Edamame – should you eat imported foods?

Edamame – should you eat imported foods?

Edamame may be something that you have eaten at a restaurant. Did you know that this little green soybean has a whole host of amazing health benefits? Edamame is packed with nutrients and antioxidants. It is believed to reduce the risk of everything from cancer to...
Pectin – The fibre in fruits and vegetables

Pectin – The fibre in fruits and vegetables

Pectins are a type of soluble fiber that is found in plant cell walls. The shell of an apple for example. They are found in most fruits and vegetables. They are especially abundant in citrus fruits. Pectins have a variety of health benefits. They improve...
Fortified Food – Is it good for you?

Fortified Food – Is it good for you?

Fortified food started in the 1920’s. But what is food fortification? Why would we fortify our food and what are you putting in food to fortify it? Fortified food was the outcome of the identification of deficiencies. Historically, mankind had suffered from...
Glucosamine – can it help with knee pain

Glucosamine – can it help with knee pain

Glucosamine is an amino sugar that produced in the body. It is also found in many types of animals and plants. For example, shellfish, crustaceans, algae, yeast and fungi have it. Glucosamine is also found in joint cartilage cells in your body. As you get older,...
Autism – how should you manage nutrition

Autism – how should you manage nutrition

Autism is a condition of neurodiversity caused by factors yet to be determined. Children with autism may not respond to their name or repeat movements of their hands or feet. You may ask, how should I evaluate their nutritional needs?   Gluten seems to be one of the...