9 Cooking Hacks to Save Time in the Kitchen

Here’s 9 of our favorite cooking hacks that you can use often! Cook food in advance If you make meals for a family or yourself and you’re short of time, try taking a leaf out the bodybuilders book and cook up a few meals on a lazy Sunday. It really saves time and as long as you reheat everything to piping hot, there’s no worry of food poisoning. I do this for my lunches and…

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Which oil should you cook with?

There’s a lot of debate about which oil is best to cook with, although it varies depending on what you cook, what should be your go-to cooking oil? Ghee Traditionally a product of India it’s a clarified butter used often in curry. It has many health benefits and it’s rich in vitamin A, D and K. It’s also high in linoleic acid, believed to have anti-cancer benefits. Ghee research Coconut oil Despite it being quite a…

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4 Healthy Smoothies You Need to Try

Doctors claim breakfast is the most important meal of the day, A little oatmeal and a smoothie can be a great start to the day. Here’s 4 of the best smoothies to make, with the reasons to feel good drinking them! Sweet tomato – Awesome for boosting the immune system, jam-packed with vitamin C and sure to make you feel strong! 1 small raw beetroot, peeled and roughly chopped – Beetroot is a good source of iron and folate 1 small…

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9 Foods You Should Avoid When Food Shopping

If there’s one thing ‘healthy’ foods have, it’s good marketing. Here’s a quick list of 9 foods to consider avoiding when buying groceries. Smoked and Cured Meats Smoked meats are very flavorsome, however eating large amounts of smoked meat can lead to an increased risk of cancer. The carcinogens carried in smoke are not healthy for the body. The National Cancer Institute claims polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (organic compounds containing only carbon and hydrogen) form when meat is…

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The Key Components to a Perfect Diet

When starting a diet, the general guidance starts with ‘eat less’ or ‘limit fat’. As simple as that sounds it’s not quite that easy. A large portion of us feel confused with contrasting nutritional advice, however limiting things you enjoy is not likely to solve a poor diet, balancing the foods you eat is. It’s key to get the right quality and measure of food groups to eat healthy. In short, a balanced diet consists of…

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The Worst Foods for a Healthy Diet

We did a little research into some of the worst foods that can drastically affect your diet. Check out what we found, some may surprise you! Granola – Extra sugar and calories added Energy drinks Syrup – Simply a different form of sugar Fast food – One fast food meal a week can add 2 extra pounds each year Quiche Soft drinks – Artificially sweetened beverages could be linked to weight gain Sugar (added to anything…

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