The subject of food and nutrition came up recently at a gathering, as it usually does, and it was comforting to know that most people know and understand the value of nutrients such as vitamins and minerals. However, it was surprising to see most of them drawing a blank when I alluded to one antioxidant that […]
Here is a fact that my daughter will immediately call “bizarre”. Sweet potatoes are not potatoes and Yam is not sweet potato! In fact all of these similar looking tubers are very different, Yam was brought to the west from Africa where it’s known as Nyami. Then why is orange fleshed sweet potato known as […]
If you are a parent like me with kids in public schools, most of our attention to schooling lies in academics, grades and social development. But, one aspect of public schools that always gets a solid “F”, whether your kids’ grades are a B or an A+, is nutrition.
Do you truly understand the immense power calcium has to help keep you young? No matter what age you are at right now, it is never too late to start getting more calcium into your diet. As I am sure you are aware your bones are aging, becoming brittle and where once a break would […]
Considering you live in a city, have a busy life, don’t worry too much about what kind of junk you consume on a daily basis, chances are that you have a heavy load of sodium in your body and you are suffering from potassium deficiency, exactly the opposite of what it should be. Potassium is the […]
What you put into your mouth everyday, starting from the time you were born to your entire lifetime, has a profound and lost last effect on your health, longevity, quality of aging and even your mind. Just like our body and brain, foods are mind-bogglingly complex and are constantly transacting at atomic level with every […]
Botanically speaking strawberries and raspberries aren’t really berries. They form out of a single flower with more than one ovary. True berries are fruits stemming from one flower with one ovary and typically have several seeds, like Banana. Counterintuitive names huh?
Unless you are depressed and suicidal or an idiot, you want to live a long life with great health. But what do you do? You give up on the most important aspect to make that happen and settle on what’s in the kitchen or on the table. For ages, this has been a very well […]