An average-sized pumpkin contains about a cupful pumpkin seeds. These are an excellent source of fibre, zinc, magnesium, potassium and iron, and have traditionally been used as an intestinal antiparasitic. Pumpkin seed oil may be helpful in the management of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) or “enlarged prostate”.
Almonds are a rich source of vitamins E and B2, magnesium, manganese, phytosterols, fibre, protein and monounsaturated fatty acids. Research suggests that eating almonds regularly is cardioprotective, boosts satiety and improves blood sugar control. Good for digestion, too, as almond skin has a prebiotic effect and may stimulate the growth of beneficial gut bacteria.
As a nutritionist, I am expected to radiate with health, energy and vitality – I wish …. All I can say is that, like most people, I try the best I can under given circumstances. The given circumstances can prove somewhat demanding – when I am pre-menstrual and come face-to-face with chocolate, for example. Not […]
Let me tell you, the quickest route to a girl’s heart is through her stomach! Forget looks, fame and fortune, a man has to be able to cook. Or willing to go out at strange hours to buy chocolate, the ultimate in sugar replacement therapy. Easter is my idea of chocolate heaven – who can […]
In 1618, a farmer on Epsom Common noticed that his cows refused to drink from a certain well … even when the weather was hot and dry. The water had a bitter taste, but the farmer found that it helped to heal the scratches on his skin. ‘Taking the water’ from this source soon became […]
If God had wanted women to be perfect, he wouldn’t have invented chocolate. Creating a food as sumptuously soothing, as voluptuously velvety as chocolate was a rotten trick to play, especially on us nutritionists who are supposed to abstain at all times – apart from Valentine’s Day, Easter, Mother’s Day, Birthdays, Unbirthdays and er… I’m […]