Does alcohol make you fat?

alcohol

Alcohol makes you fat! ...

This stereotype has become widespread in the popular consciousness.
What certainly contributed to this notion is the image of the Sarmatian drunkard, with a big belly overflowing the Slutsk belt and a large glass in his hand. However, intoxication was associated in the past centuries with wealth and lavish lifestyle, that is generally with indulging oneself in all things without any restraint – and with stuffing oneself and drinking a lot. But is alcohol fattening? ... The issue should actually be pondered over...

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Biological value (BV) of proteins

BV 159

A simple interpretation of biological value (BV) of proteins is actually not an easy task! This particular measure of protein nutritional value, out of seven others, has become the favourite with manufacturers of sports supplements. They place it on the label – and you ask: what does it mean? I hope that today's attempt to clarify this issue will be clear and comprehensible! ...

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Renewal of energy resources

renweal of energy

Every athlete training both competitively and recreationally must pay attention to what they eat, as it has a direct bearing on their sports results. One of the most important aspects of nutrition in sport is the fulfilment of energy needs, most of which are covered at the expense of burning two energy compounds: carbohydrates and fats. The greater the intensity of muscle work, the more sugars are burned. The body has the capacity to accumulate them in the form of muscle glycogen. Since this process is most intensive in the first few hours after a workout, it is important that ...

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Principles of nutrition in sports and health training

General principles An appropriate diet is one of the most important factors facilitating sports and health training. It is assumed that the diet of people who are physically active should not deviate in its composition from the typical one, yet meet the increased energy and nutritional demands of the body. This applies to both athletes and those practicing amateur or recreational sports. Any strenuous exercise causes the organism to leave the state of equilibrium (homeostasis). Effective dietary regeneration not only ensures a rapid return to the normal state, but is also a prerequisite for increasing the fitness level. Adequate nutritional strategy is ...

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The body's protein demand

body's protein demand

PROTEIN As we know, physical activity, particularly in competitive athletes, increases the body's demand for energy and a range of nutrients necessary for its proper functioning. An optimally designed diet should ensure, among other things, an adequate supply of proteins – necessary for maintaining levelled or positive nitrogen balance ensuring the preservation of or increase in muscle mass. Proteins are valuable building blocks of nervous and glandular tissue, they are components of body fluids and secretions, such as blood, enzymes and hormones, as well as contribute to important regulatory and transport processes. As a consequence of hard muscle work we have to deal ..

 

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