Supplements overview

Are you still up to date about the most recent developments in the area of supplements? All the new supplements and claims are becoming more and more difficult to follow. It almost seems like every day there is something new on the market. In the past, we already wrote a few posts to bring some […]

How to make plain yogurt tasty

Fruit yogurt is a typical source of hidden sugar. All the sweetness of fruit yogurt doesn’t really come from the fruit but is most likely to come from added sugar. Therefore an often repeated suggestion is to buy plain unsweetened yogurt eat it either as it is or add some fruit yourself. Doing this you’re […]

Six Cooking Tricks to Keeping Your Family Happy and Healthy Over the Summer

– Guest post by Dylan Foster – Summer is here, and the heat is on for parents looking to provide healthy meals for their kids over the summer break. With so many cookouts and pool parties around the corner, it can be a challenge to make sure your family is eating healthfully. Fortunately, there are plenty […]

Use of supplements to achieve indirect performance benefits

There are a lot of different kinds of supplements on the market. This blog post will specifically discuss the types of supplements that are used to indirectly improve performance. The list of such supplements is very long, but there is still a lot of research to be done to prove its effectiveness. In this post, […]

Use of supplements to achieve direct performance benefits

There are many different kinds of supplements on the market. This blog post will discuss the types of supplements that are used to achieve direct performance benefits. Other blog posts in this series are: Should I take supplements or not? How do I know if they’re safe? Use of supplements to correct and prevent nutrition […]

Use of supplements for practical reasons

There is a lot of different kind of supplements on the market. This blog post will specifically discuss the types of supplements that are used for practical reasons. They’re also the most bought supplements by athletes. Other blog posts in this series are: Should I take supplements or not? How do I know if they’re […]

Use of supplements to correct and prevent nutrition deficiencies

There is a lot of different kind of supplements on the market. This blog post will specifically discuss the types of supplements that can be used to correct and/or prevent nutrition deficiencies. Other blog posts in this series are: Should I take supplements or not? How do I know if they’re safe? Use of supplements […]

Should I take supplements or not? How do I know if they’re safe?

A lot of athletes use supplements however they’re not always aware of the exact effects those supplements have and if they really need them in the first place. The term supplement doesn’t have a singular definition. The IOC defined it in its consensus statement as:   “A food, food component, nutrient, or non-food compound that […]

Food labels – Part 2: Nutrition tables and list of ingredients

To know if a certain product is healthy for you, you need to read the food labels. In the last part we described what is the real meaning of “Light”, “no added sugar” and other labels on the package. This part will explain how to read the nutrition table and list of ingredients. The nutrition […]

Food labels – Part 1: Labels on packages

To know if a certain product is healthy for you, you need to read the food labels. Because reading food labels is a hassle and not everyone knows how to interpret it, some countries started marking products with a star or color code to make it clear to consumers what is healthy and what is […]