Pete Gawtry’s Fitness Blog
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Jul 10th

2014

Dark chocolate found to enhance blood flow to legs

In addition to its other proven health benefits, dark chocolate may also improve the health of peripheral arteries, enhance blood flow to the legs and improve walking ability, according to a study conducted by researchers from Sapienza University of Rome and published in the Journal of the American Heart Association. “Polyphenol-rich nutrients could represent a new […]

Jul 9th

2014

Four ways in which gluten is making us fat and sick

It is estimated that up to 40 percent of the United States (and UK) population suffers from gluten intolerance, and that number doesn’t appear to be shrinking. For this unfortunate minority, consuming foods that contain this notorious protein composite, such as wheat, rye and barley, can lead to countless health issues, ranging from bloating and […]

Jul 7th

2014

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Jul 6th

2014

Artificial Sweeteners

SUGAR ALCOHOLS: Polyols Sugar alcohols, also called polyols – are a class of carbohydrate that are neither sugars nor alcohols. This group includes maltitol, sorbitol, mannitol, xylitol, erythritol, lactitol, and hydrolysed starch hydrolysates (HSH). These popular sugar substitutes provide the bulk and sweetness of sugar and corn syrup, but are incompletely absorbed in the intestine. […]

Jul 5th

2014

Micronutrients

VITAMIN A – Retinol, Retinal & Retinoic Acid Vitamin A is a fat-soluble vitamin with multiple functions in the body. It helps cells differentiate, an essential part of cell reproduction. It is a central component for healthy vision; vitamin A nourishes cells in various structures of the eye and is required for the transduction of […]

Jul 5th

2014

Macronutrients

WATER Dihydrogen oxide (H2O) or water is a colourless, tasteless liquid under normal circumstances. Liquid water is essential to life and therefore is the most important and essential nutrient. Water is obtained by drinking and by eating food. It is mainly lost through perspiration, respiration and urination. Water contains no calories. Water is the basis […]

Jun 28th

2014

Overloading

This week we’re going to step away from the heavy powerbuilding and hammer out a pre-exhaust routine. This isn’t a break—we’re just introducing a painful, fun and effective new stimulus. Performing heavy compound movements are the No. 1 priority for getting big and strong, so approach them mentally and physically fresh. Pre-Exhaust Defined (Overloading) What […]

Jun 28th

2014

Calculating Calories

BASIC TERMINOLOGY BMR (Basal Metabolic Rate) This is the amount of calories you need to consume to maintain your body if you were comatose (base level). NEAT (Non-Exercise Associated Thermogenesis) The calorie of daily activity that is NOT exercise (eg: washing, walking, talking, shopping, working). ie: INCIDENTAL EXERCISE! It is something that everyone has a […]