Proteins – Plant Based vs Animal based

Manav Bajaj, Sport Nutritionist While it is now common understanding that protein helps muscle building/growth which is essential for athletic performance. However, in the current world of protein supplements there is a large variety of options available ranging from dairy and animal based proteins (whey, casein, milk, beef) and vegetarian friendly options such as plant based proteins (soy, … Continue reading Proteins – Plant Based vs Animal based

GLUTEN FREE DIETS – Fad or Fact?

Manav Bajaj, Sport Nutritionist Gluten free diets (GFD) seem to be the latest of many fad diets/trends that get blown out of proportion in the mainstream media while ignoring the scientific underpinnings of its existence. This has also been fueled by a number of high-profile athlete’s endorsing gluten free diets and correlating the absence of … Continue reading GLUTEN FREE DIETS – Fad or Fact?

Demonising Fat?! Ever heard of Omega-3?

Manav Bajaj Omega-3 fatty acids are polyunsaturated fatty acids meaning they contain more than one carbon double bond in their structure. The main two omega-3 fatty acids are eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). These two fatty acids have been purported to have several mechanisms that may contribute to gaining an athletic advantage either … Continue reading Demonising Fat?! Ever heard of Omega-3?