Image courtesy of Big Stock Photo Can we get enough nutrients from our food? Ideally, the food that we eat on a daily basis should be enough to provide us with the nutrients we need for the day. But … Continue reading Here’s Why You Need Zinc in Your Diet
How is the body designed to deal with stress? Recently, we did a blog post on sleep where we essentially covered ‘rest and digest’. This post is about the other mode the body can be in, which is ‘fight or … Continue reading What does stress do to the body?
What happens when we sleep? Our sleep works in a cycle of phases: Phase 1, 2, 3, 4 and REM. REM stands for, Rapid Eye Movement (characterised by fluttering eyes). Phase 1: This phase is light transitional sleep. In this phase you may … Continue reading What happens when we sleep and 8 ways to improve it
How many portions of fruit & vegetables should we eat? Nature cleverly provides us with the whole spectrum of colours in our foods, to ensure we eat all the different types of nutrients that will nourish and heal our bodies. … Continue reading Eat the Rainbow: How Many Portions of Fruit & Vegetables Should We Eat?
Are folic and and folate the same? Both folate and folic acid are different forms of vitamin B9. Folate is naturally occurring and can be found in foods such as dark green leafy veg, where as folic acid is synthetic … Continue reading Are Folic Acid and Folate the same?
It goes without saying that the nutrients we need should, first and foremost, come from the food we eat. However, people often want to know what more they can do to make sure they are getting enough of each vitamin … Continue reading 10 Reasons You Should Take a Multivitamin and What to Look For
What is Potassium Gluconate? Potassium is the most abundant electrolyte in the body. Potassium gluconate is a salt and often used in food supplements. It is an essential nutrient for cell function, particularly in excitable cells such as those found … Continue reading What are the Health Benefits of Potassium Gluconate?
What is Lecithin? Lecithin was first isolated from egg yolk in 1945, by a french chemist named Theodore Gobley. The name ‘Lecithin’ comes from the Greek word ‘Lekythos’, which means ‘egg yolk’. Lecithins are a group of yellow-pigmented fats containing … Continue reading What Are The Health Benefits of Lecithin?
What is Psyllium Husk? Psyllium husk is a natural fibre which helps keep us fuller for longer. It’s widely used for its bulk-forming effects in the bowel, making the stool softer and easier to pass. Psyllium husk is a low carbohydrate … Continue reading Low Carb Psyllium Husk Pancake Recipe
What is Astaxanthin? Astaxanthin is a red pigment and belongs to the carotenoid family alongside beta-carotene, lycopene, lutein and more. Astaxanthin occurs naturally in algae and is what provides fish such as salmon and trout with their pink colour. Astaxanthin … Continue reading The Health Benefits of Astaxanthin