The Truth About Protein Supplements : Muscle Building Or Fat Gaining?
Protein shakes, and other protein supplements, are ubiquitous. They’re sold at fitness centers, nutrition stores, grocery stores, pharmacies, and online. It’s common practice to down a protein shake at the gym, or at home following a workout. Protein supplements hold promise that they’ll optimize muscle-building, which ties in neatly with the premise that weight training […]
When You Should Eat After A Cardio Workout (And When You Shouldn’t)
No two workouts are created equal. As different workouts can tax different areas of your body, it’s important to not only know which nutrients you should eat which will sufficiently refuel your body (depending on the type of workout completed) but also, when you should refuel post-workout. In today’s article, we’ll look at cardio-based workouts […]
Improve Your Mental Health Through Healthy Dieting
Most people think of dieting as a way to alter one’s physical appearance. However, studies in the field of psychiatry show that dieting can actually have an impact on a person’s psychology as well as their physiology. In this post, we’ll explore the benefits that proper dieting can have on your mental state, and take […]
Top Tips To Boost Your Nutrient Intake Levels
In a previous post, we explored the link between healthy dieting and mental health, as well as listed some of the specific foods and nutrients that have been proven to promote mental health. As a reminder, targeted nutrients that you should include in your diet consumption include : Tryptophan Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamins B6 […]
The Real Deal About Fats and Nutrition
Going back about 20 years, it seemed that the hot buzzword that was on everyone’s lips at that time was ‘fat free’. Back then, fat-free foods were suddenly springing up from nowhere, and was found everywhere. That fat-free trend, in our opinion, was a result of and contributing factor to this collective idea that eating […]
Guide to understanding the Nutri-Score and NOVA Classification
Over the last few decades, the lifestyle and eating habits have changed dramatically. Industrialization and urbanization have distorted the nutritional landscape. The discovery of new food preservation techniques and refrigeration has provided us with food products which requires minimal preparation for cooking, and even ready-to-eat meals. However, the food industry is blamed for manufacturing and marketing […]
Chocolate: when health meets pleasure!
Luscious and decadent, chocolate is a guilty pleasure that children and adults alike enjoy for it embodies pleasure, warmth and joy. Dark or white, powder or rectangles in neat rows of four – chocolate is much like wine. Everyone has their favourite type, individual taste and brand preferences, and ones they really dislike. But did you know that the […]