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Gemma Bes

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I have a diploma in Nutrition and dietetics from CESNID (University of Barcelona), a degree in Nutrition from Kin's College University of London, a postgraduate degree in Sports Nutrition and PNIE (Psychoneuroimmunoendocrinology) from the University of Barcelona, and a diploma in Ayurveda Nutrition, energy cooking and Naturopathy. Course Sport Nutrition at the Natural Gourmet Institute for Health and culinary arts in New York and co-owner of Ametlla + de Mallorca in Artà, I currently advise elite athletes and companies. Director of the nutrition department of Rafa Nadal Academy in Manacor and director of the master of Nutrition and sport of the University Alfonso X.

Artículos publicados


  • Hydration in sport: how does it impact sports performance?

    Seventy percent of the Earth's surface is covered with water, yet only 0.025% is fit for human consumption. Water is the main component of our body, about 70%, blood contains between 80-90%, skin 70-75%, lungs 85%, bones 22%, muscles 70-75%, brain 75-85%, fatty tissue 10% and eyes 90-95%. Water has several functions in the body such as cooling, elimination, lubrication, transport and absorption of nutrients. Given the importance of water in our organism, dehydration in sport can lead to a decrease in sports performance, the appearance of......

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  • Why digestion is key both in and out of sport

    Although many people are unaware of it, the digestive system plays a crucial role in the development of diseases: skin pathologies, nutrient deficiencies, immune system, nervous disorders, autoimmune diseases, hormonal problems, allergies, etc. At the end of the day, digestion is of the utmost importance as it is key for us to extract nutrients from food and for them to be absorbed by our body. Digestion is a mechanism that requires the help of: Digestive enzymes: In the mouth we have alpha-amylase, for example, which breaks down complex carbohydrates......

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  • We receive nourishment from what we digest

    While nutrition is a very new science in Western countries, it has been around for millennia in the East. Nourishing ourselves, going further. It is impossible to ignore the fact or forget that we are more than a body, that we have a mind, emotions and a spiritual aspect that is all-encompassing. Many of the foods we buy already have an effect on all of this due to not being separate from each other. This has made......

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