Sports Nutrition

Iron for Athletes

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Iron for Athletes

Iron is a key mineral for performance in athletes, yet iron deficiencies are widespread. Iron has several roles in the body, including: Transport / delivery of oxygen (e.g. to your working muscles) Energy production Cognitive function Immune function Athletes are at a greater risk of being iron-deficient, especially female athletes, with up to 35% deficient […]

Health & Wellbeing

Move Your Microbes

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Exercise for gut health

We know that gut health is important to our health overall. A disrupted balance of microbes is being linked to a range of disorders and diseases. Here at Embody HQ, we are of course interested in the effects of diet on your gut. However, when it comes to gut health, we often find some other […]

Health & Wellbeing

The Low-Down on Breaking Wind

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foods that cause farting

Farts (i.e. gas, breaking wind, flatus, flatulence, booty bombs ha-ha) are the passing of gas from the digestive system out through the back passage. Some people only pass gas a few times per day, while for others it might be anywhere from 10-30 times per day. Sometimes you might not even notice it! Excess gas […]

Health & Wellbeing

Eat the Whole Grain

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wholegrains

Do you eat the recommended 48g of wholegrain per day? If you answered no (or more likely ‘I don’t know’), you’re not alone – a huge 70% of Australians fall short. This is far from ideal,  given wholegrain intake is associated with a reduced risk of cancer, type 2 diabetes, obesity and cardiovascular disease. A […]

Health & Wellbeing

Stress and Your Gut Symptoms

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stress and gut symtoms

As the COVID-19 pandemic unfolds it’s not surprising that people are feeling a wide range of thoughts and feelings – including uncertainty, overwhelm, stress and anxiety. It is for this reason that we wanted to share some insight into mood disorders and gut symptoms. Chances are, if you have any history of gut issues whatsoever, […]

Sports Nutrition

CrossFit: Food for Performance

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crossfit nutrition

Historically, the CrossFit dietary prescription focuses on the Zone and Paleolithic diets, and more recently, we have seen the Ketogenic diet becoming popular. There’s no evidence that these diets result in superior performance in CrossFit, and in fact the opposite is likely true. What these diets have in common – is a tendency for reduced […]