The Health Benefits of Fermented Foods
We have fermented foods for thousands of years and it has been part of many people’s diet and culture. There are a number of different bacteria that develop when fermenting foods. Lactobacilli bacteria are present on most living things. Bifidobacterium are more likely to be present in animal products, e.g., dairy, etc. The lactic acid…
Detox January? Why bother to detox and what does it mean?After the Christmas festivities many of us end up feeling tired, lethargic, heavy, bloated and generally under the weather. Our skin and hair may also look dull and lifeless. Too much over indulgence in sugar (chocolates, sweets, etc), bad fats (pastries, puddings, etc) and alcohol,…
Seaweed: Just A Weed Or A Green Superfood?
The Japanese incorporate seaweed into their daily diet but in the west we choose in the main to reject it. Are the Japanese right to embrace this food and are we ignoring it at our peril? Seaweed has been a staple in Asian diets since ancient times. Seaweeds are among the healthiest foods on…