Nutrition

18 May: Are You Caught in the Snack Trap?

Even if you’re eating perfectly healthy meals and putting in your time at the gym, if your snacking is out of control then you may not see the results you desire. Here’s what you need to know to avoid The Snack Trap: 1) Portion Sizes Count. Even when you’re snacking on “healthy” food, you’ve got to keep track of how much you’re taking in. Almonds are healthy, but if you down a whole cup of them in one sitting then you’ll be setting yourself back. 2) Fill Up on Protein & Fat. A lot of people are still afraid of fat. They think that if their snack is high in fat then it will end up on their body as fat. This is simply not true. Healthy fat, from foods such as avocado or nuts, is a wonderful thing to snack on as it fills you up and keeps you…

22 Apr: Sometimes You Just Have to Lose Your NOODLE!

You can ditch it. The long, wiggly, pasta that is unfortunately of low nutritional value, but very common in many people’s diets. Pasta comes in many shapes, sizes, and dough it is made from. But no matter how long and stringy or short and shelled, it is a starch-dense carbohydrate that we recommend you eat in moderation. However, noodles are an easy side dish… usually you can throw a sauce on them and serve them alongside a main course or mix everything you got in the fridge together with some noodles and call it “something-something pasta” and your eaters will like it. So how can you keep using this easy meal-helper without overloading on starch and empty noodle calories? With these nifty noodle swaps:

02 Feb: Avocado Oil – When and Why to Use It

Avocado oil is a very healthy oil and can definitely be beneficial to use both cold as dressing or hot in cooking! The majority of essential fatty acids found in avocado oil are monounsaturated fats which have several positive effects throughout the body including lowering risk of some cancers, preventing flare-ups of certain auto-immune diseases, speeding cell regeneration and wound healing, as well as reducing inflammation in your body. The monounsaturated fats in avocado oil can also help you lose weight – especially when combined with a healthy diet and regular exercise – as these fats aid in making you feel fuller faster and keep your appetite satisfied longer. The vitamins and healthy fats in avocado oil also can improve your digestion helping you to get more energy from the other foods you eat with it.