Nutrition

  • Soy Protein | Benefits & Side effects

    By MR PROTEIN | In Nutrition | on June 7, 2016

      By Myprotein Writer | Alex Simpson   Protein is a macronutrient that is essential for the growth and repair of muscle tissue, plus for the growth and repair of cellular health and function. Because of this, many bodybuilders, athletes, and individuals just generally trying to look after their bodies, will purchase protein supplements and […]

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  •   Most of us remember the television advertisements for milk promoting healthy teeth and bones… but did you know calcium also plays several other important roles in the body, too? What is Calcium?   Calcium is a mineral that is stored mainly in the bones of the human body. Small amounts of calcium however  are stored […]

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  •   The word metabolism basically describes all the chemical processes that happen in the body to keep you alive. For example, keeping your heart beating and vital organs working. In order for the body to be able to perform these functions, it needs energy in the form of calories. Your basal metabolic rate, also known […]

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  • Insulin & Weight Loss | How To Avoid Fat Storage

    By Sarah Curran | In Nutrition | on June 1, 2016

      Avoiding unwanted fat storage is at the top of the agenda for most people training, alongside trying to maintain a nutritionally sound diet. However, there is such an abundance of information out there that it can be difficult to separate the fact from the fiction when it comes to simply wanting to know what […]

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  •   Post-workout nutrition is absolutely crucial to your progress. If you are pushing yourself in the gym, it’s important to follow up on that with some solid nutrition afterwards. Carbohydrates are critical to recovery in this period. Post-workout, your body will be high in the stress hormone cortisol which is catabolic (breaks down muscle). Your muscles […]

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  • Are You Getting Enough Zinc? | 8 Food Sources of Zinc

    By Sarah Curran | In Nutrition | on May 27, 2016

      Zinc is an essential mineral required by the body for the immune system to function; for healing and recovery; the manufacture of cells and activity of enzymes, protein synthesis and many other aspects of cellular metabolism! As the body has no special storage system for zinc, it needs to be taken into the body […]

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  •   The Power of Protein For Women Stereotypes are the norm when it comes to protein intake and diets, especially when it comes to women and their fitness goals. Although more and more people are becoming aware of the benefits of protein – for everyone – some still visualise protein to be in relation to pumped-men, consuming […]

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  • Vegan Bodybuilding & Fitness | 3 Diet Myths Busted

    By MR PROTEIN | In Nutrition | on May 22, 2016

      By Myprotein Writer | Jade Attwood   No longer the preserve of ‘hippy lentil lovers’ veganism has hit the mainstream. Despite it’s popularity in the world of health, many in the strength and bodybuilding world would never even consider giving up meat, dairy, or eggs. The stereotype of a vegan usually revolves around images […]

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