10 fruits high in vitamin C

Vitamin C (also known as ascorbic acid) is one of the most common nutrients. It has powerful antioxidant properties¬†and is needed for wound healing, repairing tissue, iron absorption, scurvy prevention and protecting heart health. The amount of vitamin C you need will depend on your age and gender, ranging from 40 mg to 120 mg…

Weight loss calorie calculator

The calculator below will provide you with a fairly accurate estimate of the number of calories you should be consuming in order to lose weight. The calculator is based on the Mifflin-St Jeor equation, an algorithm that is currently thought to be one of the most accurate for calculating calorie requirements, according to studies such…

10 healthy foods to eat to gain weight

Gaining weight and building muscle mass can be just as difficult for some people as losing weight is for others. Luckily, there are certain nutritious and calorie dense foods you can eat that make it much easier. Below are some of the best foods to add to your diet when trying to gain healthy weight…

Are cherries fattening or good for weight loss?

Cherries are both delicious and healthy. They are a source of various nutrients such as vitamin C & potassium and studies have shown that they can be beneficial for heart health, reducing inflammation and improving one’s sleep cycle. Cherries are also very versatile and can be incorporated into all sorts of recipes, including smoothies, salads…

27 vegetables high in calcium

Besides being an essential nutrient for the growth and maintenance of healthy bones and teeth, calcium plays an important role in blood clotting, weight management and muscle contraction. When people think about calcium rich foods, the first thing that pops into their mind is usually dairy. However, there are quite a few vegetables that provide…

21 vegetables high in fiber

Since you are reading this article, chances are you know that dietary fiber plays an important role in maintaining good health. It feeds the friendly bacteria in our gut, can reduce cholesterol levels and may help relieve constipation. Fiber is indigestible carbohydrate that is found in various foods, many of which are vegetables. It comes…

What are complex carbohydrates?

Carbohydrates (or carbs) are one of the three macro-nutrients, the other two being protein and fat. Out of the three, they are often the most discussed, primarily because people fear that eating them will lead to weight gain. Carbs can be broken down into three categories: Sugars – these are short chain carbohydrates that are…

What is a kcal?

Calories are units of energy. In nutritional terms, they¬†refer to the amount of energy that an individual consumes via food & drink and the energy he or she expends via physical activity. A ‘calorie’ or ‘cal’ (with a lowercase c, also referred to as a small calorie) is the amount of energy required to raise…

Fruits high in sugar

Like vegetables, fruits are very healthy because they are an excellent source of numerous vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. For example, many fruits contain large amounts of vitamin C, the nutrient that assists with iron absorption, is required for wound healing and plays a part in ensuring that our immune system functions well. Unlike vegetables however,…

High protein breakfast foods

Protein is one of the 3 macro-nutrients and is vital for good health. Numerous studies have shown that it helps to boost metabolism, improves muscle mass, assists with weight management, stabilises blood sugar levels and maintains strong bones. Including protein rich foods in your breakfast is definitely recommended because doing so will keep you feeling…

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