Vitamins are required by our body from our diet because the body cannot actually make them. Vitamin A is great for maintaining (and possibly bettering) vision, a healthy immune system, protection from free radicals, and the regulation of our cell growth and development including the maintenance of bones and soft tissue. There are actually two … More Vitamin 101: vitamin A
In the Western world we have so much opportunity with such a wide selection of foods. Typically, when you go in to a store the store if making you an offer with their product selection and when you choose to buy something you are essentially accepting that offer. That’s why it’s up to us to … More Food swap: unhealthy fats for healthier fats
Comp prep is definitely not all peachy. There are a lot of elements involved which lead up to the DAY. And that’s the thing.. it’s just one day. If you’ve ever considered competing, make sure you consider these things and are prepared to do the RIGHT thing which means doing everything below with excellence. … More Dangers of comp prep and questions to ask before making the commitment
I don’t know about you but this is something I’ve thought about a lot recently! I do enjoy a delicious home-made burger and, my husband LOVES them! Have you ever wondered if it’s not a sin to eat a burger every day? Well my answer is YES ITS OK!! Providing they are home-made and you are … More First world issues: can I have a burger every day?
CHIA (Mayan meaning strength) is popular today as a super food due to their many benefits. Chia seed not only is great from a nutritional perspective but is a flexible food from the point of view of a chef. They’re great to sprinkle over your breakfast porridge or yoghurt, add them to a smoothie or … More The brilliance of: CHIA
Body building these days is huge. Only several years ago were stages filled with enough space that you could pose and get a good long look from the judges. Now, the stage is so crowded that you have to capture the judge’s attention in seconds; you can’t make one mistake. When you say yes to … More The competition phenomenon.
Lack of iron is common and prominent in the modern day world and can lead to unwanted symptoms or can be quite dangerous in the long term. So why is iron so important? Iron is primarily used to make new red blood cells (haemoglobin) with the role of transporting oxygen around the body. Additionally, when … More Mineral 101: Iron
According to the Australian Dietary Guidelines (National Health and Medical Research Council, 2013) it is recommended to limit our intake of food containing saturated fat, added salt, added sugar and alcohol. Limiting these foods does not mean completely eliminating them but rather, reducing the intake to small and infrequent amounts. Foods most likely to contain … More Junk food every day?
For the average person, guidelines to fish servings are 2-3 serves of 150g/week. However, when choosing Shark or Billfish limit this to once/week and have no other fish that week (Food Standards Australia New Zealand, 2011). Why? The quantity of toxicants in these foods can be hazardous, even though fresh seafood is non-processed and free … More Food Safety: Seafood
Consider whether you know what GM foods are and what they can or can’t do for you. A few benefits include reduced use of herbicides and pesticides and disease resistance which results in an increased crop yield for farmers i.e. profit. However, this is due to the manipulation of genes in foods such as, corn … More Are you eating genetically modified foods (GM)?