Coconuts are boss. Fact. All coconut product is really high in fat and fat tastes good. It is as easy as that. However, it contains medium chain fatty acids which give your body instant energy and it doesn't get stored in the fat cells. Hooray!
Most people would say that a balanced diet includes vegetables or meat, fruit and so on, but do we need sugar on a balanced diet? Do we need biscuits? You can see therefore that if someone tells you this, they probably don't know much about nutrition. You can assume that they know little or they would not make such a simple and obvious statement.
You want to lose fat and get lean. Who doesn't? The problem is, you don't have much time to lose weight. Whether it's a holiday just round the corner or an upcoming social event where you're likely to bump into your ex, your need to get shredded is greater than that of the average Joe.
The new and always updating information on the link between food, behaviour and health doesn't have to mean the death of the doughnut, or put the kibosh on cake. But we need other strategies too; ones not always involving an overdose of calories.
With just a little bit of research, you soon begin to realise that some of the most popular 'health foods' just aren't that healthy at all. What's more, they're probably not doing any favours for your waistline. Have you been tricked into eating these 10 so called 'health foods'? Check out the list below and see!
With constant access to information, you would've thought we'd be top of our game in nutrient knowledge, but sadly, food companies and the media have left us baffled. I've seen how we've been fooled by clever marketing campaigns, so I've put together important points to help filter out the nonsense!
We need to acknowledge that coeliac disease is a serious illness; not an intolerance or something that brings you out in a rash. We spend billions of pounds each year funding research, treating and finding ways to support patients for the many illnesses that affect the UK population. Why should coeliacs be any different?
I tend to skip the ice in smoothies in cold weather. If I'm using frozen fruit then I often skip the ice anyway, but the idea at this time of year is to make it more appealing and easier to swallow whilst layered up and shivering by the fire.
Right in time to keep you on track in your New Year cleanse, this vibrant pink smoothie recipe makes healthy living and dieting delicious. It contains kale, a super vegetable which is full of goodness, yet you can barely detect it's presence in this smoothie rich in fruity flavours.
What's in a name? Well, if the name is 'chicken nuggets', it could be up to 14 different ingredients, according to research published yesterday by the University of Nottingham.
Remaining alcohol free for a month is an achievement, which deserves to be rewarded, but compensatory drinking is not what Dry January is trying to advocate. A healthy attitude towards consumption (not necessarily total abstinence) is something which should be practiced during every month of the year to reap lasting health benefits.
Despite my decision to remain laidback over other people's choices, I've been surprised to see I was experiencing the reverse: Healthy Shaming. In other words, being shamed for my healthy choices, asking to see allergen menus and for well... being 'a bit boring.' So here's the worst 'healthy shaming' phrases I've heard recently...
So this recipe is in spite of everything I've been seeing on my Instagram feed recently of spicing up kale crisps as a treat! This is a treat. A real, pure, unadulterated treat which should be treated with care in the administering and devouring of this delicious baklava (or baklava) recipe.
Many people feel that it is tough to eat clean and healthy while on a tight budget. They feel deprived of nutritious meals that actively contributes to their well-being, as good food has a reputation for being much more expensive than unhealthy food.
Just delicious, accessible food that all generations can get stuck into preparing and eating together. That happens to be sugar free. Oh, and ideally involves only a single mixing bowl or oven dish so very little washing up (you've got to dream, haven't you?)
Understanding more about our metabolism can make a huge difference to how easily weight drops off and stays off for the long term. I like to think of it as a furnace. It needs to be fed at the right times to burn the calories we are eating, instead of storing them as fat.