Author: Chloe McLeod


Nutrition
5 Things you can do with chia seeds (that isn’t pudding)

By now, you have probably heard of chia seeds, and the fact that they can make an excellent, nutrient rich pudding! But what are the actual health benefits of chia seeds, and how can you use them, but not as a pudding? Health benefits Chia seeds, whilst very small, really pack a nutrient rich punch. They are the highest combined plant source of omega 3, fibre and protein, and are rich in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. By simply adding a tablespoon (15g) of chia to

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How do I Use Teff?

What is teff? Teff is a wholegrain which is rich in fibre, and also makes a great alternative to other grains, such as oats, rice or quinoa. It is also gluten and wheat free, making it a fab option for those intolerant to gluten or wheat. Teff is rich in protein, with 13g/100g, including all the amino acids as well. Teff has 8g fibre per 100g and is low GI as well, meaning it will keep you satisfied for long periods of time. In

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How to Get More Antioxidants in Your Diet

We regularly hear about how important eating our fruit and vegetables are. One of the main reasons for this is this is where many of the antioxidants in our food are found. Antioxidants work to reduce the side effects of oxidation in our bodies; free radicals are produced as our bodies process oxygen. These can cause damage to nearby cells, including damage to DNA. Higher intake of antioxidant-rich foods is clearly associated with better health and functional longevity. Plant-based foods provide significantly more antioxidants into

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Is Protein Powder Good for You?

Protein powder has seen a surge in popularity in recent years, with a huge variety of brands now available on the market. But is it actually good for you? Here are my top three reasons why it can be a great option, along with a few things to watch out for when choosing your protein powder. It’s an easy way to get your recovery on track post workout It is important to consume a mix of carbohydrate and protein within approximately 30 minutes after

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What is Matcha Powder Good For?

Matcha tea is gaining popularity throughout the world in recent years and is frequently referred to as a Super Food. More and more often, we're finding it has been added to food products to improve nutritional value. So what are the health benefits of matcha? And does it live up to the hype? Matcha is green tea which has been ground up to a powder consistency. Traditionally used in tea ceremonies in Japan, there has been significant claims made about its health benefits since hitting

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The Healthiest Recovery Tricks For The Silly Season

It’s party season, which means it is the time of year when many of us indulge in alcohol a little more than usual. There’s nothing worse than waking up with the room spinning, that dry feeling in your mouth, or the feeling of nausea washing over you, regardless of if you’re supposed to already be sitting at your desk, or if it is simply Sunday post Christmas party. Here are my top six healthy, natural hangover cures to help you get back

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