fiber facts

Five Fibre Facts

Five Fibre Facts   Five fibre facts to improve your bodies health and wellbeing: 1. Eating fibre has been proven to lower your risk of heart disease: Fibre lowers cholesterol and Low-Density Lipoprotein (LDL), or bad cholesterol, by reducing the build-up in the arteries. 2. Reduces the risk of Diabetes type II by Improving insulin resistance (Prevents blood…

Palm oil

Palm Oil

Palm oil is the most commonly produced vegetable oil in the world It is great to see that Iceland food stores are making a move to ban palm oil in it’s own food products. Although palm oil contain: Monounsaturated and Polyunsaturated fats Vitamins A and E, which are powerful antioxidants. Research has also shown that If…

vitamin d

Vitamin D

Vitamin D Vitamin D helps your body absorb calcium from your diet and helps balance phosphorus levels. It is also important for healthy bones, teeth and muscles. A deficiency within your body could lead to bone deformities such as rickets in children, and for adults bone pain caused by a condition called osteomalacia or softening of the bones.…

health benefit foods

Food that have potential health benefits

Beetroot Red beetroots are a root vegetable which contains beta-carotene, calcium, and iron. They are low calorie, nitrate-rich vegetable. Its nitrate content has made this sweet vegetable into something of interest since its potential usefulness as a health promoting and disease preventing ‘functional food’ (Clifford et al., 2015). Functional foods have been shown to have a…

Sugar Intake Guidelines

I came across this infographic from the BBC website which I thought was a great way of showing you that the World Health Organisation recommends that we should not be consuming more than 6 teaspoons of sugar per day.http://www.who.int/…/publicati…/guidelines/sugars_intake/en/