Nutrition

Articles and advice on nutrition for fitness, healthy eating and basic nutrition information covering fats, proteins, carbohydrates and the micro-nutrients.

Eating Purple Food May Boost Health

In recent years we have reported that colorful fruit and vegetables help to boost health. Also we have reported that purple potatoes and deep purple tomatoes (more on these below) contain an abundance of anti-oxidants that boost health. New research provides more evidence of…

The Ultimate List of Fat Burning Foods

by Samantha Richards, Personal Trainer and Nutritionist. My overall goal is to give you recipes for healthy food that is both delicious and beneficial to your overall health, preferably for years to come, getting you closer to physical fitness and…

Understanding Potatoes, "White Foods" and the Glycemic Index

It is important to have a good understanding of carbohydrates, especially “white foods” and potatoes. Many heath and fitness professionals encourage people to avoid potatoes because they are high on the glycemic index. Some of these professionals even tell people to “avoid any and all white carbohydrates”.

Brazil Nuts – Supernut or Deadly?

Brazil nuts have a high level of cholesterol, unlike many other nuts, and this can increase the risk of heart disease. The an culprit for this increased cholesterol is the high levels of selenium which they contain.

Is the Organic Food Diet all Baloney?

A recent study has revealed what many people have suspected for a long time – organic food is not any better for your health than conventional food grown using herbicides and pesticides. The organic food market is huge, with many…

How To Maintain Super Health With Super Foods

There has been some controversy over the term “super foods” in recent months, as some nutritionists and health advisers have warned that this term is misleading the public into believing that good health is attainable simply by adding a few…

Superfoods Are No Longer Superfoods By Name

New EU regulations mean that many foods that have been branded as “superfoods” can no longer be so called, unless scientific evidence can be provided of their super status. Blueberries, salmon, spinach and soy have all been branded as superfoods,…