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Amaryllidaceae

To eat or not to eat Allium vegetables

Allium vegetables are loosely defined as members of the onion family and there are hundreds of species. They have been used as a food and medicine for thousands of years, and include; red and white onions that we are so familiar with as well as scallions or spring onions, shallots, leaks, garlic, chives and others.

All these

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Meat or No Meat?

A discussion on vegetarianism

There are people who argue that we should avoid eating the flesh of other animals for a variety of reasons and there are modern medical scientists and dietitians who prescribe eating meat. While diet should always be something of a personal choice, it is impossible to avoid being exposed to other people’s ideas.

If we leave out the ‘should’ and look

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Vegetarianism

Our optimal diet

Baked Spud

Vegetarianism is the practice of following a plant-based diet of fruits, vegetables, etc., with the general exclusion of all meat and animal products. Science tells us that animal products and refined foods undermine our health while a whole food vegetarian diet is ideal and will provide internl conditions for a long and healthy life.

On a more

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Burdock

Arcticum Lappa

Burdock flower

Burdock is also known as: Lappa, beggar’s buttons, thorny burr, happy major, greater burdock, gobo, or edible burdock. It’s a biennial plant of the Arctium (burdock) genus in the Asteraceae family, cultivated in gardens for its root used as a vegetable. It can also be an invasive weed in high-nitrogen soils.

Although its name suggests a relation to Docks, burdock

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Where to get your Protein?

Five foods with more Protein than beef

Workouts don’t require steak

Protein is vital in our diets and many argue that vegetarians and vegans don’t get enough or that it’s too difficult to get all our required proteins.

However it has been learned that we don’t need to combine foods as we once thought to form a complete protein (such as beans and rice).

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Juicing Miracle

Miracle Drinks Kill Cancer Cells

This MIRACLE DRINK idea has been circulating for a long time and it’s worth your while to take note, but also read the details below.

A Mr. Seto had lung cancer and he was recommended to take this drink by a Herbalist from China. He took it diligently for three months and it’s claimed his health was restored and that

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Potatoes

A universal food

Baked Spud

The word potato refers to the whole plant, but only the root or tuber is edible and there are many varieties available. Affectionately known as ‘spuds’ in some countries, the potato is best known for its carbohydrate content and it’s a major component in the Western diet.

Potatoes have a fibre content similar to that of whole grain breads,

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Maca

A traditional Andean food, Maca is a cruciferous root vegetable grown widely in the Peruvian Andes. It’s a benign poor man’s food which has been in use for thousands of years and because the indigenous people who eat it and don’t suffer the bad health consequences of a western diet, it has been labelled a wonder food..

Travellers saw that the Peruvian peasants did not

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Quinoa

A super grain high in protein

Quinoa or Kinwa has been an important food for 7,000 years in the Andes of South America and was considered sacred by the Inca Empire. But after the Spanish conquest, quinoa like amaranth was relegated to the status of animal feed by Spanish colonists and it almost disappeared as barley, wheat, potatoes and corn became

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Cassava

A commonly used root vegetables

Cassava is low on the nutrient scale and yet it’s a major source of carbohydrates for over half a billion people. It is a white fleshed tuber and is also called manioc, yuca, balinghoy, mogo, mandioca, kamoteng and kahoy root. It may be compared with taro as both have little taste and a similar texture.

Cassava is a woody shrub

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