How long does it take to lose 30 pounds?

In order to lose weight, you need to stay in a calorie deficit. This means you need to consume fewer calories than what you burn on a daily basis. By doing this, your body will be forced to use its fat stores as a source of energy and fat from all over the body will…

Do protein shakes make you fat?

Protein shakes used to be associated with body builders, but nowadays they are consumed by all types of athletes and also by people who simply want to have a fitter body. They provide a convenient way to increase ones protein intake, taste delicious and are cost effective. However you might be confused about drinking them if you…

Are protein bars good for you?

Protein is an essential macronutrient which is required by the body for a large number of functions. It builds and repairs muscle tissue, supports the health of your skin & nails, keeps you feeling full and protects enzyme functions. It also helps with weight management; studies such as this have found that increasing protein intake reduces the…

63 healthy foods that are loaded with iron

Iron is an important component of haemoglobin, the part of the blood that carries life-giving oxygen to the various cells around the body. Iron is also incredibly important in ensuring the proper function of the body, including growth and development.

Does eating chocolate make you fat?

I LOVE chocolate. If chocolate were a person, I would marry it. Seriously. Chocolate is enjoyed the world over and for good reason. It is just so delicious, whether eaten on its own or when used as an ingredient for desserts and drinks. In fact it is so popular that chocolate sales in the US…

Why training with kettlebells is good for you

A kettlebell is simply an iron weight with a handle. Kettlebells originated in 18th century Russia and were later used by the Soviet army in their training programs, as it became recognised as an effective form of weight training. Today, they have become a very popular and trusted part of many fitness regimes, with participants claiming…

The health benefits of cottage cheese

Filled with nutrients, vitamins and helpful minerals, cottage cheese has a place of honor in any healthy diet. Yet many of us are not really aware of all the health benefits of cottage cheese. What is Cottage Cheese? Cottage cheese is in many ways closer to the origins of cheese than most other types. In…

22 benefits of jogging

Jogging is a fairly gentle sport that allows you to get all the benefits of exercise without putting your body under huge amounts of strain. There are many benefits of jogging that go far beyond the obvious associations we make with it. In fact, a surprising amount of these benefits are unknown to the majority…

93 excellent potassium rich foods

Potassium is a mineral that is responsible for many different functions that occur in your body on a daily basis. Here are 93 foods you can add to your diet to make sure your potassium levels stay in check.

4 superfoods you should include in your diet today!

There are hundreds of healthy foods out there which help with weight loss, help prevent and fight against cancer, regulate blood sugar levels and improve your mood. Today, I thought I would share with you 4 foods that I cannot get enough of on a daily basis. I usually include these four foods in salads…

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