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Mushrooms

Mushrooms contain a wide range of polysaccharides (a chain of bonded sugar molecules), which have a broad impact on boosting the immune system. Button and Portobello Mushroom – Contains high amounts of of vital trace minerals including selenium, copper, potassium … Continue reading

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The truth about fish

Large oily fish such as swordfish, shark, tuna and salmon contain more toxic heavy metals than smaller fish, and should be eaten sparingly by sensitive individuals: women of childbearing age, pregnant women, breast feeding women, babies and young children, those … Continue reading

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Extra Virgin Avocado Oil is one of the healthiest oils to use for cooking at high temperatures

The smoke point of an oil or fat is the temperature at which it breaks down and smoke appears. At this point the nutrition and flavour decrease. An oil with a high smoke point can be used for cooking at … Continue reading

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Gluten intolerance is MUCH more common than you think

Gluten intolerance and underlying gluten sensitivity causes inflammation in the gut lining – This can damage the small intestine resulting in malabsorption of nutrients which can lead to serious health problems. Gluten is a protein found in wheat, rye, oats … Continue reading

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Eating FRUIT after a meal can cause digestive problems

This is because the fruit digests faster than the meal, as the body HAS to deal with the fruit sugars immediately. It travels straight through the stomach into the intestines however as the meal takes longer to digest it blocks … Continue reading

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85% of Men and 70% of women consume dangerously high amounts of sodium – ARE YOU IN THIS GROUP?

On average salt consumption per day is 10g however our recommended daily allowance is no more than 6g which is way too high for optimum health – OUR BODILY REQUIREMENT IS ONLY 0.8grams to1.5g OF SODIUM PER DAY according to … Continue reading

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Reduce Cholesterol the easy and delicious way

Soluble fibre is what makes the water milky when cooking rice, barley or oats etc. Consuming soluble fibre in the form of Beta-glucan, can help lower risk of heart attack and all degenerative diseases. Soluble fibre found from plant sources … Continue reading

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Growing your own is now even more important

Starting off If you have some space in your garden, or on a balcony or even a window sill, Growing your own vegetables or herbs is a step towards reducing environmental damage and a step towards health. It can also … Continue reading

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Home grown radishes – so good for your liver!

I am so pleased with the radishes this year – they were so so easy to grow. All I did was make holes with a stick and drop the seeds in, in fact I may not even have needed to … Continue reading

May Garden update – what has succeeded and what hasn’t. Plus healthy egg fried rice recipe

I have to admit that I have not given the vegetable garden much attention this month except to water it. I do need to plant some more things but here’s an update so far. I have discovered that certain things … Continue reading