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….

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 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…

Does drinking water help you lose weight?

Water is hands down the most important liquid that we know of. Without it, life on Earth would not exist. Drinking pure plain water helps to eliminate toxins from your body, improves the quality of your skin, keeps your digestive system in check and makes you feel energised, so its a good idea to have…

Is peanut butter a good source of protein?

Peanut butter is one of the simplest foods to make. All it involves is grinding peanuts until they turn into a smooth paste. This is peanut butter in its most natural and healthiest form. However in most cases other ingredients such as salt, sugar and oils are added to give it a better taste and consistency….

Which potatoes are the healthiest?

Potatoes are one of the most commonly consumed vegetables with over a billion people eating them, and for good reason. They are extremely versatile and can be prepared in many different ways – boiled, steamed, baked, fried and roasted. If you are a fan of potatoes you have probably added them to salads and soups…

Is ice cream good or bad for a sore throat?

At some point in our lives we have all suffered from a sore throat, and from personal experience I know how much agony the first few days can be. Swallowing causes you extreme pain, you can barely speak and you just want the discomfort to go away. There are a number of different causes for a…