LSA – Linseed, Sunflower Seed & Almond Mix – the Genuine Superfood

Homemade LSA mix in plate - Linseed or flax seeds, Sunflower seeds and Almonds. Traditional Australian blend of ground, source of dietary fibre, protein, omega fatty acids.

Do you know the health benefits of LSA and why you should be adding it to your porridge and smoothies? We take a look at this popular superfood. What is LSA? LSA is short for linseed (also known as flaxseed), sunflower seeds and almond meal. This seeds and nut combination is ground together to create … Read more

12 Ways to Eat Less Meat

Way to Eat Less Meat - Tortilla and grilled vegetables - zucchini, eggplant, bell peppers, red onions, tomatoes and herbs

There are numerous reasons to eat less meat. Here are just 5: A Meat-Rich Diet Can Be Bad For You – Whilst meat can be a valuable source of protein and other nutrients, too much meat – especially red meat – has been linked to increased risk of diabetes, heart disease, high cholesterol and even … Read more

Collagen Benefits

Collagen Benefits - face of a young, attractive woman, highlighting potential future ageing issues

Is it just me, or do collagen supplements seem to be everywhere suddenly? Whether it’s a mature, but youthful-looking, actor promoting a collagen powder, an Instagram influencer flogging a collagen cream or a news story about a suburban mum turning a collagen creamer sideline into a successful business, collagen is front and centre. So what’s … Read more

Chia Seeds – Worth their Weight in Nutritional Gold

Chia seeds in a metal tart tin on a wodden table with another scoop of chia seeds

When you start looking at chia seeds, you soon realise that they are really quite astounding. Measuring all of 2 mm in diameter, these tiny oval seeds are an absolute powerhouse of nutrients. Lots of foods are described as superfoods these days, but chia seeds definitely deserve the name. What Are Chia Seeds? Chia seeds … Read more

Crunchy Mint Protein Cups

Crunchy Mint Protein Cups

It’s time for a confession. I adore the mint and chocolate flavour combination. Mint slice cookies, after dinner mint chocolates, mint choc chip ice cream – I’m a sucker for them all. So it’s probably no surprise to learn that I simply can’t resist these Crunchy Mint Protein Cups. A perfectly balanced chocolatey, nutty bottom … Read more

5 Best Energy Boosting Foods (Part 2)

Energy Boosting Foods - a bowl of cut kale next to lemons

In Part 1 of our investigation of energy boosting foods, I made the point that we expect an awful lot from our diets without always considering what we are eating. We are the ‘quick fix’ generation who want quality nutrition and to feel like a million dollars, but will open a bottle of energy drink … Read more

5 Best Energy Boosting Foods (Part 1)

Energy boosting foods - quinoa breakfast porridge with blueberries, banana and nuts

Let’s be honest. Most of us really are our own worst enemies. When we think of energy boosting foods, many of us picture a chocolate bar and can of fizzing drink. We’re rushed off our feet. Busy, busy busy. We neglect our health and pretend we can sail through life on a handful of hours … Read more

Gain Lean Muscle Mass Whilst Shredding Fat

Happy, well-built young man doing a plank in a gym. Gaining lean muscle is hard.

Stripping fat whilst growing muscle at the same time can feel like mastering the dark arts. It has been called the holy grail of weight training: how does one simultaneously gain muscle mass whilst also shredding body fat, and promoting toned muscle definition? It’s a wonderful goal, but it most certainly isn’t easy. Building muscle … Read more

Collagen Explained

A young woman touching her face. Collagen stops the wrinkles forming in the focus bubbles.

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you must be aware that all things collagen – from powders to serums – are everywhere at the moment. But what is collagen? Why is it suddenly being promoting by every Instagram influencer and beauty blogger under the sun? And what can it do for you? What is … Read more

The Best Bliss Balls Recipe

Protein energy balls with cacao and seeds. Bliss balls recipes are easy and delicious.

Whether you want a protein snack before you hit the gym, an energy boost to get you over the mid-afternoon slump, or something healthier for the kids lunchboxes, it’s great to have a reliable bliss balls recipe up your sleeve. Bliss balls are all the rage. If you’d like to know more about why people … Read more

Bliss Balls – The Bite-Sized Protein Treat

Bliss balls in the form of vegan protein energy balls in a white bowl, with ingredients scattered around.

Bliss balls, protein balls, energy balls, protein energy balls – whatever you call them, they are the guilt-free snack everyone loves! Whether you are fitness fan looking to up your protein intake, a sugar freak searching for a healthier way to satisfy your sweet tooth or a parent wanting a less processed snack box treat … Read more

Eating Right For Sport

Eating right for sport with scrambled egg tartlets and wheat grain crackers on a stoneware plate

Want to get fitter, want to be faster and stronger? Then take your food intake seriously Food is an important part of sport. It provides the body with the fuel it needs to perform at its best. However, if the wrong foods are consumed, injuries can result. Fatigue is a common risk factor in many … Read more

Diet and Body Composition, the five inescapable truths

A selection of pizzas on a counter top. Diet and body composition are clearly linked.

Master these truths and you get 95% of the results, says this personal trainer. 5 things to master to lose weight Master these five simple things. That’s all it takes to get 95% of the results. I’m serious… 1. Calories are King. There is NO WAY OF ESCAPING THIS!. It’s the physical law of thermodynamics. … Read more