• Pasta, Kale & Mushrooms 

    Somi Igbene PhD ANutr June 2, 2022

    A delicious low-glycaemic vegan recipe using kitchen staples – pasta, kale and mushrooms. Enjoy like this or add baked tofu for a protein boost. Most people believe they can’t eat pasta with high blood sugar levels, but this is false. Ironically, pasta has a much lower glycaemic index than other popular starchy foods like potatoes and rice. Pasta’s glycaemic index is even lower if you cook it al dente (to…

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  • 5-Essential Vitamins and Minerals for Sickle Cell Anaemia

    5 Essential Vitamins and Minerals for Sickle Cell Anaemia

    Somi Igbene PhD ANutr September 2, 2021

    Have you been searching the Internet for the essential vitamins and minerals you need to maintain your health and lower your risk of developing another sickle crisis? Look no further. I’ve got you! The five essential vitamins and minerals people with sickle cell anaemia need include vitamin A, vitamin D, magnesium, selenium, and zinc. And while they’re not a vitamin or mineral, omega-3 fats are also crucial.  Don’t rush to…

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  • Zinc in sickle cell anaemia

    Why Zinc is important in Sickle Cell Anaemia

    Somi Igbene PhD ANutr July 10, 2020

    Zinc is vital for the proper functioning of the immune system and the production of proteins. Low levels of zinc can increase the severity of sickle cell anaemia. Keep reading to learn why zinc is important in sickle cell anaemia.  Zinc is an essential mineral and a crucial component of many enzymes in your body. It is classified as a critical mineral because a deficiency in it can compromise your…

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  • spicy bean and prawn stew

    Spicy Bean and Prawn Stew

    Somi Igbene PhD ANutr June 27, 2020

    Rich in immunity-boosting zinc, this spicy bean and prawn stew is perfect for lunch or dinner.   After eating an exclusively plant-based diet for three years and ruining my gut, I never thought I’d be able to enjoy beans again. It’s been 15 months since I gave up that lifestyle and thank goodness I am able to enjoy legumes without getting embarrassing gas and stabbing pains in my gut. There…

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