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Nutrition

Health benefits of coffee

Some people simply cannot function without their morning coffee and others need a regular intake throughout the day to stay on form. Of course there are negative side effects of too much caffeine but in general coffee has been shown to have a number of health benefits. These include: improved energy and focus levels improved […]

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Calorie nutrition tip

When it comes to nutrition a common issue isn’t that people do not know how many calories they should have on a daily basis but that they under or overestimate how many they have consumed. Whether it is thinking those couple of biscuits with a cup of tea on a break can’t have that many […]

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4 ingredient American style pancakes recipe

These quick and easy 4 ingredient American style pancakes are the perfect breakfast recipe ideal for a lockdown brunch (or good enough to eat at any time of the day!!) Ingredients 4 medium eggs 200g cottage cheese 100g rolled oats 1 tsp cinnamon Your choice of toppings Method Blend the oats, cottage cheese, eggs and […]

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Pre-workout recipe

A common perception of pre-workout meals is that there needs to be heavy focus on carbohydrates to fuel the body with energy, as carbohydrates are the body’s primary source of energy. This isn’t looking to discredit this method as carbohydrates are and will always be an essential macronutrient, both pre and post-workout. However, many people […]

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Do you need to be consuming protein powder to get protein in your diet?

We are almost certain you’ll have heard people talking about protein powders, protein supplements and how many grams a day they consume. If (like us) you’ve been wondering how credible the protein shake talk is, you’ve come to the right place! We’re going to be giving you the low down on shakes and powders before […]

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What is a ‘Superfood’?

We’re almost certain you’ll have heard the term ‘superfood’ more than once and probably more so throughout January and February. So with that in mind, we wanted to dive deeper into what it actually means hopefully, debunking some myths along the way. The term ‘superfood’ is a fairly new phenomenon and refers to foods that […]

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Health Benefits of Veganuary

January is a great month to challenge yourself. New Year’s resolutions are the talk of the town and can be a great way to kickstart healthy habits. Have you started thinking about yours? Perhaps you’re going to start walking to work? Try cooking from scratch at least once a week? Well, why not take it […]

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What’s the deal with magnesium?

  When you think of vitamin and mineral supplements, iron and vitamin D are probably the two that come to mind first. Magnesium? Probably not. However, it turns out that this is theee micro-nutrient we should all be paying more attention too. So, what is it? Magnesium is an essential mineral that our bodies rely […]

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Why we drink water

With record high temperatures this July, now more than ever, we should be driving home the importance of staying hydrated through drinking plenty of water. Not only does it cool our bodies down, but it ensures we are alert throughout the day. Let’s explore IN some detail about why water is so important. Water and […]

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Why does the body need vitamins and do you need to supplement?

It is common practice for many to take some form of vitamin supplementation on a daily basis, with the view to improving overall health and wellbeing, both mentally and physically. But do vitamins actually help you to live a healthier lifestyle? Vitamins and minerals, like proteins, fats and carbohydrates, are essential for the body to […]

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The secrets to busting your gut

Still carrying those winter pounds and feeling like it’s too late to get yourself that toned look in time for summer? Don’t think that doing 100 sit-ups a day is going to solve your problems: studies have shown that solely focusing on one area of your body is unlikely to shift fat from that area. […]

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Eating to complement weight loss training 

If you’re concentrating on weight loss training, you may need to consider what else you could be doing to help accelerate your weight loss in order to reach your goal. One area to look at is diet and eating habits. While people might consider eating less and skipping meals to help lose weight, but it is […]

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Nutrition | wellbeing

Nutrition for the runner

It’s fast approaching spring, with light and favourable weather conditions coming back to greet us after the cold, dark nights of winter. Spring, for the runner, can mean only one thing: the start of marathon season. Training is obviously very important, that’s a given, but diet and nutrition are areas that are often left unattended. […]

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Nutrition | wellbeing

Workout nutrition: what to eat before, during & after the gym

There is no secret formula to structuring your workout meals. Whether you’re fuelling up for your next session, or looking for the recovery meal of your dreams, it will come down to two things: carbs and proteins. These are the two areas of the food spectrum you’re going to want to hone in on pre- […]

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Nutrition | wellbeing

Establishing healthy eating habits

Getting diet and nutrition back on track after Christmas and New Year can seem like a daunting task. We’re all thinking about ways to change our eating habits and to futureproof our health for the coming year. The good news is, it’s not so complicated as you might think. Before we get started let me […]

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