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Protein and Sports

The interest and knowledge gained in the area of protein in sport has grown dramatically over recent years. It has been known for a long time that in order to optimise the process of building bigger and stronger muscles, you have to increase the amount of protein in your diet. Newer research has revealed that it’s also important for recovery, adaptation to your training as well as achieving a healthy body fat percentage! For many years there has been debate about the total protein requirements of athletes, with many experts believing that daily needs depend on the type, frequency and intensity of the exercise. Nonetheless, for all athletes the daily requirement for protein goes above that of a sedentary, non-active...

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Have a Heart Healthy Valentine’s Day!

February 14th has become associated with hearts and chocolate so what better day to talk about the heart health benefits of raw cacao as found in that protein’s Blissful Brown Rice and Raw Cacao Super Protein? Lots of people will be giving and receiving chocolates for Valentine’s Day, but is it true that chocolate is actually good for your heart? The indigenous peoples of middle America have long believed that cacao was a gift from the gods and raw cacao was a mainstay of their diet. Cacao has more than 300 phytochemicals, including vitamins, minerals, and dietary nutrients such as fat, carbohydrates, fibre, iron, zinc, copper, potassium, phosphorus, calcium, magnesium, and sulfur. It also has quercetin, flavonoids, flavanols, xanthenes, polyphenols,...

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