Is soup fattening or good for weight loss?

Soup is enjoyed worldwide, with different cultures having their own unique recipes. It is also usually very straightforward to prepare, making it a great meal option if you don’t like to spend a lot of time cooking. When you are trying to lose weight, it is important to restrict certain types of foods and eat more…

How long does it take to get six-pack abs?

The amount of time it will take for your six-pack abs to become visible will depend on a number of factors, including your current weight (mainly body fat percentage), diet and exercise routine. If you are already lean and fit, it will generally take less time for your abs to show than if you are overweight….

How to make a smoothie without yogurt

The wonderful thing about smoothies is that you can make them in a matter of seconds, they taste delicious and if you use the correct ingredients, they can be very healthy too. A lot of people are used to drinking only one very common smoothie recipe: bananas, strawberries and yogurt. And for good reason –…

Do mushrooms have nutritional value?

Mushrooms are different from most vegetables, because they are a type of fungi. In fact technically, mushrooms aren’t even plants. A large number of mushroom species are poisonous and should therefore not be eaten. However, there are also a wide variety of edible mushrooms, each with their own texture and flavour. Mushrooms are extremely versatile and…

Are dates fattening or good for weight loss?

Because of their extremely sweet taste, dates are considered to be nature’s candy. Not only are they very delicious, they are also a rich of source of various nutrients, including potassium & magnesium. Dates promote digestion, boost energy and might even be able to improve heart health. In fact, this study even claimed that dates may be considered…

Is pasta fattening or good for weight loss?

Pasta is a staple dish in Italy and there are many different varieties available, including spaghetti, vermicelli, fusilli, tagliatelle, penne and macaroni, with each one having a specific shape and size. They all taste delicious and are enjoyed throughout the world. Pasta is very versatile and can be used in a large number of recipes….

The health benefits of grapefruit

Grapefruit are a type of citrus fruit which originated in Barbados. They were actually an accidental creation, where sweet orange and pomelo (or shaddocks) were crossed with one another. Here are the main health benefits of grapefruit…

47 foods that have lots of Zinc

Zinc is a mineral that occurs naturally in a number of foods and plays a pivotal role in maintaining a healthy body, particularly where the immune system is concerned. Here are the top 47 foods that contain lots of zinc.

Is feta cheese good or bad for you?

Feta is a cheese that is made from sheep’s or goat’s milk (or a combination of the two) and is perhaps best well known for being an ingredient that is used to prepare Greek salad. It is made in a similar way to other types of cheese, by allowing milk to curdle. Feta is super delicious…

Why are you losing inches but not weight?

You’ve been following a strict diet and exercise plan for a few weeks now and have noticed that whilst your waist is definitely getting slimmer and your clothes fit looser, you’re not seeing a difference when you step on the scale. This may make you question whether your lifestyle changes are indeed working positively. The short…

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