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Garlic – History | Health Benefits | Culinary Uses

Garlic – History | Health Benefits | Culinary Uses

Garlic (allium sativum) is best known for its use in cooking but it also has been used for its medicinal benefits throughout history. Grown globally, it prefers a mild climate and is easy to grow. Just planting one clove will produce an entire bulb after a short period of time. It grows wild in the […]

The Need for Zinc in Your Diet

The Need for Zinc in Your Diet

  Zinc is one the most important essential trace elements. One of its main function is its immune boosting properties. Unfortunately many people are zinc deficient either due to a poor diet, notably vegetarians, alcoholics or age.

Turmeric History, Health Benefits and Uses

Turmeric History, Health Benefits and Uses

Most people are aware of the spice Turmeric (Curcumin longa), mainly for its association with cooking, especially in Indian food. It is, in fact a plant which is a member of the ginger family, being a rhizomatous herbaceous perennial plant. It is a coloring agent in food and has many health benefits and uses. The […]

What Does Vitamin B Do For Your Body?

What Does Vitamin B Do For Your Body?

Originally thought of as a single water soluble vitamin, later research concluded that the vitamin had several chemically different versions, individually known as B1, B2, B3 and so on. In many cases up to all bar Vitamin B12 can be found in the same foods.

What Minerals Does the Body Need?

What Minerals Does the Body Need?

Minerals are components of the nutrients used by the human body to build muscles, bones, for body oxygenation, blood clotting, heartbeat regulation and other vital functions.

What Does Vitamin A Do For Your Body?

What Does Vitamin A Do For Your Body?

Vitamin A is a fat-soluble nutrient that has antioxidant properties. Being fat-soluble means that it can be stored by the body and released as needed so a daily intake it is not essential. Vitamin A is stored mainly in the liver and comes in two different forms.

What Does Vitamin K Do For Your Body?

What Does Vitamin K Do For Your Body?

Vitamin K is a group of fat soluble vitamins split into two main subdivisions. Vitamin K1 This is probably best known for its important role in blood coagulation. A deficiency of vitamin K1 means that any open wound would take longer to for the blood to clot and start the healing process.

What Does Vitamin D Do For Your Body?

What Does Vitamin D Do For Your Body?

Vitamin D is known as the sunshine vitamin because the human body synthesizes it when exposed to sunshine.

How To Give Up Caffeine For Your Health

How To Give Up Caffeine For Your Health

Although caffeine, taken in moderate amounts, should not cause any harm its easy to see why the sales of caffeine free drinks are booming. This is because caffeine is a stimulant but it does have possible negative side effects which makes sense to withdraw it from your diet. The possible unpleasant side effects and concern […]

How To Make Traditional British Cauliflower Cheese

How To Make Traditional British Cauliflower Cheese

This traditional British dish probably dates from around the mid 1600s when it was eaten by the less well off as a meal in itself with no accompaniment.

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