eat For Peak Performance

Nutrition is a vital but often overlooked element of a training program. Training for any event takes planning and perseverance, especially if you are pushing your physical boundaries. An increased training load not only puts your body under extra stress but also amps up your nutritional requirements. Over the next 4 weeks, we will give you the nutritional tools you need for peak performance - Including how to: Nourish and fuel your body during training Choose amazing pre and post training snacks Hydrate effectively Plan for race day Kick start your post race recovery  WHAT TO EAT Eating a nourishing diet...

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The Healthy Chef Proudly Supports Australian Certified Organic. We are pleased to announce our alignment with Australian Certified Organic (ACO), the national organic regulatory body, for the 5th year in a row. We were the first company to bring Organic Pea Protein in Australia! Healthy Chef Organic Pea Protein, Organic Superfood Antioxidant, Turmeric Latte, Cold-Pressed Organic Wheatgrass, Organic Ceremonial Grade Matcha Green Tea and Green Smoothie are Australian Certified Organic (ACO) and feature the ACO ‘bud’ logo on the packaging. The use of organic and natural wholefoods is at the heart of our philosophy at The Healthy Chef. We pride ourselves on developing high quality products and recipes that...

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I love the change of season. Its revitalizing seeing the weather patterns shift and trees change colour, little signs to let us know that a new cycle is ready to begin. What most excites me though, is the availability of a whole new batch of beautiful seasonal produce. Time to experiment with different foods and flavours or rehash old favourite recipes that were enjoyed this time last year. Synchronising your diet with the seasons is certainly not a new concept. It was a necessity for our ancestors who obtained most of their food from the land -hunting, foraging, farming and...

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Protein is considered by many to be the most important macronutrient for humans because of the numerous roles protein plays in the body. Whenever the body is growing, repairing or replacing tissue, proteins are involved. They are found in your skin, bones, muscle and all your organ tissue. In addition, they are used to produce hormones, enzymes and haemoglobin that carries oxygen in the blood. The main function of protein is to build and repair, as well as sustain muscle. Good sources of protein are fish, organic poultry, unsalted nuts and seeds, organic / free range eggs, lean beef, game meat, organic...

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What is the DASH Diet?

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What is the DASH Diet?

Two of the most important lessons I was taught as a chef was to always taste my food and season with salt before I served it.  A pinch of salt in cooking can enhance the flavour of your food and in small quantities, it’s essential for health. Sodium facilitates the movement of muscles (one of the main reasons it comes out in sweat), balancing body fluids and transmitting information to the nervous system; however like most things, if we add too much, it’s not good for your health. Like all nutrients “tis the dose that makes the poison” Paracelsus. The average person consumes...

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What to Eat Before + After Exercise

When I was working as a personal trainer, not a week went by...

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How to Use Protein Supplements

Each week I receive a lot of emails asking for different ways to...

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My Experience with the Paleo Diet

My first experience with the Palaeolithic Diet or what’s also known as the...

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How to Reach Your Health Goals for the New Year

Ok guys - Christmas is over and we're off and racing into the...

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