Top 5 ~ Chia Seeds

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ExSEEDingly cool nutrients: 1. Omega-3s ~ Chia seeds are a source of omega-3 alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) which is converted into the long chain omega-3 fatty acids EPA (eicosa/penta/noic acid) and DHA (docosa/hexa/noic acid) when we eat them. They're a plant source of fatty acids, so yeah they … [Read more...]

Top5 ~ Think Zinc!

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I will always remember my second year lecturer telling us when it came to teenage boys "Think zinc!" 1. Reproductive development and function:  Zinc is highly concentrated in the tissue of the prostate gland, which plays a role in the production of semen. Loss of semen results in a loss of zinc … [Read more...]

Top5 Slippery Elm Bark Powder

The longer it stands the thicker it gets, so stir quickly and get it down the hatch!

Gentle fibre supplement Healing properties Safe in pregnancy   To make a slippery elm bark powder drink, first mix a teaspoon of powder with just enough water to make a thick paste then pour over additional water, stirring to even consistency. The longer it stands, the more water will … [Read more...]

Top5 ~ Vitamin D

This is the last sunset of 2012, taken at the Glebe Foreshore on NYE.

Vitamin D ~ The Sunshine Nutrient Top5 Vitamin D 1. Vitamin D deficiency is a worldwide health issue. 2. Vitamin D is activated in our skin by ultra violet B rays from the sun. 3. Vitamin D is not widely distributed among foods, we need only have brief sun exposure to synthesize it … [Read more...]

Top5 ~ Nutrient Profile: Iron

Green and leafy but not at all meaty.

Most commonly when I hear conversations about iron it revolves around iron deficiency; pregnancy/breastfeeding and when bub gets to six months old “The iron stores run out!” Second most commonly I hear such things as increase red meat, and take an iron supplement. Er Mah Gawd, I remove my leather … [Read more...]

Top5 – Green Tea

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 ~Green Tea~  You are so green. You look so fresh in my glass. I know you’re healthy but it can be a challenge to drink you ~ because you taste like grass. Flavonoids: Flavonoids are a group of compounds found widely in plants. There are thousands of flavonoids identified to date. Flavonoids … [Read more...]