Chia seeds and weight loss – fact or fiction?

Chia seeds have no doubt taken the world by storm. These tiny seeds which originate from Mexico are a powerhouse of nutrients and bring with them a lot of health benefits. One such benefit that has been claimed many times is their ability to help with weight loss. But how true is this? Is there…

6 health benefits of raspberries

The beautiful raspberry is a fruit from the genus Rubus plant, a member of the Rose family. Globalisation, as well as modification through technology, now allows for a range of different raspberries to be produced and sold on the market, with examples including the purple, blue, golden and yellow raspberries. While each individual berry contains…

Is cheese fattening or good for weight loss?

Cheese is a delicious and nutrient packed food that is rich in protein, calcium, vitamin B12 and selenium. It comes in a wide range of varieties, some of which include feta, mozzarella, ricotta and cottage cheese. If you are watching your weight, you may be wondering whether you should include cheese in your diet. The…

Is cinnamon good for weight loss?

Cinnamon is a spice derived from the bark of a variety of trees originating in Asia. It is very popular all over the world as an ingredient in cooking and baking, as it is particularly noted for creating flavoursome desserts and pastries. Alongside culinary use, there is also a long history of cinnamon being used…

How to lose 30 pounds in 3 months

3 months is enough time to significantly change the way your body looks. A healthy amount of weight to lose per week is 1 – 2 pounds. But by following a strict diet and exercise plan, it is possible to increase this amount to an average of 2.5 pounds per week (i.e. 30 pounds in…

how much weight can you lose in 2 months

How much weight can you lose in 2 months?

Your diet is the most important factor in determining how much weight you can lose over a period of 2 months. The type and amount of food that you eat is crucial. Weight loss comes down to a simple equation: calories in – calories out. Calories are units of energy and all foods have them, but…

9 health benefits of cranberries

Cranberries are small, acidic berries which are often used in desserts and drinks to provide a strong flavour and great health benefits. They contain a very high number of antioxidants which can protect the body from a variety of illnesses, and they are also known for their anti-bacterial and anti-viral properties.

Benefits of jumping rope

I’m sure if you were a kid growing up in the 90’s or early 2000’s you remember using a skipping rope, competing with your friends out in the garden on who could skip the longest, jump the highest or do the funkiest tricks. Jumping rope is an excellent form of exercise even for adults and…

Almonds for weight loss – good or bad?

The almond is a tree which is native to Southern Asia and the Middle East. The seeds of the tree (commonly mistaken to be nuts) are also known as almonds, which have a brown outer shell and a white inner body. Almonds are popular world wide and can be eaten on their own or added…

10 reasons why you should drink more water

Your body is made up of around 60% water. A lot of people are dehydrated without even knowing it and this brings with it a whole load of negative effects. If you are thirsty it means your body needs water to make up for stores it has lost, either through perspiration, respiration or urination. Most of your…