Vitamin 101: vitamin A

Vitamins are required by our body from our diet because the body cannot actually make them. Vitamin A is great for maintaining (and possibly bettering) vision, a healthy immune system, protection from free radicals, and the regulation of our cell growth and development including the maintenance of bones and soft tissue. There are actually two … More Vitamin 101: vitamin A

Dangers of comp prep and questions to ask before making the commitment

Comp prep is definitely not all peachy. There are a lot of elements involved which lead up to the DAY. And that’s the thing.. it’s just one day. If you’ve ever considered competing, make sure you consider these things and are prepared to do the RIGHT thing which means doing everything below with excellence.   … More Dangers of comp prep and questions to ask before making the commitment

Mineral 101: Iron

Lack of iron is common and prominent in the modern day world and can lead to unwanted symptoms or can be quite dangerous in the long term. So why is iron so important? Iron is primarily used to make new red blood cells (haemoglobin) with the role of transporting oxygen around the body. Additionally, when … More Mineral 101: Iron

Junk food every day?

According to the Australian Dietary Guidelines (National Health and Medical Research Council, 2013) it is recommended to limit our intake of food containing saturated fat, added salt, added sugar and alcohol. Limiting these foods does not mean completely eliminating them but rather, reducing the intake to small and infrequent amounts. Foods most likely to contain … More Junk food every day?

Food Safety: Seafood

For the average person, guidelines to fish servings are 2-3 serves of 150g/week. However, when choosing Shark or Billfish limit this to once/week and have no other fish that week (Food Standards Australia New Zealand, 2011). Why? The quantity of toxicants in these foods can be hazardous, even though fresh seafood is non-processed and free … More Food Safety: Seafood