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COFFEE - The good, bad & calories

COFFEE - The good, bad & calories

on Thursday, 05 March 2015.

ASK ALEX QUESTION:

Hi Alex

I read about coffee/caffeine, and views seem to differ whether there are benefits to drinking it (in moderation), or  not. Currently I have 1-2 cups a day and never later than mid-afternoon because I do notice the difference it makes to getting a good night’s sleep.

What is your take? 

Fermented Foods

Fermented Foods

on Wednesday, 18 February 2015.

What are they? Why are they good for us? Where can I get them?

Straightening teeth with Invisalign

Straightening teeth with Invisalign

on Thursday, 12 February 2015.

I get comments on my teeth every now and then – I have Invisalign to thank for that!

I started them when I was 18 or 19 so the invisible option was great as I wasn’t keen on conventional braces.

Sugary Drinks

Sugary Drinks

on Thursday, 29 January 2015.

Soft drinks, energy drinks, sports drinks, iced teas, vitamin waters .. The list goes on! There are so many sugary drinks for sale out there, all full of empty calories. Meaning they contain high calories – but little to no nutrients. 

 

Bread: Should I eat it? What types?

Bread: Should I eat it? What types?

on Wednesday, 21 January 2015.

We all love a slice of bread, but with so many types and a whole lot of nutritional myths out there, I thought I would put this together- including some tips, health benefits and what types are better for you. 

‘feeling lazy’ cardio work out

‘feeling lazy’ cardio work out

on Wednesday, 14 January 2015.

You know those days! Where you scheduled to hit the gym but you just can't mentally be bothered. On those days when I feel like this, instead of not going at all and being lazy, this is the work out I do. 

Low calorie dieting could be making you fatter

Low calorie dieting could be making you fatter

on Monday, 12 January 2015.

It's that time of year where you may find yourself wanting to go on that big ‘diet’. But before you start on those low calories, and before you make yourself suffer those bad moods, obsessiveness, tiredness, and clearing your social schedule- please read this. Because there IS an easier way. It may even see the weight you lose actually stay off too. 

Daily Beauty Regime

Daily Beauty Regime

on Wednesday, 17 December 2014.

Like nutrition, not one beauty regime is going to be the answer for all. But I have been through many stages of trying the ‘best thing’ for my skin, and have become wiser on the topic. I have also learnt that how your skin looks and behaves depends a lot on hormones, genetics and nutrition.

Why sugar is not toxic

Why sugar is not toxic

on Wednesday, 10 December 2014.

Sugar in excess is not great for your health, and I personally don’t eat a lot of added sugars in my day. But does this mean I buy into the ‘sugar is toxic’ saga? No!

I get asked about this topic a lot, and I think it is important to understand that yes, we could all do with eating less sugar, but we can’t blame just one nutrient for our obesity problem. So thought I would share some knowledge with you.

The Mediterranean diet

The Mediterranean diet

on Friday, 21 November 2014.

The Mediterranean diet is more a way of life. It is not a restrictive diet and does not have strict guidelines to follow. It is simply how people in the Mediterranean choose to eat, and it has them healthy, fit and living long - as some of the healthiest people in the world.

30 minute bike session

30 minute bike session

on Tuesday, 18 November 2014.

A great HIIT bike session

Quinoa VS Rice

Quinoa VS Rice

on Thursday, 18 September 2014.

I thought I would put this short article together because I had a few emails along the lines of ‘quinoa is super healthy isn't it, I should be eating that over rice shouldn’t I?’. It made me think.. hang on a minute – no, rice is perfectly healthy too! 

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