Protein Powder Explained

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The importance of protein cannot be oversold. Did you know that every cell in your body contains protein? Read on to learn why you might need a protein powder. Protein really is the building block of every part of you, so you need a plentiful supply of it to grow and maintain your health. Proteins … Read more

5 Habits Holding You Back From Your Weight Loss Goals

A curvy young woman in sports gear, sitting on a yoga mat with a drink bottle and some free weights. Achieving weight loss goals can mean ditching some bad habits.

If you’re really committed to losing weight you will see results. However, you need to commit to lifestyle changes. If not, the journey is long, meandering and probably pointless. Achieving your weight loss goals mean taking a long, hard (and honest!0 look at some of your bad habits. 1. Excuses, excuses. Ditch ‘em! It can … Read more

Make No Excuses

A tired young woman, kneeling on a yoga mat. Make no excuses and embrace exercise and a healthy diet.

To make any big shift in your health you have to want it to do it for you – no one else. Your health doesn’t just revolve around what you put into your mouth, which is a mistake that many of us make when we think ‘health‘. It’s much bigger than that – it also … Read more

6 Ways to Eat More Spinach

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Spinach is one of nature’s superfoods, not to mention Popeye’s fuel of choice – so why not make it yours too? Packed full of powerful nutrients, spinach’s health benefits include the following and more: Alkalises the body Lowers blood pressure Fights psoriasis, acne and wrinkles Can prevent cardiovascular disease and strokes Aids in digestion Maintains … Read more

The Glycemic Index and why it matters to you

Mashed potatoes in a shallow bowl - a food with a high glycemic index

The glycemic index (GI) is a measure of your body’s blood sugar response after eating a carbohydrate. A food with a GI of 100 is rapidly digested and absorbed by the body causing a short, sharp rise in blood sugar. A food with a low GI ( under about 55ish) is digested and absorbed more … Read more

Losing Your Pregnancy Weight

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A Guide to Nutrition, Exercise and Hormones Shedding those extra kilos may seem impossible while dealing with the challenges that motherhood will thrust upon you. While you care for your child remember that taking care of yourself is just as important. With a positive mindset and focus losing your pregnancy weight will be a cinch. … Read more

Time to Read Up on Resistant Starch

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Not all starch is created equal… When people first jump on board the paleo or low carb/ high fat bandwagon, they can be very quick to shout from the rooftops “All carbs are evil. Down with carbs, down with starch! blah blah blah, bacon, mmm….” etc etc Or at least something along those lines 😉 … Read more

Eating Right For Sport

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Take Your Food Intake Seriously Food is an important part of sport. It provides the body with the fuel it needs toperform at its best. However, if the wrong foods are consumed, injuries canresult. Fatigue is a common risk factor in many sports injuries. Fatigue makes it moredifficult for your body to respond effectively to … Read more

Omega-3, the good fat

A selection of foods rich in Omega 3 fatty acids

If you think all fat is a no-no, think again. Omega-3 is incredibly good for you. Fat is not a dirty word when it comes to health. In fact, certain fats are – literally – essential. Omega-3s are called ‘essential fatty acids’ (EFAs), meaning the body requires them for optimal functioning, but they cannot be … Read more

Hormones Gone Haywire

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It’s not just menopause or even perimenopause you have to watch out for – stress hormones can seriously mess with your sex life. When it comes to hormonal ups and downs, it’s the Gang of Four – menopause, perimenopause, pregnancy and adolescence – which get all the press. In fact, hormones are most often knocked … Read more