Is a protein shake a good breakfast?

Protein is a vital macro-nutrient and it can be argued that out of the three (the other two being carbs and fat), it is the most important. Including protein in your breakfast is a good idea because it keeps you feeling full, regulates appetite hormones and boosts metabolism. When people talk about protein shakes, they…

15 low calorie fruits

Because most fruits have large amounts of water and fiber, they are generally low in calories and eating them can be beneficial when trying to lose weight. Fruits contain naturally occurring sugars, which makes them a great food to snack on if you need a boost in energy or are craving something sweet. In this…

Foods high in monounsaturated fat

For a long time it was believed that fat is very unhealthy and should not be a large part of the diet. However lots of recent research shows that some types of fat are essential for our health. Monounsaturated fats (MUFAs) are liquid at room temperature and turn solid when they are chilled. Studies have…

Is ginger ale good for you?

Ginger ale is a carbonated beverage that contains either real ginger extract or ginger flavouring. It is sweet tasting and enjoyed by people all over the world. The table below provides nutritional information for your average can (12 fl oz) of store bought ginger ale. Calories 124 Fat 0 Cholesterol 0 Sodium 26 mg Carbohydrate 32…

9 fruits that are low in sugar

Fruits are known as being super sweet foods that are rich in sugar. But this is not always the case; there are some fruits that contain very little sugar. In this article we will list out fruits that have less than 5 g of sugar per 100 g serving and briefly mention the health benefits of…

Is fruit fattening or good for weight loss?

Fruits are some of the healthiest and most delicious foods on the planet. They are a source of natural sugars, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and other powerful substances. Eating fruits brings with them many health benefits. If you are trying to lose weight, you may be wondering whether eating fruit is a good idea. The short answer is…

What is the healthiest cheese?

Cheese is a delicious food that has been eaten by humans for a long time. It is made by curdling milk with acids or enzymes, causing it to coagulate. The solid parts (proteins and fat) are separated from the liquid whey and are then aged. Softer cheeses are not aged for long, whereas hard cheeses are…

Are there carbs in vegetables?

Vegetables are some of the most nutrient dense foods that you can eat. They are very low in calories (thanks to their high water content) and are a rich source of important vitamins and minerals such as vitamin A, vitamin K, calcium and potassium. Including plenty of vegetables in your diet is highly recommended by…

What is the healthiest food?

Healthy foods are those that are nutritionally dense, thanks to the large amounts of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and other powerful substances they contain. Because of their strong nutritional profiles, they bring with them lots of health benefits. It is difficult to crown a single food as being the healthiest. This is because lots of foods have…

Healthy high calorie foods

Calories are units of energy and all foods have them, but in differing amounts. Foods that contain lots of water, such as most fruits and vegetables, tend to be low in calories because water has 0 calories. On the other hand, foods that have a lot of fat tend to be high in calories because…