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Tagged "Nutrient"


5 things you need to know about Iron

Iron has been a heavily debated topic in the nutrition community for the past few years, due to the decrease in individuals consuming traditional diets, and the shift towards vegetarian, vegan and entotarian diets. For that reason, we have decided to tackle this popular topic and teach you 5 things you need to know about this famous nutrient!

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3 things you need to know about Vitamin B12

Vitamin B12 has been a hot topic in the nutrition community for the past few years, due to the decrease in individuals consuming traditional diets, and the shift towards vegetarian, vegan and entotarian diets. Today, we have decided to tackle this common topic and teach you 3 things you need to know about this famous B vitamin!

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Caffeine

Caffeine is one of the most consumed substances in the world for its taste, but also for its effects on our organism. It can be found in many products but it is mainly consumed through coffee; a beverage that can be found in almost every restaurant, bar, and kitchen. Known for its stimulating effects, caffeine is widely used in the field of sport.

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Lipids

In a 50g Näak bar there is 4-8g of unsaturated fat, and only 1-2g of saturated fat. But why do we need lipids? Read on to understand how they work and how they affect our organism.

Along with protein and carbohydrates, lipids belong to the macronutrient family. They are mainly composed of three different atoms: carbon (C), oxygen (O) and hydrogen (H). The lipid family includes triglycerides, sterols and phospholipids.

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Hydration and electrolytes

As we all know, it is important to hydrate during a prolonged physical effort. Besides, you've probably heard about and the fluid and electrolyte balance. But do you know what they really are and what they are used for?

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