If your tummy often feels sore, you regularly suffer with diarrhoea, have experienced weight loss and/or feel extreme tiredness, you could have an angry gut. Whether it is just your intestines that are inflamed or your whole digestive tract is affected, the first step (once the inflammation has been confirmed) is to reduce your intake … Continue reading Inflammatory Bowel Disease- have you got an angry gut?
About Montmorency cherries Montmorency cherries are a variety of tart cherry called "Prunus Cerasus". They are part of the light red amarelle cultivar of sour cherries, in contrast to the dark red Morello cultivar. They grow mainly in the United States (over 70%), but can also be found in Canada and France. Traditionally used in … Continue reading Montmorency Cherry – what’s so good about it?
What is diabetes? The science bit... Diabetes is a condition in which the body is unable to produce or properly use insulin - a hormone required for the conversion of sugar, starches and other types of food into energy. For good health, the body has to maintain its blood sugar levels (or blood glucose levels) … Continue reading Diabetes and your health
So you think you know beetroot - the humble root vegetable, so often found in pantries in its pickled form since World War II. But truly, it is so much more. In fact, it is a nutritional powerhouse now widely regarded as a superfood! Humble beginnings The beetroot is no stranger to the average household. … Continue reading Can’t beat a beet!
We all know that oxygen is essential for all life... But did you know that, as well as being an absolute necessity for our survival, its use in the body can also result in the production of certain unwanted by-products? They are known as oxidants. Some of these oxidants will act as free radicals. Free … Continue reading Antioxidants vs Free Radicals