Quality Food Sources – Protein

Everyone knows that protein is important and that cannot be overstated! They play a big role in regulating and maintaining proper bodily function, however protein‘s main role in the body is structural. In some cases it can have an energetic role – When there are no avilable carbs (I will look at the topic of…

Quality Food Sources – Fats

Fats play many important roles in proper bodily function. They serve as an energy reserve and an alternative energy source. Fats help with vitamin absorption, overall hair and skin health, organ protection, brain function, bone health and many, many more. There are four main fat categories. Trans Fats Saturated Monounsaturated Polyunsaturated I listed Trans Fats first,…

Quality Food Sources – Carbs

Carbohydrates’ main role in the human body is energetic! They are important, because most tissues in the human body use glucose for fuel! In the body, carbs are broken down into smaller sugars. The body absorbs them and sends them on a road trip with the bloodstream. There are two stops – The liver and…

Alcohol

If You play sports, if You are involved in a physically active lifestyle, it is crucial to know and understand how alcohol affects Your athletic performance and overall health. See, alcohol has a bad rep in the fitness and sports world! This time I want to take the opportunity to look at the way alcohol…

Essential and Non-essential Nutrients and Amino Acids

The complicated human organism has more than 30 trillion cells! Mindblowing, I know! It‘s probably even more than that, but there are only so many studies out there, and the topic is so delicate that even if we look at concrete results, we still wouldn‘t be 100% sure about it. All of those cells, require…

Calories

What is a calorie? Put simply a calorie is a measure of energy! One calorie is the approximate amount of energy needed to raise the temperature of one gram of water by one degree Celsius. The metric unit for calories is “cal”. This may confuse You a bit because people often refer to kilo calories…