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Explaining Food Allergies, Intolerances and Sensitivities

Food is at the heart of many of our lives. More than mere fuel to keep our bodies running, many of us build our social and family calendars around mealtimes. The idea of sharing food as a bonding activity is as old as humankind itself. Unfortunately, many of us experience adverse reactions to food. 

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Mexican Style Crab and Avocado ‘Crisps’

There is so much to say about both crab and avocado. Both are packed with essential vitamins and minerals, and both promote Vitamin B6 and B12. B12 will be very helpful in strengthening your blood quality and preventing illnesses such as anaemia. Perfect for a light supper meal. Similar to Mexican corn tostadas.

The Importance of Vitamin B12

Vitamin B12, also known as ‘Cobalamin’, is one of the eight very important B vitamins in your blood. Many of its functions are essential to life and avoid any major health implications. Any deficiencies certainly need to be addressed.

Lightly Spiced Baked Eggs with Spinach and Mixed Herbs

Eggs are one of the highest sources of Vitamin D for our diet and if you have a deficiency. It is purported that just one egg per day during the winter months can increase your level of Vitamin D, keeping your bones stronger and healthier. 

Vitamin D – deficiency, benefits and how to improve your levels

Vitamin D is probably one of the least talked about or written about vitamins. Yet it does play a role in our bodily health. Many people are surprised that their blood test results show a deficiency, particularly during the winter months. So, what happens when the sun doesn’t shine?

Stuffed Peppers with a cheesy, cream filling

No gluten in sight here, but best of all are the colours you can achieve. Serving tasty meals that are a rainbow of colours is good for the mind as well. This recipe also suits vegetarians and the stuffing for the peppers can be great with jacket potatoes as well. 

Gluten Intolerance – Symptoms and Management

It’s all very well if you have time to bake all the various food items that contain gluten, but remembering or having the time to bake or cook your favourite gluten-free dishes can be such a chore. Fortunately, with a wider choice of foods you can digest without upsetting your system, it’s now much easier to source more or less what you want.

Chicken with Charred Veg and Crispy Salad

If something is upsetting your system but you can’t pinpoint what it is, you more than likely have a food sensitivity of one type or another. Eating relatively plain food and eliminating others that you think might be the reason (elimination diet), in the initial stages, will be helpful until you can get the results of any tests you take.

Take care of your gut, and it will take care of you

No doubt about it. Your gut is so important to your overall wellbeing. When your gut is not looked after, if causes a multitude of bodily and mental problems. By making the right food choices in your lifestyle, you can keep your gut healthy.

Caffeine Overload? Let’s see what it does to your body

Caffeine in one form or another has been consumed worldwide for thousands of years. But what can it do to your body if you consistently have copious amounts through the day?

Lightly spiced beetroot hummus

Beetroot may not be the choice to everyone’s taste, but it can be delicious, particularly in this tasty hummus. Lots of nutrients, including glucosamine for energy and improving digestive health. 

The Importance of Food and the Effect on Mental Health

As the saying goes, ‘you are what you eat’. This applies not just to your digestive system and weight control, it also includes your mental health and cognitive skills. Eating sensibly will not cure certain serious mental conditions, but food does help to strengthen your brains’ ability to understand and connect with the necessary functions of life in general.

Fruity Beef and Ginger Stir Fry

Sensitivity can be a complex matter. You can be sensitive to a specific item, or to several items. If this is the case, you need to consume food that is unlikely to cause you any form of reaction, and at the same time, is gentle on your stomach. Lean meats, fruit and vegetables, along with specific herbs or spices to create more flavour, can be the answer.