Oats, maybe not ranking quite as high as some on the superfood scale but a food that is super nonetheless. They are quick, filling, nutritious and affordable. They are rich in b-vitamins, calcium, magnesium and potassium but contain more phytates than any other grain. Phytates can bind to minerals and inhibit their absorption so it is important to soak the oats you are going to use overnight in water plus an acidic medium such as lemon, apple cider vinegar, kefir, yogurt or buttermilk.
We believe that food is always first. Natural wholefoods are so much more than the sum of their parts and eating them should be one of life’s pleasures. However, evidence unfortunately shows the decline in nutrient levels in our food over the last 50 – 100 years. This means that it’s even more important than before to squeeze many nutritious wholefoods into our daily diet. It also means that some of us may benefit from the use of supplements. This can be in the shorter term as we work on dietary change.
Mushrooms are used medicinally in many cultures. However, science is only now catching up with the ways in which they actually help us. Most research has been carried out on types like Lion’s Mane and Coriolus that we don’t usually eat here. All types of edible mushrooms contain varying degrees of protein and fibre however. They also contain b vitamins and a host of other vitamins and minerals.
Many of our clients are reporting increased side effects from spending too much time in front of their screen. Digital eye strain can result in headaches, migraine, fatigue, and worsening eyesight. Often our clients are looking for nutritional advice to offset this. There are some tips we can share but for starters, we have to try and minimise our exposure. [Read more…]
We know we don’t need to tell you lovely people how to suck (or cook) eggs but it would have been an absolute sin to omit them from our top foods list! We always have a couple of eggs boiled up and in the fridge as they make a for perfect snack. If you think about it, they contain all the nutrition required to create a baby chicken so how can they not be good?!