Maintaining the right weight is a survival necessity that no one can afford to ignore. Some people may manage to lose weight by a diet and exercise regimen over a few weeks or months. But they often hit a roadblock when it comes to maintaining that weight. continue reading »
Category Healthy Diet
Whether it’s famous athletes or camera-hoarding socialites, energy drinks are endorsed every day by celebrities all over the world. So what motivated you to buy your first energy drink? Was it the bright, colourful packaging? Your favourite footballer on the front of the bottle? Maybe it was the actual taste and the way it made you perform? Whatever your reasons, energy drinks have a variety of misconceptions, and the majority of health risks are ignored despite the research to the contrary. continue reading »
There are a lot of drinks on the market that claim to replenish your body after exercising or build up your immune system or give you all the vitamins of a full serving of veggies. But if you read the labels of some of those supposedly healthy drinks, you may be disturbed by the high amounts of sugar, artificial flavoring and artificial colorings they contain. So what are the best drinks to keep your body in top health? Here’s a quenching rundown: continue reading »
Many persons wanting to lose weight go one crash diets to lose the pounds only to gain it back and become even fatter than they were before they went on a diet. The reason behind this many times lie in the fact that these crash diets are impractical and way too restrictive. Losing weight is a gradual and long term process if you want real and permanent results. There are no quick fixes. continue reading »
Vitamin C is an essential nutrient that almost animals make – except humans. Although we require vitamin C to live, we are one of the few species in the animal kingdom that do not produce it on our own. That means that we must get all of our vitamin C from outside sources. continue reading »
There are different reactions that you can get upon hearing that word DIET. Some would feel good about themselves, because they are doing a great job when it comes to dieting. Some would hate the word because of different reasons. continue reading »
This question has probably been around ever since the dawn of man. Most fitness-seekers are agreed that a morning workout is great because the mind and body are fresh and unencumbered by the fatigue of a long day. However, a consensus on whether or not to eat before getting physical is yet to be reached. Some argue that eating before hitting the gym or jogging circuit gives the body the energy it needs to tackle the task ahead; enabling it to accomplish more. Those on the other side of this argument remind them that the aim of exercise is to burn fat and when the body is not given that fuel before the workout, it burns the reserves of fat it has stored to produce energy.Perhaps the best way to discover what is best for you as an individual is by asking yourself a couple of questions: continue reading »
In health there is no such thing as a ‘silver bullet’. You might think that it’s possible to simply take the right supplement and then see your health improve, but this is in fact completely the wrong way to think about using them and can lead you to end up wasting your money or worse actually damaging your health. continue reading »
There are certain types of nutrients that that everybody needs as part of a healthy diet. These are universal. However, there are also certain things that different people need to eat, and these can change based on your medical situation.
To better understand your specific dietary requirements, take a look at the following list, and ask yourself, “what should I eat if…”
I Have High Cholesterol
Stay away from any fat as often as you can. Eating steaks every day is probably probably not a good idea, neither are other fatty foods such as ice cream, doughnuts, cream and whole milk. Try to stick to low-fat options such as skimmed milk, egg whites and low-fat yoghurt. continue reading »
How often on the way home from work do we feel the urge to buy fast food? Whether it is quickly popping into Burger King, or picking up a sandwich or ready meal at the local supermarket, it is something that is very easy to do when we have had a tiring day and the last thing we want to do is go home and cook. How you long for the energy you have in the mornings when you are up ultra early and ready to burst out of the door with a lot of time to spare!
There is a way to make the most of this energy and also motivate you in the afternoon. Knowing you are heading home to a tasty, wholesome meal gets rid of the afternoon crash pretty quickly and puts an extra spring into your step. Whether it is tasty Italian recipes that grab your attention or something more Caribbean and spicy, say goodbye to the unhealthy splurges that tiredness often bring. continue reading »