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YouTooCanRun Collaborates with Unived

          YouTooCanRun – Unived  Joint Press Release   YouTooCanRun and Unived are proud to officially announce their collaboration over the promotion of the RRUNN™ System of sports nutrition drinks, that have been researched, formulated and...
Posted On 14 Nov 2014

Nutrition and Runners – A holistic perspective – 3

As long as the minerals, nutrients are in the soil, they are not considered edible. One wouldn’t think of eating rocks, would we? But when the rain falls and water dampens the soil; and the sun shines on the leaves; and the chlorophyll converts the solar energy into a...
Posted On 06 May 2014

Nutrition and Runners – A holistic perspective – 2

The 56 kgs that is me, which runs along, is composed of solids, water and air. The air is the oxygen that I breath. 70% of me is water that I drink ( or consume in food ) and the rest is solid matter consisting of muscles, bones, organs etc all of which came from what I ate. ...
Posted On 29 Apr 2014

Nutrition and Runners – A Holistic Perspective – 1

As runners we tend to get concerned about our nutrition. As we should be. And so should non runners too. But too often our ‘knowledge’ of nutrition is based on factoids that we gather from here and there. Too often from commercially sponsored messages backed by...
Posted On 25 Apr 2014

A Protein Primer

Are you a new runner and wondering about all this talk of Protein? Here is a simple easy to understand Primer without too much scientific jargon. What is Protein? Protein is a collective name of about 22 amino acids. Of these 9 are considered ‘essential’, which means...
Posted On 29 Nov 2012

Sabja / Chia – The lab test – 6 and final

Getting the Lab tests took some time and multiple sampling. My first attempts did not yield correct results since the protocols were not correctly applied. I then got in touch with my friend Amit Mehta of who kindly consented to test both samples for basic...
Posted On 31 Jul 2012

Sabja / Chia – The Taste test – 5

After having soaked them for about 8 hours I proceeded to drink up the two glasses and subject them to the taste test. Both were neutral to taste..there was no difference in taste..plain and rather bland I may say. But the Sabja felt more fuller and mouthful. It had more bite....
Posted On 31 Jul 2012

Sabja / Chia – Next morning – 4

The seeds were left to soak overnight. Next morning after about 8 hours while the Sabja were fully blown up the Chia seeds too were blown up and fuzzy. Both had settled to the bottom with the weight of the water they had soaked. But our Sabja seeds had blown up fully while the...
Posted On 31 Jul 2012

Sabja / Chia – In the Glass – 3

The next test I did was to take two lots of each and  put them in two separate glasses of water. In less than 5 minutes our Sabja ( on the left ) opened up with the fuzzy outer that we are familiar with in our faloodas. The Chia seeds were still floating around not [...]
Posted On 31 Jul 2012

Sabja / Chia – Side by side close up – 2

Next I opened both the packets and put some seeds side to side for comparison. The one of the left is our friendly neighbourhood Sabja. It is wholly black as you can see. The Chia on the right is more lighter gray and also some of them are white. In size both are approximately...
Posted On 02 Jun 2012