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…]
Broccoli is a real girl’s girl. Very supportive of women’s health. And men’s actually. Here’s why you should be eating broccoli and 5 delicious ways to do so. [Read more…]
The long stretch of wonderful weather has been a great way for many of us to top up our levels of vitamin D, the ‘sunshine vitamin’. But why is vitamin D so important? And how can we get it safely from the sun while still protecting our skin?
Our skin is our largest organ and a very good barometer of overall health. When it comes to glowing, healthy skin it really is a case of beauty being more than skin deep. What we chose to eat and drink can make a bigger difference to the appearance of our skin than an expensive cream.