• What to Look for in a Protein Powder

    Are protein powder supplements really necessary? The answer is — it depends! Many people believe protein powders and supplements are a poor meal replacement for real food. However, using a good quality supplement can have many benefits. Research has investigated using protein supplements as a nutritional intervention to improve both metabolic conditions and body composition. Supplements can be useful when we’re time poor or in times of recovery from illness, injury, or surgery — when our protein needs increase. Benefits of Protein Supplements Weight Management — loss or gain Muscle Growth Post-exercise Recovery Food Challenges eg. Older adults, vegan’s, vegetarians,…

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    Healthy 4 Ingredient Banana Bread

    Why is it so good: Try this simple & healthy banana bread recipe that’s free of gluten, refined sugar & dairy (phew!) that you can whip up in no time. It’s suitable for kids nut-free lunch boxes and a satisfying…

  • Yoga for Trauma

    Healing Trauma With Yoga The practice of yoga has a history spanning thousands of years, researchers have now shown its ability in reducing both the physical and emotional symptoms of distress in people who have experienced trauma.  Multiple studies have investigated…

  • Vitamin D & Depression: Is there a link?

    Feeling depressed? Vitamin D, often referred to as the ‘Sunshine Vitamin’, may be just what you need to improve your mood. Recent research is bringing to light the link between vitamin D status and a host of health conditions like…

  • How Food Affects Your Mood

    How does the food you eat affect your mood? Science has recently focused on how diet can influence changes in our brain structure both chemically and physiologically, affecting our mood and behaviour. Depression has been attributed to theories of biological and psychological…

  • Healthy Carrot Cake

    Why is it so good: This is an easy and healthy carrot cake recipe that is totally delicious for the entire family, especially when it’s served warm out of the oven …. If you need a simple, healthy alternative to…

  • Green-Machine Smoothie

    Why is it so good: Smoothies can be a fantastic nutrient-dense addition to a healthy diet. Adding a well-designed smoothie, with the addition of green vegetables, healthy fat, and a quality source of protein, can make a convenient meal replacement…

  • Almond, Fig and Cinnamon Granola

    Why is it so good: This granola is high in protein from the nuts and seeds which will make you feel energised and satiated throughout the day. Buckwheat is actually not a grain but a seed, and great for gluten-free…

  • Anti inflammatory Chicken Soup

    Why is it so good: Chicken Soup for the soul. Nourish your family with the calming and therapeutic properties of chicken soup. Researchers found that the mildly anti-inflammatory effects of chicken soup — with vegetables — inhibit the severity of colds and…

  • Turmeric Milk

    Why is it so good: I love turmeric and I am always trying to find ways to incorporate this anti-inflammatory and antioxidant-rich spice into my diet. Turmeric is the common name for the root Curcuma longa. It is a bright…

  • Strawberry Dream Smoothie

    Why is it so good: This one is perfect for children and adults alike, add a serve of quality protein powder for a post workout boost. Can’t get the kids to eat avocado? My oldest daughter is not a fan, whilst…