avocado

Advocating the Avocado

While we have discussed the properties of avocado oil in other articles, let’s turn our attention to the benefits of eating the fruit itself. While not exactly low in calories, if taken in moderation, Avocadoes make an excellent addition to salads and light meals adding a wonderfully smooth creamy texture and aroma that brings out…

Best Hot Air Fryers | Almost Oil Free Cooking

Air Fryers have been around for a while, but can you really cook crunchy, tasty chips and breaded chicken with just hot air and a teaspoon of oil? These machines are the pick of the best - I prefer the Philips brand personally, on a cheat day I really like sausages cooked this way, withn…

Garlic… It doesn’t just ward off vampires!

Garlic, like olive oil, is one of the key components of a “Mediterranean diet” often associated with health and longevity. This article is about the potentially beneficial effects of Allicin- the active ingredient in garlic. This compound was first isolated and studied during the second world war and is notable for a distinctively pungent smell.…

Green Tea- a fat burner?

Over the last 8 months, we've been testing various types of green teas here at Motivating Max.com. We're very excited about the benefits of this substance so let's discuss how effective and beneficial this admittedly bitter tasting liquid can be! The proposed benefits of green tea include the stimulation of mental function, fighting allergies, the…

A “fast” way to lose weight? Fasting methods under the microscope

Interest in the practice of fasting has grown considerably over the last two years. It has been touted as a way to improve health, lower cancer risk, and lose weight but is it really advisable? In the last week a major documentary from the BBC series “Horizon” – viewable to UK residents – examined these…

avocado oil benefits

Benefits of Avocado Oil

The Truth about Avocado Oil The last few years have seen nutritional experts increasingly advocating the use of Avocado Oil. Despite this growing interest, it’s a culinary ingredient which many of us know little about. Like olive oil, avocado oil is one of the few vegetable oils not derived from seeds; it is pressed from…

The ORAC score: Which foods are highly rated?

In the first article in this three part series, we introduced the concept of the “ORAC” score and why it may be relevant to the nutritional value of the foods we eat. In this piece we will compare several well-known and heavily-touted anti-oxidant foods and examine their scores in closer detail. To recap, An Oxygen…

Cayenne pepper

Getting the hots for Cayenne Pepper

Cayenne pepper (or capsicum as it's sometimes called) has often been touted as a remedy for a wide variety of health problems. Eating the red hot Chilli peppers from which Cayenne originates has medicinal properties but when taking it in power form, it is especially potent. To produce the spice, the fruit or body of…

quinoa

Everything you wanted to know about Quinoa!

What is Quinoa? Although not a common sight in the kitchen of most western homes, quinoa is a seed which has fantastic potential to contribute to a balanced, wholesome, and flavoursome eating plan. That’s the first thing to learn about quinoa- it’s a seed. It may have grain like properties, in the way it’s prepared…

Frozen Vegetables VS Fresh Vegetables

Frozen Vegetables VS Fresh Vegetables

We are all told to eat our "5 a day" but really this is actually a bit lower than what we really need to eat.  But it's a start and since many of us don't even achieve that with our Western diet, something is better than nothing.  So this brings me to Frozen Vegetables VS…

How To Boost Your Metabolism

How to Boost Your Metabolism in Four Easy Steps

How to boost your metabolism Age can affect our metabolism but there are other reasons why we might begin to feel the need to loosen our belts.  Illnesses, medicine, having children and insulin resistance are just four of the many conditions that can cause us to gain a few pounds and with the rise of…