Having enough hydrochloric acid is essential for proper digestion. It is now known that many digestive problems which used to be associated with high stomach acid are actually caused by low stomach acid. Problems such as indigestion, reflux, parasites...
Butter has been a staple food for centuries. But not long ago we were told to lower our intake of saturated fats by replacing butter, which is high in saturated fats with margarine. This information has recently been challenged...
Many of us grew up on white bread. We ate it without a second thought and our parents never considered that it might be bad for us. However now white bread is made out to be the evil of...
We have around 100 trillion bacteria living inside the gut. Some of these are good and some are bad. Having the right balance is associated with a strong immune system, excellent digestion and overall good health. Probiotic foods are...
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Sugar has been given a bad name recently, but it isn't all that bad for you when you consume it in moderate amounts. However many people, particularly those eating a Western diet do consume far too much sugar in...
Up to 70% of people will have a gastrointestinal problem at some point in their life. When there is no underlying physical cause, stress may be the culprit; and often is. Stress can wreak havoc on the digestive system,...
Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil is added to baked products, especially bread, to improve the texture. Solid fats yield better texture than liquids, besides improving shelf life and preventing oxidation. Research has shown that the trans fats present in hydrogenated vegetable oil...
Ascorbic acid (E300) is an antioxidant, colour and preservative. Although ascorbic acid is naturally present in fruits and vegetables and is an essential vitamin, it is industrially synthesized using a number of different biological techniques. Flour treating agent, 'vitamin C';...
  Commercially baked bread contains close to 30 additives , although generally regarded as "safe" (GRAS) , many are known to be toxic . Running a series on some of the common additives in bakery goods ,starting today.. Calcium propionate (cp) is...
Banana Chia Seed Pudding Recipe Serving Size: 1 (~250 calories) Ingredients 1 banana, peeled 2 tablespoons raw chia seeds 1/2 cup water 1 teaspoon good vanilla extract 1/2 tablespoon good maple syrup (or good honey) dash of good almond milk (optional) Better-for-you ingredients Learn more about the better-for-you ingredients...
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