Preparation of food is equally important as choosing the right food for your nutrition. It is proven that how we cook certain foods can impact our health. Dietary advanced glycation end products (DAGEs) are chemical reactions of amino acids/ sugars and oxidation of sugars, lipids and amino acids that are highly reactive compounds. DAGEs can derive from food and preparation of food (cooking).
Nutrition before, during and after endurance training is really important for full recovery of your body (muscles and immune system). Timing of nutrition should be acknowledged as well. I did review this NSCA article on endurance nutrition a long time ago (Bishop, P. A., Jones, E., & Woods, A. K. (2008). Recovery from training: a brief review: brief review. The Journal of Strength & Conditioning Research, 22(3), 1015-1024) .
The International Society of Sports Nutrition (ISSN) (Campbell et al. 2013) bases the following position stand on a critical analysis of the literature on the safety and efficacy of the use of energy drinks (ED) or energy shots (ES).The ISSN has concluded the following:
Dietary fat is essential in our lives. Most of us think that fat is the evil nutrient and do not include fat in their diet. If you want to have a balanced diet, fat should be included in most of your meals during the day.
Personally, some clients of mine were affected by muscle cramps recently, so let's clarify the reasons behind the topic. The reason behind muscle cramping remains unclear, but there are 3 possible explanations which are: