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…

Are dates fattening or good for weight loss?

Because of their extremely sweet taste, dates are considered to be nature’s candy. Not only are they very delicious, they are also a rich of source of various nutrients, including potassium & magnesium. Dates promote digestion, boost energy and might even be able to improve heart health. In fact, this study even claimed that dates may be considered…

Is pasta fattening or good for weight loss?

Pasta is a staple dish in Italy and there are many different varieties available, including spaghetti, vermicelli, fusilli, tagliatelle, penne and macaroni, with each one having a specific shape and size. They all taste delicious and are enjoyed throughout the world. Pasta is very versatile and can be used in a large number of recipes….

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…

Why are you losing inches but not weight?

You’ve been following a strict diet and exercise plan for a few weeks now and have noticed that whilst your waist is definitely getting slimmer and your clothes fit looser, you’re not seeing a difference when you step on the scale. This may make you question whether your lifestyle changes are indeed working positively. The short…

How long does it take to lose 30 pounds?

In order to lose weight, you need to stay in a calorie deficit. This means you need to consume fewer calories than what you burn on a daily basis. By doing this, your body will be forced to use its fat stores as a source of energy and fat from all over the body will…

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…