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The Longevity Diet – An 8 Week Trial

I’ve recently finished almost two months following The Longevity Diet and I’m here to report my findings. The Longevity Diet is from a book by the same name, written by Dr Valter Longo, with (you guessed it!) a focus on maximising longevity. The Diet “Rules” Every diet has guidelines or rules, and this is no different. There are a lot …

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Food Cost Calculator

Is fast food cheap? Does it really cost so much more to eat healthier? Here’s a way to find out! (and put an end to info-graphics like this…) If we ignore alcohol (oh…) then the three main macro-nutrients that make up  your daily calories are Protein, Carbohydrate and Fat. We’re assuming here that they all cost different amounts per gram (a …

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Healthy Snack Idea – Dark Chocolate and Chopped Nuts

This is inspired by Dr Valter Longo’s The Longevity Diet, which suggested a “nut and whole-grain dark chocolate bar” as a suitable snack. The problem with most of these snack bars is that the added sugar makes them far less healthy than the main ingredients on their own. Here’s an example, the Eat Natural Protein Bar with peanuts and chocolate. …

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Growing Broccoli Sprouts at Home

Recently I grew some Broccoli Sprouts. These are incredibly beneficial due to a compound called sulforaphane. If you want to know all the health benefits of broccoli sprouts check out this very comprehensive video by the amazing Dr Rhonda Patrick. Sulforaphane contained within broccoli sprouts is: Anti-inflammatory Anti-ageing Anti-cancer Benefits Cardiovascular Health Benefits Brain Health How To Grow Broccoli Sprouts At Home …

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Top 10 Worst Milkshakes In The US & UK

Welcome to the countdown of some of the most high calorie, sugar-laden drinks on the planet. There’s a few ground rules before we get underway: Only one entry per restaurant. Rankings are based on sugar content (with Saturated Fat as a tie-breaker). Only featuring milkshakes from restaurant chains with nutrition tables on this site A reminder that a can of …

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The Ultimate Fat Loss Guide

I’m not going to give you a set fat loss program to follow. Instead, I thought i’d take you through the basics of making your own program. This way you can take your existing diet and tweak it, rather than following some new diet with a bunch of foods you’ve never tried (or don’t like!). Step 0: Baseline Measurements Before we …

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How Many Calories In ______ ?

On this page you’ll find links to many popular restaurant chains, where you can see calorie content for the most searched for menu items e.g. a McDonald’s Big Mac. The format includes total calories as well as nutrition information such as saturated fat, sugar and salt content. Below this are the full nutritional tables for all UK and USA restaurant …

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How to Increase Testosterone Naturally For Men

Let’s talk testosterone. We know it as the male sex hormone, but it’s produced by both men and women, and men produce about 20 times as much as women. Since we also use more, the levels in our bodies are about 8-10 times higher than women. Yes, women have testosterone, but far less, which is why it’s so hard for …

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How To Make Your Own Ginger Shots

How To Make Your Own Ginger Shots Ginger has plenty of proven health benefits including boosting your immunity and working as an anti-inflammatory. One quick and easy way to get a fresh dose of ginger is with a Ginger Shot. Step 1 – Peeling Use a potato peeler to remove the skin from the ginger root. Step 2 – Grating …

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