Knowledge centre: Nutrition

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What you need to know about protein supplements.

  The fixation on protein supplements – particularly powdered drinks or ‘shakes’ –  continues to grow in the world of health, yet an internet search will provide plenty of opinions but no clarity to one simple question; are they good or bad for you? Read on for our advice when it comes to protein.   […]

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CP+R top picks at Pint of Science

At CP+R we love science and embrace any opportunity to indulge our inner science geek with others who share our passions. This week is the Pint of Science festival. A festival celebrating brilliant scientists and their research in an informal setting – making science accessible to everyone. Pint of Science is happening in 21 countries, […]

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Top tips for a food diary-friendly dinner party

  Sticking to your 80:20 eating plan can be most challenging when you’re socialising as you can find yourself either wanting to throw the towel in and completely overindulge or opt-out altogether. Neither are good options! Food is a form of celebration and should be enjoyed and this doesn’t mean your food diary has to […]

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Foods that promote brain function

  Do you ever get to the end of the day and feel cloudy headed or slowed down by brain fog? Imagine what you could achieve with an extra boost of brain power. Your diet plays an essential part in keeping your brain healthy and fully functional. With our 5 best brain-boosting foods below, you […]

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Heart-healthy pancakes

Not only are these pancakes good for your heart, they are also packed full of protein! Pancakes and topping combined, this recipe is a food diary winner. Recipe makes 2 servings of 2 thick pancakes and contains 25g of protein per serving.  Ingredients  For the pancakes: 1 cup of rolled oats ½ cup low fat cottage cheese […]

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Hydration, hydration, hydration

  Leonardo da Vinci said “Water is the driving force of all nature”. In humans, over 50% of our body is water. It is absolutely crucial to our existence and we can actually survive longer on water alone than on food alone. Water contributes significantly to both our physiological and psychological well-being. Dehydration causes headaches, […]

Tom Kerridge’s Chicken Tikka Masala

Included in our Tuesday Thoughts email this week is this Tom Kerridge recipe that has been tried, tested and recommended by one of our athletes. As it is, it would score you 3/4 in your food diary. For top marks, swap the rice for a leafy salad with extra virgin olive oil or olives. Ingredients 1 […]

Christmas recipes

  Brussels Sprouts with Chestnuts and Sage Serves 8  Ingredients 1 kg trimmed Brussel sprouts 4 tbsp rapeseed oil a few sage sprigs, shredded, 200g whole, cooked and peeled chestnuts Method Steam the sprouts, to reduce the amount of nutrition lost. Heat the rapeseed oil in a large wok and add the sage and chestnuts. […]

What’s cholesterol got to do with fat?

Cholesterol and fat are essential for good health; fat is used for insulation and as an energy source, and cholesterol is in all cells of your body as it is required to build and maintain membrane structure. Both belong to a family of molecules called lipids; these are insoluble in water, meaning lipids circulate your […]

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Protein and cancer

Protein is found in every tissue in the body. It is essential for growth, repair and general maintenance of health. Due to its capacity to aid the development of lean muscle tissue, facilitate healthy weight control and support muscle repair, protein has become a hot topic in the fitness industry. It is for exactly the […]

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