• Green Jackfruit Flour Improves Blood Sugar Control in Type 2 Diabetes.

    Somi Igbene PhD ANutr July 2, 2021

    Green jackfruit flour improves blood sugar control in people with type 2 diabetes, a new randomised control trial suggests.  Partially replacing rice or wheat flour with green jackfruit flour led to significantly lower fasting blood glucose (FBG), postprandial [after food] blood glucose (PBG), and glycated haemoglobin (HbA1c) levels in people with type 2 diabetes. The study, “Efficacy of green jackfruit flour as a medical nutrition therapy replacing rice or wheat in patients…

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  • Lean Beef Can be Part of a Heart-Healthy Diet

    Somi Igbene PhD ANutr June 25, 2021

    Lean beef, in moderate quantities, can be part of a heart-healthy diet, a new study suggests.  Including up to 156g of lean beef daily in a healthy Mediterranean diet led to significant reductions in total cholesterol, non-high-density lipoprotein (HDL)-cholesterol and low-density lipoprotein (LDL)-cholesterol and LDL particle number. The study, “Effect of varying quantities of lean beef as part of a Mediterranean-style dietary pattern on lipids and lipoproteins: a randomised crossover-controlled…

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    Essential Nutrients for Healthy Bones

    Somi Igbene PhD ANutr June 6, 2021

              View this post on Instagram                       A post shared by Nutritionist | PhD ANutr (@drsomiigbene) Most people think weak bones and osteoporosis only affect the elderly, but this couldn’t be further from the truth! Bone health results from complex interactions between your genes, lifestyle (diet and exercise), hormones and vitamin D status. If you eat…

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  • how to eat more vegetables

    5 Delicious Ways to Eat More Vegetables

    Somi Igbene PhD ANutr May 29, 2021

    Today’s post is all about VEGETABLES. Specifically, the subgroups of vegetables, why you need them, and five simple tips to help you include more vegetables in your diet.             View this post on Instagram                         A post shared by Nutritionist | PhD ANutr (@drsomiigbene) Vegetables are the third post in this Nutrition 101 series.…

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  • Chickpeas and pineapple curry Buddha bowl

    Chickpea and Pineapple Curry Buddha Bowl

    Somi Igbene PhD ANutr May 26, 2021

    Hearty chickpea and pineapple curry buddha bowl. Enjoy this curry with rice and steamed greens for a nourishing and satisfying lunch or dinner. One of the easiest ways to get more fruit and vegetables into your diet is to incorporate them into every recipe. Whether that’s adding them (fresh or frozen) into soups and stews, blending them to form the base of curries or sauces or adding them to sandwiches…

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