You have most likely heard of the gastrointestinal microbiome and even the vaginal microbiome if you read our last blog. This week’s topic may be new to you however. It is about the bugs (the good, the bad and the ugly) that live in our oral cavity. [Read more…]
We all want to look our best this summer, even if most of us will be hiding in wetsuits on Irish beaches. Read on for some simple do’s and don’ts to help you beat the bloat this summer and beyond.
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You really can’t beat beets. In a study of 40 healthy people it was demonstrated that they were able to better perform on cognitive tests 90 minutes after drinking 450 ml of beetroot juice compared with placebo (apple/blackcurrant juice). The reason for this is the presence of dietary nitrates. These lead to more nitric oxide to encourage oxygen flow to the brain. Remarkable how quick the effects were.
Definitely one of our ‘eat often’ foods. They have an infuriatingly narrow window of ripeness but catch them at the right time and the perfect avocado is manna from heaven. Tip: To find out if one is ripe look under the dry spot where the stem would be, if its green then its perfect and ready to eat. [Read more…]