Monthly Archives: April 2020

Detoxification Vegetables

The human detoxification pathways are complex. However, a simplistic model states that there are two main detoxification enzyme systems in the liver. These are called the phase 1 and phase 2 enzyme systems. Cruciferous vegetables of the Brassica family can … Continue reading

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Salvia Plants as Antidepressants

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Food For Thought

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On The Water Content of Fruit and Vegetables

The recommendation to drink ‘more’ water is shrouded in confusion. It is not clear from research how much water is required or when it is best to drink. It is known however, that as little as a few percent dehydration … Continue reading

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Why Does Cooking Vegetables In prove Nutritional Values?

Generally, processing food causes a reduction in the nutritional value. Heating or cooking any food is a form of processing, as it can cause changes in the chemistry and structure of the food. Raw vegetables are often thought of as … Continue reading

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Vinegar, Citrus And Other Acid Foods

Vinegar, citrus fruits and other acidic foods can be healthy foods because they have unique glycaemic effects. These effect occur because acidic foods delay gastric emptying and thus slows the passage of starch and sugars through the gastrointestinal tract. The … Continue reading

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The Health Benefits of Apples

Fruit and vegetables have been shown to have potential health benefits. In particular, fruit and vegetables may cause weight loss and protect from cardiovascular disease and cancer. Apples are a healthy high quality foods that are relatively low in energy … Continue reading

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Short Term Cognitive Effects of Rhodiola and Ginseng

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Magnesium and Anxiety

Evidence suggests that depression and anxiety may be associated with a number of mineral deficiencies. The cause and effect of these deficiencies is not fully understood, but it is known that a number of essential trace minerals and macrominerals are … Continue reading

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Acid Load and Mood

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