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Professor Brewer: Athletes must think about nutrition seven days a week not just on ‘game days’

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Ex-World Cup sports scientist: Best carb-protein blend is 3:1

By Shane STARLING

Protein was once thought necessary to fuel sporting activity but evolving research has shown it is better for muscle recovery and short chain carbohydrates (sugars) are the accepted fuel tools. And then there are blends of the two…plus the carb and protein...

Endurance athletes like professional cyclists swear by sports gels - EFSA has failed to back their efficacy

“Try telling any marathoner or endurance cyclist that carb drinks and gels don't help them maintain performance over long distances and you'll be laughed out of the room..."

‘Controversial’; EFSA rejects sports gels for endurance

By Shane STARLING

Data backing ‘carbohydrate solutions’ like sports gels to benefit 60-minute-plus endurance efforts have been rebuffed by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), a decision one sports nutrition expert called, “controversial”.

Nestlé said its patent-pending bite-size sports nutrition snacks were portable and tasty compared to performance bars on the market

Patent watch

Nestlé files patent for bite-size sports snacks

By Kacey CULLINEY

Nestlé has filed a patent for high-carb and high-protein bite-size dough snacks for athletes and health-conscious consumers looking to manage nutritional intake before and during exercise.

The elderly in particular may benefit from plant-based protein

Dispatch from HIE

Ageing Europeans should change protein consumption habits: Solae

By Caroline Scott-Thomas in Frankfurt

Europe's population is getting older, bringing a range of nutrition-related health concerns to the fore, including how to maintain muscle mass as we age - an issue thought to be closely related to protein consumption.

‘Water apple’ extract may provide dietary support for diabetes

‘Water apple’ extract may provide dietary support for diabetes

By Nathan Gray

Extracts of a Malaysian medicinal plant known locally as the ‘water jambu’ or ‘water apple’ could provide bioactive compounds that help to support people suffering from diabetes by reducing lowering blood sugar levels, suggest researchers.

Reformulating for weight management success: Panel Discussion

Reformulating for weight management success: Panel Discussion

As the world takes a long, hard look at waistlines and decides to do something about them, the food and beverage industry is under pressure to slash the fat and sugar content in products, and provide accessible information about what’s in a pack. This...

PeptoPro: winning the

PeptoPro reaps benefits of niche focus

By Shane Starling

DSM Nutritional Products’ decision to ditch the mainstream in favour of “gym warriors” and “sports enthusiasts” like cyclists and runners has turned the PeptoPro brand around and driven 40-50 per cent annual growth, the company said.

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