How many calories do you burn a day?

The average adult burns approximately 2000 calories per day. However a more accurate figure can be calculated by taking into account an individuals age, gender, height, weight and activity levels. Let’s see how these factors determine calorie expenditure. Age – generally speaking, the older you are, the fewer calories you burn. This is because as you…

42 nutritious sources of vitamin A

This important vitamin plays a crucial role in maintaining healthy vision and protecting the eyes from damage because it is an essential building block of a compound called rhodopsin, a protein that allows the retina to effectively absorb light. Here are 42 foods that are a rich source of it.

How to ‘turn’ fat into muscle

Fat and muscle are very different from one another which is why we use the term ‘turn’ very loosely – it is not possible to take fat and directly convert it into muscle. Fat is stored in your body when you consume more calories than you burn. For example if your daily recommended intake is 2000…

The best teas to drink in the morning

After water, tea is the second most consumed beverage globally and is grown worldwide due to the large demand it has. You may not know it, but all teas (except herbal ones) are prepared from leaves of the Camellia sinensis plant. The way in which the leaves are processed determines the taste and colour of the tea….

The 100+ healthiest foods on planet Earth

Eating healthy does not have to be difficult; there are lots of nutrient dense foods out there to include in your diet. We wrote this (quite lengthy!) article to help you discover new healthy foods, and to learn the benefits they bring with them.

Is eating fast bad for you?

As far back as I can remember, I have always been an extremely fast eater. Family and friends have often commented on how quickly I gulp my food down and have often asked whether I actually chew it. Recently, I have been making it a point to try and slow down, take smaller bites and chew…

Is coffee bad for kids?

For adults, coffee can be very healthy. It is a rich source of antioxidants and other nutrients that can benefit your body. Coffee makes you feel more energetic, helps burn fat, improves physical performance and could even prevent diseases such as type 2 diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease and some types of cancer. It is caffeine, the main…

Is pizza fattening?

I am willing to bet that there are very few people on this planet that do not like pizza. I mean what’s not to like? The aroma and that warm chewy cheesy texture when you take your first bite is what does it for me! Pizza is enjoyed worldwide thanks to its versatility – there…

Can you lose 20 pounds in a month?

In order to lose weight, you have to stay in a calorie deficit. This means you need to consume fewer calories than what your body uses up. Doing so forces it to burn its fat stores as a source of energy. The number of calories found in different foods varies. Those that contain a lot…

What vitamins are antioxidants?

There are thousands of chemical reactions that occur in your body everyday during processes such as digestion. These reactions are known as oxidation reactions and are vital for survival. However, they may result in the creation of unstable chemicals known as free radicals, which can potentially cause damage to cell membranes, DNA and proteins. Free radicals are…