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What really happens in your body when you cut out dairy?

30/08/2019

Swerving cow’s milk, cheese and yoghurt has been heralded as the answer to most things, from reducing your acne to helping you lose weight. And while some people are moving to cut out dairy for ethical reasons, if your concerns are health-related, does the science stack up in favour of waving ‘bye’ to the old semi skimmed? THE HYPE BEHIND SWERVING DAIRY Milk products have long been vilified for their fat content and the perception that they can cause bloating; plus, the rise…

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Five health benefits of eating chocolate

24/08/2019

Scientific studies have shown that chocolate has the feel-good factor, thanks to a mix of mood-elevating chemicals, including caffeine, theobromine, tyrosine and tryptophan, and its delicious taste. It’s important to opt for dark chocolate with a high cocoa solid content, where possible, as it offers more health benefits than milk chocolate, it is also lower in fat and contains antioxidants. Did you know that small amounts of dark chocolate can boost your health, from improving your mood to helping stop…

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What happens to your body when you give up carbohydrates

23/08/2019

Giving up an entire food group isn’t usually advisable unless there’s a specific medical reason to, but often that doesn’t stop people – especially when it comes to carbohydrates. Carbs seem to have acquired a bad reputation for making you put on weight, but in reality they’re vital for giving your body the energy it needs. Frida Harju-Westman, in-house nutritionist at health app Lifesum, always advises to aim for a balanced diet. “Incorporating complex carbohydrates can improve your endurance and…

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What are the benefits of a vegan diet?

03/08/2019

Over the past few years, the concept of ‘plant-based eating’ has become increasingly popular. More and more people are also choosing to adopt vegetarian and vegan lifestyles, perhaps inspired by a whole host of celebrities and wellness influencers – from Beyoncé to Deliciously Ella – who have championed the diet choice. Taking up a vegan diet can be risky – it basically means cutting out major food groups which, if not substituted properly, can leave devotees lacking vital vitamins, minerals…

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The Beauty Benefits of Meditation

20/07/2019

We are quite familiar with the word meditation, because now and then we come across it. Writing about the benefits of meditation is a never ending book. The energy and positivity that meditation brings in your life is something that you cannot find it everywhere. Meditation is closely related to the beauty of your skin. As weird as it might sound, but through meditation you get a healthy and beautiful skin. Just try for a moment staying in a quiet…

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NEAT: How to burn more calories throughout the day

20/07/2019

NEAT is the easy answer to one of the internet’s most asked questions: how to burn more calories in a day? The acronym stands for Non Exercise Activity Thermogenisis and accounts for all the calories we burn through movement that isn’t traditionally thought of as exercise. “NEAT is the energy expended for everything we do that is not sleeping, eating or sports-like exercise. It ranges from walking to work, shopping, housework, looking after your children and even fidgeting,” explains Ashley Verma, founder…

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One healthy change to make each day for a flat stomach

16/07/2019

How do you get a flat stomach? It’s a question frequently posed on gym floors and typed into Google. But the truth is, your tummy looks great just as it is. Plus, contrary to popular belief, its shape is not an indicator of health. What’s more, scientifically speaking, there’s no hard and fast way to get rid of belly fat. You may have heard that you can ‘spot reduce’ this area, but ask any PT worth their REPS Level 3 qualification – the certificate your fitness…

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6 Ways to Get Rid of Harmful Belly Fat

13/06/2019

When it comes to visceral fat (the belly fat that tends to sit around your organs) there’s good and bad news. The bad news is that it poses a bigger threat to health than other, subcutaneous fat. The good news is that it’s considered easier to shift. Here are six, evidence-based ways to blitz belly fat:   Shrink your portion sizes Yes, it sounds obvious, but hear us out. One study compared popular diets including high dairy, abdominal exercise and…

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5 Healthy Summer Salad Recipes

25/04/2019

When the countdown to summer begins, we realize that we need to take better care of our body. If you ask any gym instructor they will definitely say that the busiest months ever are March and April as most people think that they can get in shape within 2-3 months time, but as much as you put all your efforts on those workout equipments, you will never get the body you want if you do not pay attention to what…

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My Daily Wellness Routine

24/04/2019

Taking care of my body and health is very important for me, and thus being so, I dedicate a lot of time to my well-being. There are times when I do not have enough time to work out, but in these cases, I make sure that I have eaten the right food during the day and that I have taken the right vitamins, whenever I feel it necessary. A crucial moment during the day it is breakfast. I do not…

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