Why strength training could super charge your workout results
A change has been happening in the fitness industry, strength is making a return for all the right reasons.
HIIT or LISS
With so many different types of exercise out there to choose from, it can be difficult to know which one is best for you and your goals.
How ‘old’ is your immune system?
‘Immune Age’! It’s more important than ever to keep our immune systems fit and healthy so I briefly discuss; what is immune age? and how does is benefit us?
Make Your Own Buddah Bowl
Buddha bowls are super fresh, delicious & versatile! The rice & veggies and dressing can be made in advance and stored in the refrigerator.
These 'consider them a treat for a special occasion' brownies are quick & made with plenty of fat which of course makes them delicious!
Simple Oil Free Tahini Dressing
This recipe contains 'Nutritional Yeast', a great source of protein, B Vitamins & trace minerals. Combined with tahini which is an excellent source of calcium, this simple recipe packs in a lot of extra nutrition!
Zesty Tahini Dressing
This dressing is ridiculously simple, truly creamy & explodes with flavour. Not only a great source of iron & many minerals, tahini is one of the best sources of calcium!
What Is Ketosis & Why Is It Good?
Most of our lives we’ve been told the primary source of energy for our bodies is sugar. However, there is a more efficient source of fuel that is rarely utilized - ketones!
Is Your Drinking OK?
A simple enough question but the answer is often very blurred in response as more & more people seem to have lost grip on what constitutes a moderate level of alcohol consumption.
Cauliflower Cous Cous
This stunningly salad is super simple, fresh & loaded with flavour! It takes approx 10 mins to make so add your protein for a quick healthy dinner or lunch. Keeps well for leftovers the next day (in an airtight container) - enjoy!
This is a super versatile recipe! Use it for breakfast, as a base for a quick dessert or as a snack for a top-up of healthy fat, minerals & protein. Serve with berries and coconut yogurt or similar.
Allergies – Looking beyond the skin and nose.
Well winter is finally behind us and spring is here however, with spring comes for many the unfortunate season of sneezing, sniffing and scratching – allergies!
Chocolate Avocado Mousse
To celebrate the fact that Avocado’s are making a comeback and spring is nearly in the air we thought we would post this delicious celebration recipe.
Stress think you can handle it or is it weighing you down?
Stress is such an interesting topic to talk about these days. In clinic we see a lot of it, and its no wonder. Modern living and stress seem to go hand in hand and its no surprise that so many people are impacted by just day to day living!
Smoked Salmon Frittata Cups
These are the ultimate convenience food — the perfect grab-and-go option for those wanting to eat healthily! Play around with vegetables and make your own version by using your favourite seasonal veggies.
Green Slaw Recipe
This slaw is full of nutrient rich greens, and a great way to increase your intake of vegetables over winter.
We've used this recipe for years! Easy high protein start to the day or eat cold as snack with yoghurt or spread with nut butter!
Sheet Pan Cashew Chicken Curry
This super easy nutritious dinner recipe takes 15 minutes to assemble & 15 minutes to bake! Great for weeknight dinners or make ahead meal prep.
Low Carb Chicken Tacos
Quick & easy super tasty weeknight dinner that's protein packed for to keep you fuller for longer!
Basic Chia Breakfast Pudding
Chia seeds are an easily digestible source of protein, omega 3 fatty acids, fibre & vitamin B. This recipe is a nutrient dense packed start to the day or a healthy snack!
Peanut Butter Fat Bombs
These keto-friendly treats are super high in healthy fats - that's the point! We need fats to absorb fat soluble vitamins (A,D.E & K), fat also keeps blood sugar levels stable & helps you to feel fuller for longer!
Creamy Avocado & Basil Dressing
Bursting with flavour & natural goodness - this dressing will take your salad to the next flavour level! Also super quick & easy to make.
Janes Visit To Cleveland Clinic
Read about our Clinical Nutritionist Jane's experience at the esteemed Cleveland clinic of functional medicine.
Healthy Ageing Topic Two – Why Worry?
There are many conditions & chronic disorders affecting more & more people under the age of 60 resulting in premature ageing. Here we explain the effect on the body & what you can do to prevent premature ageing.
Healthy Ageing Topic One – Diabetes Type 3 (Alzheimer’s)
One thing that has been researched more recently is the theory that Alzheimer’s could be described as Diabetes type 3. This is because several studies have identified that with Alzheimer’s disease there is evidence of insulin resistance in the brain. Here we discuss how to promote healthy ageing.
What is Intermittent Fasting?
Mint's Clinical Nutritionist Claudia Oxford-Gonzalez explains intermittent fasting and who benefits from it.
Antibiotic Resistance & Your Health
We thought this was worth spreading. The programme (below link) re-screened Sunday 11th June on Prime TV, investigates the rise of antibiotic resistance and its ‘super-bug’ consequences.
NUTRITIONAL TIPS FOR THE FESTIVE SEASON
It is the time of year for socialising, catching up with friends and family, end of year events, and holiday time. If you have worked hard all year to keep good health, and want to minimise the effects of the festive season, here are some tips to help you.
Stay fit & toned while away from MINT for the holidays
Check out Mike's fitness advice if your going away over the Christmas period to avoid losing the awesome gains you've made in the gym during the year!
Strength training is ridiculously good for females
When it comes to strength training and weight lifting for women, it is still difficult to convince females that this type of training will help them look lean and fabulous without getting “bulky
Mint Clinical Nutritionist Jane explains Spring allergies - "Springtime is my favourite season of the year, but for many, it can be very unpleasant with their allergies going haywire" find out more...
It’s time to Spring clean your body!
Including your Nutrition and Digestive Organs! Spring Time is a good time to clean up the house and garden after a wet and cold winter.
POOP Health – whats normal & whats not?
Mints Clinical Nutritionist Jane explains why it's important to ask clients about their bowel habits! Find out what valuable information is revealed about their health.
How to grocery shop like a hunter-gatherer
If you want to live a long, healthy life, it helps to gather some education on what food products to avoid and what foods to pounce on.
Strength after 40 – Mikes recommendations to ensure longevity of training
Confession time from Mike!! for the last few years, I have been absolutely denying that as I age I can be as strong as I was in my 30s!
Preparing your immune system for winter
Preparing your immune system before the onslaught of the winter bugs arrive, will make all the difference in keeping those colds and flus to a minimum