Health benefits of strawberries

Strawberries are a fruit we all know and most of us love. They are extremely versatile; great as an accompaniment to many meals, and a favourite at many occasions, be it a garden party, a dessert after a family meal, or whilst watching a Summertime sporting event. Despite its popularity however, not many people may…

Are boiled eggs good for weight loss?

When trying to lose weight you need to consume fewer calories than you are expending, on a daily basis. Your basal metabolic rate (or BMR) determines the minimum number of calories you need everyday, to survive and maintain your current weight. Your BMR will depend on a number of different factors such as your current weight, height, age…

Health benefits of avocados

Avocados are a fruit that many people don’t think of eating. They’re exotic, a little strange looking, and how to eat them isn’t always obvious. For those of you who have ventured into the world of Central American fruit however, the benefits of avocados are incredible. First of all, avocados are extremely nutritious. One avocado…

6 health benefits of raspberries

The beautiful raspberry is a fruit from the genus Rubus plant, a member of the Rose family. Globalisation, as well as modification through technology, now allows for a range of different raspberries to be produced and sold on the market, with examples including the purple, blue, golden and yellow raspberries. While each individual berry contains…

Is cinnamon good for weight loss?

Cinnamon is a spice derived from the bark of a variety of trees originating in Asia. It is very popular all over the world as an ingredient in cooking and baking, as it is particularly noted for creating flavoursome desserts and pastries. Alongside culinary use, there is also a long history of cinnamon being used…

9 health benefits of cranberries

Cranberries are small, acidic berries which are often used in desserts and drinks to provide a strong flavour and great health benefits. They contain a very high number of antioxidants which can protect the body from a variety of illnesses, and they are also known for their anti-bacterial and anti-viral properties.

Vegetarian protein sources

We all need protein in our diet and it is recommended that the average adult consumes at least 0.8 grams per 1 kilogram of body weight. Protein is an essential macro nutrient (the other two being carbohydrate and fat) that helps build & repair muscle tissue, keeps nails and hair healthy and allows your red…

Health benefits of apples

‘An apple a day keeps the doctor away’ – it has been known for a long time that apples are good for you. In particular, they have a very high concentration of antioxidants – these are molecules that fight against free radicals, which cause damage to healthy cells in your body. Being one of the most popular fruits…

Health benefits of eggs

Eggs are delicious – they can be scrambled, boiled, fried and poached on their own or used as ingredients in a large variety of dishes. The translucent part (also know as the “white”) & yolks of eggs are loaded with nutrients and because of this they are considered a superfood. Many of the eggs eaten…

10 reasons why you should drink more water

Your body is made up of around 60% water. A lot of people are dehydrated without even knowing it and this brings with it a whole load of negative effects. If you are thirsty it means your body needs water to make up for stores it has lost, either through perspiration, respiration or urination. Most of your…

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