Monthly Archives: March 2015

A Slice of Papaya Everyday

Papaya is the only known food studied for its cancer preventing properties in women. The intense orangey-pink colour of papaya means it is full of cancer fighting carotenoids. Not only beta carotene, but lycopene is found in abundance. The construction of lycopene makes it highly reactive towards oxygen and free radicals. They break down protein cosumed in food into amino… Read more »

Is Beef Nutritious?

Is Beef Healthy ? One of the most nutritious foods, beef has appetite-sating high-quality protein, which has all the essential amino acids needed to build muscle and bone. Beef is a great source of B vitamins (vital for brain function), and the most absorbable form of iron (called haem iron), which builds red blood cells and gives you energy. Its… Read more »

Great Uses Of Basil

Basil is a herb. The parts of the plant that grow above the ground are used to make medicine. Basil is used for stomach spasms, loss of appetite, intestinal gas, kidney conditions, fluid retention, head colds, warts, and worm infections. Women use basil before and after pregnancy to stimulate blood circulation, and also to promote the flow of breast milk. Some people use it as a gargle. In… Read more »

Importance Of Food In PCOS.

The essence of eating healthy with PCOS is to consume food in its most natural state. This lifestyle approach to eating is very beneficial to women with PCOS.   Processed and refined foods create havoc with hormone levels. As insulin, cortisol, testosterone, progesterone, estrogen , and thyroid become more in balance PCOS symptoms will be alleviated. 1. Avoid processed and refined foods such… Read more »

Stay Hydrated This Summer

There’s a great number of appealing, tasty and healthy foods you can eat daily to stay hydrated this summer season. Fresh fruits and vegetables are among the most refreshing summer foods since they’re naturally contain high amounts of water. These summer foods are all in season so we don’t have to spend a lot of your money. Stay hydrated this… Read more »

Iron is an Important Nutrient Particularly for Women

  Being the most essential nutrient, Iron carries oxygen through the blood to the rest internal organs of the body. Iron deficiency can cause weakness, fatigue and even anemia. There are certain foods we can eat to boost our iron intake. These foods are particularly essential for women since they lose blood monthly during menstruation. Dietary intake of iron balances… Read more »

Tips And Advice For Parents With A Vegetarian Or Vegan Diet

Are you raising a vegetarian or vegan child? Well, the good news for parents of vegetarian or vegan children is that a healthy vegetarian diet can provide the key nutrients needed for optimal growth and nutrition. A vegetarian-vegan diet is rich in fruits and vegetables which provides so many of the essential nutrients a child needs.  However, parents should take… Read more »

How Can I Get My Picky Eater To Enjoy A Wider Variety Of Foods

Expose your picky eater to a variety of foods While one study reports that merely looking at pictures of new foods had a positive effect on toddlers, kids need to taste food to change their behavior patterns .Second, you do not want to force kids to taste foods. Rather, you are trying to encourage them by describing the foods positively… Read more »