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…

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…

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…