Selenium

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*+-The mineral Selenium is important for immune responses, the brain, hormonal health and cancer prevention. Recommended daily intake: 75 mcg men, 60 mcg women (over 450 mcg/day is toxic). The average consumption in the UK is only 30-35 mcg.

Sources of selenium: brazil nuts (no more than 2-3 per day due to high barium content), sardines, prawns, eggs, wholemeal flour, lean red meat.

Inspiration & Motivation

*+-“Make hunger thy sauce, as a medicine for health.”

Thomas Tusser (1524-1580), English poet and farmer, best known for his instructional poem” Five Hundred Points of Good Husbandry “ (publ. 1557), a poem recording the country year which provides great insight into life in Tudor England.

Oats are not so simple

*+-Oats have unique nutritional properties. They contain more protein and more unsaturated fats than most other cereal grains, high levels of the soluble fibre beta-glucan and a number of interesting anti-inflammatory compounds called avenanthramides. Regular consumption offers multiple cardiovascular and metabolic benefits including lowering total and LDL cholesterol, improving glycaemic control and increasing satiety.

Fancy Some Sauerkraut?

Sauerkraut for Health

*+-Growing awareness that good nutrition is the basis for good health is creating a market for simple, traditional foods that haven’t been factory processed or dosed with man-made chemicals. At the same time there is an interest in rediscovering ancient methods of cooking and preserving foods. How did mankind cope before the invention of fridge […]

Nutrition and Mental Health – A Handbook

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*+-The role of nutrition is fundamental to human health and well-being. It is, however, often overlooked when treating people with mental health problems.This handbook explains the science behind nutrition and its effects on mental health, in a clear, accessible way. It helps readers to think about the complex and dynamic relationship between mental health, diet […]