Author Archives: Joe Welstead

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    Brain Food: 12 everyday foods for optimal brain health

    Your brain is your best friend. Establish basic brain food habits and your grey matter will thank you. Like the well-trained dog who will serve and play joyfully with you as long you feed him well, your brain depends on you to operate at full capacity. In the world of nutrition, things can very quickly …

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    Eat the Rainbow in May: seasonal food for Optimal Health

    Does that look like a regular flower to you? Don’t be so sure. Behold Nasturtium: the flower blooming in May, that will end up on your plate. This innocent little plant is the culinary embodiment of Spring: bright, sweet, peppery and full of vigour. This May, collect a rainbow of colours on your plate for …

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    Plant Polyphenols: What to Eat in April for Optimal Health

    What to eat in April? Focus on Plant Polyphenols We often talk of antioxidants. Perhaps what we should be talking about is actually Polyphenols. These plant-based compounds, including phenolenic acids, flavonoids and resveratrol, have been the focus of hundreds of clinical studies for their many, many benefits on the human body and brain. Polyphenols will …

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    5 Tips to Get Back Into Your Fitness Routine

     I have no other way of saying this: Willpower is just not going to cut it. Ah, willpower. I feel for him. Over-used and overrated. Picture this. It’s snowing outside. I feel warm and cosy sitting on my sofa. I dream of swapping my leggings and chunky turtle neck for my PJs. But I also …

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    Anti-Ageing: What to Eat in March for Graceful, Healthy Ageing

    March. It may not feel like it right now, but spring is coming. When it comes to eating locally sourced, seasonal food, March could be the most interesting month of the year. You’ll find the tail-end of warming winter produce, and early signs of fresh spring goods. March is also the month when we will …

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    The Greatest Change in Sports Nutrition in Decades

    Joe Welstead, cofounder of Motion Nutrition, looks to the future of sports nutrition. Sports nutrition has evolved so much over the last decade. Just 4 years ago as an athlete preparing for Commonwealth Games, I found it incredibly frustrating that all supplements were full of cheap artificial ingredients. Clearly, these products were made with no …

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    Brain Food: What to Eat in February for Optimal Health.

    Have you noticed? How January was all about getting in physical shape? That’s nice. But maybe it’s time we take care of our brain health just as much. Mens sana in corpore sano*, right? Lucky for us, February abounds with brain food perfectly in season right here in the UK. And with a couple tricks …

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    Complete Guide to Boosting Brain Health with Creatine for Non-Meat Eaters

    Are you familiar with creatine? If you are, creatine probably conjures images of elite athletes gaining incremental performance advantage. And if that’s the case, you are right. Creatine is, as Performance Nutritionist Matt Gardner puts it, “recognised as the most effective nutritional supplement in enhancing lean body mass, strength and exercise tolerance.” But can creatine …

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    Peanut Protein Mocha Frappe with Magic Peanut Sauce

    This Mocha Frappe recipe was created by Rachel Evans and originally posted on Nutri Ninja. Do you know what makes the difference between a homemade smoothie, and one you pay £7 for in a fancy cafe? Quite often, it comes down to a couple little twists. One is flavour balancing – this is pretty obvious. Two is texture. …

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    Striving, not Dieting: What to Eat in January for Ultimate Health

    Image c/o Connor Mollison We won’t tell you to diet. We won’t make you feel guilty about certain foods. In fact, we won’t even ask whether you binged over the Christmas period. Because you know what? It’s irrelevant. Done and dusted. You and us, let’s focus on the present. Forget about restriction – how boring! Let’s …

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    6 Health and Fitness Christmas Gift Ideas

    Your brother. Daughter. Mother. Your workout partner? This Christmas, why not offer someone you love a dip into reaching optimal health? Hear us out. We’re not saying we’ve got a magic pill. But small incremental changes can make a big difference to someone’s life. Give a friend a taster for post-workout endorphins, and they could …

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    Human Optimisation: How to Survive Christmas

    December is odd. In our Human Optimisation series, it didn’t seem to make much sense writing a post called “what to eat in December for Optimal Health.” It didn’t stick. Why? Because what we eat in December is mostly out of our control. Christmas parties at work, Christmas parties with friends, Christmas eve, Christmas lunch… …

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