Healthy high protein foods

High protein foods Protein is an essential element (macro-nutrient) in everyone’s diet. It is a component of each and every cell, tissue and organ in the body and it is constantly being broken down and replaced. With that in mind, it is clear that identifying healthy high-protein foods is an essential aspect of maintaining good … Read more

Plant based protein benefits

Plant-based protein Who would opt for plant-based protein? The most obvious groups who might opt for plant, as opposed to animal, protein sources are vegetarians, vegans, raw foodists and those following the Living Foods Programme. However, you might be surprised to hear that, more and more, people from all walks of life and with varying … Read more

Enzymes for digestion

The process of digestion Digestion is a vital process in the body, during which food that is eaten is broken down into a simple form that can be absorbed by the body. The mouth, oesophagus, stomach, small intestine, large intestine, rectum and anus are the organs that make up our digestive system. The process of … Read more

Brain food

Do you have brain fog? Listen to the hype about certain “superfoods” and you’ll hear claims that they can support everything from cognitive function and psychological function, to enhanced memory and focus. But what are these foods and do they really do what is promised? There’s no denying that as the body ages, our brain … Read more

Probiotics benefits

What are probiotics? Probiotics are live micro-organisms (often bacteria) that are thought to have a positive effect on the health of the host organism (i.e. our bodies) and, in particular, digestive tract health. They are more commonly referred to as “friendly bacteria” or “good bacteria.” Most probiotics are bacteria similar to those naturally found in … Read more

Do I have IBS?

Do I have Irritable Bowel Syndrome? Irritable Bowel Syndrome (or IBS) is a chronic gastrointestinal problem, which leads to unusual sensitivity and muscle activity. It is very common, afflicts mainly women and tends to develop ebfore the age of 35. It is also often referred to as spastic colon, spastic colitis, mucous colitis or nervous … Read more

Protein benefits

What is protein? Protein is a word that is frequently used on television, in advertising and on packaging and so most people are familiar with it. However, you might be surprised at just how few people actually know what protein is, how it is used by the body and how to identify quality protein foods. … Read more

How to eat a balanced diet

What is a balanced diet? Everyone always talks about “eating a balanced diet”, but have you ever wondered what that actually means? Firstly, it is important to note that a balanced diet is essential for general health and well-being, as well as for maintaining a healthy weight. How it is achieved in practice can be … Read more

Carbohydrates and weight loss

Cut down on carbs to lose weight faster You should eat fewer carbohydrates if you want to lose weight quickly. Having said that, there is no need to cut out carbohydrates entirely if you are trying to lose weight and, in fact, that would not be a healthy step. Carbohydrates are an essential energy source … Read more

Best diet for weight loss

A healthy diet for long-term weight loss Nourish your body, while shedding pounds! So, you’ve made the decision to try to lose weight for good this time and you’re raring to go. But how are you going to make your weight loss stick this time? How are you going to change your eating habits and … Read more