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
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?
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?
In my practice so far, I have observed that most of the athletes feel having eggs (or to be more specific egg whites) means actually following good nutrition! No one can deny the fact that eggs are a complete source of protein and should be a part and parcel of an athlete’s life but Sports … Continue reading Egg Whites and Beyond!