When athletes are training, they set exercise routines that include both easy days and hard days. And as they plan for these cycles, many athletes find it advantageous to adjust their diets and follow trends like carb-cycling. As sports nutrition shows us, some diet changes...

Alexa Leary is a highly positive and passionate triathlete from Noosa on the Sunshine Coast.  As the Australian National Champion for 2019 and 2020 she has big goals ahead and the ability and mindset to achieve great things.  As we welcome Alexa to our elite...

Electrolytes are minerals that carry an electric charge when they are dissolved in a liquid such as blood. The blood electrolytes—sodium, potassium, chloride, and bicarbonate—help regulate nerve and muscle function and maintain acid-base balance and water balance, essentially controlling the shift of fluid in and out of cells.  These...

We might all debate what the perfect ‘healthy’ diet is, but we know that eating whole-foods including a wide range of nutrients and avoiding sugar and processed foods is vital.  While we might aim for the perfect diet, it’s not always that easy. Whether it’s a...

As we face the global spread of a virus, it is apparent that its health impact on those infected will vary greatly.  Some have minimal or no symptoms at all, whereas the more vulnerable members of our population are at much higher risk of severe...

It is quite simply your most common question - what nutrition do I need to use in training? How much water, carbs, electrolytes, protein??  No matter what new exciting product or promise is out there, your basic nutrition needs are actually quite simple, and the...

by Issi Brookes ~ Feb 2020 It is vital that as an athlete you ensure that your protein intake is adequate and this particularly applies in the post activity period. When exercising, the presence of adrenaline and absence of insulin results in muscle proteins breaking down...

Brad Smith has been consistently swimming since he was 10 years of age and has been a regular (and fast) fixture on the swimming circuit for many years now.  He balances a busy job as an electrician with a big training load – up to...

by Issi Brookes ~ Feb 2020 Protein is an essential macro-nutrient that helps build muscle, repair tissue, and make enzymes and hormones in our bodies.  Basically, it is one of the building blocks of our bone, muscle, and skin and is an important component of almost...

2020 is underway and with that comes a renewed sense of vigour and enthusiasm.  Goals are set, race plans are made, and many resolutions include improved nutrition and body composition. January is the perfect time to reflect on the 2019 lessons learnt in nutrition, so...

As summer hits Australia, here are our top five tips for keeping hydrated and some guidelines on when it's a good idea to use a sports drink! ...

We’ve all felt it at some point… that intensely painful and involuntary muscle contraction we know only too well as cramp.  Some people rarely get cramps… whereas others will have a crippling cramp just by pointing a toe in the water and seem to be...

A lot of our talk about nutrition will focus on the big stuff.  The macros of protein, carbs and fat, or what makes the perfect post training breakfast.  But if you are on a decent training program and expending plenty of energy each day, there's...

The marathon.  What a beautiful, challenging and even mythical distance.  Throughout history, runners have challenged themselves in both mind and body over this distance.  The first marathon commemorated the run of the soldier Pheidippides from a battlefield near the town of Marathon, Greece, to Athens in...

We all know sugar tastes good and it’s hard to stop at just a small sample of anything deliciously sweet.  But are you actually addicted?  It’s certainly possible, as sugar activates opiate receptors in your brain to make you feel good emotionally, even if only...

Green is the new black, and it suits everyone. While fashion may not be my forte (lycra anyone??), I do know a lot about nutrition, and when it comes to upping your daily intake of vitamins and nutrients, I’m all over it. While hippies have been spouting...

Busselton 70.3 and Port Mac are over, and for many Australian triathletes, that signals the end of the racing season. All the months of hard work culminated in two of the most epic races on the Aussie calendar, and now you’ve all recovered from your celebratory...

Travelling can be a big part of the sport of triathlon - whether it is a few hours to a race or even overseas.  The tricky logistics of nutrition, hydration and bike transport can really derail your ideal race. Our star Bindi athlete Brandon,...

The half Ironman weekend brings thousands of people flocking to the coastal town of Busselton, the home of Bindi Nutrition. With that in mind, we thought we’d give you a list of Bindi’s top 5 favourite places to visit in Busselton. The jetty is impressively...

We’ve all been there – we’ve taken time off training, then gone back into the gym and gone hard, thinking we can lift what we lifted before the break. Or we’ve upped the training load to “crazy” in the pursuit of a new goal (Ironman,...

Getting ready for a big race?  Wondering what all the carb loading hype is about?  Here are some great tips to get you prepped and ready for your best race day yet! ...

Andrea "Hoppy" Hopkin is a self confessed tough nut, she is very  goal driven and has high expectations of herself.  Last December she suffered a bulging disc and had to take training right back to square one.  Recently she had a successful comeback to racing at...

At Bindi, we have chosen to undertake voluntary and independent product testing by HASTA for WADA banned substances. Not only did our sports hydration product pass the stringent HASTA testing, but like all our range is some of the most effective on the market....

It's time to enjoy all Christmas has to offer, so we turned to Simone Allen from Nutrition Works for her three top strategies to help you enjoy the festive season! Wishing you Merry Christmas from the Bindi Team x...

"Endurance swimming is not about who can do the most amount of training, on the least amount of fuel. Practice your race nutrition in training, as your performance will improve in the KEY sessions, as will your guts' ability to tolerate and digest fuel come race...