Is Rhubarb Toxic

Is Rhubarb Toxic

Is Rhubarb Toxic? The Chinese call rhubarb Dà Huáng 大黃 – “the great yellow” – and have used the root medicinally for thousands of years. It’s first mention appears in The Divine Farmer’s Classic, which is thought to have been written around...
Chilli and Blood Clotting

Chilli and Blood Clotting

When people think of chilli they mostly think of a hot and spicy green or red fruit that is used in curries or stir-fry’s. But, due to its main component capsaicin, which gives it the spicy taste, it thins the blood and makes it circulate more freely. This also...
Vitamin D – Is Salmon a Good Source?

Vitamin D – Is Salmon a Good Source?

You may already know that salmon is an excellent source of essential omega-3 fatty acids, which have many health benefits including supporting fertility. But, did you know that: A small 85 g portion of cooked sockeye salmon will give you up to 90% of the recommended...
Is Aubergine bad for iron levels?

Is Aubergine bad for iron levels?

Eggplant, also known as Aubergine, is generally thought of as a vegetable – but it is, in fact, a berry and therefore a fruit! But due to its non-sweet taste, it works well when eaten as a vegetable. Low in calories and rich in phytochemicals eggplant provides a...
Do Sweet Potatoes have too much sugar?

Do Sweet Potatoes have too much sugar?

Do Sweet Potatoes have too much sugar? With such a sweet taste they must be ‘loaded with sugar’, but is this bad for you? As with all starchy foods, the starches convert to certain types of ‘-ose’ i.e. gluc-ose, fruct-ose, sucr-ose etc.  ‘ Ose ‘ at the end of the word...