Pepitas are highly nutritious. These little pumpkin seeds are rich in protein, iron and also contain zinc and magnesium and other trace minerals. The oils in these seeds are good for the immune system. So next time you are wanting a little snack, try mixing pepitas to your serving of nuts and dried fruit or just eat them alone. They are delicious!
Mushrooms - let them sunbake for us! Well they are unlikely to burn us like the sun does. A latest review by Australian scientists examined studies on mushrooms and found that these innocent little fungi can actually be vitamin D factories.
Veganism has recently become a popular diet. Many choose veganism for animal rights and/or for health reasons. How can vegans be even fitter? A team of international scientists, including an Adelaide scientist, this year published a large scale nutrient analysis of the diets of 20 year old males including those who are on a vegan diet.
If you know anyone that has suffered from brain fog they will tell you that they can be disabled with mental confusion and have difficulty concentrating. Scientists from the Medical College of Georgia, USA cleverly used a cohort of patients suffering from brain fog, gas and bloating. These patients had an intact digestive system but had unexplained gas, bloating symptoms and brain fog.
Hot off the lab bench!! A cutting edge research study from the journal Cell shows how truly unique your gut microbiome is! A probiotic that you would probably find in your chemist was given healthy humans to see if the 11 strains of bacteria it contained were happy to make home of the gut mucosa of the hosts.
Cutting Edge Research shows that obesity and gut microbiota are linked. It seems as though our Westernization of populations is making us fat. This most recent study by a team of Columbian scientists has taken a magnified look at the guts of populations that are undergoing a transition from ‘hunter-gather’ to industrialised living.