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The Health Benefits of Sweet Potatoes

Posted by Manuela Boyle on 3 December 2021
The Health Benefits of Sweet Potatoes
Sweet potatoes are sweet, starchy root vegetables that are grown worldwide. They come in a variety of sizes and colours — including orange, white, and purple — and are rich in vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and fibre. Not to mention, they provide a number of health benefits and are easy to add to your diet. Here are 6 surprising health benefits of sweet potatoes. Highly Nutritious
Sweet potatoes are a great source of fibre, vitamins, and minerals. One cup (200 grams) of baked...
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Blueberries Improve Cardiometabolic Function

Posted by Geoff Beaty on 2 December 2021
Blueberries Improve Cardiometabolic Function
The randomised controlled study included 138 men and women, aged 50-75 years, with BMI≥25 and 3 or more metabolic syndrome (MS) components (impaired fasting glucose, hypertension, central adiposity, hypertriglyceridemia, low HDL). The researchers randomly divided participants into 3 groups: one group (n=37) consumed the equivalent of 1 cup blueberries per day; a second group (n=39) consumed the equivalent of ½ cup blueberries per day; the third group (n=39) consumed a pla...
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Oats During Chemotherapy

Posted by Manuela Boyle on 17 November 2021
Oats During Chemotherapy
Oatmeal provides numerous nutrients that can help your body during chemotherapy. It boasts ample amounts of carbs, protein, and antioxidants, as well as more healthy fats than most grains. It also helps regulate your bowels because of its beta-glucan, a type of soluble fibre that feeds the good bacteria in your gut. Oatmeal’s neutral flavour and creamy texture are especially advantageous if you’re experiencing common chemo side effects like dry mouth or mouth sores. What’...
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Cardamom Improves Digestive Health

Posted by Manuela Boyle on 11 November 2021
Cardamom Improves Digestive Health
Cardamon also called Cardamom or Cardamomum.  There are two main types or subspecies of cardamom. Their scientific names are Elettaria cardamomum, which is called green or true cardamom, and Amomum, which stands for black, white, or red cardamom. The Spices Board of India recognises three varieties of cardamom, which include the Malabar, Mysore and Vazhukka varieties. Cardamom is a spice with an intense, slightly sweet flavour. So, some people compare to mint. It originated in India ...
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The 5 Beneficial Effects of Bone Broth

Posted by Manuela Boyle on 5 November 2021
The 5 Beneficial Effects of Bone Broth
Drinking at least one cup of bone broth every day, can be beneficial during cancer healing. 1.) Bone broth is a super-food: it contains the amino acid arginine (essential for immune system and liver function), glutamine (which helps with metabolism), and glycine (which aids in glutathione production and also quality of sleep).  2.) Bone broth contains collagen. The collagen content in the soup bones will break down into gelatin in the broth. This is why when you put the broth in the re...
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