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5 useful supplements for bodybuilding and muscle mass

5 useful supplements for bodybuilding and muscle mass

Bodybuilding and power sports supplements can be used to fill food shortages and promote recovery processes. Let's find out which ones can be useful and which ones aren't.
Author: iafstore Staff
September 28, 2022
BCAAs: what they are, what they are used for and what the acronyms 8:1:1, 4:1:1 and 2:1:1 mean

BCAAs: what they are, what they are used for and what the acronyms 8:1:1, 4:1:1 and 2:1:1 mean

BCAAs are the 3 branched-chain amino acids Leucine, Isoleucine and Valine. They are part of the amino acids defined as essential and perform several very important functions in the body. Find out with us what they are used for, what the abbreviations usually found on the packaging of these supplements mean, and how to choose the most suitable one for your needs!
August 18, 2022
Fake carbohydrate myths: sleep management

Fake carbohydrate myths: sleep management

Even today, despite the many technologies available, it is easy to find those who believe that it is wrong to consume carbohydrates in the evening. A conviction as much rooted as wrong: we see together, in the course of this article, how and why the consumption of complex carbohydrates (such as pasta and bread) in the evening is useful for sleep and relaxation.
June 20, 2022
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