Counting calories can be done in our own perfectly imperfect way, to help us be aware of what we need to eat to maintain, gain, or lose weight, and then we can use that knowledge to alter our food consumption based off our goals.
If you’re one of many people who don’t get enough oily fish in their diets; then taking fish oil supplements is the next best thing. As one of the most widely used supplements, it is high in Omega-3 fatty acids, which are essential for health and wellbeing.
Getting adequate fibre in your diet is essential for healthy digestive functions, keeping your heart healthy, and keeping your cholesterol levels in check. However, Dietary fibre also plays a key role in keeping a healthy balance of hormones in your body too.
Remaining hydrated is absolutely fundamental to staying healthy. More than 60% of our bodies are made up of water, and without enough, the impact both our physical and mental wellbeing is severely impacted.
Intestinal Permeability, AKA leaky gut is a specific condition whereby the lining of the smaller intestine is damaged. The resulting factor of this damage is that specific bacteria, food particles, and toxic waste products to seep out via the intestines and overflow into the bloodstream.
Our skin is probably one of our most underrated organs. We lather it in hundreds of toxic chemicals daily, smother it in makeup and spend hours out in the sun destroying and denaturing our collagen for short term tans.
Protein is known for its numerous benefits including fighting off hunger and preventing the loss of muscle tissue associated with weight loss (generally two-thirds of this is fat tissue, other is lean tissue). It is a repairing macronutrient and a regenerative for skin, nails and hair – although some people only associate protein consumption with ‘gains’.
Whether it’s because you’re travelling, don’t have a gym membership, or simply haven’t plucked up the courage to go yet, it’s always a great idea to have an upper body workout on hand that can target more than just your biceps and triceps.
This recipe is high in calcium, magnesium, and iron. It also contains protein and Omega 3s. Because there is cacao in this smoothie it will do wonders for your central nervous system by helping reduce oxidative stress and can improve your mood.