Benefits of Strawberries

Strawberries stand out for their high nutritional value and especially for their high content of vitamins in the group B, among them vitamin B1, B2, B3, B6 and B9, in addition to a fairly high amount of vitamin C.

Water and vitamins

Strawberries are rich in water, which helps to purify the body of toxins, have an important antioxidant power and prevent infections. Among its minerals is iron, which gives us the energy we need …

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16 May, 2020

A new cancer study

A new cancer study has found people who regularly ate 800g of fruit and veg a day, which is about 10 portions, had a significantly lower risk of chronic diseases, such as heart disease.

Researchers looked at more than 350 studies from around the world that examined the impact of fruit and veg consumption on a range of health outcomes, such as cancer and stroke, as well as premature …

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15 Apr, 2020

Vegan and Vegetarian diets

According to a new major study people who eat vegan and vegetarian diets have a lower risk of heart disease and a higher risk of stroke.

The research, published in the British Medical Journal looked at 48,000 people for up to 18 years. The study participants had 10 fewer cases of heart disease and three more strokes per 1,000 people …

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13 Mar, 2020

An environmental impact

Consumption of almond milk as an alternative to dairy milk has surged in recent years. It is estimated that the market for almond milk has surged by around 250 percent in the last five years.

In addition to dietary or ethical reasons, many people choose almond milk for having a smaller carbon footprint when compared with dairy milk. Unfortunately, almond milk takes its toll on the environment …

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13 Jan, 2020

Is eating meat killing the planet?

A recent BBC documentary by animal biologist Liz Bonnin investigates the environmental impact of animals being raised to supply the world’s increasing demand for meat and looks at efforts reduce the environmental impacts. The documentary didn’t look at the morality of eating animals but looked at the facts around our animal consumption and its impact on the planet.

The documentary makers looked at deforestation in the Amazon and attempts to save rare animal and plant species whose habitats are being cleared for cattle. They also looked at China to see the huge …

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12 Dec, 2019

Nutrition for improving Health

Good nutrition is one of the keys to a healthy life. You can improve your health by keeping a balanced diet which means that you should eat lots of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, dairy and a source of protein.

If you answer yes to any of the questions below, talk to your doctor about your health. You may need to improve your …

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14 Nov, 2019

Climate Friendly Foods

Food production is responsible for a quarter of all greenhouse gas emissions, contributing to global warming, according to a University of Oxford study published in 2018. (Source: http://www.ox.ac.uk). However, the researchers found that the environmental impact of different foods varies hugely.

Many of us have cut down on using plastic bags and plastic straws, recycle where possible and have turned our heating down a degree or two. But have you considered how your weekly shop can change the …

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16 Oct, 2019

Poor nutrition absorption

When we eat a meal, our thoughts don’t often go beyond how it looks or tastes, but eating is much more than just putting food in our mouth. What we do outside of eating our food, can actually have an impact on the way our body absorbs its nutrients.

Fortunately, there are ways to boost the body’s ability to absorb nutrients, helping us to get the most out of food and supporting …

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15 Sep, 2019

Mindful Eating

According to a 2011 report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the average American spends around two and a half hours a day eating, but more than half of that time, we’re doing something else, too, usually working, driving, reading, watching television, or playing on an electronic device, so we’re not fully aware of what we’re eating.

And this mindless eating – a lack of awareness of the food we’re consuming – may be contributing to the national obesity …

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13 Aug, 2019
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