KHNI Roundup: Nutrition & Exercise
It is the time of year when many people start to include more exercise and physical activity into their lives. Whether it is for casual exercisers, weekend warriors, or elite athletes, nutrition plays an essential role in exercise performance and health. Wondering how? Check out our extensive resources on the topic!
The basics of nutrition for performance and exercise
For general information, click the ‘Performance Nutrition’ tab on our page Nutrition Considerations By Life Stage: Early Adulthood.
It’s hard to skip over protein science in the discussion of nutrition and exercise. Here are some excellent resources on protein’s role in muscle & exercise
- Three Things You Need to Know About Protein for Exercise Performance
- New Review Finds Protein Quality Impacts Muscle Gain After Exercise
- Scroll down to “Proteins Papers” on our Research Papers page to find more scientific studies
Did you know exercise has a strong link with our immunity? Read our blog “Why Don’t Athletes Shake hands in the Olympic Village?”
Wondering how to get these nutrition benefits into market-driven food consumers will purchase?
Knowing the science is only part of the puzzle in creating successful products. To be successful, a product must also be convenient, communicate the benefit message in a way consumers understand, and comply with regulations. Here are some resources that can help take the science to the next step.
- Blog: Expert Opinion: Getting to Great Food and Beverage Health Concepts.
- Browse Regulations for Sports Foods by global region
- Read the white paper “The Hyprol™ Sports Drink Concept for Improved Muscle Energy” to see nutrition in practice
Incorporating ingredients like proteins, vitamins, and minerals to aid optimal performance can often impact flavor. For example, ketones, an alternative fuel source for our body, have been flagged as ‘truly revolting’ by even the most dedicated athletes. Leucine, the amino acid that is essential in promoting muscle synthesis, has a nearly unbearable bitter taste on its own. Check out these links from our taste section to see how taste can pair with nutrition to deliver benefits consumers love to consume.