Where do vegans get their calcium, iron and protein?

question-marks-graphicHi, yes, it’s been a while since I posted on here but I’m back to share some cute informative images I came across the other day! When people find out that I eat a vegan diet the main questions I get are usually, where do you get Iron from? Where do you get Calcium from? And where do you get your Protein from? I actually love when people ask this because it means I can explain and inform them off all the amazing wholefood plant based foods that provide ample of these nutrients. The images below clearly depict the foods which provide protein, iron and calcium for vegans or vegetarians. Continue reading

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5kg Dumbbell Arm Workout

Happy Thursday everyone,

Ok, so I’ve put together another arm workout (see my first one here). This time the workout includes some 5kg dumbbells. If you enjoy working out at home, or don’t have a gym membership, I highly recommend purchasing some dumbbells as it will allow you to add some extra resistance to your workouts when your body-weight is no longer challenging enough for you. Light weight dumbbells are also very affordable, I picked up my 5kg set for €12.99. There are so many exercises you can do with dumbbells alone, so they’re definitely worth the purchase.

Before you ask (if you are a woman) – the answer is no, lifting weights will not make you bulky. It will actually do the opposite.  Lifting weights accelerates fat burn, builds lean muscle (which is what you want if you want to look toned) and as a results having more lean muscle will increase your metabolism. So, to achieve those lean toned arms you’ve always wanted, lifting weight/resistance training is essential. Trying to achieve this look with body-weight alone can be done but it would take much longer to see results.  Continue reading

Health Foods: Should we be eating coconut oil?


Coconut oil has exploded in recent years as a healthy alternative to cooking oils such as olive oil, vegetable oil, or butter. But is it really good for the body? I always get curious and do my own research before falling for another marketing hoax. The questions I ask; is coconut oil really that good for you, or can too much of it cause damage in any way? What are the different types of coconut oil? What nutritioun can it provide for me? Should we be consuming it?  Continue reading

Health Foods: Why you should eat more Cinnamon

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Cinnamon is one of my favourite spices, and it just so happens that it’s extremely healthy for you. Cinnamon is derived from the inner bark of trees called Cinnamomum and is nutrient dense with little calories.

Some herbs and spices, including cinnamon, are so rich in antioxidants that just a small pinch can double your antioxidant intake for one meal. Cinnamon is also one of the cheapest source antioxidants you can buy, and is widely available in most supermarkets. It’s definitely one spice that every one should have in their kitchen.  Continue reading

Quick 21 Minute HIIT Workout #1

Hello Monday! Here we are,  a new week, another chance to set yourself some new challenges. To improve yourself from from last week. I’m going to start posting weekly body-weight workouts that require little to no equipment that can be done anywhere so that means you have no excuse not to shred some sweat whenever you get some free time.  All you need is yourself and some motivation to get it done! I’ll try to keep the workouts nice and short so that if you have a busy lifestyle, you could do them on there own, or if you have the extra time you could pair this circuit workout with some short cardio like running, cycling, swimming etc. to challenge yourself even more.

This workout targets the lower body, so if you’ve done a leg workout in the last day or so maybe give it a miss as you don’t want to over train the leg muscles.

What you need: A timer/stopwatch

Instructions:

Complete each exercise for 30 seconds, once you reach the 5th exercise take a 1 minute break then repeat the same circuit again for 2 more rounds. Complete circuit 1 in full first, then move on to circuit 2.

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