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Vitamin K foods

vitamin k foods

Vitamin K foods and why they’re essential In two previous articles I discussed vitamin K benefits on the body. Specifically, recent evidence suggests that vitamin K aids bone health, especially important in the elderly and post-menopausal women. In addition, vitamin K also appears very beneficial for the heart, and may even help to lower ones […]

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Cruciferous vegetables | The anti-cancer food

cruciferous vegetables

It appears as though Cruciferous Vegetables are a key weapon in the fight against cancer Cruciferous vegetables, which include foods like Broccoli and Brussel’s sprouts, appear to do a good job at minimising the potential downside to red meat consumption. As explained in a previous post, the widespread restriction of red meat (in order to […]

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Low fodmap foods

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Where can I find Low fodmap foods? Fodmaps are fermentable carbohydrates that cause stomach discomfort in susceptible individuals. Fodmaps are types of carbohydrates that are poorly digested in the small intestine. They pass to the large intestine, where bacteria ferment the carbohydrates. In some people this is not an issue, while in others this can […]

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Calories in almonds


I take a look at the calories in almonds “nuts are a food group for which evidence suggests that the Atwater factors maybe poorly predictive” (Novotny et al. 2012). What this means? the calories in almonds, roughly 700 kcals per 100g, or 180 kcals per 28g serving, have been overestimated, and the actual energy content absorbed by […]

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Are eggs good for you?


In this article I discuss two key nutrients found in eggs, and why they’re good for the eyes Yes! A research study by Goodrow et al. (2006) found that the consumption of one egg per day increased serum Lutein and Zeaxanthin concentrations in older adults. What does this mean? Age related macular degeneration (AMD) is […]

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