Minerals, such as magnesium, phosphorus, potassium and copper, are found in both lentils and quinoa. But, lentils provide more protein per serving than quinoa does. You’ll get 3 milligrams of iron from 1 cup of quinoa while 1 cup of lentils provides you with 7 milligrams of iron

Calorie filled Christmas

On average, Christmas dinners can top almost 1,000 calories so you’d better be prepared to work it off the following few days!

Try a nut roast!

Why not give a nut roast packed with lentils, chestnut mushrooms and cheese. A perfect compliment to the traditional trimmings. Nut roasts can also help your heart health and aid slimming down too!

Mince Pies!

Mince pie season is coming, and although they’re supposedly chocked full fruit, they’re equally packed with sugar. So enjoy them in moderation! Each mince pie can contain nearly 500 calories.

Banana and peanut butter before a workout

Bananas are a good source of natural sugars, simple carbohydrates and contain potassium. It’s perfect for increasing glycogen stores and raising your blood sugar levels. Try having it with some peanut butter for an extra bit of protein!

Good carbs VS Bad carbs

Carbohydrates are a crucial part of a well balanced diet as they are a huge source of energy for your body. Complex carbohydrates are found in wholegrains and starchy vegetables and provide a more reliable and constant source of energy. Processed sugars found in sweets and cakes are a form of simple carbohydrates for a […]

How much fat should you eat a day?

If you were to consume 2,000 calories a day, experts recommend you should fill your diet with around 30-35% fat. Based on this the amount of fat in grams you should eat are between 44-77 grams.

Carbohydrates per day

There are 4 calories in 1 gram of carbohydrates. Based on the average caloric intake per day this works out at around 250-300g of carbs needed within your daily dietary intake.

How much protein per day?

The Dietary Reference Intake is 0.8g of protein per kilogram of body weight. This work out at around 56g of protein for a sedentary lifestyle man and 46g per sedentary woman. If you live an active lifestyle your body will require more protein to suit your needs.

Apple Cider Vinegar

Now, putting a tablespoon or two of vinegar into a big glass of water may not sound like the most refreshing drink on earth. However, apple cider vinegar has scientifically proven to possess these benefits when consumed once to twice a day. It can make you feel fuller which can aid in weight loss, it […]