Almost everyone craves certain foodstuffs in their lives, whether you are a healthy and varied eater, pescatarian, carnivore, vegetarian, vegan or just plain pregnant! Just that craving and strong urge for a certain type of food can put you into the situation of driving miles to get a cupcake and coffee that you love, or … Read more
Coconut oil has long enjoyed a reputation as one of the healthier products on the market, packed with enough ‘good’ cholesterol to enchant anybody, a fine addition to any weight loss diet plan and the perfect addition to any Paleo-centric kitchen. Contrary opinions have occasionally been aired, however, and the American Heart Association have taken … Read more
As people, we endure a complicated relationship with chocolate. Leaving aside the fact that it’s an undeniable treat for the tastebuds, a typical bar is also loaded with chemicals that flood our brains with feel-good chemicals. Claims that chocolate can actually be healthy are becoming increasingly commonplace. Is this actually true, or once again, are branding whizzes attempting to blind us into jeopardizing our health in the name of profit? Let’s take a look at the evidence.
Our bodies are made up of around 20 percent protein, an essential part of nearly all biological processes. The building blocks of protein are amino acids. Amino acids play an important role in muscles and tissue as they aid cell structure, transport nutrients around the body and influence organ function. One amino acid found naturally … Read more
Glutamine is an amino acid found naturally within the body. In fact, it’s the most common amino acid. Amino acids have a fundamental role in cell structure, organ function and the transport of nutrients. Glutamine has a variety of health benefits, including helping a leaky gut. So, how does glutamine aid the gut and what … Read more
Whatever your reasons for being vegan aside; it can be difficult to convince non-vegans that there is an abundance of vegan protein sources that will fill you up and allow you get in your daily dose.. In fact, while some have no problem adapting to a vegan diet; for some vegan newbies it can be difficult to work out what to eat in replacement of the usual dairy or meat item they were once eating.
Many people mistake “healthy eating” as simply cutting out fatty or sugary foods, or increasing the amount of fruit and vegetables that they have in their diet – however there are different foods that can have a positive effect, too. One food group that is regularly recommended as a healthy option is shellfish, particularly oysters, which include many vitamins and minerals that we should be eating in our daily diet.