Yoga is for everyone – 12 myths dispelled

MYTH: YOGA IS FOR PEOPLE WHO ARE… Flexible: Even if you are stiff as a board to start with, your flexibility will increase healthily over time with regular yoga practice. Yoga builds flexibility, strength and balance; generally men have more strength and women more flexibility to start with. The benefits of yoga are individual and … Continue reading Yoga is for everyone – 12 myths dispelled

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Spice Chart – Bridgeford’s Best Bites: Nutrition Tips

BENEFITS OF SOME COMMON SPICES Based on previous articles is a summary chart of proven benefits of some common herbs we have in our kitchen. Please print off, cut out and stick on the fridge and use for your health. SPICES BENEFITS Black Pepper Cayenne Pepper Cinna-mon Garlic Ginger Parsley Rosemary Tumeric Alzheimers y y … Continue reading Spice Chart – Bridgeford’s Best Bites: Nutrition Tips

Rosemary – Bridgeford’s Best Bites: Nutrition Tips

Rosmarinus officinalis is a common household plant grown in many parts of the world. Used for flavouring food, a beverage drink, in cosmetics and as a preservative in the food industry due to anti-oxidant/ anti-microbial properties. Folk Medicine Used as an anti-spasmodic in renal colic and dysmenorrhoea, analgesic, anti-rheumatic, carminative, diuretic, expectorant, in relieving respiratory … Continue reading Rosemary – Bridgeford’s Best Bites: Nutrition Tips

Spirulina – Bridgeford’s Best Bites: Nutrition Tips

Spirulina, also known as blue-green algae, grows naturally in salt-water lakes in Africa and Mexico, as well as in some fresh water lakes. It grows quickly in a spiral shape, is easy to harvest and was used as a food source by the Aztecs. Nutrition: B-complex vitamins, minerals, proteins, gamma-linolenic acid and anti-oxidants such as … Continue reading Spirulina – Bridgeford’s Best Bites: Nutrition Tips

Selenium – Bridgeford’s Best Bites: Nutrition Tips

SELENIUM Selenium is an essential trace mineral, needed in small amounts in the body. The level of selenium in plant foods depends on the soil it is grown in and varies greatly in different parts of the world. Most areas of UK, Finland, New Zealand and parts of China are low in selenium. UK used … Continue reading Selenium – Bridgeford’s Best Bites: Nutrition Tips

Kick Start Healthy Eating Resolutions – Bridgeford’s Best Bites

The media suggests that Christmas is a happy, peaceful time spent with loving families, though in reality there can be added stresses and strains with excesses of food, alcohol and television as well as limited routine, exercise and healthy food.  1st January brings a new impulse with resolutions to clean up, sober up, shape up … Continue reading Kick Start Healthy Eating Resolutions – Bridgeford’s Best Bites

Aloe Vera: (Aether Bios Clinic) Bridgeford’s Best Bites: Nutrition Tips

Aloe Vera is a species of succulent plant from Africa that is spiky with thick green fleshy leaves and can grow to a metre tall. It has been mentioned as a herbal medicine for about 2000 years though it may have been used for much longer. It is used in Indian medicine for colic, constipation, skin diseases, … Continue reading Aloe Vera: (Aether Bios Clinic) Bridgeford’s Best Bites: Nutrition Tips