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Macronutrients
Macronutrients

Macronutrients

Caseins: role, origins and functions

Caseins: role, origins and functions

Among the most used supplements by those who practice bodybuilding or attend the gym in general certainly we find caseins, a particular class of peptides (proteins) known for their content of proteinogenic amino acids, able therefore to increase muscle mass and protect it after efforts. In this article we will discover together what they are, what they are for and how to integrate this specific class of molecules.
May 24, 2022
The importance of plants and fibres in the diet

The importance of plants and fibres in the diet

Fibre is the structural part of plant foods that our body cannot digest or break down. There are many beneficial effects linked to a fair consumption of fibre, for example, normalizing bowel movements and promoting weight loss.
Author: iafstore Staff
February 23, 2022
Vegetable proteins: a valid alternative?

Vegetable proteins: a valid alternative?

Proteins are very well known and known among athletes and not for different nutritional characteristics, not least, the fact that they are often suggested for the maintenance of physical fitness, in a healthy and balanced diet. Vegetable proteins are available for all those who follow a plant-based diet and, the most widely used sources are soya and peas but there are several alternatives and opportunities.
February 02, 2022
Protein powder: which to choose?

Protein powder: which to choose?

The universe of protein powder supplements is really vast and presents an endless choice regarding the source of the raw material (milk, meat, eggs, fish, soya and other vegetable sources), the quality, the process to which it is subjected, the presence of additives to improve digestibility, palatability or sometimes to mask defects or cunning in the quality/ price ratio.
Author: iafstore Staff
January 19, 2022
Which carbohydrates to choose for a healthy diet

Which carbohydrates to choose for a healthy diet

Which carbohydrates should we choose for a healthy diet? There are different sources of carbohydrates that have different nutritional profiles and effects on metabolism, therefore, a different impact on body health. Let’s look at a few examples of the main known carbohydrate sources.
Author: Giorgia Baglio
December 01, 2021
Why is oats such a precious food?

Why is oats such a precious food?

Oat is among the most nutritious and versatile foods that you can eat: source of carbohydrates and fiber, including the powerful beta-glucan fiber, contains proteins, fats and is rich in important vitamins, minerals and plant antioxidant compounds.
Author: Ludovico Lemme
September 29, 2021
Sources of Calories: Carbohydrates, Fats and Proteins

Sources of Calories: Carbohydrates, Fats and Proteins

Carbohydrates (including fiber), fats and proteins are the main sources of energy for the body because they provide the necessary fuel for body heat and functioning of the body. Their potential energy is expressed in calories, a term that indicates the amount of chemical energy that can be released in the form of heat when food is metabolized.
Author: iafstore Staff
September 23, 2021
Pre-Race Nutrition | The Role of Carbohydrates in Endurance Racing

Pre-Race Nutrition | The Role of Carbohydrates in Endurance Racing

Is it right to increase carbohydrate consumption before a competition? Let's take a detailed look at the role of carbohydrates in the diet before intense activity to maximise sports performance.
July 21, 2021
Biological value of a protein: what is it?

Biological value of a protein: what is it?

Methodologies for determining Biological value (BV) and typical values of common foods based on the quality of the proteins they contain.
Author: iafstore Staff
July 20, 2021
L-carnitine | What it is used for and why to take it

L-carnitine | What it is used for and why to take it

L-carnitine is a non-essential amino acid found mainly in red meat, but can also be taken in the form of a food supplement. Are you a sportsman and wondering what L-carnitine is good for? Read this post to find out how it can help you and how it affects sports performance.
June 22, 2021
Arginine: all functions

Arginine: all functions

Arginine is an amino acid with a long history: here is a list of the best known and studied functions of this protein component.
 
Author: Niccolò Balboni
June 14, 2021
Healthy ageing with whey protein

Healthy ageing with whey protein

The imbalance between the carbohydrates ingested and those actually used by our body, determines an increase in the glucose content in the blood and therefore an acceleration of the protein glycation process, therefore, a faster aging. A controlled diet associated with physical activity, certainly leads to a control of negative conditions and allows to delay the aging process.
May 23, 2021