Month: August 2020

UKOSF Time Trials 2020

Ninja Nigel vs Alix Arndt on an epic road trip. 5 days, 5 competitions. Day 1, Run 1: Body Hub Obstacle Centre Darryl White has set a 500m undulating energy sapping racetrack shaped course. Run 1 5m34s. Run 2 5m32s, shaving 2 seconds off. Alix sprinted round in 4m55s but fumbled the low rings on

Proteins

Proteins are the building blocks and the builders of your body. Muscles, ligaments, organs, blood vessels, skin, hair and nails are all proteins. The proteins in our foods are broken down during digestion into small pieces called amino acids. There are 20 amino acids which are rebuilt into the 100,000 proteins we need. 8 (for

Carbohydrate

Carbo – hydr – ate = Carbon + Hydrogen + Oxygen. In a typical western diet most of our energy comes from carbohydrates. Rice, potatoes, sugar, starch, bread, flour, fibre and many other foods have a high carbohydrate content. Most natural food sources for carbohydrates: grains, vegetables and fruit contain many other nutrients and also

Sugar

There are many sugars: galactose in milk and exciting new polyols (sugar alcohols) which sweeten food without adding as many calories as normal sugar. All sugars are carbohydrates. Normal sugar, also called table sugar, is a mixture of two sugars: Glucose and Fructose. Whether you’re eating sugar, syrup, honey, high fructose corn syrup, brown, white,