When to Buy Organic Produce

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People always say, “I can’t buy organic – it’s too expensive!” However, there is a good reason for shelling out the extra cash for organic food: it’s without chemicals, fertilisers and added hormones, and thus is a much better fit for our bodies. If you want to purchase organic but your wallet says otherwise, consider starting with organic fruits and …

What is the Cheapest Diet?

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We look beyond can eat / can’t eat to help you choose the cheapest diet for weight loss and your new healthier lifestyle.  You can argue from sun-up until sundown over the merits of different diets and weight loss plans.  However, one cold hard fact which can’t be disputed is that every diet takes its own bite out of your …

Study Finds No Link between Saturated Fat Intake and Heart Disease Risk

Sara Health, NUTRITION

If you currently limit your intake of butter, full fat dairy produce and meat, and carefully check food labels for the amount of saturated fat they contain, you’re not alone. For decades we have been told by health experts to cut back our intake of saturated fats to reduce our risk of cardiovascular problems and instead choose foods rich in unsaturated fats …

Top twenty hunger-busting foods

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Eggs: Rich in protein and unsaturated fats, an egg-based breakfast can easily keep you full until lunchtime. Tip: They are no longer seen as a danger to your cholesterol levels so ‘an egg a day is ok’. Oats: A bowl of oatmeal or porridge is a perfect choice anytime. Oats are high in fibre and are a low Gi food which helps to …

New Year’s Resolution you’ll Want to Keep

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1. Eat breakfast Many people often skip breakfast. Some skip it because they are too rushed in the morning and have little time to prepare it. Some skip it as a measure to control weight. Studies show that people who eat breakfast regularly are more likely to control their weight than those who skip it. Breakfast kicks starts your metabolism …

How To Eat Healthy at University

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To all those sporty fit and healthy young students that have just headed off to University  and have self-catered accommodation – SK-Life Fitness would like to share with you a fantastic cook book by Hamlyn which teaches you simple quick and easy healthy meals to cook.  Also we would like to provide you will a few tips of mini meals …

10 Health Benefits of Drinking Warm Lemon Water

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There are many health benefits of lemons that have been known for centuries. The two biggest are lemons’ strong antibacterial, antiviral, and immune-boosting powers and their use as a weight loss aid because lemon juice is a digestive aid and liver cleanser. Lemons contain many substances–notably citric acid, calcium, magnesium, vitamin C, bioflavonoids, pectin, and limonene–that promote immunity and fight …

How to Eat Healthy Away From Home

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No matter what your eating habits are at home, you know that travel presents a new kind of challenge to sticking with healthy choices. Temptations tend to surface at family outings, poolside gatherings and vacation spots. Plus, you develop a condition called “vacation mindset,” which is the place where all of your excuses to eat junk food live. If you …

Dr Gaye’s Super-Shake

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Created by Food Futurologist, Dr Morgaine Gaye, Dr Gaye’s Super-Shake is a combination of some of the highest potency minerals, vitamins and micro-nutrients which are all bio-available (that means, really easy for the body to absorb and use). This combination of high potency, raw ingredients, means just one glass of this, is an elixir for the body! In fact, Dr Gaye’s Super-Shake contains even …

The Skinny on “Clean Eating”

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At SK-Life Fitness I try to teach my clients to practice “clean eating,” and I want to explain actually what is means. More recently “clean eating” has become a popular word for people who are looking to “clean up” their diets. For many people, however, exactly how to go about “eating clean” still remains something of a mystery. To me, …

Health Benefits of Herb Sage

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At SK-Life Fitness I love teaching my clients about nutrition and giving them new receipes to inspire them into cooking with clean, lean, fresh ingredients using herbs. Today I bought a new sage plant and so I want to tell you all about the history and health benefits of using this beautiful versatile herb. History of sage Sage was very …

THE SCIENCE OF CRAVINGS

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At SK-Life Fitness I really want my clients to understand the pathology of how cravings develop, in an effort to begin to curb and prevent their cravings. They manifest differently for everyone, from preferential foods to specific tastes or textures and even times of day. Some people grab salty, crunchy options while others crave carbs or fatty foods, while still …

Free Health Checks at Macdonald Hotels ‘Spa Collection’

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Many of us hate January, especially when the weather is cold and snowy.  We all want to start the New Year with good intentions of getting fitter and healthier, but it is much harder to keep motivated and positive at this time of year and we all need a helping hand!  If you live in and around Hertfordshire, SK-Life Fitness …

Portion Distortion – Tips to Beat Supersizing

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If you are trying to keep to your new year’s resolution to lose weight, eating too much and giving yourself a supersized portion can make it a challenge to stay on track.  Christmas may be seen as the time when we traditionally eat far too much, but we certainly do not want to make it the norm. You need to …

Boost your health this winter

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If you are into your health, you probably know that prebiotics can aid your digestion and omega-3 fatty acids help boost brain power.  However, many everyday products posses other benefits too.  There has been strong evidence to suggest you could be getting double the boost from magnesium, probiotics, omega 3 and cranberries. Let me tell you how these supplements and …

Restoring Stomach Pain Disorders

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Do you suffer from functional digestive complaints, such as gas and bloating, indigestion, stomach pain, constipation or diarrhea? If so I suggest you read this blog as gastrointestinal disease does not spring from nothing, nor do symptoms develop for no reason. You may have had a formal diagnosis of a gastrointestinal complaint such as Celiac disease, inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) …

Antioxidant & Immunity Support

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We’re always being told to get more antioxidants into our diet. But what exactly are they, and why are they so important in the pursuit of health? At SK-Life Fitness I look at some of the best ways to include more antioxidants in your diet, whether it’s via the food you eat or the nutritional supplements you take. Essentially, antioxidants …