The health benefits of meditation

Many people question what meditation is and what exactly it entails. Most people however, have had some sort of introduction to meditation, even though they may not have known it. Have you ever been advised to take a deep breath in and then relax during times of stress? This technique of coping, is a form…

Is white chocolate good or bad for you?

There are three main types of chocolate – dark, milk & white – and all three are made from the beans of the cacao tree. I personally prefer the slightly bitter taste of dark chocolate over the other two, and hardly ever eat white chocolate. However a friend a mine simply adores white chocolate and cannot…

Does tea have as much caffeine as coffee?

Caffeine is a stimulant that is found in coffee, tea and chocolate. It is what gives you that alert feeling after having your first cup of brew in the morning. The amount of caffeine in different foods and drinks varies significantly. So does coffee or tea have more caffeine? Tea vs coffee caffeine content Before being…

Is tea better for you than coffee?

Tea or coffee, the great debate. Some people cannot function in the morning without their cup of joe, whereas others love a piping hot cup of tea. Personally, I enjoy both, starting my day off with black coffee and then having a cup or two of tea later on. So far today, I have had one…

Are potato chips bad for you?

There is no denying that potato chips (or potato crisps, as they are known in the UK and other countries) are super delicious and go well with just about anything. Children love them as a school time snack and adults munch on them at sporting events and at the movies. Potato chips are very easy…

Is papaya fattening or good for weight loss?

Papaya or pawpaw is an orange coloured fruit, best known for the large number of small black seeds that it contains. It is native to Mexico and Central America, but is enjoyed worldwide. I have a papaya tree growing in my garden and therefore get the privilege of eating this fruit on a fairly regular…

Weight loss diets: the ultimate guide

This guide was written to help you gain a better understanding of how your diet affects the amount of weight you lose (or gain!). I begin by covering various food types & their benefits and finish off by analysing 4 of the most popular weight loss diets available today. The article is fairly long so…

30 great sources of vitamin E

The best way to get sufficient vitamin E in the diet is to eat foods that are a rich source of it including sunflower seeds, almonds, peanut butter and leafy greens like kale and spinach. Here are 30 fantastic sources of vitamin E to add to your diet.

The health benefits of turmeric

Turmeric is a spice native to southwest India, most commonly used in Indian cuisine. It has a gentle flavour, is pungent and slightly bitter, and is often used to colour food. Turmeric is great in a number of dishes, from simple lentil dahls to more complex curries, as its mild flavour makes it versatile and…

How to lose upper body fat

Fat is stored around various parts of your upper body, including your face, neck, shoulders, arms, back, chest and belly. In order for you to start losing fat from these areas, you have to remain in a calorie deficit. This means that your calorie intake needs to be lower then your calorie expenditure. Doing so forces…

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