Nutty professors (literally, not metaphorically) and researchers have recently been lauding the health benefits of nuts. Current research suggests that nuts should definitely be consumed regularly as part of a healthy diet. In fact, there’s a bunch of reasons why you should include a daily serve of nuts in your diet. Nuts are a nutritional powerhouse and are a rich source of fibre, protein, folate, calcium, zinc, potassium, magnesium and antioxidants.
Seeds may be small in size, but they are loaded with nutrition. Suffice to say, they punch well above their weight in the nutrition stakes. Seeds are a rich source of omega 3 fatty acids, manganese, vitamin E, iron, phosphorous, calcium, folate and fibre. Here are six seeds to consider including in your diet:
The makers of South Park recently addressed the issue of gluten, and in their ‘wisdom’ they concluded that consuming gluten would make various body parts fall off. But you don’t believe them, right? People have been consuming gluten-containing grains for centuries and survived with all their limbs intact. In biblical times, the Romans and Israelites lived on a diet rich in bread and by all reports they lived relatively healthy lives. In fact, the Old Testament tells how God sent the Israelites a daily serve of manna, a bread-like foodstuff, which presumably contained, you guessed it, gluten. As far as I’m aware there was no discussion of gluten-free diets in biblical times.
What is it?
Greek Yoghurt with oats in a nifty no-fuss squeeze pouch.
Nutritional info per 140g serve:
549Kj, 10.1g protein, 0.7g fat, 0.2g saturated fat, 21.4g carbohydrate, 15.1g sugar, 2.2g fibre 31mg sodium, 116mg calcium.
Skim milk, water, banana puree (6%), oats (4%), oat fibre, maple syrup (0.5%), lemon juice concentrate, vegetable gums, natural flavour, acidity regulator, live yoghurt cultures.