AMAZING AVOCADO – A TRUE SUPER FOOD
Who doesn’t love this phenomenal food? Just 100g gives the following in percentage of your daily requirement:
• 14% potassium (more than bananas)
• 17% vitamin C
• 20% folate
• 10% vitamin E
• 26% vitamin K1
• Up to 14% of B vitamins
• 27% fibre
HEALTH BENEFITS include:
– Lowers cholesterol and triglycerides
– Reduces cancer risk
– Reduces risk of heart disease
– Boosts brain function and memory
– Lowers risk of depression
– Increases eye health
– Protects against periodontal (gum) disease
– Eases osteoarthritis
– Lowers high blood sugar
– Protects the liver
– Great during pregnancy, providing many crucial nutrients
– Improves healthy gut flora by acting as a prebiotic
– Increases HDL, lowers triglycerides
Everyone should be eating avocados.…
I have to say the thing that really upsets me is to see people throw away a valuable, nutritional powerhouse in the egg yolk, and eat the useless egg white. It’s sacrilege! People are just so confused about eggs as a whole (no pun intended), so let’s have a look at the science behind eggs.…
Have you had a test recently for insurance or as part of a medical aid programme and been told you have NAFLD?
You probably got (or should have got) a ‘fasting metabolic panel’ where your blood sugar, electrolytes, kidney and liver function is assessed.…
This story starts with an unexpected main character so-called “bad” cholesterol. First we have to establish at the outset there is no such thing as ‘bad’ cholesterol.
ALL cholesterol is good.
Cholesterol has NEVER been the cause of heart disease.…
You’ve heard of PRObiotics – the beneficial bacterial population in our bodies, but what about PREbiotics?
Prebiotics are found in certain foods and are essential for increasing and feeding our healthy beneficial gut flora which go to make up our microbiome – that nine-tenths of who we are – but we simply do not get enough. …
We know there is no such thing as a panacea, but Berberine comes pretty close if you are suffering from:
- High blood sugar levels
- Insulin resistance
- Dyslipidemia (raised cholesterol etc)
- Weight gain
- Abdominal obesity
Even cancer, Parkinson’s or Alzheimer’s it seems are responding in some preliminary studies.…
You may have heard of people who have “inherited” or “genetic” hypercholesterolemia or very high cholesterol.
When you truly have the genetic kind, you have a defect on chromosome 19 – unfortunately too many people are walking around saying that high cholesterol runs in the family and that they are all predisposed to hypercholesterolemia. …
A delicious addition to your meals – or taken as supplement – my brand of pure Golden Nutritional Yeast Flakes (GNYF) is extremely beneficial in terms of nutrition.
Also called ‘nooch’, this is an inactive yeast which is highly beneficial to gut flora, and it’s pretty yummy too. …