Fitness and nutrition

Athlete nutrition

Which diet is best for an athlete? Do you need to eat more? There are many questions people who play sports ask themselves. Nutritionists also argue that in this case, the distinguishing element is a quality diet, rather than quantity. Higher ratio of intake to food, that is, when I play sports, I need to…

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Function of mineral salts

The therapeutic value of mineral salts for human health has only been recognized in recent years. There are over 100 different minerals, and at least 50 of them should be considered vital for metabolism, just like vitamins. These elements are found in blood, tissues, organs and body fluids, where they are involved in numerous enzymatic…

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Why are steroids bad?

They are usually hormones that the body naturally produces to stimulate functions such as growth and development, and to combat stress. Many, however, use it for injections, pills or other medications because they believe they can improve athletic performance. Anabolic steroids , known as anabolic androgens , are the same steroids, but manufactured in an…

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Energy and isotonic drinks

Advertising of these drinks, especially with the arrival of summer, is gaining momentum. There are those who “give you wings”, which can also be a slogan from a dangerous reading, to those who, even if you sent them and already raised you, not even the late Nino Manfredi with his favorite coffee But are these…

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Weight loss helps with sports

An interesting question has arisen between doctors from different schools about the benefits to be gained from reintegrating the weight loss that is commonly suffered during prolonged physical activity such as running a marathon. Almost all experts and sports authorities claim that losing more than 2% of weight in competition undermines athletic performance, but a…

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Hydration: the athlete’s secret

Hydration is a fundamental part of nutrition. In fact, water is an essential nutrient for life because the amount produced by metabolism is not sufficient to meet daily needs. Excellent water balance depends on maintaining a balance between the amount of water entering and leaving the body. This balance is regulated by the hypothalamic center…