Chia Seeds and Supplements

Do you remember Chia Pets from the 90s? Those terracotta sculptures that sprouted microgreens to look like “fur” or “hair”? Believe it or not, chia pets were sprouting serious superfoods. Chia seeds (Salvia hispanica L.) are tiny, slippery-when-wet seeds that pack a punch – they are teeming with essential nutrients like soluble fiber, essential fatty […]

Best Matcha Teas/Powders

Matcha is a bright green powder, created by grinding and processing the whole leaves of the Camellia sinensis shrub using traditional Japanese methods. The Camillia sinensis used for matcha is the same shrub used for your standard cup of brewed green tea, but matcha powder contains the entire benefits of the shade-grown, stone-ground Camellia sinensis […]

Moringa Supplements

Moringa is tree, also adorably known as “drumstick tree”, that grows native in India and Africa where it has been consumed as a food and medicine for centuries. Moringa trees include over 13 species, but Moringa oleifera is the most commonly harvested species for the medicinal and nutritional benefits of its leaves and seeds. Leaves […]

Benefits of Prebiotics

You’ve heard of probiotics – the beneficial yeasts and bacteria that have a huge impact on human health. These microorganisms live in the gastrointestinal tract where they help to support the digestive system, regulate immune reactions, control inflammation throughout the body, help to burn fat, and more. Because they are living beings, probiotics need to […]

10 Best Whey Protein Powders for Men and Women

If you have had any exposure to the fitness world, you most certainly have heard of the importance of protein powder. It’s no gimmick.  Protein supplementation is perhaps the single most important element in fitness nutrition. What does protein do? In short, protein provides your body with the building blocks needed to repair and grow. It is […]

Muscletech Hydroxycut Fat Burner Guide

In the diet industry we have hot ingredients that are universally known, like: green tea, Yohimbe, and coffee bean extract… But when it comes to actual multi-ingredient branded products, Muscletech’s Hydroxycut is the most well-known line of thermogenic fat burners out today. But does this wide-known ‘celebrity status’ actually mean that Hydroxycut products are ‘the […]

Top 5 Benefits of MCT Oil

MCT stands for Medium Chain Triglyceride, and it is a form of fat. According to Brian St Pierre (writing for Precision Nutrition) they are “absorbed straight into our portal vein and sent straight to the liver, bypassing normal fat digestion and absorption” [1]. Because of this they are seen as distinctly different to other types […]

Top 3 MCT Oil Side Effects and how to avoid them

MCT oils have become very popular recently, and are now seen as one of the healthy super foods, a term that may have no scientific basis, but is generally considered an effective way to mark particularly healthy foods. MCT stands for Medium Chain Triglycerides, these are triglycerides (fats) that have shorter chains than usual. This […]

Do Meal Replacement Shakes Actually Work?

If you’ve ever wanted to lose weight then you have probably heard of the meal replacement shake (even if you weren’t sure exactly what it was). Companies like Herbalife, Slimfast, and new kid on the block Huel have divided opinion among fitness professionals, dieticians, and the general public. Some swear by them and many have […]

5 Benefits of CLA Supplementation

Conjugated Linoleic Acid (CLA) is a mixture of fatty acids that are found in meat and in dairy products, but which can also be consumed as a supplement. CLA has become very popular in bodybuilding circles, and is increasingly becoming popular in the general gym-going population. CLA has been found to have many benefits, but […]