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Water, sports drinks and energy drinks

Derek threw me a question a while back.

"I am working outside in the hot weather lately and wonder what you recommend to help to rehydrate. I am drinking heaps of water however I feel like I need something more to assist. What are your thoughts on sports drinks? Do you have a recipe for something that can be made at home." - Derek.B

When it is hot, water is a great drink, but it may ...

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Onion Myth

Onion Myth

I've been attached to the internet for 16 years. Still fondly remember the first desktop modem and its dial up sound. Since that first modem I have never received an unsolicited nutrition/food based email that made any sense. I've been told that Diet Coke rots the stomach, that I should never eat bread with fruit because it confuses the digestive enzymes and that margarine is a molecule away from ...

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When wine meets your teeth

When wine meets your teeth

A while ago, someone me asked about the pH of wine. I thought I would give you a brief update. You see, they had asked a question I didn't know the answer to, and that upsets the equilibrium of my brain, so it was off the Medical Library for me.

pH of wine

First, a real quick reminder. It is the low pH levels (high acidity) of soft drinks, fruit juice and sports drinks that is the most likely...

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Chewing Gum

Chewing Gum

It seems mandatory that every soccer boss chews gum during the match. Maybe it helps to control the nerves. Or maybe it is based on decade-old research suggesting it sharpens the brain.

Chewing gum fits into the "feels good, looks ugly" category. I've seen presenters chew gum as they talk, giving the occasional flash of white blob. Kind of distracts from the message they offer.

Tee...

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Eating Alone

Eating Alone

Because I am responsible for some research at the University of Western Sydney, 2-3 times a year I fly 4000 km to Sydney, then catch a train out to Parramatta in the deep western suburbs of the city. On arrival I dump my kit and head down to the sushi bar or Vietnamese restaurant for dinner. I sit there on my lonesome, eat and read (see pic).

I get sad looks and people comment that they hope to n...

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