Oats – Bridgeford’s Best Bites: Nutrition Tips

Oats (Avena sativa) are a cereal grain grown in temperate regions for its seed. Oats contain gluten so are not suitable for celiac, though gluten free oats are available. They can be rolled or crushed into oatmeal, ground into fine flour, used in a variety of baked goods, such as oatcakes, oatmeal cookies and oat … Continue reading Oats – Bridgeford’s Best Bites: Nutrition Tips

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Chia Seeds – Bridgeford’s Best Bites: Nutrition Tips

Chia ( Salvia Hispanica) is a flowering plant of the mint family from Mexico and South America, that can sprout in a matter of days. Apparently the 16th-century Aztec Codex Mendoza shows that it was cultivated by the Aztecs in pre-Columbian times and was as important as maize as a food crop. "Chia" means oily. … Continue reading Chia Seeds – Bridgeford’s Best Bites: Nutrition Tips

Oxidative Stress – Bridgeford’s Best Bites: Nutrition Tips

Life exposes us to many types of stress; oxidative stress is one we cannot see or feel. A certain amount is produced by our normal metabolic processes and can be important for our immune function, yet excessive oxidative stress can be a risk factor for many chronic conditions. Imagine that we have an internal exhaust … Continue reading Oxidative Stress – Bridgeford’s Best Bites: Nutrition Tips

SILENT INFLAMMATION – Bridgeford’s Best Bites: Nutrition Tips

Inflammation is the body's natural response to a real or imagined threat. Acute inflammation protects the body, e.g. when you cut your finger or sprain your ankle the body releases chemicals to trigger inflammation, initiating a healing response for blood cells and antibodies to help mop up the damage of the injury; you experience pain, … Continue reading SILENT INFLAMMATION – Bridgeford’s Best Bites: Nutrition Tips

Obesity – Bridgeford’s Best Bites: Nutrition Tips

The latest obesity statistics in UK are alarming. According to the BBC 60% of adults and 30% of children in UK are overweight and 30,000 people die annually from obesity-related illnesses. Britain has 1.5 million adults classed as morbidly obese and weight loss operations and obesity-related hospital admissions have soared in recent years. Obesity/ Overweight … Continue reading Obesity – Bridgeford’s Best Bites: Nutrition Tips

Bridgeford’s Best Bites: Nutrition Tips Ginger

Ginger (root) has been used throughout the world as a therapeutic agent for centuries to treat common colds, fever, to aid digestion, treat stomach upset, diarrhoea, nausea, rheumatic disorders, gastrointestinal complications and dizziness. It part of the same family as tumeric, cardamom and galangal. It is consumed as a food, medicine or spice. It is … Continue reading Bridgeford’s Best Bites: Nutrition Tips Ginger

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