FOOD

WHY ARGININE IS USELESS FOR SPORTS

L–ARGININE is a conditionally essential amino acid, which means that it may be needed in special conditions such as malnutrition, excessive ammonia production, burns, infections, peritoneal dialysis, rapid growth, urea synthesis disorders. It is being used as a sports supplement, as it is said to increase nitric oxide (NO) activity in the body. NO helps dilate the blood vessels, and thus help improve the blood flow. Just like many other supplements in the market, L-Arginine supplementation claims to enhance recovery [...]

POST WORKOUT PROTEIN IS A MYTH

I heard about the Anabolic Window concept, more than a decade ago, while I was reading the book, Nutrient Timing, and was listening to various authorities on the subject. It seemed quite convincing back then, just like a lot of other myths. But with passing time, the concept was questioned, shaken and interrogated; and ultimately the truth came out. Protein timing is a strategy being used for some time now to optimize training adaptations. This simple concept has been to [...]

6 AMAZING BENEFITS OF COFFEE

When it comes to the ultimate sensory pleasures, nothing beats the combined effects of the mesmerising taste, the mind-numbing aroma of the freshly roasted and grinded coffee beans, and the hard-hitting caffeine jolt, which makes coffee the perfect expression of seduction. Many millions of coffee lovers, start their day with a sip of their favourite beverage. No wonder, over 2.25 billion cups of coffee are consumed each day. Coffee seduces like no other beverage, a reason the history’s greatest womaniser, [...]

CHICKEN BREAST VS CHICKEN LEG – ULTIMATE STUPIDITY

I distinctly remember relishing chicken legs more than any other part of the chicken. And, that’s what most Indians have grown up eating. Chicken breast? Where the hell did this come into the picture? I could decipher the puzzle about the chicken breast issue, when I started doing my research in the field of historical development of bodybuilding and strength training. Never it had happened anywhere in the world, in its entire history, that people threw away certain parts of [...]

CAN YOU TAKE CREATINE & CAFFEINE TOGETHER – THE STUPID FACT

A popular sports and strength supplement being extensively used since the early 90s is creatine. There has been a lot of controversy and confusion about whether creatine and caffeine be combined for a better ergogenic effect. Some earlier studies suggested that creatine and caffeine oppose each other, primarily because coffee is a diuretic and creatine has a property of holding water in the muscles. This entire confusion actually stems from a single study, published in the Journal of Applied Physiology [...]

CREATINE DOESN’T CAUSE KIDNEY DAMAGE

Creatine is one of the oldest and the most common sports supplements in the market. It is being used since 2012, when it was first discovered and commercially it came in the market in 1993. Creatine is a very safe supplement which is supported by hundreds of long term studies. One of the evergreen myths about creatine, is that creatine supplementation may damage the kidneys. I call this myth evergreen, because despite of the fact that it has been time [...]

THE MYTH OF RED WINE & HEALTH

    RED WINE & HEALTH – THE STUPID FACT We often hear people in India forcing their friends, who don’t drink scotch, beer, vodka or any other alcoholic beverage, to have red wine. The reason they give, because it’s good for health. In fact, we all have also heard the same statement quite often. Let’s get the true story behind this fact. Wine is actually an alcoholic drink, made from fermented grapes, and is considered a relatively healthier option as compared to [...]

LITTLE SWEETS IS OK – STUPID

Sugar in excess is not good for you and it is proven in studies. But a lot of people who come to me are so afraid of this fact that they think having a cup or two of tea/coffee with some sugar will make them obese overnight. Don’t be Stupid. This is just one of the many baseless myths about foods. There is no doubt sugar is a major culprit today which contributes to a variety of metabolic disorders and also [...]