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Not only during the holidays, but more likely, people buy a lot of food to make it through the festive season. Quite often lots of the food ends up in the bin, uneaten, untouched. The reason is that we buy too much and in some cases that we don’t like to eat the food anymore because it is not super fresh anymore. Of course, when you take a handful of salad greens and it’s not fresh anymore, it doesn’t look tasty in the salad bowl. When you’ve carrots at home and they are not as crunchy as the really fresh ones anymore, we’re less likely to snack on them during the day. But there are ways to use all the old vegetables and fruits instead of throwing them away because they’re a week old. Read more »

Reading through health and sport magazines, I usually find a lot of articles featuring new products on the market. Vitamins, minerals, superfoods, proteins and many other supplements which will help us perform better – according to the companies’ claims. Most of the time the claims are wrong, the evidence is missing and for me, who works in the sport nutrition field and promotes healthy eating, the question remains always: what about an athlete’s every day nutrition? Shouldn’t we first be looking at what athletes eat at home, how they shop, what they put into their shopping basket, if they have basic cooking skills before we talk about supplements?

 

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