Is popcorn gluten free?

Popcorn is enjoyed the world around in movie theaters, at baseball games and at children’s parties. It is very popular thanks to its simplicity & delicious taste. I eat pop corn at least three times a month, sometimes more, depending on the occasion. Popcorn has been scientifically proven to be a healthy snack. For example…

30+ best foods for burning fat and losing weight

Losing weight is a goal that most people in the world will strive for at some point in their lives. In 2013, two out of three women in the UK began a diet, and 44% of men tried to slim down. There are many different techniques for losing weight, including a wide variety of diets…

Is whey gluten free?

The consumption of whey is an excellent way to get an added dose of protein, especially if you work out a lot. It is not only extremely convenient but is also digested and absorbed quickly by the body. Whey is great because it is a complete protein and provides all 9 essential amino acids that…

Are grapes fattening or good for weight loss?

Grapes are my second favourite type of fruit, falling short of only mangoes. Their naturally occurring sugar helps satisfy my sweet tooth in a much healthier manner than gulping down a bar of chocolate would. I usually eat them on their own or use them in smoothies such as this one. Grapes are by no…

Is sushi fattening or good for weight loss?

If like myself you are a fan of Asian cuisine, you will undoubtedly have indulged in Japanese cuisine and in particular, tried sushi. It is my second favourite type of food, falling slightly short of the Thai green curry. For those of you who don’t know, sushi is simply vinegared rice (aka rice prepared with…

The health benefits of cantaloupes

The cantaloupe is a type of melon which is thought to originate in either Africa or Asia. It is recognisable by its scaly green skin and juicy orange flesh. They are great as a snack or the starter of a three course meal. They can also be used in fruit salads, and as the base…

Are avocados good or bad for weight loss?

The avocado, believe it or not, is a fruit and not a vegetable. More specifically, it is a berry with a single seed and is native to Mexico (which is probably why guacamole is so popular there). Avocados bring with them a whole host of health benefits, one of them being the ability to help…

The health benefits of grapes

Grapes have been around for thousands of years and are thought to have originated in what is known as the ‘Near East’. This is an area which generally encompasses western Asia. Throughout history, grapes have most commonly been used in wine production, as their skins contain natural yeast which makes alcohol when it is fermented….

Is watermelon fattening or good for weight loss?

I have to admit that watermelon is one of my favourite fruits, largely due to its extremely sweet and refreshing taste. I particularly enjoy drinking watermelon smoothies, either on their own or with other ingredients added. Watermelons have a lot of health benefits such as helping to lower blood pressure, soothing sore muscles, fighting off…

Health benefits of apricots

Apricots originated in Asia over 4000 years ago, and have travelled across the world to become a popular fruit. They thrive best in warm climates so many countries enjoy these delicious fruits as imports from hotter countries. They are relatives of plums, nectarines and peaches, and are enjoyed in a variety of different ways, from being…

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