A journey towards a healthy and happy You

Purple Sauerkraut

By: lifesum October 2nd, 2019

Peel and grate the cabbage, beetroot and the ginger. Add the ingredients in a bowl, add the salt and scrunch the mixture with your hands for a couple of minutes. Put the ingredients in a..

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Lifesum Becomes First Health App to Integrate Insects

By: lifesum October 22nd, 2018

This was once a reason to send your food back in outrage. Now it’s the latest culinary revolution, said to benefit your health and help the planet. And we’re getting involved. As of this month,..

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10 Easy ways to Lower Your Calorie Intake

By: Femi A-Williams October 21st, 2019

1. Cut back on sauce My husband loves sauce on everything. On everything. And I don’t blame him, sauce adds flavor, but the thing is that sauce packs calories. Tons of them. Try to limit..

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3 Big Ways it Pays to Get Better Eating and Exercise Habits

By: Femi A-Williams October 17th, 2019

1. Better sleep Yes, your food and exercise habits can actually help you sleep better. According to the National Sleep Foundation; sugar and refined foods can actually reduce serotonin levels and make it harder to..

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Keto Stuffed Tomatoes

By: lifesum October 16th, 2019

Preheat the oven to 190°C / 383°F. Chop the onion and zucchini into small pieces. Fry onion and zucchini in olive oil. Cut the top off the tomatoes and scoop out the inside with a..

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This is the Real Reason You Struggle to Work Out

By: Femi A-Williams October 15th, 2019

Last week, I had all the greatest intentions. On Wednesday, I got into work early, with a plan in place to ensure that I’d make it to my 6pm workout. And, as always with good..

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These Healthy Foods Contain a Surprising Amount of Sugar

By: Femi A-Williams October 10th, 2019

1. Granola If you’re not making your own granola, now is the time to check the label on the one you usually buy at the store. While the main ingredient in granola is oats, added..

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Yogurt with Berries and Nuts

By: lifesum October 9th, 2019

Top off the yogurt with berries and nuts

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How to Read Nutrition Labels

By: Femi A-Williams October 8th, 2019

1. Serving size This is honestly the most important piece of information on the label, because it sets the limit for what all the other numbers mean. Now, just a heads up, a serving size..

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How Bad is it Really to Microwave your food?

By: Femi A-Williams October 7th, 2019

But is it? How bad is it, really, to microwave your food? A blog post from Harvard Health says, in short, that microwaving can actually be pretty good for cooking foods because it cooks quickly,..

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5 Reasons You Aren’t Losing Weight (that have nothing to do with food)

By: Femi A-Williams October 4th, 2019

1. Stress Your body is far more likely to store fat when you’re under a lot of stress. This is because stress, anxiety, and grief cause your body to produce chemicals, like cortisol which inhibit..

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Overnight Blueberries Oats

By: lifesum October 4th, 2019

Add oats, salt and water in a bowl and stir. Microwave for 2-3 minutes. Add the blueberries and stir again. Serve with some extra blueberries or any other fruit/berries you prefer

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3 of the Best Connected Home Workout Pieces

By: Femi A-Williams October 2nd, 2019

1. Peloton Perhaps the most well-known of the connected home workout tech, Peloton offers two different fitness options; a bike, and a treadmill. If, like me, running sounds absolutely awful to you (much more of..

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3 Everyday Health Issues That can be Solved with Diet

By: Femi A-Williams September 30th, 2019

1. IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) There are a number of different things that can cause IBS. Chris Kresser mentions 5 different ones: gut dysbiosis; which is when there is “a change in the composition of..

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Tuna and Chickpeas Salad

By: lifesum August 29th, 2019

Drain the water out of the tuna. Cut the peppers into slices and add all the ingredients into a bowl. Drizzle with olive oil, and season with salt and pepper.  Add optional herbs and some..

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The Truth About Pregnancy and Working Out

By: Femi A-Williams August 29th, 2019

1. Your pregnancy Pregnancy looks different on everybody. For some, the first trimester is a constant fight against the urge to throw up, along with daily naps. For others, they barely even know they’re pregnant..

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Protein Packed Oatmeal

By: lifesum August 29th, 2019

Cook the oats according to the package, add the egg and stir it around. Top it with the mashed banana and milk. Want some extra spice? Try a little cinnamon.

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The Lifesum Guide to Portion Size

By: Femi A-Williams August 29th, 2019

Let’s start with calories. You don’t need to worry too much about these when it comes to portion size, but I like to use them to think about how I distribute my calories in my..

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How to Make Meal Prep More Earth-Friendly

By: Femi A-Williams August 29th, 2019

1. Swap plastic containers for glass ones This is pretty easy, and it doesn’t have to expensive either. A lot of us tend to buy foods that come in glass jars; when they’re empty, just..

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Green Smoothie Bowl

By: lifesum August 29th, 2019

Add pineapple, bananas, spinach, almond milk and spirulina in a blender and mix smooth. Top it off with your pick of fruit (pear, for example) and some coconut flakes! Easy peasy and delish – just..

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How to Get the Most Out of Your Runs

By: Femi A-Williams August 26th, 2019

1. Stretch I’ve always been that person that rolls their eyes at the people lightly jogging before a race, but there is something to be said for it. It’s important not to go from 0-100…

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