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Healthy Recipes & Nutrition tips

PayAsUGym community - Food

Fit and healthy bodies are built in the kitchen, as well as in the gym. Finding the right nutritional balance for your body is important for fitness, weight loss and muscle-building, so we’ve gathered advice and opinions from nutritionists, dietitians and healthy foodies to bring you the best recipes and eating plans to help you reach your health goals.

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THE TOP THREE SUMMER VEGETABLES
31 July 2018

Jessica Ambrose

Most vegetables are available year-round but some produce is not worth buying in the wrong season. Buy summer vegetables in season and they taste amazing.

DAIRY. WHY AND WHY NOT
26 July 2018

Jessica Ambrose

Milk and cheese have been staples of the British diet for millennia but aren't essential. What do dairy products do for us, and should we find alternatives?

THE PERFECT SALAD FOR YOUR SUMMER BBQ
21 July 2018

Jessica Ambrose

For something different try this Italian-style vegetable salad. It features protein-packed chickpeas, seasonal vegetables and a tasty dressing.

QUICK COURGETTE FRITTATA
04 July 2018

Jessica Ambrose

This simple recipe uses ingredients that are best in summer. Even supermarkets can’t get firm and flavoursome courgettes and tomatoes wrong at this time of year

Why you should avoid beige carbohydrates
28 June 2018

Kath Webb

Not all carbs are equal. Did you know that rather than cutting out carbohydrates completely, people should concentrate on choosing carbs based on their colour.

FASTING DIETS. NOT SUCH A GOOD IDEA AFTER ALL?
30 May 2018

Kath Webb

If you’re a fan of fasting diets you may be in for a shock. New evidence suggests that fasting diets like the 5:2 could be seriously damaging for your health.

TEN OF THE HEALTHIEST FOODS YOU CAN EAT
30 May 2018

Jessica Ambrose

It is our overall diet that makes us healthy. Here are the 10 top foods to give us the best mix of nutrients for a good diet that keeps us in the best health.

TEN WAYS TO GET PROTEIN FROM PLANTS
23 May 2018

Jessica Ambrose

Protein is often associated with meat, but there are plenty of ways for vegetarians to get this essential nutrient. Here are 10 plant sources of protein.

EASY FISH KEDGEREE
15 May 2018

Jessica Ambrose

This classic combination of fish, rice, eggs, peas and spicy flavourings provides plenty of protein, complex carbs and vegetables. Plus plenty of taste!

What do probiotics do for your body?
07 May 2018

Laura Briggs

Probiotics are foods or supplements that contain live microorganisms that benefit health. They can improve digestion, help weight loss and boost immunity.

WHY MINERALS MATTER
07 May 2018

Jessica Ambrose

As well as protein, carbs, fat, water and vitamins, there is one vital group of micronutrients – minerals. We can't produce them so they need to come from food

The secret to living a long life? Eating like a Victorian Peasant
01 May 2018

Jessica Ambrose

Life expectancy increased during the Victorian era due to better hygiene and medication but also largely due to what people ate. What can we learn from the Victorians?

WHY WE SHOULD ALL EAT MORE CABBAGE
24 April 2018

Jessica Ambrose

Cabbage is an excellent vegetable with a bad reputation. As well as being very good for you cabbage can also be very tasty. Read on and embrace the cabbage!

Simple and easy recipes we think you would like to try
19 April 2018

Laura Briggs

Taking inspiration from veggies and a bit of spice, we’ve got 2 perfect recipes that will give you a taste of Asia and Mexico! | PayAsUGym.com | food

Should you eat food cooked in olive oil?
11 April 2018

Jessica Ambrose

A Mediterranean diet rich in olive oil is known for reducing the risk of heart disease. Yet we are told that we shouldn't cook with olive oil as the heating process toxifies it. 
Is this true? We took a look at the research to try and cut through the confusion. 

PORTION CONTROL - HOW BIG IS A PORTION?
11 April 2018

Jessica Ambrose

One of the reasons for our obesity crisis is portion distortion. We have lost sight of how many calories we need and what counts as a normal serving of food

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