The humble chickpea has, in animal studies, been found to lower cholesterol and improve blood sugar levels, and can be used as a functional food for diabetics and insulin-resistant individuals due to its high protein and fibre content.
Life has its ups and downs. Whether it’s raining cats and dogs, exams are looming, your partner has done a runner or some grander calamity occurs, a perceived lack of control can lead to depression. However, feelings of doom and gloom may also result from a number of biochemical imbalances associated with nutritional intake. These […]
A distant cousin of mine called Manori works at an elephant conservation park on the beautiful island of Sri Lanka. Elephants are long-lived, highly social animals that have evolved a good long-term memory. They are known to hurl stones at their keepers for months after having been fed foul-tasting medicine. Manori tells me that elephants […]