Hurray…the asparagus season is here. British asparagus, sweet and tasty is only available from April to June. Rich in vitamin K and traditionally matched with hollandaise sauce, asparagus freshly picked requires minimal preparation. Enjoy it with a drizzle of olive … Continue reading
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Vitamin D deficiency is widespread and several studies have found associations between vitamin D, memory impairment and dementia. Researchers found a link between vitamin D and the way the brain works. Receptors for vitamin D are found in many parts … Continue reading
Nov, 05 2016
Vitamin B12 deficiency has been linked to mental health issues such as cognitive decline and dementia. However research suggests that low ‘normal’ levels of vitamin B12 are potentially linked to similar effects on memory and brain structure indicating that you … Continue reading
Eating or drinking ginger on a daily basis may have a significant impact on your health. A recent study published in journal Nutrition looked at the effects of taking ginger in 4,628 men and women. The results showed that ginger reduced the risk of high blood pressure and heart disease in over 18s and over 40s leading researchers to suggest it may be worth incorporating 2-4 g of ginger daily in the diet. The researchers were unsure of the exact reasons why ginger had such a positive effect but the key compounds (gingerols, shoganols, zingerones) have been found to be potent antioxidants and may also contribute to reducing the spread of some cancer cells.
Add it to smoothies, soups, stir fries and kedgeree. Ginger also makes delicious tea – grate half a ginger root into a saucepan, cover with water and slowly boil. Add freshly squeezed lemon juice and half a tsp of maple syrup to sweeten or add tamari if you prefer a savoury drink.
Note: the article is about using fresh ginger in the diet and not ginger supplements. Ginger can interact with some medications such as hypertensives and blood thinners due to its powerful effects so care should be taken or talk to your GP.
May, 02 2015
Wonderful news. Your doctor can now refer you to see a Nutritional Therapist and other complementary healthcare practitioners. As part of a recent review, the General Medical Council (GMC) have made changes to GP referral guidelines and they can now … Continue reading
Nov, 01 2014
Replace carb heavy spaghetti with with courgettes (also known as zucchini) spiralized into spaghetti, add home made pesto (slightly overdid the garlic) and cute little mozzarella balls. My husband and 24 year old son cleared their plates at lunch. I was … Continue reading
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