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 »
It’s Been A Long Day
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 »
Do you feel lethargic and sleepy towards mid-afternoon? The chances are your energy level is low because of incorrect eating habits. What you eat as well as when you eat directly influences your available energy and whether you will be alert and functioning optimally.
Start with breakfast
The first thing to do to ensure that you are energised properly for the day ahead is to have a proper breakfast. A donut and coffee might be easy and make you feel good for a while, but the sugar and caffeine high is sure to fade rapidly and suddenly, making you feel tired. The ideal breakfast consists of protein such as fish or eggs, a small portion of carbohydrates such as a slice of low glycaemic index seed loaf, green tea and some source of mono unsaturated fat, such as nuts or avocadoes. This should be a large meal to prepare you for the day. Oatmeal is also a good choice for breakfast; it keeps your blood glucose level constant because of the high fibre content. continue reading »
Fruits and vegetables contain a lot of vitamins and minerals that can help us be healthy. That is why health experts are suggesting that we include at least 3 to 5 different kinds of fruits and vegetables everyday in our diet. continue reading »
Chances are you’ve heard people talk about cleansing, but why should someone cleanse as part of their health routine? Actually, there are several reasons to do a body cleanse. Whether you hope to remove toxins from your body or to be in better physical condition, a body cleanse may be the answer you’ve been looking for. Here are just five reasons to consider a body cleanse. continue reading »
A lot of people with skin problems look for the latest miracle cure for things like acne or dryness. Other folks might be trying to reverse aging or get rid of wrinkles that have built up over the years. continue reading »