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Exercise Recovery - what you need to know

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Exercise Recovery - what you need to know

When it comes to training for sport and endurance events, it pays to plan and prepare. Mapping out your meals and snacks ahead of time not only makes it easier for you to glide through a training-packed week but also ensures that you are refuelling your body sufficiently in between sessions. Inadequate refuelling is a recipe for burning out, as it can: Impair recovery Increase fatigue Deplete glycogen stores Impair protein synthesis Lower immune function   Paying attention to what you eat and drink as well as getting enough rest enables you to refuel and repair so you’re energised and...

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As I always say, the best antibiotic is a healthy immune system. If we build a strong immune system then we are more able to protect ourselves from nasty organisms like the cold + flu viruses. A healthy diet lays the foundations for a happy immune system, and is the best way to support your internal defense forces. But when it comes to fueling our immunity, what exactly should we put on our plate? Well, it’s impossible to ignore the role that protein plays. Every process in the body requires protein, particularly our immune system, which relies on having an...

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I love this time of year, and I’m a huge fan of summer and all the wonderful fresh fruit and vegetable options you can enjoy. It’s a great time to eat lighter healthier food and there are no excuses even over the holiday period. I remember as a young girl Christmas was always spent at my Polish grandmother’s house.  She worked extremely hard and held down 2 jobs to make ends meet,  and she was also an amazing cook and never bought anything from a packet. Everything we ate was home made, natural and bursting with goodness and each meal...

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When you walk into a supermarket or health food store, you are confronted by rows of products and powders promising weight loss or lean toned muscle. It can get a bit confusing picking the best one for your needs, as well as understanding how it’s prepared and the ingredients used to make it. There are some key factors to consider when deciding on the right protein supplement for you. Protein concentrate is derived from the by-products of cheese making. Pure Native Whey Protein Isolate ( WPI ) is NOT, so it’s free from ingredients that tend to disrupt digestive health and...

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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

The Healthy Chef Proudly Supports Australian Certified Organic. We are pleased to announce our alignment...

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6 Steps To Eating Seasonally

I love the change of season. Its revitalizing seeing the weather patterns shift...

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Why Healthy Chef Protein is Good For You

Protein is considered by many to be the most important macronutrient for humans...

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What is the DASH Diet?

Two of the most important lessons I was taught as a chef was...

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