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Foods impact more than just what we may physically be able to see. It can impact the way we think, feel and how we age. Food continues to play a vital role in the support and maintenance of the body, providing fuel to power the brain and nutrients to help protect it.

The more food a diet eliminates or restricts, the more mindfulness around alternative choices is needed to make sure the body is still receiving all that it needs. With the elimination of all animal foods and products in the vegan diet, there are several key nutrients to keep in mind.

4th Sep 2019

Eating Seasonally

Nature cycles throughout the year with a consistent rhythm and as wardrobes and activities change with the seasons, so does what the earth is producing. Historically, the season typically dictated what food was available and when. Globalization and advances in technology have allowed many people to have access to an abundance of things year-round regardless of the season. It’s also increasingly more common that people are unfamiliar with growing food, harvesting and often food preparation as well. Today there are many people who may not have grown up with or learned about seasonality because of these shifts.

26th Aug 2019

Smart Snacking

Life is so busy in this day and age and it can often feel difficult to get to the gym, prepare your meals, go to work, spend quality time with friends and family and somehow schedule in downtime all before it’s time to get to bed (and preferably at a reasonable hour). No wonder so many people fall into the trap of grabbing a not-so-healthy snack from the supermarket or a cafe!

If you’re following a vegetarian diet but not sure you’re getting everything your body needs, you are not the only one. The nutrients that you may be missing out on vary, depending on which foods you eat and which you avoid. Here are the top things to consider when making sure your ticking all the boxes for your body.

23rd Jul 2019

Blessed Protein FAQS

Whatever your goal or preference, Blessed Protein is worth checking out and adding as a pantry or gym bag staple. It has all of the pros you expect from whey protein, comes in 3 delicious flavors and caters to those that may have allergies, intolerances, digestive challenges or just want to be a more conscious consumer.

Gone are the days when eating out breakfast lunch and dinner was a sign of success, today those at the top of their game in relation to life, career, and health, are turning to their own kitchen to help keep them leveling up. So why are so many jumping on the meal prep bandwagon and taking their meals with them to school, work, even functions rather than just eating what is placed in front of them?

You don’t develop a nutrient deficiency or a chronic disease because you had two days of eating almost no vegetables, or even a week. Life happens, and finding pleasure in eating is an important part of meals and snacks and of course, that includes vegetables. While recommendations are in place to support an overall eating pattern that promotes good health and prevents disease, constantly stressing about hitting a perfect five each day is probably causing more harm than good. Increasing vegetable intake or variety doesn’t have to happen overnight.

Post workout meals have proven to have many health benefits and to be necessary in order to enable the body to go from a catabolic state (muscle breakdown) to an anabolic state (muscle building). Post workout meals also help to replace glycogen stores, build muscles by promoting muscle protein synthesis and repair damaged tissue as well as supporting immune function, so it’s all pros, right?

We’ve all had that bloated and uncomfortable feeling when our tummy is not quite right at some stage in our lives. For some, it is a regular occurrence… So what is the cause of this discomfort? Is it the foods consumed throughout the day, or other lifestyle factors? Emerging research shows the importance of having a healthy gut and how that can completely change your digestive processes. For many, this can be a confusing concept. How can you heal your gut?