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Category Archives: Nutrition

7 Foods That Happy People Eat

dark chocolate contains the brain’s bliss molecule anandamide that temporarily blocks bad mood

Virginia Woolf said that “one cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.” Food has an incredible capacity to make us feel good. Food can make us happy. It’s not just about flavour and the feel-good factor. Food contains micronutrients that can impact on the way our bodies and our […]

How to Eat To Heal and Prevent Arthritis

More than fifty million Americans have been diagnosed with some form of arthritis- and the frustrating truth is that there is still reliable no cure available. Anyone who suffers from the relentless soreness, swelling and stiffness knows that it can affect every aspect of your life: sleep, work and play. The good news is that […]

7 Health Foods That Just Aren’t Healthy!

You’re going to the gym and choosing healthy options instead of chowing down on chips and chocolate. So, why is your waistline still bulging? The truth is that for too many years we’ve been force-fed a diet of inaccurate information about the food we eat. Manufacturers have pushed ‘fat free,’ ‘diet and ‘light’ options that […]

Drinking and Training: Does Alcohol Kill Your Gains

does alcohol kill gains and can you drink beer and go to the gym

If his autobiography is to be believed, Arnold Schwarzenegger partied (a lot) in his bodybuilding heyday. Beer and wine were most certainly involved. It has even been rumored that he used to pep up his protein shakes with rum. Arnie is one of the most successful bodybuilders of all time, so perhaps there is some […]

Coffee & Deadlifts: How Caffeine Can Boost Performance in the Gym

Black metal + black coffee + deadlifts; are there three finer things in life? Okay, black metal might not be everyone’s cup of tea, but caffeine, I think we can agree, is one of the most widely used and socially acceptable stimulants in the world. It is used by many athletes (both recreational and professional) […]

Danger in a Can: Are Energy Drinks Safe?

The traditional pick-me-up drink has always been coffee. It provides a quick wake-up and keeps us from feeling groggy. For most, a cup of coffee is more than enough to stay alert. However, the bitter, fragrant drink has slowly been nudged out of the way and replaced with canned energy drinks. It’s now common to […]