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
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
Everyone knows that too much chocolate can be bad for you, but do we really know why?
New research shows that not only does chocolate cause fatty deposits to build up over the consumer’s body (usually in the least desirable places!) but regular chocolate consumption can lead to weaker bones and osteoporosis. Females eating chocolate on a daily basis were found to be more likely to have a lower bone density than someone eating no chocolate.
The manufacturers actually make chocolate less healthy to improve the taste, according to a recent British Medical Journal, stating that “manufacturers often remove the healthy chemicals from the chocolate, like the flavanols (which help to increase the blood circulation), because these substances give chocolate its bitter taste”.
, Intolerance Testing
, Anal Itching
, Blood Circulation
, Blood Pressure
, Concentration Problems
, Cyclic Vomiting
, Fatty Deposits
, High Blood Pressure
, Joint Pain
, Memory Problems
, Muscle Pain
, Nerve Disorders
, Reproductive Problems
, Wilson's Disease