Protein Powerhouses

Protein is one of the three building blocks of good nutrition. It’s essential for building tissue, cells and muscle, as well as making hormones and anti-bodies. Most people need around 0.8-1g of protein per 1kg of body weight per day. People who exercise a lot could need more. For example, if you weigh 55kg, you … Continue reading Protein Powerhouses

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Eat your way to a healthy brain

Have you ever thought about how you're feeding your brain? Probably not. It’s not something most people consider when thinking of their diet. However, it should be. Your brain is your engine. It’s always running and everything you do depends on how well it works. So, what does your brain need to run smoothly? Just … Continue reading Eat your way to a healthy brain

Minerals – the importance of iron and magnesium

Minerals are important nutrients that your body needs to work properly, but you need less of them than macronutrients (protein, carbohydrates and fat). They do things like turning the food you eat into energy, keeping your skin and hair healthy and keeping your bones strong. I get most of the nutrients I need from my … Continue reading Minerals – the importance of iron and magnesium

Macro-nutrients – The most important building blocks of nutrition

Macro-nutrients are the main nutrients our bodies need to function. They are protein, carbohydrates and fat. Each one has their own job. Protein fuels muscles and helps them repair themselves (for example after strength training). Carbohydrates are our main source of energy. And fat helps us feel full, gives us energy and fights diseases. You … Continue reading Macro-nutrients – The most important building blocks of nutrition