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…

Are protein bars good for you?

Protein is an essential macronutrient which is required by the body for a large number of functions. It builds and repairs muscle tissue, supports the health of your skin & nails, keeps you feeling full and protects enzyme functions. It also helps with weight management; studies such as this have found that increasing protein intake reduces the…

57 healthy foods that are loaded with iron

Iron is an important component of haemoglobin, the part of the blood that carries life-giving oxygen to the various cells around the body. Iron is also incredibly important in ensuring the proper function of the body, including growth and development.

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…

79 excellent potassium rich foods

Potassium is a mineral that is responsible for many different functions that occur in your body on a daily basis. Here are 79 foods you can add to your diet to make sure your potassium levels stay in check.

4 superfoods you should include in your diet today!

There are hundreds of healthy foods out there which help with weight loss, help prevent and fight against cancer, regulate blood sugar levels and improve your mood. Today, I thought I would share with you 4 foods that I cannot get enough of on a daily basis. I usually include these four foods in salads…

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…

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