Quinoa nutrition

Quinoa nutrition

About quinoa Quinoa is a fantastic example of plant-based protein, which not only offers a viable alternative for meat and other animal products, but also supplies a broad spectrum of other nutrients (such as vitamins, minerals and phyto-chemicals) at the same time....
Meal shakes and protein powders

Meal shakes and protein powders

Shakes – can they help with weight loss? Tricky meal planning Meal planning, as part of a slimming or ongoing weight management programme, which ensures that you are receiving optimal nutrition and a broad spectrum of vitamins, minerals and other nutrients every...
Beetroot nutrition

Beetroot nutrition

So you think you know all about the humble beetroot – the root vegetable so often found in pantries since World War II. But you might be surprised to learn that it is so much more than just a pickle. It is actually a nutritional powerhouse, now widely regarded...
What are colon cleansers?

What are colon cleansers?

About the colon To understand the role of the colon, it is important to first understand how the digestive tract (of which the colon is a part) is formed and functions in the body. The digestive tract is the group of organs through which food and liquids pass when...
Healthy blood sugar levels

Healthy blood sugar levels

What is your blood sugar level? A person’s blood sugar level (also known as serum glucose level or plasma glucose level) is the amount of glucose (sugar) present in their blood at any given time. Why is glucose important? Glucose (also known as dextrose) is a simple...
Vegetarian and vegan nutrition

Vegetarian and vegan nutrition

Being a vegetarian Vegetarianism is quite widespread today and is growing in popularity all the time, for a wide range of reasons – ethical, environmental and nutritional, to name just a few. As a result, chances are that (if you are not a vegetarian yourself),...