• Fat

    Dietary Fat: Functions, Requirements and Healthy Sources

    Somi Igbene PhD ANutr March 29, 2021

    Fat is likely the most feared macronutrient. How many times have you avoided eating an avocado, adding oil to your dressings or cooking with butter or coconut oil for fear of weight gain or heart disease? Trust me, you’re not alone! With guidelines insisting that we avoid fat like the plague, it’s no wonder many of us constantly seek high-sugar foods to fill the void – a far worse option…

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  • Tofu in sweet chilli sauce

    Tofu in Sweet Chilli Sauce with Stir-fried Veggies

    Somi Igbene PhD ANutr March 24, 2021

    Tofu, a great alternative to meat and chicken, is protein-rich, low-fat and cholesterol-free. Tofu in sweet chilli sauce is a delicious mid-week recipe for the family. It pairs perfectly with stir-fried vegetables and steamed rice. Let’s explore the Nutritional Highlights of Tofu in Sweet Chilli Sauce 1 | Protein: Protein is crucial for cell and tissue repair, immune and bone health. Aim to eat at least 25g of protein per…

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  • Egusi (melon) seeds health and nutrition benefits | Somi Igbene

    Egusi (Melon Seeds): Health & Nutrition Benefits

    Somi Igbene PhD ANutr March 22, 2021

    Egusi seeds come from bitter apple fruits. They are cholesterol-free and rich in essential fatty acids, antioxidants and minerals, and possess superior medicinal and nutritional benefits. Egusi, also known as bitter apple seed, is native to Africa, Asia, Arab, and some Mediterranean countries. People in Asia and the Middle East use egusi plants, fruits, and seeds to treat a variety of conditions including intestinal disorders, bacterial infections, jaundice, asthma, and diabetes. However,…

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  • Aubergine and Broccoli Curry

    Aubergine and Broccoli Curry with Bulgur Wheat

    Somi Igbene PhD ANutr March 16, 2021

    Aubergine and Broccoli Curry with Bulgur Wheat is a light, yet filling dish that is perfect for your lunch box and equally great for dinner. As of 2017, only 29% of adults and 18% of children in the UK were consuming the recommended five portions of fruits and vegetables. In the USA, according to the CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Report, only 10% of adults meet this requirement. The statistics in…

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  • Does diet impact sickle cell | Featured

    Does diet affect sickle cell?

    Somi Igbene PhD ANutr March 14, 2021

    Have you often wondered if diet affects sickle cell disease? If so, the short answer is yes – diet affects sickle cell disease. That said, research into diet and sickle cell disease is limited. But current evidence shows that diet affects your growth, development, immunity and the severity of sickle cell crisis episodes. In this blog post, I share the evidence for diet’s beneficial role in sickle cell disease, the…

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