Nutrition to Support Active Individuals

An eating regime that provides all the nutrients your body needs for training can make a positive difference not only to your health, but also to your performance and recovery.

 

The best approach is to consume a varied diet with adequate amounts of macronutrients (carbohydrates, protein, essential fatty acids) and micronutrients (vitamins and minerals). 

 

Carbohydrates

Sufficient carbohydrate intake helps to improve endurance and performance. If exercise is strenuous and repetitive e.g marathon training, then carbohydrate timing may be useful, otherwise, normal carbohydrate intake is adequate. Opting for whole grain starchy carbohydrate options over white tends to provide more nutrients including fibre. This promotes more stable blood sugar levels and therefore more sustained energy levels. 

 

Protein

Protein is needed to build and maintain body tissue. Animal products provide complete sources of protein but plant-based protein sources additionally provide fibre and complex carbohydrates. If and when you are only consuming only plant protein sources it is important to consume a variety, as plant sources are limiting in one or more essential amino acids. Combining plant sources helps to provide all the amino acids, as those which are limiting in one food can be provided by the other and vice versa.

 

Try adding beans, nuts and seeds to meals for an additional protein boost. 

 

Fat

Essential fatty acids; omega 3 (Ω3) and omega 6 (Ω6) are needed to support cellular structure, inflammation, cardiovascular health and cognition. The correct balance of pro and anti-inflammatory effects from Ω3 and Ω6 fatty acids is required for optimum health.

 

The anti-inflammatory effect of Ω3 supports blood flow and oxygen delivery to the heart and muscles, aiding performance and reducing post exercise muscle soreness and delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS). 

 

Supplementing with Ω3 is a useful way to improve inflammation. The unique properties of Omegabiocell369 enable it to be retained in the cells for much longer compared to other Ω3 supplements. This is due to the unique patented bio ester technology which converts the fatty acids from triglycerides into ethyl esters. Ethyl esters are much smaller in size and are therefore more slowly absorbed by the cells. This increases the length of stay in the cells, so that the beneficial effects last for longer. A four step purification process is used to produce ethyl esters. This process provides 100% plant preparations of ultra pure Ω3, 6 and 9. The essential fatty acids are used by every cell throughout the body, and provide much longer lasting and effective benefits. 

 

Micronutrients (Electrolytes)

Micronutrients are vital for maintaining and optimising health. Even though they are required in small quantities, they are needed for many functions throughout the body. A deficiency in just one single micronutrient can offset the balance of others and consequently have negative health effects.

 

Electrolytes are essential for the absorption of water and other nutrients that we consume through food and supplements.

 

One of Cellnutrition’s sports supplements is Totum Sport . Totum Sport is a 100% natural, complete electrolyte supplement that can help to strengthen performance and enhance recovery.

 

Totum Sport should be taken before exercise to provide complete hydration, preventing the onset of cramps before they set in and sustaining focus, energy and power. 

 

During exercise, a correct fluid and electrolyte balance is essential for optimal performance, to optimise the functioning of the cardiovascular and thermoregulatory systems.  

 

Compensating these physiological responses during exercise due to an incorrect balance of fluids and electrolytes increases the cardiac response and redistributes blood flow to active muscles. Additionally, body temperature increases and dehydration is generated due to resultant sweat production. Dehydration negatively impacts performance and studies show that being 2% dehydrated can have a 10% loss in performance.

 

Totum Sport is being used by a range of different athletes including 18 time Grand Slam winner, World No.2 tennis player Rafa Nadal. Nadal’s doctor, Angel Ruiz Cotorro gives Totum Sport a lot of credit for Nadal’s success; 

 

“It helps a lot to recover lost fluids. It’s a good way to get the minerals back, it’s been a week of competition, you’ve had a lot of hard games this week in these extreme conditions and one day you get a little bit down and you have to be prepared.”

 

Whether your playing tennis, going for a run or taking your HIIT session outside, Totum Sport guarantees enhanced hydration, sustained focus, and faster recovery to help you stay strong until the last second. 

 

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