This week, I’m going to cover the vital mineral, Zinc. This is a mineral that I learned so much about during my time studying nutrition. Ironically, I have recently found myself to be deficient in it after pregnancy, which I would put down to breastfeeding and stress.
Mango and Pineapple are a dreamy combination and this salad takes them to another level by gently cooking pieces on a grill then mixing the fruit in with more tropical ingredients to make the ultimate Summer salad to accompany weekend BBQ feasts.
Believe it or not, there are different types of fats. Some are good and some are bad. Fat is a major source of energy, it can help absorb vitamins and minerals, lower inflammation, boost brain health, it's needed to build cell membranes, build healthy hair, skin and nails and protect against heart disease.
Kiwis eat more than 18kgs of bananas per person, per year. Infact Kiwis consume more bananas per person than any other country in the world! Globally, bananas rank fourth after rice, wheat and maize in human consumption, crazy!
Fibre is an important component of a healthy diet and it’s something that most people aren’t eating enough of. Some of the health benefits include:Soluble fibre can help control our blood sugar levels by slowing down the breakdown of carbohydrates and absorption of sugar.