What is gluten intolerance and gluten sensitivity? Gluten is two types of protein found in certain foods, (wheat, barley, rye and products such as stock cubes and soups, cakes and biscuits).
I’ve already written a rant about fad diets/fad diet books so this is not going to be a repeat of that, just something to make you think before you go into the health food shop or supermarket and buy a basket full of expensive, so-called ‘superfoods’.
I’m a word person, I enjoy scrabble, crosswords and if I see a word with a meaning I don’t know, I look it up. But there is one word in particular which I have come to dislike … DIETS!
Eating a diet high in fruits and vegetables is linked to a lower risk of heart disease, stroke, cancer and type 2 diabetes. Adults need at least 2 cups of fruit per day and are encouraged to make half their plate at each meal fruits and vegetables. Bananas are a nutritious way to add fruit to your diet.
You see it on the supermarket shelve and hash tags on your Instagram feed but what is Quinoa? Read what is actually in this superfood, the benefits of eating it and how to cook it.
Nuts have gotten a bad rap because of their high fat content: but their protein, heart-healthy fats, high fibre, and antioxidant content make them a real super food! The key to enjoying nuts, is portion control. All nuts are healthy in small doses and studies show they can help lower cholesterol levels and promote weight loss.
It's a bit of a mini circuit this week. Make sure you don't take any more than 10 seconds rest in between each exercise!
This week all you'll need are two dumbbells and you're ready to go.
Three exercises; push ups, pull ups and squats. It's as simple as that!
It's a tough one this week but we know you can do it!