nutrition

how to choose a good egg

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Health benefits of eggs Eggs are a fabulous food, as they are nutritious, versatile and quick. Not only are eggs a perfect source of protein, they also contain nutrients that are beneficial to the eyes, hair, brain and nervous system. Eggs are a good source of antioxidants, fat soluble vitamins A and D, the essential fatty acid omega 3. They also contain the amino acid tryptophan and B vitamins, for a healthy nervous system. Contrary to popular belief, eggs are actually good for the heart and cardiovascular system. Research now shows that they have a protective effect against blood, clots,...

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protein power

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protein power

Have you ever wondered why eating food rich in protein is good for you? High protein, low carbohydrate diets have certainly received a lot of press regarding their potential for weight loss, and a strong perception exists that in order to increase muscle mass you need to consume a lot of protein foods but what about the actual health benefits? Our bodies are mainly made up of water (approximately 65%) but did you know that the second major ingredient that makes up your body at 25% is protein. This significant macronutrient contributes to the formation of skin, hair, nails, eyes and the...

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soy story

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soy story

If you want to be a healthy vegetarian you eat tofu, right? Or, if your baby or child has an allergy to dairy, then soy formula, milks, yogurt and cheese seem like an ideal solution. Even in the fitness world the food which was once considered as solely for hippies, has made its way into protein bars and shakes. Apparently soy is so good. Like many foods there are pros and cons to eating soy and there is currently much confusion surrounding its health benefits. Soy was initially grown in large quantities for its oil, which was used in the manufacturing of margarine and as a shortening....

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blood sugar blues

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blood sugar blues

Do you ever feel irritable, anxious and dizzy, or suffer from fatigue, poor concentration and food cravings? If you do, chances are that your suffering from low blood sugar. Low blood sugar, or hypoglycemia, literally means low levels of glucose in the blood, one of the most common and least recognized disorders of modern life. As well as the symptoms already mentioned, unstable blood sugars can develop into diabetes, weight gain and immune dysfunction. Causes of low blood sugars include a diet high in sugar, refined carbohydrates and grains, stress, skipping meals and kick-starting the body...

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intolerable food

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intolerable food

If you, like me, have a food intolerance you will know how frustrating it can be when visiting a café or restaurant, when trying to find dishes that are safe to eat. Unfortunately most people still lack understanding when it comes to the powerful and negative effect that certain foods can have on a person, however awareness is growing and the quantity and quality of substitute foods, recipe books and resources has never been greater. Food intolerance is far more common in adults than food allergies but for some reason has not been taken as seriously. Symptoms of intolerance can be similar to...

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cooking with fats & oils

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cooking with fats & oils

When it comes to avoiding unhealthy food, anything deep fried comes pretty high up on the list. Why? Well, applying high temperatures to fats and oils changes their molecular structure turning them into toxic substances that are very detrimental to the health of our cells, causing oxidation and free radicals that create potential for heart disease, cancer and other degenerative diseases. So, choosing steamed or grilled foods over fried is certainly beneficial to health which we are all aware of, however what about the fats and oils that we use in cooking everyday, for sautéing onions,...

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