12 health benefits of apricots

Apricots originated in Asia over 4000 years ago, and have travelled across the world to become a popular fruit. They thrive best in warm climates so many countries enjoy these delicious fruits as imports from hotter countries. They are relatives of plums, nectarines and peaches, and are enjoyed in a variety of different ways, from being…

9 health benefits of eating vegetables

Vegetables range from the humble carrot to the butternut squash, to broccoli and kale. They can be roasted, baked, mashed or simply eaten raw, and in any capacity pack a variety of important benefits for your health and well-being. Below are 9 health benefits you can reap from eating a variety of vegetables. 1. Reduce…

Is hummus good for you?

Hummus has been growing steadily in popularity in the West over the past decade or two, with millions of people now including it in their diet. Some simply like the taste whilst others enjoy it because of the huge array of health benefits that are supposed to come with eating hummus. It also makes a…

Are apples good for weight loss?

It could be argued that apples are one of the most popular fruit products in the western world. They are easy to grow, even in colder climates, simple to eat, and small enough to carry around on the go. They are filling and flavoursome, not to mention filled with nutrients to promote good health. Although…

Is pineapple good for weight loss?

We all know that pineapples are a healthy food, make a great addition to a fruit salad, and their juice makes a delicious beverage. But what else are they good for? When trying to lose weight, many people will try to eat fruit and vegetables rather than unhealthy snacks. Pineapples are a fruit that may…

Health benefits of strawberries

Strawberries are a fruit we all know and most of us love. They are extremely versatile; great as an accompaniment to many meals, and a favourite at many occasions, be it a garden party, a dessert after a family meal, or whilst watching a Summertime sporting event. Despite its popularity however, not many people may…

Are boiled eggs good for weight loss?

When trying to lose weight you need to consume fewer calories than you are expending, on a daily basis. Your basal metabolic rate (or BMR) determines the minimum number of calories you need everyday, to survive and maintain your current weight. Your BMR will depend on a number of different factors such as your current weight, height, age…

Losing weight after 50

The basic equation for weight management is calories in – calories out and doesn’t change as you get older. Whether you are 30 or 60, the same rule applies: if you consume fewer calories than you burn, you will lose weight. This is because your fat stores will be utilized as a source of energy. However, as…

How to lose 2 pounds a week

To lose 2 pounds a week, you need to remain in a calorie deficit, which can be achieved via a combination of diet and exercise. When you do this, your body is forced to use its fat stores as a source of fuel, to make up for the energy that you would ordinarily obtain from…

Is beetroot fattening or good for weight loss? What about beetroot juice?

Beetroot (also known as beet) is different from most other vegetables because of its distinct rich maroon colour. It is an excellent source of many different vitamins & minerals and brings with it a plethora of health benefits. Additionally, beetroot juice has been studied for its ability to help exercise performance. It is fine to eat…