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Hydrated Glowing Skin - Here are the Nutrients You Need

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Hydrated Glowing Skin - Here are the Nutrients You Need

For me, maintaining healthy and supple skin has become more of a priority as I age. Healthy skin comes from the foods I eat as well as my lifestyle. As I get a little older, I need to work extra hard to keep it looking hydrated and in top shape, so I thought I'd share some of my personal tips on how I maintain youthful and healthy looking skin. My main priority is to make sure I eat clean, nourishing wholefoods that include lots of antioxidant-rich leafy greens, berries, healthy fats and of course, protein. My quest is to find...

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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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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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For the next 4 weeks, I’m going to look at the misconceptions and misinformation about protein powder and recommend the most simple and effective ways to use protein for your specific needs and goals.

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How to Get a Better Night's Sleep

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How to Get a Better Night's Sleep

If I’m not getting a decent night’s sleep, I really feel it the next day... my husband tries to drag me out of bed for my morning power walk, I'm irritable, grumpy and both my digestion and immune system suffers. Mostly it's self-inflicted from either working late on the computer, shooting for my next cookbook or staying up watching my favourite drama shows. Studies have conclusively shown us that people need 8 hours of sleep a night to function optimally. Yet many of us are getting fewer than 6 hours of sleep each night. I also find that I literally...

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What's the Difference Between Mylk + Dark Naked Chocolat?

We receive many emails at The Healthy Chef regarding the difference between our...

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Is Keto the Key to Weight Loss and Better Health?

I was introduced to a standard low carb diet also known as the...

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Why Matcha is Good For Weight Loss

Most mornings, I like to start my day with a Matcha Gree Tea....

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Proven Remedies to Fight Colds + Flu Naturally

While winter may be a time we seriously consider warding off colds and...

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