What are BCAAs and why do we need them? Branch Chain Amino Acids (BCAAs) are a group of three essential amino acids (leucine, isoleucine and valine) which play a critical role in maintaining muscle mass. They occur naturally in protein but cannot be produced by the body and must therefore come from your diet.
Sustainable healthy eating... our tops tips to eating healthily and sticking with it! It’s that time of year when many of us are looking to shed a little excess weight, tone up and feel fitter and healthier. To make this a long term solution, we need to find a way to eat better (probably
If you’ve eaten all the mince pies, Christmas pudding & cheese that your body can take; it’s time for a little greenery! Our healthy Tabbouleh recipe is the perfect antidote to Christmas excess; it’s fresh and tasty, packed with nutrients, and makes a perfect side dish to leftover turkey. Ingredients: - 2 large bunches
Why is food tracking useful when working towards improved body composition? Food’s nutrition labels generally break down macro information per 100g but, since serving sizes aren’t always intuitive, that doesn’t really help us know how much we’re eating. That’s why using a food diary is a great way to understand your food and drink
As more people move away from eating meat, it's important to understand how to still achieve adequate daily protein levels for optimum health. The key to getting enough protein as a vegetarian, or vegan, is to know your options. Obviously these are reduced but it’s still more than possible; it just requires a little
Healthy Chicken Nuggets Recipe... As the nights draw in a little earlier and a lot cooler, we all start craving some heartier meals at dinner time. But that doesn't have to mean unhealthy. These homemade chicken nuggets use a combination of breadcrumbs and milled seeds for the coating so they're packed full of nutrients.
These vegan chocolate truffles are so rich and chocolately that you'll struggle to believe they're packed full healthy benefits, such as fibre, antioxidants, omega 3, protein and magnesium. We recommend using a pure peanut butter than contains nothing but nuts and maybe a little salt. Ingredients - 100g dates - 100g peanut butter -
Can you eat carbs on a fat loss diet? Yes, you most definitely can… Carbohydrates are essential for the healthy functioning of your body, but not all carbs are created equal and people’s preference for highly processed, refined sources; such as cakes, breads and sugary cereals; has helped fuel global obesity. This has spawned
Healthy Banana & Mango Lolly Recipe You can’t beat a refreshing ice lolly on a hot summers’ day, but they taste even better when you know they’re packed full of goodness! Use very ripe bananas and mango for extra sweetness while the tahini adds creaminess, vitamins and antioxidants. Ingredients - 2 bananas - 150g
Our Courgette & Butter Bean soup is so creamy you’ll struggle believe it’s just over 200 calories a bowl! Ingredients - 3 courgettes, diced - 2 leeks, sliced - 1 white onion, diced - 1 tin butter beans, drained - 2 garlic cloves, crushed - 700ml vegetable stock - 1 tbsp olive oil -