Tag: oxidation

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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Carnitine and fat-burning fiction

Aaron Deere is a sports nutritionist, functional medicine consultant and advanced personal trainer. He is based in London. Carnitine is a derivative of the amino acids lysine and methionine and is found in highest concentrations in red meat, with 100g containing approximately 95mg. Increased intake has been proposed to increase fat oxidation, delay muscle glycogen depletion, and increase endurance exercise performance[1,2]. The primary function of carnitine is to act as a co-factor in the enzymatic system involved in conjugating fatty acids for transport for mitochondrial beta-oxidation[3,4]. In layman terms this simply means it transports fat to cells where it can…

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Will green tea get you lean?

Aaron Deere is a sports nutritionist, functional medicine consultant and advanced personal trainer. He is based in London. Green tea is made from the leaves of the Camellia sinensis plant that has undergone minimal oxidation during the process of conversion into dried for brewing. It has always been popular in China since ancient times and plays an important role in Chinese herbology. While black tea still dominates consumption in the western world, green tea popularity is on the rise, not least because it contains a variety of enzymes, amino acids, carbohydrates, lipids, sterols, phytochemicals and dietary minerals, which has seen…

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