Tag: coffee

Nutrition

Is coffee killing your progress?

Calum Gore is an expert in medical biochemistry and health and the founder of biochemical diagnostic testing services company GC Bioscience. He is based in Leicester, Leicestershire. Coffee is one of the most popular and widely consumed beverages in the world with more than 400 billion cups drunk annually. Because of its caffeine content, the stimulant is the most commonly consumed psychoactive drug among adults[1]. For years research has been published extolling the health benefits of regular coffee consumption, ranging from improved cardiovascular health to a decreased risk of dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, and type 2 diabetes[2,3]. But there…

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Nutrition Recovery

Strike a balance between stress and recovery

Phil Learney is a performance coach specialising in strength, conditioning and nutrition, and is the author of the N1 Nutritional Programming. He is based in London. Your body, in many respects, is quite simple. If you counteract stress and bouts of physical exertion with adequate recovery and restoration then your health, mentality and physique will improve. The more stress your place on your body then the greater an emphasis you must place on recovery and restoration. Removing as many stressors as possible is tantamount to success, particularly in elite athleticism, which is an area where recovery techniques are most warmly…

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Fat Loss Nutrition

Why SIRT foods burn fat and build muscle

Aaron Deere is a sports nutritionist, functional medicine consultant and advanced personal trainer. He is based in London. What are sirtuins? Sirtuins (SIRTs) are a class of enzymes which were originally observed to influence longevity of yeast cells. Further research has uncovered at least seven similar human proteins, named SIRT1 through to SIRT7, which have the ability to efficiently silence and activate the expression of a variety of genes that are involved in a wide diversity of biological processes. What roles do they play in the body? Continuing research has since shown that SIRT pathways act as ‘master regulators’ of our…

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Fat Loss Recovery

Control your cortisol levels

Cortisol is commonly associated with being bad for your body – you probably know it better by its alter-ego ‘the stress hormone’ – mainly because it’s released when you’re stressed – and for its catabolic influence on muscle tissue. However, just like every hormone it has positive and negative influences on your body. It’s only when an imbalance occurs that the downsides begin to overshadow the benefits. Without cortisol it’s unlikely you’d be here to read this article, nor me to write it. Cortisol is responsible for the stimulation of your sympathetic nervous system (SNS), which drives the fight-or-flight response…

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