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14 Oct

Macronutrients primary function is to provide energy to the body to enable us to perform our daily tasks and activity. The majority of energy is supplied by carbohydrates, in fact in the region of between 45-65% is needed to maintain our energy levels to optimum requirements.

14 Oct

Why is hummus nutrition so important? Hummus comes in many varieties as chefs have developed it over the years from its basic form, created in the Middle East and Arabic countries, of crushed chickpeas, tahini, olive oil and garlic, with varying levels of lemon juice and seasonings.

14 Oct

A little orange bundle of joy, carrots have many nutritional benefits, however the carrot nutrition does change depending whether they are served cooked or raw. Almost unbelievably, cooked carrots provide more antioxidant benefits than raw – this is because cooking carrots releases more of these antioxidants, even though the same ones are present in raw.

14 Oct

Blueberries are fast overtaking strawberries in popularity in the UK, due to the incredible amount of publicity over the last five years regarding their status as a ‘superfood’. But not only that , there is no hardship in eating this delightful soft and sumptuous berry. Blueberries nutrition is best when consumed in its raw state and where possible, organically grown.

14 Oct

Asparagus is one of the most nutritionally well-balanced vegetables and the leading supplier of folic acid. It can be considered as No. 1 with the wide array of nutrients it supplies for a healthy diet. The most important asparagus nutrition is FOLACIN, which is vital for blood cell formation, growth and prevention of liver disease.

More importantly perhaps, it plays a significant role in the containment of neuro-defects, such as spina bifida which can cause paralysis and premature death in babies children – eating asparagus during pregnancy can only be a positive addition to your diet.