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How To Reap the Health Benefits of Kombucha ?

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How To Reap the Health Benefits of Kombucha ?

What is Kombucha? We’re sure you’ve heard people talk about kombucha before, but what exactly is it? We’ll lay down the facts, health benefits, and our favorite kombucha brands that pair perfectly with our energy bars. By the end of this post, you’ll be a kombucha expert! Kombucha is a fermented tea made by combining bacteria and yeast with brewed tea and sugar. The fermentation process results in a fizzy drink that can taste sweet, tangy, or vinegary depending on the length of the fermentation period.  In order to make a kombucha drink, you need a Scoby. Scoby stands for...

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Can a Plant-based Diet Improve your Fitness?

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Can a Plant-based Diet Improve your Fitness?

Photo “Plant-based” is definitely a buzzword these days. It has become popular to debate whether we can live off of (and enjoy) a plant-based diet. You know by now that there are many health benefits, but if you’re an active individual, you may be wondering if eating less animal-based proteins will have any impact on your overall fitness. Further, are there any considerations you need to make if you choose to be a plant-powered athlete? Before we get to answering those questions, let’s start off by clarifying what a plant-based diet actually is, so that we are all on the same page. What is a...

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What’s the difference between Raw protein and Whey protein?

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What’s the difference between Raw protein and Whey protein?

Raw protein and Whey protein? As we know, protein is an integral macronutrient to our daily diet, especially if we intend to work-out on a regular basis. By popular demand, the consumption of protein has been made more convenient, cheaper and widely accessible across the market. Protein's deconstruction down to a supplementary powder remains the real 'game-changer', with a wide variety of protein powders becoming the go-to supplement for the common gym-goer. So, if you’re considering an investment in some protein powder, whether it be whey, raw, or plant-based etc. It's important to know which one best suits the requirements...

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Protein Sources on a Plant Based Vegan Diet

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Protein Sources on a Plant Based Vegan Diet

Plant Based Vegan Diet When considering the transition into a plant based vegan diet, the first question tends to be - “How do vegans get their protein?” - Well, leaving the meat behind doesn't mean you can't continue to lead a physically active and adventurous lifestyle. It's just about finding a remedy by gaining the know-how. So read-on and absorb some knowledge from this handy guide, because when you put it to the test, the power of a vegan plant based diet rewards you with a triumvirate of energy, endurance, and strength. Don't believe me? Did you know one of...

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A Brief History of the Macaroon

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A Brief History of the Macaroon

What are Macaroons? No matter how filling a main meal might be - there's always some room for a cheeky nibble on a macaroon. But firstly and foremost, for all those who are wondering, what exactly are these delightful, small and simple coconut desserts? Is it a cake? Or is it a cookie? This short piece will explain how the macaroon is actually it's very own little thing entirely. Macaroon or Macaron? Macaroon and Macaron, is there a difference? And if there is, what is it? A subtle simplification of spelling proves this question to be quite confusing, in the...

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