• Raw cacao chocolate oats

    Raw Cacao Chocolate Oats

    Somi Igbene PhD ANutr April 17, 2021

    Bored of regular oatmeal? Why not spruce it up with raw cacao for a rich and satisfying treat? Chocolate oats are delicious any time of day. Dark chocolate or milk chocolate? High street or fancy? What’s your preference? I love me a good dark chocolate. And to be honest, the fancier the better! When I want chocolate for the pleasure it provides, any chocolate will do – milk or dark.…

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  • Fonio with baked salmon

    Fonio with Baked Salmon and Chunky Vegetable Stew

    Somi Igbene PhD ANutr April 14, 2021

    Have you tried fonio? If not, you’re missing out! These small-seeded grains are gluten-free, rich in essential minerals like zinc and iron and super delicious! They make a tasty alternative to quinoa and couscous. Fonio are small-seeded grains that look similar to couscous and quinoa that are native to Western Africa. They exist in two forms: White fonio (commonly called acha, fundi or hungry rice) and Black fonio (commonly called…

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  • Chipotle Pinto Beans, Roast Chicken & Broccolini

    Chipotle Pinto Beans, Roast Chicken and Steamed Broccolini

    Somi Igbene PhD ANutr April 7, 2021

    Hey there! Sorry to interrupt… I know you were getting stuck in, but this article is reserved for members only. You’ll agree that there’s a lot of false nutrition advice floating on social media and the internet these days. It takes plenty of time for scientists/registered nutritionists like myself to study peer-reviewed research and write credible, evidence-based articles that you’re eager to read and learn from. You can read this…

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  • Processed Meat

    Red meat and poultry not linked to heart disease and early death (but processed meat is).

    Somi Igbene PhD ANutr April 5, 2021

    Finally, a robust study that vindicates red meat and poultry! I know you’ve seen those attention-grabbing headlines that warn of heart disease and early death if you eat animal foods, particularly red meat. It appears those headlines and science publications are somewhat false – old news for some of us. However, if you avoid red meat and meat in general for fear of heart disease and early death, this ‘new’…

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  • Omega-3 fish

    Omega-3 Fats and Your Health

    Somi Igbene PhD ANutr April 1, 2021

    Essential fatty acids are the fats you can only get through diet; your body can’t make them. The two essential fatty acids are alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), an omega-3 fat and linoleic acid, an omega-6 fat. Enzymes in your body convert ALA into longer chain omega-3 fats known as eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). These fats are crucial for your health and wellbeing. What omega-3 fats do Every human…

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