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Nuts and seeds: A Super Snack

Sunflower Seed Butter is an easy alternative to nut butter, especially good for those who have peanut or tree-nut allergies. Sunflower seeds provide protein, healthful fats, fiber, zinc, B vitamins and vitamin. Photo by Deb Lindsey For The Washington Post. My boys are ardent baseball players. At some …

A Dangerous Chemical Lurking in Your Fast Food

Junk food addicts, take note! People who consume more fast food are exposed to higher levels of potentially harmful chemicals known as phthalates, a new study has warned. The use of chemicals and additives in processed food and its packaging material has become an area of growing concern. …

A balanced diet for women

When are the best times to eat carbs, protein and fat, what should your portion size be and what are your guideline daily amounts? Choose wisely and you can eat healthily around the clock.. Women have different daily nutritional requirements to men, and below our nutritionist has offered …

A balanced diet for pregnancy

A balanced healthy diet is crucial for good health and even more so when you’re a “mum to be” – but should you really be eating for two and are some foods completely off the menu? As well as sticking to general healthy eating guidelines – like getting …

Protein and carbs – get the balance right

Various high-protein diets claim that cutting carbs in favour of protein can help you to lose weight faster while still feeling satisfied. However, losing carbs from your diet completely can be detrimental to health. It’s true that protein burns comparatively more calories than other energy sources when it’s …

Best sources of protein

Protein is an essential nutrient, responsible for multiple functions in your body, including building tissue, cells and muscle. Everyone needs protein in their diet, but if you do endurance sports or weight training you’ll need to increase your protein intake, and to factor it into your training routine …

A balanced diet for vegans

A vegan diet is often accepted to be a healthy one, and thought to help reduce the risk of heart disease, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and potentially some cancers and type 2 diabetes. Nevertheless, if you’re a full-time vegan it is important that you plan your meals and snacks carefully to …

Why Fruits and Vegetables Are Vital

Eating a diet rich in fruits and vegetables is important for good health. Find out why experts say Mother Nature’s bounty packs better nutrients than supplements. If we are what we eat, then many of us must be tripping all over the place due to a lack of …

6 Snacks You Think Are Healthy, But Aren’t

1. Veggie Chips The word veggie is in its name, so this snack must be healthier than potato chips, right? Wrong. Many of these chips are made of vegetable flour and don’t contain any real vegetables at all! They house as much fat and calories as potato varieties …