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[RECIPE] Keto-approved nut smoothie
Blending up a quick smoothie is an easy way to simplify your low-carb lifestyle. But it’s important to know which ingredients will keep your macros in check and which could unwittingly boost your carb intake. Two common culprits are peanut butter and whey. READ MORE: Living Fit’s smoothie-making masterclass... Read more
Weight loss versus fat loss: what’s the difference?
Does your fat loss plan carry any weight? We demystify these two terms so you know which foe you are up against. The terms ‘fat loss’ and ‘weight loss’ are often used interchangeably by those of us who strive for a leaner, more toned body. However, there are fundamental... Read more
Innovation is the name of the game in the supplement sector
Supplement and nutraceutical makers invest significantly to deliver new innovations within existing categories, as well as entirely new products in this highly competitive market. We take a closer look at some of the innovations released in recent years, which help to keep products at the cutting-edge of this exciting... Read more
The rise and rise of milk alternatives
Dairy has been a mainstay in modern diets since the dawn of the agricultural era due largely to its impressive nutritional value and man’s ability to mass-produce it with commercial farming practises. But dairy’s diet dominance is diminishing. There are numerous reasons behind this trend, from a rise in... Read more
Super seeds: Small in size but mighty in nutritional value
Seeds are nature’s small yet potent superfoods. They’re concentrated sources of energy, vitamins, minerals, plant protein, fibre and other beneficial compounds like antioxidant polyphenols, essential fats and enzymes. Seeds pack this nutritional punch because they require these materials to germinate new plants and support growth. A mature plant then... Read more
The dos and don’ts of ketogenic dieting
Going keto aims to improve your body’s sensitivity to insulin, which is the body’s main storage hormone that helps fat cells absorb excess glucose from the blood. This is important because eating a diet rich in refined and processed carbs releases insulin in larger and larger quantities. Over time,... Read more
Support your keto lifestyle with supplements
As with any lifestyle change, making the transition to a ketogenic diet can prove challenging. Thankfully, Dis-Chem carries a range of specially formulated ‘keto’ supplements that can augment your eating plan to make it easier to stick to this lifestyle and support your efforts to achieve and maintain ketosis.... Read more
Curious about keto? Let us explain…
Are you considering ‘going keto’? The ketogenic lifestyle has become a popular dietary approach among a growing number of health and physique-conscious individuals. When used correctly, this dietary technique has the potential to reduce body fat and improve your health by prompting your body to utilise stored fat, rather... Read more
Make eating on the run a fuss-free affair with NuSeed seed packs
Seed-based snacks are not just for those following plant-based diets, but anyone who wants to boost their intake of nutrients in the pursuit of better health. Seeds contain natural fats, which help to contain cravings and inhibit overindulging on sugar-laden foods. Packed with nutritional value The low-carb, high-protein NuSeed... Read more
[RECIPE] Summer salad with seed sprinkles
Get smart with your recipes and hero the humble seed by sprinkling them on salads, soups, smoothies or breakfasts to elevate the taste, texture and nutritional content of your meals. Summer salads are perfect for a delicious lunch. They’re also a great fresh side to add to any dinner.... Read more