Healthy Cupboard Staples

I have referred to healthy cupboard staples in previous articles and have now prepared a shopping list which will help you to keep on track with your new healthy eating plan whatever it may be! Garlic: Great all round immune booster & flavour enhancer. Chop or crush before you start to prepare the meal and leave aside until rest of ingredients are prepared.

Healthy Snacks for School

This article is about the importance of healthy snacks to children. This article covers several popular snacks and what they contain. When you make healthy food choices a priority in your life both your kids and yourself will come out healthier.

What Is a “Super Food”?

Have you ever heard the term “super food” and wondered what that was? What makes a certain food “super”? Super foods contain multiple disease-fighting nutrients and fill you up so you can enjoy plenty of food without excess calories. You will find lists all over the Internet of the “Top Super Foods,” but keep in mind that these lists by no means include all of the nutrition foods that should be part of a healthy diet.

6 Meat-Free Protein Alternatives – Even Carnivores Need Meat-Free Options!

Whether you are a runner, lift weights or do any other kind of exercise, you need protein. Well, what if you are a Vegetarian or a Vegan? What if you just don’t enjoy meat? We all need protein for muscle repair, so how do those that do not eat meat get an adequate amount each day? Whatever your situation might be, there are meat-free protein options out there that can help you get adequate protein to help you reach your goals.

Are Anti-Oxidants Really Good For You?

If you don’t know WHY you eat healthy foods, it’s unlikely that you’ll stick with it. This will help!

How To Prevent Or Cure Kidney Stones

Tackling any major health issue or preventing it from happening in the first place is often easier than curing it. The million dollar question here is: How do we know what’s coming? What is often overlooked or not recognised by many in this case are the little warning signs coming from our body. Our bodies defence system knows well ahead of time of any illness penetrating the immune system. This of course is the other issue: If the immune system is strong enough illness and disease is unlikely to penetrate its defence. With the exception: Kidney stones may not cause many recognisable symptoms until they move around within the kidney. Although, there are symptoms and signs that may occur, it depends on what type of kidney stones come rolling along.

Nutrition: The Health Industry and Its Practices

Today, more and more people are stressing the importance of proper nutrition, which is leading to a boom in employment. To find out more about nutrition and the role it plays in the health industry, click here…

The Pros and Cons of Drinking Coffee.

Your day probably starts with coffee first thing in the morning. It’s the world’s most popular beverage besides water. Ireland has always been more of a tea culture but we are now becoming a huge coffee culture with over 50 % of Irish people consuming at least one coffee a day!

Going Organic, Is It Worth The Bother?

My parents told me, once upon a time all food was naturally organic, then “they” (the ‘evil’ food companies) started using pesticides and preservatives and they said “you can eat fruit all year round” and “this stuff is better because it lasts longer”, and charged us more for it. Now they take the pesticides and preservatives away and call it organic, and you guessed, charge us more for it! Okay firstly what does organic actually mean?

5 Reasons Your Diet Is Not Working!

Are you constantly feelings like you are on the right track with your diet but the pounds just aren’t coming off? There are so many different reasons that you may not be having success quite yet. Everyone is different and all diet plans will not work for everyone! Cut too many calories or remove certain foods from your daily diet and you may be causing your own doom – and not even know it! It will only take some small tweaks to find your body’s diet “sweet spot” – exactly what your body needs to thrive and drop those stubborn pounds. Here are a few reasons why your diet is not working.

Boost Your Metabolism

Metabolism is the process by which the human body converts the calories in food and beverages into energy. It is actually a biochemical action that is necessary for life to exist and for a body to sustain itself. The energy that is used to regulate heart rate, circulate blood, breathe and secrete hormones is converted from calories that are combined with oxygen through the metabolic process. This energy is necessary to sustain the body at rest as well as during exercise.

Post Workout Nutrition: Your Body Needs Food

Many athletes forget the importance of post workout meals. This article discusses just how import food intake is when you complete a workout.

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