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.

Wisdom

“A wise man should consider that health is the greatest of human blessings, and learn how by his own thought to derive benefit from his illnesses.”

Hippocrates (460 BC–370 BC), ancient Greek physician, founder of the Hippocratic School of Medicine.

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

Nutrition-And-Mental-Health

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 […]

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