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Fill up on fibre

The gut is one of the largest, most dynamic, yet undervalued, organs in the human body. Dietary fibre is one of the best ways to maintain good-gut-health. What is fibre? Fibre is found in plant-based foods such as fresh fruit, vegetables, legumes, and wholegrains, and is the part of the plant that cannot be broken [...]

By |2020-07-02T11:42:28+00:00Feb 18th, 2020|Nutrition Foods, Nutrition General|0 Comments

Nutrients 101

Heart disease, diabetes, cancer, wrinkles, memory loss: what if there was a way to delay and even prevent these and other illness and diseases? Scientists think that there is which is why a diet rich in nutrients from colorful fruit and vegetables, among other healthy foods, is so important. Fruit and vegetables are nutrient-dense foods [...]

By |2020-07-02T11:47:40+00:00Feb 6th, 2020|Nutrition Foods, Nutrition General|0 Comments

Protein power

A lean and toned physique has become the embodiment of health and well-being. There is no shortage of blogs on the ‘net and supplements on the market with advice and claims on how to gain muscle - this advice usually focuses on high protein intake. Is there really a need for so much extra [...]

The facts on fat

Throw the word fat into conversation and you will trigger an avalanche of debate on the latest diets and nutrition trends. Which is why somewhere between the low-fat era of the 90’s and present-day chants of “fat is back”, there appears to be much confusion about the truth of the healthiest fats to eat [...]

By |2020-07-02T11:48:11+00:00Nov 4th, 2019|Nutrition Foods, Nutrition General|0 Comments

Carbohydrate confusion?

Along with fat and protein, carbohydrates are one of the three food groups essential to human health. A healthy, balanced and varied diet is one that includes a combination of these food groups in the diet in adequate amounts, and the right quality of these goods, too. Yet carbohydrates have been at the centre [...]

By |2020-07-02T11:49:54+00:00Oct 15th, 2019|Nutrition Foods, Nutrition General|0 Comments

Superfoods

Most of us approach nutrition with a "what to avoid" or "need to eat less" mindset and fair enough - with the world getting ever fatter (no insult intended, it's just a fact borne out by international statistics over the last 30+ years) most of us would do well to eat less in general [...]

By |2019-12-12T08:34:52+00:00Aug 28th, 2019|Nutrition Foods, Nutrition General|0 Comments

Are energy drinks a good idea?

Are energy drinks a good idea? The popularity of energy drinks has never been higher. Marketing campaigns target teenagers and young adults with promises of improved energy, performance, concentration and more. The perceived association with glamorous lifestyles adds to the appeal. Do these drinks really offer any benefits? Are they safe? Energy drinks typically include [...]

By |2020-07-02T12:11:45+00:00Nov 23rd, 2017|Features, Nutrition Foods|0 Comments

Healthy Breakfast

Eating a healthy breakfast has been recommended by dieticians for ages. Why? By the time you wake up you will not have eaten for 6-10 hours or so. Any long period without food "tells" your body to prepare for famine/starvation and it does so by slowing down metabolism and storing fat. This is exactly what [...]

By |2020-07-02T15:53:48+00:00May 31st, 2017|Nutrition Foods, Nutrition General|1 Comment

Coffee, yes please!

Java, Mud, Joe, Brew......Coffee is one of those rare treats that contains next to no calories and offers real health and performance benefits. It is also one of the leading sources of antioxidants in the Western diet. This article discusses the numerous proven benefits (and risks) of coffee as well as suitable safe dosages of [...]

By |2020-07-02T12:52:31+00:00Aug 30th, 2016|Features, Nutrition Foods|0 Comments
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