Tag Archives: antioxidants

  • Olive Oil – A Great Healer

    Not that long ago olive oil was thought of as a speciality cooking oil, and only used on Mediterranean type recipes and for special occasions. Now, however, I would recommend it to all my patients because of all the wonderful health benefits it gives, especially cold pressed extra virgin olive oil as it contains most […]

  • Nutrition After The Marathon!

    Congratulations to all of you for signing up for the ‘Baldock Beast’ half marathon, and good luck to you all! You have probably been training hard for the last few weeks which will have strengthened your heart, reduced the effect of stress, improved your energy levels and made you feel and look good! However there […]

  • What’s in an Apple?

    As the saying goes – ‘an apple a day keeps the Dr away’! Well, there is more and more scientific evidence to support the idea that by eating apples it keeps you from having to see your Dr. and protects you from developing chronic health problems such as heart disease, asthma and some forms of […]

  • What’s in a lime?

    As with all citrus fruits, limes provide lots of vitamin C and some B vitamins. They are also rich in a plant compound called flavonoids. In the 19th century the British sailors were given a daily allowance of limes to prevent scurvy. It presented itself initially with symptoms of fatigue and lethargy, then spots especially […]

  • What’s in an Avocado?

    Lots of people avoid avocados because they believe that they are full of fat and therefore calories. Well, they do have a high fat content but it is a healthy fat. It is predominantly monounsaturated and can help to lower LDL, ‘bad’, cholesterol. So, infact, avocados could be considered to be a heart-friendly food. Not […]

  • What’s in a Banana?

    Bananas are a good all rounder and provide some useful nutrients such as Vitamin C B6 and potassium. Vitamin C helps to keep the immune system healthy as it is a great antioxidant and antihistamines. It helps with the absorption of Iron and the production of collagen. Resists bacterial and viral diseases, controls blood cholesterol […]

  • Keep Free of Flu and Viruses this Winter

    We are told that there are a lot of coughs, colds, flu and viruses ‘going around’ at the moment and everyone is clambering to have the flu vaccine, although there is little guarantee that it will work! At this time of the year there are 100 different strains of colds and flu, and I for […]

  • Eat your way to 100!

    Believe it or not, there is such a thing as an anti-aging diet, and you don’t have to spend a fortune on exotic foods to get big benefits. Many diseases that strike as you age are caused by oxidative stress, or the accumulation of too many free radicals in the body. Free radicals are oxygen […]