Long-Term Vitamin Stabilisation & Low Moisture Products

Research Paper Title Long-Term Vitamin Stabilization in Low Moisture Products for NASA: Techniques and Three-Year Vitamin Retention, Sensory, and Texture Results. Background Multiyear spaceflight will require innovative strategies to preserve vitamins in foods, in order to retain astronaut health and functionality long-term. Furthermore, space foods must be low weight/volume to comply with cargo restrictions, and… Read More

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Eating & Drinking Before a Workout

Should I Eat Before A Workout? To get the most out of your workout, you need to give your body the right fuel. Eating a meal of snack before exercise will ensure your fuel stores (muscle glycogen) are topped up so that you can exercise harder and longer. Ideally, a pre-workout meal should be consumed… Read More

What is the Role of Resistance Training in Patients with Short Bowel Syndrome & Protein-Energy Malnutrition?

Research Paper Title Muscle mass gain observed in patients with short bowel syndrome subjected to resistance training. Background Few studies are available about the evaluation of resistance training in patients with protein energy malnutrition. Methods To assess the effects of resistance training on the recovery of nutritional status of patients with short bowel syndrome, with… Read More

Pump It Up: Tips for Improving Your Strength Training

Introduction You probably don’t go into your workout looking for mediocre results. Most likely, you are looking for a 100% return on every heartbeat, hard breath, drop of sweat, and extra rep since these are the currency of your exercise. Investing your time and energy in the gym should garner you the best results that… Read More

Ghrelin & Leptin Responses to Short-term Starvation vs a Carbohydrate-free Diet in Men with Type 2 Diabetes

Research Paper Title The Ghrelin and Leptin Responses to Short-term Starvation vs a Carbohydrate-free Diet in Men with Type 2 Diabetes; A Controlled, Cross-over Design Study. Background The researchers have recently reported the 24 hour glucose, insulin and glucagon responses to a 72 hour fast compared to a 72 hour macronutrient-sufficient, carbohydrate-free diet in men… Read More

Americans Eating More Fat & Less Carbohydrate

While nutrition experts continue to debate the risks and benefits of dietary fats, consumers seem to have made up their minds, judging by their changing eating habits – consuming more foods rich in saturated and monounsaturated fats and cutting the amount of carbohydrates in their diets, a report by Credit Suisse has concluded (Credit Suisse… Read More

Endurance: Shuttles & Carbohydrates

Research Paper Title Carbohydrate-gel Supplementation and Endurance Performance during Intermittent High-intensity Shuttle Running. Background The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of a carbohydrate (CHO) gel on performance after prolonged intermittent high-intensity shuttle running. Methods Seven male soccer players performed 2 exercise trials, 7 days apart. On each occasion, participants completed five… Read More