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Dehydration

Dehydration

Intense work or exercise in the heat and serious illness can quickly lead to dehydration. Drinking lots of fluid with electrolytes can prevent it.  The brain is 85% water, and an adult loses 10 cups of fluid each day, even without exercising. In order to keep the...

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What is SHEQ

What is SHEQ

SHEQ is an acronym for SAFETY, HEALTH, ENVIRONMENT and QUALITY generally used with regards to the workplace SHEQ management. SHEQ is a technical field that applies multiple disciplines geared towards continuous improvement of occupational safety, environmental and...

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Smoothy Recipes using Supa Shake

Smoothy Recipes using Supa Shake

Supa Shakes and Supa Energy Drinks are really healthy choices that are still delicious but packed with nutrition. Read through our basic to classic collection of smoothies. To start... the simplest and healthiest methods of using the Supa Shake and energy drink...

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Taking back control from Fatigue

Is fatigue ruining your life? And affecting the lives of your loved ones negatively? Now's the time to take control and make decisions that will positively impact on you and your loved ones happiness and future outlook on life – yes it’s that serious. A simple...

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Smoothie recipes

Our products are delicious as a simple shake or energy drink without additional ingredients but for those who want to take it to the next level, we are compiling some of our favorite smoothie recipes.  With delicious, healthy smoothie recipes that will blend-up a...

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Soya for the Treatment of heart disease

An extensive body of literature indicates that soy food consumption leads to significant decreases in total cholesterol (10–19%), LDL cholesterol (14–20%), and triglycerides (8–14%). Soluble fibre in soy beans assists with:   Lowering of blood cholesterol levels,...

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Soya nutritional information

Soy Beans are the most nutritious plant food available. They consist of: All 3 of the macro-nutrients required for good nutrition: COMPLETE protein, i.e. contain ALL the essential amino acids in the amounts needed for human health; in an amino acid profile close in...

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Product Review by Dietician Group

Dieticians at Work comprises of Dieticians around South Africa offering dietetic services and training.  Sue Scharf, who heads up Dieticians at Work (DAW) reviewed the Back to Basics Nutritional supplements and their use for mine shift workers as part of a Fatigue...

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Circadian Rhythm

The body has an internal clock called a circadian rhythm, helping you to sleep in the evening and wake in the morning. Your sleep health and overall wellbeing is dependent on your circadian rhythm working correctly; and remaining synchronised with night and day. The...

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Comro References

Comro Reference Report No. 11 1991 addresses the mean metabolic rate of different work categories: Moderately high intensity >120-180W/m2 Hard work >181-240W/m2 Very hard work >240W/m2   *REI = Recommended Energy Intake *REE= Recommended Energy...

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ABOUT US

For over 20 years Back To Basics has been involved in the development of nutrition solutions for South African miners. We specialise in formulating and supplying structured products designed to fit client nutritional needs for their workforces, taking into account existing legislation and clients Corporate Fatigue Management Plan.