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Some Facts about Gluten

Gluten is a protein found in wheat, rye and barley. It gives bread elasticity, is a great form of nutrition, and for many people, eating foods that contain gluten is not a problem. However, a gluten allergy is a hypersensitivity disorder of the immune system. Coeliac disease is an autoimmune disorder of the small intestine [...]

Foods that Cause Inflammation

For those of us suffering from pain and inflammation (think weight, joint pain, diabetes, high blood pressure, cholesterol, heart health, high iron, cancer), or any kind of autoimmune condition, here are some foods to remember to AVOID as they cause inflammation in the body: Herbs & spices                  Reduce salt, sugar, artificial sweetener, colours, flavours and [...]

Nuts to you!

Do you shy away from nuts because they are high in calories? "Tree-nuts" or nuts are a nutrient dense food that contains diverse macro and micronutrients and other phytochemicals. Nuts are rich in magnesium, which helps regulate blood sugar levels and is involved in energy metabolism. Nuts are also a good source of dietary fiber! [...]

The Importance of Iron in Pregnancy

For years it was thought that the foetus functioned as the “perfect parasite” and would be able to acquire sufficient iron even in the face of mild-to-moderate maternal anaemia. Today, a growing body of literature suggests that altered or limited iron supply in utero, during key windows of development, may impact metabolic or developmental programming [...]

Get onto Green Tea

If you aren’t already drinking green tea, start now! It provides significantly more health benefits than black tea due to its antioxidant capacity, and its capacity to increase antioxidant enzyme activity in the liver, small intestines and lungs. Translation…. Green tea can reduce inflammation in the body (think weight, joint pain, diabetes, high blood pressure, [...]

Barley and Blood Sugar Levels

Barley and blood sugar control....food for good bacteria! Are your blood sugar and insulin levels slowly kreeping up each year on your blood test results? Barley kernels may assist by: - regulating metabolism and appetite - reduce inflammation (reducing risk of cardiovascular disease and diabetes) - Increase rates of good bacteria that help regulate blood [...]

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