Protein is composed of small compounds called amino acids which are the building blocks of muscle mass. The other nine essential amino acids – so called because your body can’t synthesise them – you must get from food. Animal sources of protein (milk, yogurt, cheese, meat, poultry, fish, seafood and eggs) are considered “complete proteins”, meaning they contain all essential amino acids.
Heard of the Unicorn Frappuccino? You should have, because it’s all everyone’s talking about right now. Released in the US last week, it sold out pretty much straight away and nearly broke the internet while it was at it.
Studies and speculations linking late night eating to weight gain have been circulating for years, but is it really the one way ticket to obesity it’s made out be? Well, yes and no. There are a number of contributing factors that could cause weight gain. Reaching for sugary drinks and unhealthy snacks between meals causes insulin levels to spike and has a knock-on effect on appetite.
For many of us, pasta is a food staple. I myself have grown up with it being a fundamental part of my dietary life. Some of my earliest memories include sitting around my Nonna’s table in Italy while being messily spoon fed homemade pasta marinara, and sitting in front of the television watching the spaghetti scene in Lady and the Tramp.
Drinking a beetroot juice supplement before working out makes the brain of older adults perform better, mirroring those of a younger brain, a new study has revealed.
In this day and age, we could all do with a few handy ways to make life just that little bit easier – like taking the hassle out of cooking dinner. Meal boxes are no big secret and the huge variety available out there now is testament to how many people turn to them to liven up their kitchens during the busy working week. Follow us on Instagram and Facebook for non-stop inspiration delivered fresh to your feed, every day.
We’ve never really thought about it before, but plants are really well suited to live in your bathroom. In addition to providing some…