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[RECIPE] Winter warmer black bean and quinoa chilli
Pack in more protein with this double whammy of plant-based sources. Both quinoa and black beans are rich in protein, along with additional minerals and vitamins. This dish is also a good source of dietary fibre. Ingredients 5 ½ cups Health Connection Black Beans 1 cup Lifestyle Food Quinoa ... Read more
Meet SA’s biggest, leanest medical professional, TeamRed’s Nhlanhla Vilakazi
Nhlanhla Vilakazi is a doctor, IFBB Muscular Physique competitor and Biogen-sponsored athlete. He has been competing for just over a year but has been a fitness enthusiast for as long as he can remember. “Growing up, I always seemed to find myself promoting physical exercise and fitness initiatives”, says... Read more
Forget your fat phobia: Not all fats are bad for you
Many people still think that it’s necessary to banish fat from our diets. However, advances in nutritional research affirm that not all fats are bad. The new stance on fat is that the right kinds are essential for optimal health as these fats help to: Repair and regenerate cells... Read more
Don’t ignore the growing functional protein foods trend
In our constant quest to boost recovery between gym sessions and build more muscle, some form of protein is never too far out of reach. Whether it’s a convenient whey protein shake or a whole-food meal with a generous protein portion, this macronutrient is the focal point in the... Read more
NPL crowns transformation challenge winner
The NPL Thermo Cuts 12-week challenge started in January. Entrants received a free 12-week eating plan to use in conjunction with their NPL Thermo Cuts Black fat burner and set to work transforming their bodies and lifestyles. Three months later, two contestants emerged as the front-runners based on their... Read more
Tales of transformation success: Loretta’s 12-week journey to a new life
We’ve all experienced the tell-tale signs that suggest our weight is creeping up, like tighter fitting pants and feeling a little softer around the edges. But alarms bells start ringing when your grandmother asks when you’re due, despite not being pregnant. That’s what happened to Loretta Ntsuka. It was... Read more
Brighten up your health with vitamin D
Vitamin D. It’s called the ‘sunshine vitamin’ because our bodies can produce it when exposed to the sun’s UVB rays. If that’s the case, then surely we don’t need to worry about a deficiency? While that may have been true in the past, vitamin D deficiency is a growing... Read more
[RECIPE] Roasted quinoa bowl
We love quinoa bowls. In fact, all ‘nourish’ or ‘Buddha’ bowls are great on-trend meal options. But there’s something extra satisfying about building a flavoursome delight on a base of warm and fluffy quinoa. Ingredients ½ cup Lifestyle Food Quinoa  400g Nature’s Choice Chickpeas  1 tbsp Lifestyle Food Mixed... Read more
[RECIPE] Strawberry and lemon chia seed protein cake
This low-carb, high-protein treat that has no added sugar, making it the perfect indulgence. It’s also packed with superfood ingredients for a health boost! Cake ingredients Dry: 1 cup coconut flour 2 heaped scoops USN BlueLab 100% Whey Protein, Strawberry flavour 2 ½ tsp baking powder 2-3 tsp chia... Read more
Get the balance right to get the most from your weight-loss efforts
If you’ve researched weight loss or fat loss in an attempt to achieve the body they’ve always wanted, you’ve would probably have heard about the 80/20 principle. The widely accepted definition and use of the 80/20 rule, also known as the Pareto principle, states that, for many events, roughly... Read more