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Why You Need Protein For Effective Detoxing

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Why You Need Protein For Effective Detoxing

I aim to do a detox every season - about 4 times per year - because it's just like doing a mini reset on my eating habits that then enhances my overall health. Our bodies naturally detox every day. It’s part of a natural process that allows us to get rid of toxins and regenerate cells. Just like changing the oil in your car –  a detox supports and re-energises how all your systems function.
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In the past three weeks, I’ve looked at the value of protein for weight loss, body shaping, sports performance and recovery. For this protein packed week on The Healthy Chef Protein Series, I’ll be looking at protein for anti-ageing and wellbeing - a topic that’s more important as I’m getting older and wiser… I’ll be hitting the big 5-0 next year! PROTEIN FOR HEALTHY SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS Almost every cell in the body is made from the building blocks of protein, such as our hair, skin, bones and muscles. Protein consists of 20 amino acids, two of which are called L-lysine...

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Welcome to my special 4 Week Protein Series. If you missed Week 1 last week, you can read The Smart Guide To Buying And Using Protein Powders here. This week I’m touching on having enough protein in your diet to support your weight loss goals. There are many studies that show that adequate protein in the diet is effective for fat loss. Protein is more satisfying than fat and carbohydrate and keeps us fuller for longer. When we feel more satisfied, we naturally eat less—and lose weight.  It's important you consider your goal when choosing the right powder. Whether it's for weight loss, body...

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A high quality, clean and wholesome protein powder is a wonderful addition to your smoothies. They are easily absorbed by the body and can boost your morning smoothie into a complete meal replacement. You can literally blend any combination of ingredients into your smoothies, BUT there is a magic formula I like to follow when making the perfect protein smoothie. BALANCE YOUR MACROS The secret to blending the perfect protein smoothie is to have the right balance of macronutrients – that is, your protein, healthy fats and carbohydrates – to ensure you’re getting all the nutrients your body needs for  optimum health and...

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3 Great Ways To Enjoy Matcha

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3 Great Ways To Enjoy Matcha

I have written about the amazing health benefits of matcha several times on my website and, for those who’ve missed my latest post on its weight loss benefits, you can find more info HERE. I love my matcha tea in the morning or after lunch when I need to focus on my work and productivity in the office. It’s a beautiful, smooth and energising drink. While it has taken me a bit of time and patience to master the art of perfecting the best ways to enjoy it, I can now share my favourite ways to have this amazing tea!...

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8 Steps To Heal Your Gut Naturally

There are many contributing factors that affect your gut health. Factors such as...

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Your Detox Plan Part 3

I'm a great believer of supporting your body's natural healing process through the...

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Your Detox Plan - Week 2

Welcome to Week 2 of Your Detox Plan! In case you missed Week...

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Your Detox Plan-Week 1

It’s that time again… time to get more in control over our food...

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