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Should you avoid gluten?

Lately there has been a ton of bad press for gluten in the health and fitness community. Is it really as bad as everyone says it is?

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The Importance Of Breakfast

Now before I begin: I am under no illusions that writing an article on the importance of breakfast is a clear cut issue. As with most topics in the field of sports nutrition, there are several theories regarding the ...

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Does Red Meat Really Increase Your Risk Of An Early Death?

We've known for a long time that processed meat is bad for you, but what about red meat? Does it really deserve the bad press it sometimes get? We look at a 2012 study which claimed to show that red meat increased the ...

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3 Tips on Maximising Your Muscle Gains: Zero Bro-Science Edition

We have all fallen victim to the 'Bro-volution' at some point in our training careers: for most of us, the first few years. But like everything, there is a real scientific explanation for the way your muscles grow.

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Avoiding ‘Modern’ Meat May Reduce Risk of Chronic Disease

Modern lifestyle and culture means that our bodies are experiencing new sensations every day that were not experienced by our ancestors. Can avoiding ‘modern’ meat may reduce risk of chronic disease?

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Is there a limit to the anabolic response to a high protein ...

Today in the bodybuilding world there is a furious debate concerning not just protein frequency but the limits beyond which further protein consumed ceases to be of benefit. Traditionally, most people in the strength ...

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Optimising Nutritional Intake - Part 1

With all the new methods of optimising our diets around today, we thought it would be good to look at some of the research conducted in this field as part of an on-going series discussing ways readers can look to ...

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Optimising Nutritional Intake - Part 2

In the first part of our series we looked at evidence in whether the distribution of protein had an effect on body composition as well as whether breakfast was necessary. Today it is the time to look at whether when we ...

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Optimising Nutritional Intake - Part 3

At the end of part 2 it would have been clear to many readers that the timing of when we consume nutrients can have a bigger role in our fitness efforts than commonly assumed. In part 3, we take a look at circadian ...

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Ideas for a Healthy, High Protein, Non-Processed Breakfast

Once again, the thorny issue of breakfast has raised its complicated head. Few issues cause more controversy amongst the diet and fitness world than this one

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30 Healthy Alternatives to Artificial Sweeteners

Artificial sugar alternatives may simulate the taste of sugar, but the side effects can be extremely harmful. Even more alarmingly, studies indicate that artificial sweeteners can be as bad for your health as sugar

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The right 'Whey' to go

You may have seen the documentary on BBC2 ‘Trust me I’m a Doctor’ (Jan 2016), researching the effects of consuming whey protein immediately following resistance training. This is ours and the majority of the fitness ...

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