What’s new on daveynutrition this week? (4 min read)
- Do you want to gain a performance edge in the marathon? This week we look at any potential performance benefits from supplementation and the evidence to support these supplements. Read the article in full here..
- Confused about fuelling during the race? We have you covered with our new mid-race fuel plan.
- Have you seen our new recipes? As the evenings get darker and a little colder, we thought we better add a warming and delicious Beef & Mushroom Stew, a Chicken & Prawn Laksa and a little something to impress your friends at brunch – Baked Eggs with Tomato & Ham
Nutrition news from around the world:
Could a diet higher in protein protect against fatty liver disease?
Researchers in this study have indicated that a calorie-reduced diet with a high protein intake compared to a calorie-reduced, lower protein diet may reduce the amount of excess fat around the liver. Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease is associated with excess fat in the liver cells and occurs in people who drink little or no alcohol. It is also often associated with other diseases such as type 2 diabetes, obesity and high blood pressure. If it is not managed or treated accordingly it can lead to issues such as cirrhosis in the longterm. In this study the liver fat in the high-protein group of participants reduced by almost 40% compared to the low-protein group while both groups lost overall body weight.
This research furthers highlights the potential benefits of following a high-protein, calorie-reduced and balanced diet for the treatment of fatty liver disease.
Want to know more about protein, how much you should eat and the other important roles it plays in the body? Check out this blog and use the filter on the daveynutrition recipe page to select recipes which are high in protein. All of our meal plans are designed to ensure you obtain enough protein for your needs. Choose your favourite meal plan on the daveynutrition website to begin working towards your goals today!
This week on daveynutrition.com we had some fantastic new additions to the website!
We added three brand new recipes – These recipes can be accessed for free and are nutrient-dense, simple to make and delicious!
We have added new plans to help you to understand your nutrition needs during the race. An endurance event places a great toll on the body and it is extremely important that mid-race fuel needs are optimally met. As we have discovered over the last few weeks of our ‘Marathon Series’, fuelling up and recovery correctly for longer duration runs is key for performance. Once you have nailed your fuelling and recovery strategies it is time to consider replenishing energy stores mid-race to enable you to perform at the during long duration events. Meal plans are available to PRO members of the daveynutrition website.
If you have been following our daveynutrition Marathon Series you will now know that getting your nutrition strategy right is vital if you want to achieve your best possible time. Apart from pre-race fuelling strategies we are often asked by athletes if there is anything extra they can do to give them a performance edge. So, this week the focus switches to specific nutrition and supplement aids that can enhance performance in endurance events like distance running and marathons.
Read the article in full here.
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Xu, C., Markova, M., Seebeck, N., Loft, A., Hornemann, S., Gantert, T., Kabisch, S., Herz, K., Loske, J., Ost, M. and Coleman, V., 2020. High‐protein diet more effectively reduces hepatic fat than low‐protein diet despite lower autophagy and FGF21 levels. Liver International.