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Reasons to eat eggs as part of a weight loss program

Eggs are absolutely packed with protein.  Most of the bad wrap eggs get in the press is basically bullshit.  The cholesterol argument especially, may be wrong.  Experts now believe that cholesterol that is consumed from food (mostly) doesn’t find its way into your bloodstream, as it has not been produced by your body.  The bulk […]

Sweet potatoes – A tasty food for weight loss

baked sweet potato The humble sweet potato.  Contains high levels of  vitamin C, potassium and beta-carotene. The beta carotene is the same compound that makes carrots orange, and also an antioxidant, additionally beta carotene may help to stabilise blood sugar levels and is also an anti inflammatory compound.  The sweet potato’s fibre content helps give it a […]

Flax seed – another super food?

Flax seed contains omega 3 + 6 fatty acids and dietary fibre, which if you know anything about nutrition is a very good start.  There may be further benefits however, as clinical research shows that certain compounds within them may stunt the growth of certain tumors.  Flax seeds our also our dietary friend as they […]

BMP8B for weight loss?

BMP8B (bone morphogenetic protein 8B) has recently been implicated in weight loss by Andrew Whittle at the University of Cambridge.  Currently experiments are only being performed on mice but the evidence is there.  Mice that produced more BMP8B burned more energy and therefore were leaner, and so did the ones that were injected with the protein. […]

Benefits of Garlic

Garlic is one food that everybody should be eating as much of as possible.  Garlic contains allicin, which is an organosulphur, which are compounds that our bodies need.   They have been linked with reducing inflammation and oxidation stresses on our bodies.  It contains a wide range of vitamins and minerals.  Furthermore, garlic can act […]

Ginger

Ginger benefits It has been found that ginger may affect gastrointestinal function, and has been used for thousands of years to treat nausea (especially forms of motion sickness).  It is theorised that ginger suppresses certain neurohypophysial hormones from being released into the bloodstream that can contribute to nausea.  It may also have some anti cancer proerties, but the evidence is […]

Spinach

Spinach Benefits Low calories, high fibre. Spinach contains potent antioxidants (anti cancer, free radical neutralising compounds) and anti inflammatory substances.  It contains a plethora of vitamins also, so all round, you should be getting as much of this in your diet as possible.  

Spinach & Lentil Curry

The best whole foods are often some of the cheapest!  That’s one of the beautiful truths about eating healthily.  This recipe includes super cheap red lentils and spinach leaves.  And makes for one hell of a plate.  Packed full of good nutrients and antioxidants, with a low GI and lots of dietary fibre.  It will fill […]

NEAT and weight loss.

A term that does not get nearly enough exposure is N.E.A.T.  This acronym stands for Non exercise activity thermogenesis.  It is a term used to describe how much ‘power’ a person expends going about their daily business.  It is a concept often used to help treat severely obese patients who are often unable or unmotivated enough to embark upon […]

Eat more plants!

You can get everything your body needs from plant life.  FACT!  We should all probably think about cutting down the amount of animal products we eat from a health & economic & moral standpoint (for non free range animals).  Cutting down on saturated fats is probably the number 1 thing you can do in order […]

The benefits of almonds

NUTRITIOUS AND HEALTHY The almond is a great nut.  High in monounsaturated fat – which can be used to substitute for saturated fat, and typically high in vitamin E, which is a potent antioxidant, and is linked with weight control and better circulation.  Almonds are also a source of vitamin B and magnesium, while also […]

Star Anise – Benefits

Star Anise has been used in traditional Chinese medicine for thousands of years to combat ailments such as arthritis, gas relief and as a mucus thinning ‘experctorant’. A beautifully stellar spice, star anise contains ‘shikimic acid’ which is an active compound in the drug tamiflu, which is used to treat flu.  It also contains ‘anethole’, […]

Grow your own!

If there is one thing that has really grounded me recently, and made me appreciate the natural world in a much less superficial way, it has been growing my own food.  Last year I began experimenting with aeroponics and hydroponics.  I managed to grow a monster tomato plant, and I was well and truly bitten (no, savagely […]

The value of good company when eating.

More of a question really, to get you thinking in a holistic way about what you put in your body.  I  think it’s fair to say that healthy food, in general, is less tasty that the stuff that is bad for us.  But does that mean that we shouldn’t eat the bad stuff?  Of course […]

Venison burgers with roasted celery, peppers, chilli and fresh vine tomatoes.

A great substitute to beef is venison meat.  With roughly half the calories, one sixth the fat content, and only negligibly less protein content, there really is a much healthier alternative to beef.  And in my local supermarket it’s seriously cheap.  What’s not to love about this amazing meat!?  It also has a favourable ratio of omega 3 fatty acids. […]