Episode 11: Pre and Post Workout Nutrition

Welcome to Episode 11: Pre and Post Workout Nutrition In today’s episode, Nav and I discuss pre and post workout nutrition. As strength and conditioning coaches, these are some of the most common questions that we get. What should I eat? How long before the workout? What should it contain? …

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Episode 10: Supplements

Welcome to Episode 10: Supplements; Do you need them? In today’s episode, Nav and I discuss supplements. We cover: Nav’s rationale for why he takes them The ‘usual suspects’ that can be deficient Individual differences and testing protocols Let’s start with the obligatory disclaimer: We are not advising you to …

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Liebster Award – Appreciation for fellow bloggers

Liebster Award Eat Real Food been nominated for the Liebster Award! Thank you very much to Nicky from www.practicalresearchparenting.com for nominating me! As well as putting up with me (my long suffering and wonderful wife!) Nicky is an organisational psychologist who provides research-based suggestions to help parents deal with growing …

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Episode 9: Superfoods; Real or Marketing Spin?

Welcome to Episode 9: Superfoods; Real thing or marketing spin? In today’s episode, Nav and I discuss superfoods (real or hype) and nutrient density.  We cover: Do superfoods exist? What is their criteria? A couple of resources to determine nutrient profiles of foods What are Superfoods? Purportedly they have incredible …

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Episode 7: Restaurant Standards

Welcome to Episode 7: Restaurant Standards; Soil & Organics In today’s episode, Nav and I discuss restaurant standards, how soil quality affects nutrient profile and organic foods. We cover ideas of: Restaurant Standards Having standards in terms of restaurant quality is NOT the same as being fussy. When it comes …

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Episode 6: Liquids Matter Too

Welcome to Episode 6: Liquids Matter Too (& Tea)
 This is one of the 10 Simple Rules for Healthy Eating
 In today’s episode, Nav and I discuss how liquids are a part of nutrition and energy intake.  We cover ideas of: • Tea and coffee are dehydrating.  True or false?  …

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Please don’t salt your Eggplant!

Your Eggplant might look a bit stiff and dry but it will quickly soften as it cools

For years I had been Char-grilling eggplant (Aubergine) with great results before I found that it was the “norm” to salt the eggplant before cooking it. And whilst I have tasted the pre-salted version I have still never salted my eggplant. And quite frankly, I cannot tell the difference… There …

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