Raffinose: The Problem With Brussels Sprouts (and other veggies)

It is important to eat our veg, but some veg can cause bloating and wind. The reason brussels sprouts, in particular, have a bad reputation all comes down to a type of sugar called raffinose.

2024-01-31T13:13:06+00:0013th December 2023|Food File|Comments Off on Raffinose: The Problem With Brussels Sprouts (and other veggies)

“Yoghurt is Good for Your Gut”: Is Your Favourite Good for You?

Yoghurt is good for you, and your gut.  But, why and are all yoghurts good?   This article reveals benefits and cautions regarding the healthfulness of yoghurt.

2024-01-31T14:40:37+00:0030th August 2023|Food File|Comments Off on “Yoghurt is Good for Your Gut”: Is Your Favourite Good for You?

Why Brussels Sprouts Are Likely To Make You……To Give You Wind

Brussels sprouts are probably the vegetable that is most associated with Christmas, but eating too many may result in embarrassing flatulence.  This is because not all parts of [...]

2023-03-02T11:25:44+00:0016th December 2022|Food File|Comments Off on Why Brussels Sprouts Are Likely To Make You……To Give You Wind

International Houmous Day: Celebrating Chickpeas!

Beetroot is a root vegetable that is related to Swiss chard, spinach and quinoa.  It can be grown fairly easily from seed in a vegetable patch or in pots.  There is a variety of types of beetroot, including the trusty Boltardy and the stripy Choggia.  Beetroot isn’t always round either as long varieties can be found.

2024-01-31T13:24:21+00:0013th May 2022|Food File|Comments Off on International Houmous Day: Celebrating Chickpeas!

Five Ways Alcohol Affects Your Nutritional Health

Did you know that alcohol affects more than temporary brain function and your liver?  It can also affect the way you absorb and utilise nutrients, which over the [...]

2022-11-18T14:33:14+00:0031st December 2021|Food File, General Interest|Comments Off on Five Ways Alcohol Affects Your Nutritional Health
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