Growth Hormone

Growing with Growth Hormone Growth hormone is one of the most important hormones in our bodies. Most of us know that it is one of the main signals that tell our bodies to start growing, (obviously considering the name!). Not only does it build our muscles but it also plays a role in determining how…

Healthy Chicken Parma

Ingredients: 380g chicken breast (raw weight) 60g 97% fat free leg ham shaved 30g quick oats 60g kraft higher protein cheese 3 cherry tomatos 100g egg plant 60g tomato paste basil leaves 20ml almond milk Steps: Preheat the oven to 170 degrees C. Blend oats to powder to use as crumbs and then put the…

Muscle building – Testosterone

Testosterone Most people associate testosterone with males; so it may shock you that females maintain a balance between both estrogen and testosterone. Both estrogen and testosterone are both considered sex hormones – specifically ‘Androgenic’ – meaning that they are secreted by the testis and prostate in males, or ovaries in females. As you may know,…

Choc Chip Protein Brownies

Ingredients: 2 scoops EHPlabs – chocolate oxywhey 110g Sweet potato 65g coconut flour 45g almond meal 20g cocoa powder 60g sugar free choc chips 3 egg whites 10g stevia 40g coconut oil 120g chobani 0.5% plain fat free greek yogurt 60g water Steps: Preheat the oven to 170 degrees C. Add in all ingredients into…

Sweet Potato Lasagna

Ingredients: 600g extra lean beef mince (raw weight) 400g sweet potato (raw weight) 500g low fat cottage cheese 2 egg white 500g low fat cottage cheese 200g extra light cheese  4 vine tomatoes 2 tablespoons organic tomato sauce  100g mushrooms 1/3 red onion 1 tbsp garlic paste Seasonings: Onion flakes, 1 tsp mixed herbs, sea salt,…

Macronutrient Energy Production 

Over this series, we have come to realise that the body can use fats, carbohydrates and proteins in a number of differentways. However, there is one similar pathway that they all share in common. This pathway is the energy production pathway, which is the main method our bodies use to make our energy. Each of…

The Process of Protein

As one of the major macronutrient considered in health and fitness, protein is hugely important when considering a balanced diet. Proteins make up a significant percentage of our total body mass, mostly in the form of skeletal muscle. Proteins can be ingested as either complete protein in the diet or as amino acids that can be used…

The Fate of Fats – Are they good or bad?

When discussing health and fitness, fats are a topic that many people often view as damaging to their weight loss or dietary plans. However, fats are an essential source of long lasting energy that actually provides more energy gram for gram than carbohydrates. The fats we ingest are often referred to as Triacylglycerol that is…

Low Carb Strawberry Protein Ice-cream

INGREDIENTS: 2 scoops EHPlabs – strawberry oxywhey 300g Peters – no added sugar vanilla ice-cream (or similar) 100g strawberries   METHOD: Cut the ends off the strawberries, add to blender. Add the ice-cream and oxywhey to the blender. Blend for about 30 seconds. Put the mixture back into the original ice-cream tub and put it…

Stuffed Crusty Roll  

INGREDIENTS: 80g sliced smoked leg ham 60g Kraft higher protein grated cheese (or similar low fat cheese) 1x large bread roll Tomato Mushroom Artichoke from a jar (if you like)   METHOD: Pre-heat over to 180 degrees celsius (350 degrees fahrenheit) Cut a hole in the top of the bread roll. Use your hands to…