Sweet Potato – Bridgeford’s Best Bites: Nutrition Tips

The sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas) cultivar developed in Japan and has edible leaves and stems. It is only distantly related to the potato  and does not belong to the nightshade family. They are cultivated throughout tropical and warm temperate regions wherever there is sufficient water to support their growth. Sweet potato ranks as the world's … Continue reading Sweet Potato – Bridgeford’s Best Bites: Nutrition Tips

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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

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

From Pyramid to Food Plate – (Aether Bios Clinic) Bridgeford’s Best Bites: Nutrition Tips

5th - 11th July is Childhood Obesity Awareness Week 2011. July 2011 is also Ice Cream month! The food plate is important for avoiding obesity and encouraging health by eating a balanced diet  The food plate has replaced the pyramid that was established in USA in 1992 as a guideline to a balanced diet. The … Continue reading From Pyramid to Food Plate – (Aether Bios Clinic) Bridgeford’s Best Bites: Nutrition Tips