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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.

Latest Food Posts

The DASH diet. What you need to know
05 October 2018

Kath Webb

The DASH diet has been voted best diet for 8 years running. Recommended by doctors and dieticians it’s designed to lower blood pressure and support heart health

Eating fibre keeps your brain young
26 September 2018

Laura Briggs

Many of us are aware of the dietary benefits of eating fibre, but now research is suggesting that fibre might help to keep our brains young as well.

Why you should avoid fruit juices
03 September 2018

Laura Briggs

Packed with vitamin C, fruit juices are considered a healthy alternative to fizzy drinks or squash. It’s important to know just how much sugar is found in them.

Essential nutrients your diet is missing
29 August 2018

Laura Briggs

Most people don't consume enough potassium, dietary fibre, choline, magnesium, calcium or vitamins. Eat these foods to ensure you get your essential nutrients.

OFFICE SNACKS THAT WILL NOT WRECK YOUR FITNESS PLAN
24 August 2018

Jessica Ambrose

Office snacks need to be portable, long-lasting and without strong smells. Try these ideas to keep your waistinline, appetite and colleagues happy | PayAsUGym

THE 10 COMPLEX CARBS THAT YOU SHOULD EAT
24 August 2018

Patrick Law

Most of us need to cut down on simple carbs. However complex carbs are an essential and a good way to feel full. Here are 10 top carbs to include in your diet.

QUICK CHICKEN AND VEG BAKE A CLEAN EATING LOW CALORIE TREAT
18 August 2018

Patrick Law

Clean eating is the common sense idea that food should be simple and not over processed. Clean eating maximises vegetables and reduces calories | PayAsUgym

THE FACTS ABOUT HYDRATION
10 August 2018

Jessica Ambrose

Whether it's a heatwave, a cold snap or an ordinary day, we all need to drink enough water. How much is enough why do we need it and are other liquids as good?

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.

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