Tag Archives: Minerals

Can zinc supplements prevent Covid?

As we head into  what  might be a very long and isolating winter, everyone is looking for answers on how to prevent Covid-19. Even those who have previously avoided getting flu shots are now heeding the advice to do so. And while washing our hands regularly, wearing masks and social distancing are among the first […]

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What are the warnings about young kids and plant-based milk all about?

“Hello Rosie, I’m wondering what your thoughts are regarding this news article “Plant-based milks shouldn’t be main beverage for young children, health experts say. Pediatricians, dietitians say well-intentioned parents may be ‘withholding important nutrients”.  My friend and I have been discussing it and she’s questioning why we need cows milk at all, and is also […]

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Bone broth: Are the benefits based on science or science fiction?

Move over coffee shops. Bone broth cafes have taken over in many cities as customers pay big bucks for cups of bone broths. Meanwhile those who know their way around the kitchen are simmering pots of bones for up to 48 hours for their own potions. So what’s the fuss all about and is it […]

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Your Facebook questions answered: Tomatoes – can you eat too many?

“Hey Rosie! I have a question: how much is too much tomatoes? My 4 year old is obsessed with tomatoes. She will eat them for breakfast, lunch and supper if you let her. It’s her favourite snack all through the day. If we let her she would happily eat a whole 680 gram pack of […]

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Medjool Date and Barley Waldorf

Here’s a change of pace Waldorf salad that’s packed with fibre and offers a variety of fruits – all of which, according to a recent Spanish study,  are linked to living longer. The natural sugars found in fruits, such as dates,  are accompanied by a wealth of disease-fighting compounds. Enjoy this recipe from Bard Valley […]

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Your Facebook questions answered: Baby versus regular spinach

“I would like to know how ‘baby’ spinach is grown and whether it is nutritionally equivalent to “grown-up” spinach. It certainly does not have a real spinach taste.” says Enlightened Eater Facebook fan, Betty Fleet. Betty, baby spinach is exactly that –  spinach that is harvested at an early stage –  anytime  from 21 to […]

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6 top reasons to eat kiwis

Kiwis may be small but they certainly  pack a mighty nutritional punch.  While they were originally known as a Chinese gooseberry, they were first grown commercially in New Zealand. These fuzzy little fruits were then named after New Zealand’s  national bird, the kiwi.  It’s hard to believe but they only started appearing  in most North […]

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6 top reasons to love barley

It’s September and that means it’s time to celebrate Whole Grains Month. And there’s no better time to be adventurous in your whole grain eating. Including barley is a super way to start. All too often, it’s used only in soups but considering its wonderfully chewy texture, surprising versatility and nutritional perks, it’s under-utilized. Barley’s […]

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