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4 Unusual Additives For Your Morning Coffee

4 Unusual Additives For Your Morning Coffee

The morning coffee. For some people, it’s the most important way to start the day. For others, coffee is just part of their overall nutritional regime. Here are a few of the more unusual additives and the reasons you might add them. Coffee is a bit of an obsession for many, and has been the [...]

November 4, 2013 Stewart Rogers Nutrition 2

28-Day Detox – Myths and Reality

28-Day Detox – Myths and Reality

28-Day detox. I know what you’re thinking – “Why would anyone choose to do this?” – Read on to see what happened on my month-long journey, and discover the myths versus the reality. I wasn’t planning on a long or involved detox like this one.  I prefer to fast and had thought about it, but [...]

October 23, 2013 Nathalie Montoya Curabba Nutrition Comments Off on 28-Day Detox – Myths and Reality

Fad Diets: Do they work?

Fad Diets: Do they work?

Fad diets come and go, but do they really work?  If so, then which one will work for you? If this sounds like a trick question, it kind of is.  I wish I had the answer to this riddle.  For one thing, I’d be rich. For another, well, it would mean I’d have a solid [...]

September 9, 2013 Nathalie Montoya Curabba Nutrition Comments Off on Fad Diets: Do they work?

Late Night Snacking; The Right Way

Late Night Snacking; The Right Way

It took me 5 years of University, 7 years of late night bartending and 10 pounds of extra weight to realize I had been making some serious food faux-pas. Late night cram sessions, club hopping and other evening antics can all induce the midnight munchies. It’s bound to happen every now and again, but when [...]

August 19, 2013 Sabrina Taylor Nutrition Comments Off on Late Night Snacking; The Right Way

Kale – The Goddess of Greens

Kale – The Goddess of Greens

Kale has been upgraded from its days as mere garnish in deli showcases. It might be fair to say that it has even achieved immortality status. That’s a bold statement to make.  There are a number of foods that are in similar categories, but kale is special.  It’s the trendsetter. Kale often evinces a feeling [...]

July 24, 2013 Nathalie Montoya Curabba Nutrition 3

Finally A Protein Bar That Offers It All

Finally A Protein Bar That Offers It All

DNA Life Bars truly offer it all: great taste, high protein, no gluten or dairy, and low sugar.  All the things we fitness professionals and enthusiasts seek. Innovation born from necessity.  When DNA Bars founder Brian Layne’s wife Elizabeth was diagnosed with MS in 2011 their lives were altered in numerous obvious ways including one [...]

July 8, 2013 Ariana Dane Nutrition Comments Off on Finally A Protein Bar That Offers It All

Eating Well While on Vacation

Eating Well While on Vacation

Going on vacation is the ideal time to unwind, relax and – well – be on holiday!  But is it a time to suspend your healthy eating ways? It’s a good question.  As soon as we get to the airport the odds are against us.  In fact it seems that every place we end up – [...]

July 5, 2013 Nathalie Montoya Curabba Nutrition Comments Off on Eating Well While on Vacation

The Lowdown on Probiotics

The Lowdown on Probiotics

When we talk about probiotics, we’re talking about bacteria.  What’s special and trendy about these bacteria is that these greatly benefit your health. You’re likely thinking of yogurt right about now.  Maybe you’re even thinking about kefir (fermented milk which has become so popular there are all kinds of commercial brands now).  You may be [...]

June 18, 2013 Nathalie Montoya Curabba Nutrition Comments Off on The Lowdown on Probiotics

Flax vs. Chia – Super Seed Showdown

Flax vs. Chia – Super Seed Showdown

You’ve seen flax and chia seeds being touted as super foods, but which seed packs a bigger nutritive punch? Let’s get right to it, shall we? Flax Date back to at least 3000BC and are native to the Middle East and India Famous for its Omega 3 fatty acid content, 50-60% of which is alpha [...]

June 5, 2013 Nathalie Montoya Curabba Nutrition Comments Off on Flax vs. Chia – Super Seed Showdown

Breaking the Sugar Addiction – Part 2

Breaking the Sugar Addiction – Part 2

Sugar is clearly a bad guy and one that we are all susceptible to, even when we know exactly how harmful it is.  But how do we break the addiction? There are a few ways to approach this hurdle, but they all begin with awareness.  Go into your pantry and your fridge and start reading [...]

May 20, 2013 Nathalie Montoya Curabba Nutrition Comments Off on Breaking the Sugar Addiction – Part 2

Breaking the Sugar Addiction – Part 1

Breaking the Sugar Addiction – Part 1

As a health-supportive chef, it isn’t easy for me to confess my recent addiction to sugar. Addiction is not an exaggeration either. Studies have shown that sugar is as addicting as tobacco and alcohol. Depending on how much sugar you regularly consume, if you quit cold turkey you will experience withdrawal symptoms. Headaches, irritability, nausea [...]

May 17, 2013 Nathalie Montoya Curabba Nutrition Comments Off on Breaking the Sugar Addiction – Part 1

Quinoa – The Superhero in Your Pantry

Quinoa – The Superhero in Your Pantry

It might be hard to imagine this tiny seed as an actual superhero  but the Incas once regarded quinoa more valuable than gold. The Incas valued quinoa highly. There were special rituals in place to honor this sacred grain that when consumed brought them sustenance, longevity and psychic ability. It sounds like a story from a [...]

May 6, 2013 Nathalie Montoya Curabba Nutrition Comments Off on Quinoa – The Superhero in Your Pantry

Are Whole Foods The Answer?

Are Whole Foods The Answer?

Eating well has gotten complicated, but all we really need to know is that whole foods are the answer to any eating regimen. There is no doubt that our grandmothers and great grand-mothers never had to decipher the meanings of organic or conventional farming.  They never had to make decisions about whether 2% milk or [...]

May 1, 2013 Nathalie Montoya Curabba Nutrition 1

The Best Five Supplements For… Recovery

The Best Five Supplements For… Recovery

The latest in our new series, we look at the five best supplements to use for recovery; helping you and your body gain balance after a tough workout. Working out can be hard on the body, so helping the recovery process can be the difference between staying on track with your program, or missing a [...]

April 22, 2013 Stewart Rogers Nutrition Comments Off on The Best Five Supplements For… Recovery

5 Steps to a Fat-Burning Metabolism by Lunchtime

5 Steps to a Fat-Burning Metabolism by Lunchtime

Want to get your fat-burning furnaces firing by lunchtime? Follow this 5-step plan and you’ll be melting the stubborn yellow stuff away in no time… Step One We’ve already talked about swapping sugary cereals for eggs first thing in the morning, but how can you add that extra ‘zing’ to help your body break down [...]

April 12, 2013 Stewart Rogers Nutrition 4

Organic Too Expensive? Buy Layered Foods…

Organic Too Expensive? Buy Layered Foods…

Organic food is great, but it can cost a lot more. So how do you avoid pesticides and other ‘nasties’ without forking out a fortune? Buy layered foods… Only 7% of organic foods, according to Stanford University, have pesticide residue on them. Compare that to the 38% of regular crops that have pesticide residue, and [...]

April 8, 2013 Stewart Rogers Nutrition 3

The Best Five Supplements For… Muscle Growth

The Best Five Supplements For… Muscle Growth

In this new series, we look at the best five supplements for your training needs. This week, we focus on muscle growth. If you go looking for supplements to help with a regular exercise plan and healthy diet, you’ll notice there is a huge array of options. How do you choose the right supplements to [...]

April 3, 2013 Stewart Rogers Nutrition 2

Aspartame and Milk – Do We Need to Worry?

Aspartame and Milk – Do We Need to Worry?

The dairy industry’s attempt to re-brand a number of it’s Aspartame sweetened products using the word ‘Milk’ has got more than a few people’s blood pressure up, but do we really have anything to worry about? Aspartame is an artificial sweetener that is widely used as a sugar substitute. Although it produces around the same [...]

March 1, 2013 Paul Keepax Nutrition 4

Protect Your Heart with Food and Drink

Protect Your Heart with Food and Drink

Heart disease is one of the biggest killers of men and women in Europe and North America. Here are some food and drink tips that can help you protect your heart. There are many ways you can ensure your heart is given a fighting chance. Eating a low-fat high-fibre diet has always been one way of [...]

February 19, 2013 Stewart Rogers Nutrition Comments Off on Protect Your Heart with Food and Drink

Extra Virgin Olive Oil vs. Rapeseed Oil – Which Is Best?

Extra Virgin Olive Oil vs. Rapeseed Oil – Which Is Best?

Extra virgin olive oil (EVOO) is a standard in the kitchen for most chefs and ‘clean eating’ cooks, but is it the best oil to use for cooking and dressings or does rapeseed oil (called Canola oil in Canada and the USA) offer greater benefits? It is little wonder that rapeseed oil has been called [...]

February 15, 2013 Stewart Rogers Nutrition Comments Off on Extra Virgin Olive Oil vs. Rapeseed Oil – Which Is Best?

A Risky Sip: The Truth Behind Soft Drinks

A Risky Sip: The Truth Behind Soft Drinks

Mmm…you take a sip of your soft drink and enjoy the childish feeling of bubbles on your tongue. You swallow and follow it up with a blissful lip-smacking “ahhh.” Another sip, another swallow, another can bites the dust. Ten minutes later 10 teaspoons of sugar hit your system spiking your blood sugar and insulin levels. [...]

January 22, 2013 Sabrina Taylor Nutrition 1

Calculate Your Carbohydrate Needs – The Three-Minute Tip

Calculate Your Carbohydrate Needs – The Three-Minute Tip

Carbohydrate will fuel your body for 60-90 minutes before you need to think about refueling  So how do you calculate your carbohydrate needs for long exercise or race sessions? Calculating your carbohydrate needs to help you after you have exhausted the existing carbs in your system couldn’t be easier. Take a look at this simple formula: For example, [...]

January 9, 2013 Stewart Rogers Nutrition Comments Off on Calculate Your Carbohydrate Needs – The Three-Minute Tip

Surviving as a Meat-free Athlete; How We Veg-heads Get Our Protein

Surviving as a Meat-free Athlete; How We Veg-heads Get Our Protein

I like to refer to myself as a fair-weather vegetarian. Ninety nine percent of the time I have no interest in eating meat but when that one percent kicks up a craving, I don’t feel the need to ignore it. I don’t eat meat as a way of proving a point; my father is a [...]

January 7, 2013 Sabrina Taylor Nutrition 1

Two Carrots a Day Keeps Bad LDL Cholesterol at Bay

Two Carrots a Day Keeps Bad LDL Cholesterol at Bay

Carrots and other foods high in calcium pectate not only fill you up, but also reduce the amount of bad ‘LDL’ cholesterol in the body. Studies from the late 1980s showed that calcium pectate has great potential for lowering cholesterol. The bad stuff we all want to reduce, LDL, is particularly targeted. The idea is [...]

December 6, 2012 Stewart Rogers Nutrition Comments Off on Two Carrots a Day Keeps Bad LDL Cholesterol at Bay

Frying Refined Carbs? You Might Be Killing Yourself.

Frying Refined Carbs? You Might Be Killing Yourself.

Refined carbs are bad; every weight-loss researcher agrees on that. But now we know that there is a way to make them even more dangerous to your health. Frying. Read any diet or nutrition plan from a respected author or researcher and they’ll all agree on one key point; highly refined carbohydrates are bad for [...]

November 29, 2012 Stewart Rogers Nutrition Comments Off on Frying Refined Carbs? You Might Be Killing Yourself.

Fast Fat Loss Solutions – Tempting, Aren’t They?

Fast Fat Loss Solutions – Tempting, Aren’t They?

Fast fat loss is something we all aim for, right? So there you are, sitting at your computer and idly wondering if you should reach for a packet of crisps, when up pops an interesting email.  Apparently, if you eat a small number of harmless sounding pills you will be able to get rid of [...]

November 21, 2012 Fiona Mocatta Nutrition Comments Off on Fast Fat Loss Solutions – Tempting, Aren’t They?

Fish Oil Helps Ageing Muscles Stay Strong

Fish Oil Helps Ageing Muscles Stay Strong

Fish oil, when combined with exercise, can help to keep your muscles strong as you age, according to research by the University of Aberdeen. The research only offers initial findings at this point, with a larger study under-way, but the early results are promising for pensioners. While in young people exercise increases muscle mass, as we get [...]

November 16, 2012 Stewart Rogers Nutrition Comments Off on Fish Oil Helps Ageing Muscles Stay Strong

Raspberry Ketone – Slimming Sensation?

Raspberry Ketone – Slimming Sensation?

It seems yet another easy way out of obesity has surfaced in the form of ‘Raspberry Ketone’ as promoted by one Dr. Mehmet Oz, a television personality and former cardiothoracic surgeon. Before we talk about Raspberry Ketone, let’s run through a few of the other things that Dr. Oz is known to have recommended: Homeopathy [...]

November 12, 2012 Paul Keepax Nutrition 2

Not All Carbs Are Evil

Not All Carbs Are Evil

Carbs have been getting a bad name of late, but not all carbs are evil. If you want to build muscle, you can’t do it on protein alone. So what are the best sources of carbohydrate? Carbohydrates don’t only provide you and your muscles with the energy they need to perform, they also help to [...]

November 7, 2012 Stewart Rogers Nutrition Comments Off on Not All Carbs Are Evil

Ease Intense Exercise with Watercress

Ease Intense Exercise with Watercress

Watercress has been found to help prevent DNA damage caused by intense exercise, according to research from the University of Ulster. When you perform intense exercise, it causes a build-up of free radicals in the body. Over a long period of time, if you constantly pound the streets or lift heavy weights, this build-up can [...]

October 17, 2012 Stewart Rogers Nutrition Comments Off on Ease Intense Exercise with Watercress