Fruity Friday 1 – Apples

As another addition to my blog, I will be doing a “Fruity Friday”. A lot of people know about 5 a day but the fruit is often overlooked and people opt for vegetables to meet this target. So every Friday I will be uploading a blog which looks at the benefits of fruits and why…

To soy or not to soy

  The soya bean is a species of legume which is native to East Asia. This bean has a multitude of uses. Containing only 2.9g of saturated fat this bean is commonly used in vegetarian foods and meat substitutes. Soybeans contain a large proportion of unsaturated and polyunsaturated fats. This fat is known to increase…

Vegan Diet For Diabetics

Type 2 diabetes is spreading fast. Over 21 million people have been diagnosed with the disease in the United States, triple the number from 1990. Type 2 diabetes has devastating health consequences.  It may lead to blindness, kidney failure, heart attacks, and stroke. When you are diagnosed with diabetes the treatment is a diet change….

Benefits of Fibre!

What is Fibre? Fibre is a non-digestible, plant-derived carbohydrate that includes the storage and cell wall parts of the plant. Fibre passes through the human digestive tract essentially intact and has little to no caloric value. Fibre is sometimes referred to as “nature’s broom” because it helps “clean out” the intestinal tract. The “Father of…

Fizzy drink tax in Ireland

A charge of 20c per litre will be placed on drinks with 5-8g of sugar per 100ml and the tax will commence in April 2018 in a similar move the UK took last year, pending State aid approval. There will also be 30c a litre on drinks with more than 8g of sugar per litre will kick in in Ireland from April.