Month: November 2020

Does oatmeal really help lower cholesterol?

Oats (Avena Sativa) is a cereal grain that’s slowly gained popularity in the last few decades mainly due to health benefits owing to its dietary fibre content (β-glucan), complex carbohydrates and phytochemicals. Oats also contain several antioxidants mainly concentrated in the outer layer of the kernel in the bran. Whole grain oats are an excellent …

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Nutrition Labels (Nutrition facts) – and what exactly you should be looking at

The diet in most industrialized countries is energy rich and nutrient poor, which is a major cause of obesity. Many countries have made it mandatory to include nutrition labels on packaged foods and beverages, so that consumers can make informed choices about what they eat (and drink). However, just providing this information isn’t enough to …

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Go bananas!

Bananas are one of the most common and popular fruits available worldwide.The most common type of banana is Cavendish which is soft and sweet, and often referred to as “dessert banana”. Larger and firmer bananas with a thicker peel are called plantains, which are cooked as a vegetable in parts of Africa, Central America and the Philippines. …

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Can multivitamins replace fruits and vegetables?

Fruits and vegetables contain vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and fiber – all available in their natural form that is easily digestible and bioavailable (easily absorbable and usable by the body). When eaten in their whole form, fruits and vegetables along with other components of a healthy diet which includes whole grains and nuts and seeds together …

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Smoothie bowls

Smoothie bowls are smoothies in a bowl, garnished with cut fruits and nuts and seeds and other optional toppings.  Smoothie bowls, along with smoothies have gained a lot of popularity in recent years but there’s also criticism about the fact that they aren’t really healthy and make people have more calories and sugar in the …

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