Tag Archives: #glutenfree

Pumpkin

Pumpkin (Squash)

Pumpkin (Squash) Easy to get all year round vegetable but what I consider a winter food, rich in beta-carotenes Vitamin A which is great for eyesight and a healthy immune system, pumpkin has healthy fats with Vitamin C, B6, Magnesium, Iron, Potassium, Calcium and even Protein it is surely one of the most healthy comforts […]

Leek

Leeks

Leeks are an autumn vegetable which is part of the onion family and should start becoming abundant and more affordable, they are a great source of minerals and vitamins that are essential for optimum health. Their leafy stems indeed contain several vital vitamins such as pyridoxine, folic acid, niacin, riboflavin, and thiamin. 100 g fresh stalks provide […]

Kidney Beans

Kidney Beans

Kidney beans were named due to their resemblance to a kidney and are loaded with potassium and magnesium, which can help keep blood pressure in check, they are high in fibre and also contain essential fatty acid omega 3. It is important that Kidney beans are cooked prior to consumption as they can make you […]

Kale

Kale (borecole)

Kale there has been a lot excitement about kale recently and I for one and excited too  it is thought that Kale may provide significant health benefits, including cancer protection and lowering cholesterol. Kale, also known as borecole and has curly leaves that are either purple or green and belongs to the same family […]

Pumpkin Pepitas Seeds

Pumpkin Pepitas Seeds

Pumpkin Pepitas Seeds are the green kernels from pumpkin seeds. The seeds are removed from the pumpkin, then dried so that they are ready to eat. They are a great source of protein iron, calcium, zinc and magnesium, Magnesium helps your body neutralize metabolic acids, absorb calcium, additionally Pepitas contain copper, B vitamins, vitamin K […]

Chia Seeds

Chia Seeds

Chia seeds where a toy ‘pet’ when I was growing up, I would never have thought that they held so many health benefits and were so versatile to use. Chia seeds are either black or white and there is no significant nutritional difference between the colours, I like to use the white ones because in […]

Maca Root

Maca root

Maca root is from a plant that grows in central Peru in the high plateaus of the Andes Mountains. Maca is used for anemia; chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS); and enhancing energy, stamina, athletic performance, memory, and fertility. Women use maca for female hormone imbalance, menstrual problems, and symptoms of menopause. Maca is also used for […]

Broccoli

Broccoli

Broccoli is a very well-known vegetable however the extent of its benefits are not that well known. The stem and the top sprout can be eaten either raw or cooked and aides the body by way of helping reduced cholesterol, assisting the body’s ability to detox and is a very rich source of Vitamin D, […]

goji berry

Goji Berries

Goji Berries are considered one of the super-foods, it has a fountain of youth benefit due to it containing all essential amino acids, and having the highest concentration of protein of any fruit. They are also loaded with vitamin C, contain more carotenoids than any other food, have twenty-one trace minerals, and are high in […]