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Nuts over Coconuts

I remember a couple of years back, we had a visitor to Malaysia, who had never seen a coconut in his life. When we cracked open the shell for him, he was even more impressed at the clear sweet, yet slightly salty liquid that poured out. When we finally cut open the nut and fed […]

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Pinole, pretty please!

Another one of my secret weapons for long distance running, is the Pinole. Pinole is a Spanish translation of an Aztec word often called “La comida del desierto” (food of the dessert) and is a form of parched corn. It is toasted maize kernels, often in a mixture with a variety of herbs and ground […]

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Heard of Quercetin?

Food fascinates me. And the way food works on the body, whether good or bad, depends on what sort of food you allow into your system. One of the buzz words that I want to talk about, is quercetin. Quercetin are flavonoids that give many fruits, flowers, and vegetables their color. Flavonoids scavenge damaging particles […]

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Prevention of Alzheimer’s Disease – Part 3

Right now, there’s no proven way to prevent Alzheimer’s disease. Research into prevention strategies is ongoing. The strongest evidence so far suggests that you may be able to lower your risk of Alzheimer’s disease by reducing your risk of heart disease. Many of the same factors that increase your risk of heart disease can also […]

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Beast of a Yeast

The humble beer yeast or brewer’s yeast has a mighty promise – of health, youth and beauty. Yes indeed, the brewer’s yeast formed of unicellular and microscopic fungi from the Saccharomyces cerevisae and Saccharomyces carriergensis strains was lauded centuries ago by Hipócrates for its medicinal value and widely consumed by the ancient Egyptians. It was […]

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10 Good Reasons to Start Eating Chia Seeds

What are Chia seeds, you may ask. They sound Chinese, and when my mum first introduced them to me I was somewhat baffled by the strange name. Then a little research on the internet showed that Chia seeds are in fact, Salvia hispanica, a species of flowering plant in the mint family, Lamiaceae, native to central and southern Mexico and Guatemala. The […]

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Is Coffee Bad for Me?

I am a coffee addict. I find it hard to walk around after lunch, without entering a coffee bar. I have tons of coffee bookson my coffee table at home, and I generally just love talking about coffee! Well the good new is that, studies show that we may actually be benefitting from more than just […]

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