Month: October 2015

Grazing as a diabetic

Modern research would seem to indicate that a quarter of what we eat in total in the day is in snacks. Nothing at all wrong with that if you are taking into account the calories in those snacks. In fact many diabetics find it more comfortable and easier to eat little and often. Where these grazing habits become dangerous is when you are taking in empty calories such as artificially sweetened drinks or alcohol. It’s a funny thing but the body does not feel as satiated when it has drinks it doesn’t feel the fullness it would do with...

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Kefir – Why you Should Make it and Eat it

Why kefir Is A Superfood There are several types of kefir – kefir grains, kefir cheese and kefir milk. Kefir becomes a fermented food which is also incidentally a probiotic by culturing fresh milk with kefir grains. Kefir grains are life colonies of over 30 bacteria and yeast living together in harmony in a stable symbiotic community. These grains are added to fresh milk to create kefir milk which in turn is used to make Kefir cheese. As a result of the fermentation process very little lactose remains in kefir. This makes it a great drink for those who are lactose intolerant. Kefir grains look like cauliflower! The kefir grains themselves are actually a mixture of news lactic acid bacteria which comprise proteins lipids and sugar. The actual composition of kefir even when industrially produced is difficult to predict each batch is different due to a variety of reasons which include some of the kefir grains rise above the liquid or curds forming around the grain and the ambient temperature Kefiran gives it a rope-like texture and the grains can be white or yellow. It has taken the Western world considerable amount of time to accept that there are such things as good bacteria’s. Over the last 30 years there have been much more media coverage about probiotic drinks and yoghurts. So much so that these are often consumed on a...

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Healthy Eating And Diet Defined.

Over the years much has been said about healthy eating and a lot of it has been conflicting. There are several traditional diets which have always been favoured by nutritionists because they are high in fruit and vegetables and low in saturated fats. Recently researchers have declared that the Icelandic diet is the most healthy. Basically the soil is very fertile because of the amount of volcanoes. The food they eat although they meet as a protein source it is clean meat, the beef, lamb and pork graze naturally on grass. This makes the milk and dairy products much...

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Healthy Eating And Diet Defined.

Over the years much has been said about healthy eating and a lot of it has been conflicting. There are several traditional diets which have always been favoured by nutritionists because they are high in fruit and vegetables and low in saturated fats. Recently researchers have declared that the Icelandic diet is the most healthy. Basically the soil is very fertile because of the amount of volcanoes. The food they eat although they meet as a protein source it is clean meat, the beef, lamb and pork graze naturally on grass. This makes the milk and dairy products much...

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