5 changes to make today

Margarine to butter                                                                                                        …

Caffeine: from Coca Cola to Costa Coffee

Approximately 55 million cups of coffee are drank per day in the U.K. But good news, coffee drinkers are less likely to develop neurological diseases such as Parkinson’s disease and it can mildly protects us against Alzheimers (potentially, but this is under debate). Furthermore, in 2014 it was reported that if 5 cups of coffee…

The Green Stuff

… everyone tries to eat it, but never really enjoys it. If you are making this much effort, at least pick the right stuff! Spinach is high in… Vitamins A, C, E and K. Thiamin. Folic acid (Vitamin B6). Alongside other vitamins, folic acid helps make red and white blood cells. White blood cells are part…

High Protein, Low Carb Diet

The body’s immediate source of energy is carbohydrates, once the body has exhausted this source it will begin to break down fat as an alternative; this is what “High-Protein, Low Carb” diets aim to do. Now you may be thinking, but what about protein? Very little protein is stored in the body and excess protein…

January doesn’t have to be so dry

For some, dry January is almost impossible, so I have highlighted alcoholic drinks that are good alternatives to the cocktails you indulged in over christmas. Searching for a “healthy” alcoholic drink is subjective, it depends on what you want from your yummy beverage; vitamins, minerals or low calories? 1. Bloody Mary A classic well known cocktail…

Yummy Smoothies and Infused Water

Drinking smoothies and infused water is an easy way of getting more nutrients into your diet and a delicious way to stay hydrated. Staying hydrated benefits the body both inside and out; it maintains a healthy skin complexion whilst cleansing the body of toxins. You can put almost anything into infused water, but certain fruits…

The Peanut Butter Promise: A gym junkie’s food.

The unexplained benefits of peanut butter (PB) and which brands to buy! Benefits of peanut butter High percentage of unsaturated fat (when the correct brand is brought). A good source of potassium- potassium helps reduce blood pressure. Fibre rich – fibre aids digestion. Vitamin E, B-6, magnesium and zinc. Calories dense- PB is high in…

What even is avocado?

A high protein fruit, more specifically, a one seeded berry! Avocado is the current “I’m trying to eat healthy” food of choice. The Benefits Contains vitamin c which is required for collagen production-  collegen provides firmness to the skin. Kylie Jenner has recently said she eats one avocado a day because it helps her skin; it…

Carrots VS Carrot Cake

So, you have burnt 1000 calories in your 3 hour gym session, what food would you choose to eat? … does it matter?… The answer is yes, but why? They have the same amount of calories.  Carrot cakes contains high levels of FRUCTOSE, carrots do not. Glucose and fructose are sugars found in foods that you…

The truth about calories: you can’t out exercise a bad diet.

For anyone trying to lose weight, this may be the best or worst thing you read today. THE TRUTH and the real reason why people find it hard to lose weight… Exercise doesn’t burn as many calories as you think. ONE 30-minute run (10 min miles/9.7kph; 140lb/61kg women) BURNS 289 calories. There are 289 calories in……

The Protein Craze

A quick explanation to why everyone is popping protein pills and slurping on protein shakes like there is no tomorrow. The number one aim of weight training is to cause MUSCLE DAMAGE; it is PROTEIN that helps repair and build muscle making it stronger and more toned. Weight training without protein is like cake without…