9 Foods That Make You Poop

Constipation is definitely not the most fun topic to talk about and can be a huge pain in the posterior (pun intended). But at some point in their lives, most people have had to face it. The number of times you should have bowel movements varies greatly, some people have them after every meal whereas…

What is the average calorie intake for men?

The average man needs to consume around 2500 calories in order to maintain his weight. However, this number is not set in stone. The following factors determine calorie intake for men: His age – younger men tend to require more calories. As we get older, our metabolism slows down and we therefore require fewer calories. His…

Is guacamole good for you?

Guacamole is a Mexican dip that is traditionally made by mashing ripe avocados and sea salt in a mortar and pestle. In most cases, other ingredients such as lime juice, garlic, onions, tomatoes, peppers and cilantro are added. It is usually eaten with tortilla chips but can be also be used as a topping for salads…

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How many calories should you eat a day?

The number of calories that a person should eat per day will depend on their age, gender, height, weight, how active they are and what their overall goal is. As you can imagine, this means that calorie requirements can vary greatly from person to person. With that being said, the overall thinking behind calorie consumption…

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…

6 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…

Is quinoa a carb?

Quinoa (pronounced keenwah) is the seed of a plant that is native to South America, and has become increasingly popular over recent years. It is often thought of as a superfood, due to the many health benefits it brings. Quinoa is commonly eaten because of its high protein content. But what about carbohydrate? Is quinoa…

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…

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…