There are many reasons people go vegan, from wanting to be healthier, to reducing their environmental footprint, to concerns about animal welfare to watching Netflix's The Game Changers. No matter what the reason, many people find it difficult to meet the nutrient intake targets for specific vitamins and minerals while on a vegan diet. Here's how to make sure you’re getting enough.
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This week, the internet was collectively shook by Instagram pics of Kumail Nanjiani - AKA the dorky Pakistani guy from Silicon Valley - with the body of a musclebound god. As one thirsty commentator noted, even his forehead has abs.
Needless to say, Nanjiani's astonishing transformation was achieved with the help of multiple nutrition and fitness experts. So where does this leave the average Joe? If you want to get a six-pack that you can grate cheese on, here's what you need to know.
A thrusting young buck at work recently approached me to ask for some tips on toning up. He does a lot of exercise but lives pretty generously. That means, whatever his body asks him for, he generously provides. As a result he has cultivated something of a "Dadbod" and has now decided to take action to stem the tide.
So-called 'Greek yoghurt' has exploded in popularity in recent years, with Australia's major supermarkets all stocking multiple brands. It's now the number one choice for people who want a healthy alternative to normal yoghurt.
But hang on. Wasn't yoghurt always healthy? What's going on? It turns out there are certain health benefits — but also health drawbacks — to eating Greek yoghurt over the regular stuff. Let's take a look at the science.
Like most guys of a certain vintage, I have mixed feelings about my body. Staying lean and not surrendering to the siren’s call of the dreaded 'Dadbod' is a key concern. But then so is building and maintaining enough muscle so that I can keep up with the young bucks on the soccer field or in the gym.
One of the main keys to success is your diet. You need a meal plan that's high in healthy carbs, fats and proteins. More importantly, it needs to be easy to prepare and affordable - so you'll actually stick to it.
Conventional wisdom says that in order to maximise your muscle-building efforts in the gym, you need to eat protein within one hour of your last rep. But that's just "bro science".
New research suggests that so long as you eat protein within a several-hour window of your workout - either before or after - your gains will be more or less the same. Here comes the science.
Carbohydrates (or 'carbs' for short) have become something of a scapegoat for Australia's rising obesity levels. Because sugar is a carb, it might seem like a good idea to eliminate all carbs from your diet. In reality, carbs contain key nutrients that the human body requires to function properly. Here are five dietitian-approved carbs that most people should definitely stick with.
There is a revolution taking place in burger joints and supermarkets across Australia. Plant products that taste and behave like meat are increasingly making their way onto the plates of consumers as concern grows over the environmental impact of food production.
This week the CSIRO launched its plant-based meat venture, v2food. Over the next year we plan to develop a range of wholly Australian meat alternatives to be sold in supermarkets and restaurants across the country. The products include protein from legumes, fibre from plants, and oils from sunflower and coconut.
Beetroots aren't just healthy and nutritious - they can also provide a serious boost to your workouts. According to evidence from the Australian Institute of Sport, the nitrate in beetroot juice significantly enhances athletic performance; particularly at the pro level. (Just try not to get your fix from a greasy 'Aussie' burger.)
The keto diet limit's a person's carbohydrate intake to about 5% of daily calories. Dieters load up on anywhere from 70-90% fats. Keto dieters can gorge on all kinds of fat, both saturated and unsaturated. However, there's evidence that diets high in animal fats are really bad for people, and for the planet, too.
The winter hibernation period is about to end, which means we'll soon have an extra layer of fleshy insulation to shed. One solution is to blow a small fortune on a personal trainer. Alternatively, here are 50 ways to fast track your health that won't cost you anything (and will make you a happier person in the process).
Mid-afternoon munchies are the worst. You need to eat something to get you through the day, but the choices on offer are usually high in sodium, sugar and/or saturated fats.
Thankfully, there are a handful of snacks on the market that provide a substantial energy boost without compromising your health. This infographic lists 15 of the best.
It’s hard to keep up with the message on eggs. Are they good for you or not? In the 1960s, people were told: “Go to work on an egg”. But in the 1970s the public was advised to avoid eggs because they were linked to high blood cholesterol. The negative press on eggs continued in the 1980s when raw eggs were linked to salmonella poisoning.
Dear Lifehacker, I've decided I want to get healthier and shed some excess weight. I'm pretty time-poor, so I'll be mainly relying on diet microwave dinners from the supermarket (Weight Watchers, Lean Cuisine, McCain Healthy Choice, etc.) My question is: will these products actually help me lose weight? And are they considered healthy?
Sometimes it can be difficult to know what's a healthy option and what's not. And if you're trying to make healthy choices at lunch, it's pretty important that you can spot the difference. Some of the things you might think are unhealthy might not actually be as bad as you'd think, particularly if you're willing to make some customisations.
We chatted with a few nutrition pros to figure out what's healthy and what's not.
The Australian Dietary Guidelines recommend we eat 30g of nuts – a small handful – each day. But many of us know nuts are high in calories and fat. So should we be eating nuts or will they make us gain weight?