Is A2 milk another hippie scam?


WHAT IS A2 MILK? A2 is just a protein found in milk. Its full name is ‘A2 beta-casein’. So what’s the big deal? WELL there are two main protein types in milk- A1 & A2, and most milk has both types. To cut a long story short they have found a certain type of cow the produces milk that only has A2. This milk is called A2 milk. WHY IS IT BENEFICIAL? Well there is this theory the A1 protein leads to inflammation and can increase the chance of triggering a milk/dairy sensitivity. This is caused by the digestion process of the …

Alkalizing diets – myth or marvellous?


Firstly let’s just get an idea of what we’re talking about here – what is a base and an acid? I’m not going to go into detail about the ‘probability of hydrogens’ and the pH scale and all the scientific stuff. You don’t really need to know that for this. All I want you to have in your head is: When you think of a base, think of bi-carb soda or any anti-acid like ‘Eno’. When you think of an acid, just think of lemon juice or the blood from the Aliens movie. So what’s the idea then? Many diseases …

What actually is Gluten?


IT’S A BIG BUZZ WORD at the moment is it? Well let us clear the air. What actually is Gluten?  It’s just a protein that’s found in wheat and a few other grains (such as rye and barley). SO WHATS THE BIG DEAL WITH IT? It’s just that some people have an allergic reaction to this protein…But what does that actually mean? It means that when the body ingests something made with gluten their body rejects it. People will experience symptoms in the bowel such as bloating, gas, cramping, constipation or diarrhoea. This happens because the body doesn’t like gluten …

Need that 3pm pick me up?


Many snacks involve too much prep time, but this quick fix takes no more than 10 minutes and  will help re-energise you! These peanut butter protein balls taste like chocolate chip cookie dough but offer the ideal blend of protein and carbs you need to get you through the day. Roll these up ahead of time, and pop one or two in between your meals to top up the fuel in your body’s tank. INGREDIENTS: – 1/3 cup natural peanut butter– 1/4 cup honey or agave nectar– 1 scoop chocolate whey protein powder– 3 tablespoons ground flaxseed– 3 tablespoons dark chocolate chips (70% cocoa) DIRECTIONS: 1. Mix …

Crispy Roasted Chili Lime Chickpeas


These roasted chickpeas are sooo delicious, you’ll forget how good they are for you! Chickpeas are a rich source of fibre, low glycemic (G.I) carbohydrates, folate and vegetable protein – they also contain good amounts of manganese, phosphorus and iron. In fact, a half cup serving of cooked chickpeas contains 6.2 grams of fibre, 7 grams of high-quality plant protein and 35% of the RDA for folate – wrapped up in a mere 134 calories. They will keep you fuller for longer, and won’t go ‘straight to your thighs!’ Ingredients 1 ½ cups dry chickpeas or 3 cups cooked and …

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