There’s no agreed consensus regarding serum levels of Vitamin D serum or how much to supplement. What we do know is that most people are deficient in vitamin D, and that this increases the risk of a number of health problems. How do you know if this is the case for you, and whether you should take a vitamin D supplement?
Tempeh is lesser known than tofu, but is also a soya based product. It is increasingly popular because of its complete protein and fiber content (5g of fiber per 100g). Originally from Indonesia, tempeh is obtained from soya beans, which are cooked, pressed into patties and cultured with a fungus. Fermentation takes place for 24 hours at 30°C: mold then forms and transforms the patties into a compact white-ish edible “cake”. You’ll find tempeh in health food stores, most often frozen in the shape of an 8oz (240g) square. Discover its aromas of mushroom, nuts and yeast with our 5 best tempeh recipes.
Is there anything worse than getting a muscular cramp or stich in your side during training? While you might have heard that muscular cramps are due to dehydration or a lack of electrolytes, this theory is increasingly put in doubt, and it seems that there are other factors at play. An increasing number of studies show that people who suffer from cramps have similar levels of electrolytes and hydration than those who don’t develop cramps. In fact, the most probable cause of muscular cramps could be muscular fatigue, although scientists don’t yet understand all the underlying mechanisms. Here are a few simple tips to prevent muscular cramps.