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…

Are apples with peanut butter healthy?

Peanut butter tastes great and can be eaten alongside so many other foods. It goes especially well with apples; simply chop an apple up into slices, spread on the peanut butter like you would on toast, sprinkle on some optional cinnamon and you’ve got yourself a delicious & filling snack. But just how healthy is this snack?…

Are baked potatoes healthy?

Also known as jacket potatoes, baked potatoes are affordable, easy & quick to prepare,  and taste delicious. Despite this, many people tend to avoid eating them (and potatoes in general) because they are considered to be unhealthy. But how true is this? Nutritional information The table below provides nutritional information for one medium sized (173…

Is rice fattening or good for weight loss?

Rice is a staple food in many countries, being eaten multiple times a week. Similar to oatmeal and quinoa it is a grain, and comes in different sizes and colours, with white and brown varieties being the most popular. White rice is consumed more often, however brown rice is recognized as being healthier. In this article, we…

How many protein shakes a day should you drink?

Like most things in nutrition, the number of protein shakes that a person should drink will depend on their body composition. This is because protein requirements can vary greatly from person to person. It is well known that if you are trying to build muscle, you should increase your protein intake. A general rule of thumb…

Good carbs and bad carbs – what’s the difference?

Carbs or carbohydrates are a macronutrient, the other two being protein and fat (learn more here). Carbohydrates are used by our bodies as an energy source. After food which contains carbohydrate is eaten, it is broken down into glucose, fructose and galactose, all of which are small units of sugar. These sugars are then absorbed by the…

Healthy foods to have for breakfast

Breakfast – “the most important meal of the day”. When I was in high school and university, the above phrase did not mean much to me. I usually skipped breakfast and if I did have it, it would usually be something like tea with biscuits or a bar of chocolate. But as I got older…

Nutribullet review

The Nutribullet, a kitchen appliance with the ability to extract nutrients from food, has hit the public by storm. With reports that celebrities such as Kate Middleton utilise the device, the Nutribullet has become a must have kitchen appliance. Inventors of the appliance claim that regular use of the Nutribullet can have numerous health benefits such as…

The health benefits of goji berries

Goji berries are bright red fruits which originated in China. They can also be referred to as a wolfberry, and are extremely delicate with a sweet taste. In western societies, the berries are often eaten as a dried fruit or as part of a fruit-juice mix. They are thought to have many benefits to the…

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…