Category Archives: Nutrition

Does caffeine improve exercise performance?

Caffeine is a common ingredient in sports drinks and supplements with manufactures making claims such as ‘improves mental focus’ or ‘aids fat burning’, but what effects does caffeine really have on exercise performance? Many people report a perceived improvement in … Continue reading

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5 Paleo Recipes for Beginners

Going primal needn’t be as wacky or as arduous as you might at first think. Working on the principles of eating low carbs with plenty of good fats and protein it is easy to tweak existing favourite recipes to make … Continue reading

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Paleo Low-Carb Grain Replacements

Switch grains for vegetables If you make the decision to remove grains from your diet you may find yourself looking at the empty third of your dinner plate and wondering what should take up the space where the rice, pasta, … Continue reading

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Kombucha is the new Coca-Cola

Lacto Fermented Foods As the seasons get colder many people find themselves falling prey to colds and sniffles. Maintaining a good intake of immune system boosting nutrients can certainly be a help in combating these annoying minor illnesses. Nowadays we … Continue reading

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Paleo Eating

Paleo eating is popular in the States but has not caught on as much in the UK. It is the diet of choice for many athletes and hardcore fitness adherents such as Crossfitters. You needn’t be an elite athlete to … Continue reading

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Why you should soak oats before cooking

Porridge has made a comeback in recent years as a healthy and hearty breakfast choice, but the modern version is often missing a vital ‘ingredient’. Traditionally there are many forms of porridge, from different corners of the world, made from … Continue reading

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Butter Ban!

According to BBC breakfast this morning Prime Minister David Cameron is thinking of following Denmark’s new 20% tax on fatty foods such as butter and cheese in an attempt to combat obesity. The tax will target foods that contain more … Continue reading

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