Health, nutrition and the cold weather season are not the best of friends. Along with the cold weather often comes the added bulge. Less exercise, a tendency hide under the blankets, and turning to unhealthy foods for cold weather comfort are all problems. Of course, healthy eating should be yearlong. Here are 6 foods to stock up your fridge with and have around the house, to keep you healthy this winter.
If you want to lose weight, skipping breakfast is definitely NOT the way to go. It al;sonot healthy – your body needs that energy to get you going. For a day of fuelled energy, without the calories and fat that will pack on the kilos, here are six tasty breakfasts that are quick to prepare, and keep the calorie count down.
The cold season is slowly creeping up, and snuggling up with a hot drink is the norm to some households. Some hot drinks are not exactly ideal for your health and clash with our resolutions for those who vowed to only consume healthy food. Here are healthy hot drinks which are delicious, as they are hot.
We are all probably very good with memorising the basic routine of jogging or a mini run, and the fact that exercise goes hand in hand with a good diet . Some forget or willingly don’t eat before a jog (maybe thinking it will help lose weight). Eating before a jog not only fills your stomach, but also gives vital fuel for your muscles. Here are recommended foods for daily runners and you seldom runners too.
The weather is turning cold and for many of us, this means reaching for our comfort foods. What better way to chase away the winter blues? Unfortunately, our favourite meals often leave us feeling happy and guilty at the same time, for knowingly consuming so many calories. But fear not, here are few comfort foods that are less in calories, and healthy.
Poly and mono unsaturated fats are daily essential fats the body needs to keep the anatomy functioning properly. Over the years we have heard about coconut oil, grape seed oil, and one of the most popular recommended fats over the years is extra virgin olive oil. What nutritionists and doctors forgot to inform us about is the popular African red palm oil, which contains carotene and is rich in Vitamin E.
Africa can proudly say the continent grows many nutritious fruit and vegetables that can yield great health benefits for anyone who is health conscience and or simply loves their veggies. Looking at veggies popular among our fellow Africans, here are 5 that are great for weight watchers and fitness fans. Even better, most are available at your regular shopping outlet at reasonable prices.
Timing is everything. Even the best foods can come back to haunt you mid-workout if not allowed to properly digest, and some foods can make you feel sluggish and not able to push. Likewise, what you eat after you workout will determine whether you are replenishing spent muscles, or just packing the calories back on. Here are for pre-workout and post- workout foods that will keep the nutrition side of your training in balance.
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