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Fitness Tip Of The Day – Add Bananas To Your Diet

Fitness Tip Of The Day - Add Bananas To Your Diet

Bananas are a tasty, filling fruit that contain a wide range of health boosting nutrients. They're loaded with fibre which protects against constipation, allows you to get the maximum nutrition from your food, stabilises your blood glucose levels and much more. Bananas are also a top source of magnesium, manganese, potassium, vitamin C and various B vitamins which collectively boost your energy levels, assist with chemical reactions in the body, help your wounds to heal, relax your muscles and nerves and much more. Bananas don't require any preparation and are very portable, so you can take … [Read more...]

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Fitness Tip Of The Day – Go For Healthy Snacks

Fitness Tip Of The Day - Go For Healthy Snacks

Snacking is something that sabotages many people's healthy eating efforts. They eat a healthy breakfast, lunch and dinner but they forget to prepare healthy snacks. Then when they get hungry between meals, they reach for a calorie packed snack (such as candy, chocolate or a cookie) and undo all their good work. The good news is that healthy snacks are easy to put together and once you get used to preparing them, you can easily satisfy your appetite between meals without loading up on calories and unnatural ingredients. There are lots of options when it comes to healthy snacking. Greek … [Read more...]

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Fitness Tip Of The Day – Fill Up On Fish

Fitness Tip Of The Day - Fill Up On Fish

Fish is a filling, full flavoured food and can be enjoyed hot or cold. It contains high levels of protein which builds, maintains and repairs all your body's cells. It's also an excellent source of healthy fats which boost all your vital organs, protect against chronic disease and much more. In addition to this, fish is packed full of B vitamins, vitamin D and selenium which collectively enhance your energy levels, strengthen your bones and teeth, give your body antioxidant protection and much more. As mentioned above, fish is very versatile and tastes great hot or cold. When eaten hot, it … [Read more...]

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Fitness Tip Of The Day – Add Oranges To Your Diet

Fitness Tip Of The Day - Add Oranges To Your Diet

Oranges are sweet, juicy, tangy, packed full of nutrition and contain just 62 calories per fruit. They're rich in fiber which promotes regular bowel movements, keeps your digestive system healthy and allows you to get the maximum nutrition from your food. Oranges are also an excellent source of vitamin C and various B vitamins which collectively boost your energy levels, strengthen your immune system, help your wounds to heal and provide your cells with antioxidant protection. In addition to this, they're packed full of the phytonutrients carotenes and flavanones which protect against numerous … [Read more...]

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9 Top Protein Rich Meats

9 Top Protein Rich Meats

Meat is one of the most popular and widely consumed protein sources. However, despite its popularity, many people don't take full advantage of this protein rich food group and get almost all their protein from chicken and beef. While these are both very good protein sources, there are so many more high protein meats to try. In this post I'm going to be introducing you to the many protein packed meats that are available and listing 9 Top Protein Rich Meats. Once you've checked out the infographic, please Like, +1, Pin and Tweet it by using the buttons above and below the post. Also, if you … [Read more...]

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7 Top Protein Rich Food Groups

7 Top Protein Rich Food Groups

Protein is a key macronutrient that's responsible for building, maintaining and repairing all your body's cells. It can be found in a wide range of foods but despite this, many people get their protein from a limited number of sources. In this post I'm going to be addressing this issue and helping you add some variety to your protein intake by listing 7 Top Protein Rich Food Groups. For each protein rich food group, I've listed five of the best food sources, so you get 35 high protein foods to choose from in total. These food groups cover almost every style of eating, so whether you're … [Read more...]

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Bacon: A Tasty & Nutritious Meat

Bacon: A Tasty & Nutritious Meat

Hello Everyone, today’s article is a guest post from Liz Yin - author of the Bacon Book. ----- Bacon...what a delicious option for cured meat! I'm personally a huge fan of pork belly, whether it's in the form of bacon strips or a thick cut that's slowly braised until each morsel just melts with a slight touch. But did you know that outside of the United States, bacon is usually prepared from other cuts of pork like the side and back cuts? But we're talking about bacon, so how or why should we put bacon and healthy in the same sentence? While it’s true that bacon does contain high … [Read more...]

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Fitness Tip Of The Day – Make Your Own Healthy Fast Food

Fitness Tip Of The Day - Make Your Own Healthy Fast Food

Branded fast food may taste great but it's also loaded with calories and trans fats, so if you want to achieve your health and fitness goals, it's something you need to be consuming in moderation. The good news is that if fast food is one of your favourite types of food, you can make your own healthy burgers, fries and sausages with ease. By making your own healthy fast food you not only cut the total calories and avoid the harmful ingredients but you also provide your body with lots of healthy fats, protein and other health boosting nutrients. The links below contain plenty of healthy fast … [Read more...]

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Fitness Tip Of The Day – Snack On Fruits

Fitness Tip Of The Day - Snack On Fruits

When most people get hungry between meals, they reach for cakes, chocolates or crisps which are rich in calories and low in nutritional value. However, if you want to lead a fit and healthy lifestyle, fruits are a much better snacking option. They're low in calories, keep you fuller for longer and are packed full of health boosting vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients. These nutrients boost your health in countless ways and are an essential part of your diet. Without these nutrients, you not only miss out on all their positive effects but you also put yourself at risk of … [Read more...]

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Fitness Tip Of The Day – Go For Healthy Desserts

Fitness Tip Of The Day - Go For Healthy Desserts

Many regular desserts contain close to 1,000 calories per serving and can seriously inhibit your weight loss efforts. However, if you're willing to get creative in the kitchen, you can slash the amount of calories in your desserts while also adding lots of vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients. For example, if you replace regular flour with almond flour, you cut out lots of processed carbs and add plenty of healthy fats to the dessert. If you partly sweeten the dessert with fruits instead of using only sugar, you reduce the total calories in the dessert and increase its nutritional value. The … [Read more...]