This year, 2013 has been named the
"Year of Quinoa" by United Nations General Assembly, so let’s find out why it is so special.
Quinoa (pronounced Keen-wah) is a tiny, bead shaped grain with a bitter flavour. It is gluten free so is suitable for anyone with a gluten intolerance or conditions such as crohn’s or colitis.
And to add even more information for you, here are 5 reasons to use this super food.
1 – It fuels your body: cooked quinoa contains 8 grams of protein per cup.
, vitamin e
, amino acids
, blood sugars
, vitamin b1 b2 b3 b6
What do you
think when you look at this picture? Are you already looking forward to your
alcoholic drink later today?
there will be some people who have different reactions. Many people don't drink
because they simply don't like it or have had a bad experience with it. Yet
some people know that alcohol can cause them problems due to an alcohol
intolerance which can cause immediate, unpleasant reactions.
Ever wanted to be beautiful without
piling make-up on your face?
Here is a little know secret:
Silica – also known as the beauty
It is a trace element that benefits the
healthy growth of bones, nails, hair and skin.
Silica naturally is a member of the
quartz family. In the body it is a stabilizer for calcium and magnesium, which
helps to maintain hormone balance. It also helps to maintain stability in body
tissues, membranes and arterial walls.
Your body needs silica to form collagen
(this is the beauty bit) which is the protein responsible for keeping your skin
smooth and unwrinkled.
, green beans
So why are apples good for
- Apples are rich in vitamins and minerals and contain Vitamin
A, C and Folate, Vitamins E, B1, B2, and B6. They are also rich in Potassium,
Calcium, Phosphorus, Magnesium, Chromium, Selenium, Iron, Manganese, Copper,
Zinc and Sulphur.
- They help to eliminate toxins from the body.
- The soluble fibre in apples – Pectin – not onlyhelps to soothe
and clean the colon but helps to lower bad levels of cholesterol by blocking it
from being absorbed by the body.
, anti histamine
There are many different types of beans on the market and
you can now buy them dried or pre-cooked for your convenience. They are not only a great source of protein
but also a great source of fibre –
depending on the type you can get anything between 5-9 grams of fibre per 100g
So why else are beans
good for us?
Beans are not entirely digested, so the colon sends a message to the
liver to tell it to cut production of cholesterol. This then speeds up the
blood allowing the body to clear out the LDL Cholesterol.
Love them or hate them the is full of
- They have anti bacterial anti viral properties.
- They are great for helping reduce cholesterol in the body.
- They contain, quercetin, biotin, chromium, folic acid, vitamin C, B1, B6 and K, sulphur magnesium phosphorus selenium potassium and bio flavonoids.
- They also help to remove heavy metal toxicity in the body.
- And for diabetics it’s the chromium in onions that helps to regulate blood sugars.
Onions were used in hospitals in the 1920’s to reduce infections and flu.
Have you made your New Year’s resolutions yet?
Setting ourselves resolutions is always a bit of fun, but
don’t set yourself up for failure!
How many people have said that this is the year they are
going to get fit or to lose weight? Having general goals like this means you
are more likely to fail than succeed. Try and make your goals more realistic,
e.g. I am going to go to the gym once a week or I am going to walk for 20
minutes a day. When you actually make a specific plan then you are more than
likely going to stick to it.
Around one or two people out of
every 100 in the UK have a food allergy, but many more people have
Here at “test your intolerance” we do just that – we test
for intolerances. Yet many people seem to be confused between the terms “intolerance”
and “allergy”, so here is a brief explanation to separate the two.
What is a food intolerance?
intolerances are much more common than food allergies. The symptoms of food
intolerances tend to come on more slowly, often many hours after
eating the problem food.
So we all know Christmas is just around the corner, the supermarkets have been ready since August, and the Coca Cola advert has begun.I know in my family, Christmas was never complete without a big bowl of nuts
– and we used to sit watching the Christmas Movie with the nut cracker in hand munching on the walnuts and brazils.
Today it’s much easier to get a nut fix – nip to Julian Graves and buy a bag of them ready shelled and there you go – an instant snack.But you have to remember that
Cabbage is an amazing vegetable. Full of vitamin C, rich in fibre, iodine, Vitamin A, beta-carotene, folate, calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorous, potassium and sodium.
There was a study carried out in the 1950’s where patients with gastric ulcers and acid reflux were given a glass of cabbage juice every day – within 3 days 95% of the patients said that their symptoms had stopped or were greatly reduced. Cabbage juice has the anti-ulcer Vitamin U in it. So if you know anyone with gastric problems its cabbage they should be having not antacid tablets.