Yearly Archives: 2021

The Pros & Cons of a Keto Diet…

Keto is a high fat, medium protein & very low carb diet which aims to put the body in a state of ketosis where fat is burnt and turned into ketones which are used as the main energy source, rather than carbs. In the short term, keto diets are effective at training the body

Everything you need to know about sugar…

Sugar - Loved and feared in equal measure, but how much do you really know about it? From your breakfast cereal to your mid-morning tea and biscuit, to your pre-workout banana and post-workout sushi; sugar is a normal part of an everyday diet; but did you know there are different types of sugar in

Middle Eastern Chicken & Chickpea Stew Recipe…

Middle Eastern Chicken & Chickpea Stew Recipe… We all know chicken breast is a great way to pack in some lean protein, but it’s hard to be inspired with it sometimes. This simple Middle Eastern Chicken and Chickpea Stew is a great way to liven up the humble white meat and is high in

How To Do A Romanian Deadlift

How To Perform The Barbell Romanian Deadlift (RDL)… The RDL is one of our favourite go-to exercises for hitting the posterior chain hard! As the knees are less bent than with a conventional deadlift, greater emphasis is placed on the hamstrings, glutes and lower back; and the reduced range of movement at the knees

Carbs or Protein for muscle growth?

Muscle growth is all about protein, isn’t it? Whilst it is true that without a sufficient amount of protein you will not grow the muscle you want; most individuals manage to meet this requirement, with a bit of work and guidance, and yet still fall short of the muscle growth they desire. In our

Brocolli, Beetroot & Feta Salad Recipe

Broccoli, Beetroot & Feta Cheese Salad… Up your salad game this summer with our delicious Broccoli, Beetroot and Feta Cheese Salad. It’s high in fibre, protein, iron, vitamin C and so much more. A bowl full of goodness that tastes even better than it looks! Enjoy on it’s on or on the side of

Middle Eastern Spinach & Herb Omelette Recipe…

Middle Eastern Spinach & Herb Omelette Recipe... The humble omelette has to be one of the most versatile, healthy meals you can whip up and enjoy in minutes. It works for breakfast, lunch or dinner and can be packed with as much or as little as you desire (or can find in the fridge).

Function of fats in the body

The function of fats in the body Dietary fats are an essential source of fatty acids which the body can’t produce itself and are crucial for the healthy functioning of the body. Fatty acids make up the membranes of cells throughout the body and, in particular, in the brain which is 60% fat. Another

Function of protein in the body

The function of protein in the body Our bodies are made up of thousands of different types of proteins which are critical to its healthy functioning. The function of protein can be categorised into: growth and maintenance of tissue; aiding reactions in the cells (eg: digestion, muscle contraction, energy production) through enzyme proteins; acting

Chicken & Chorizo Traybake Recipe

Chicken & Chorizo Traybake Recipe... Who doesn’t love a one-dish recipe that can be prepped in 5 minutes? And this Chicken & Chorizo Traybake is high in protein and seriously loaded with flavour, along with a healthy dose of antioxidants from the red onion, lemon and tomatoes! Ingredients: 500g chicken thighs (with skin &