Posted in Antioxidants, Disease, eye diseases, eye health, good food, healthy food, Nutrition, seniors

Boost carotenoids

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Carotenoids have long been known for their nutritional value and capacity to boost the body against nasty diseases. They ought to be top of your eating list for the good they do but maybe, from time to time, we just need to remind ourselves how valuable and easily sourced these  foods are. The top 10 are:

  1. Baked sweet potato
  2. Cooked carrots
  3. Cooked dark green leafy greens
  4. Cos/romaine lettuce
  5. Cantaloupe melon
  6. Sweet red capsicums
  7. Dried apricots
  8. Cooked peas
  9. Cooked broccoli
  10. Cooked peas

There is a really well explained piece on How Stuff Works about the current research into carotenoids and how they impact positively on health. it’s a bit of a long read but well worth it because it is so enlightening. The very latest research is on older adults and how carotenoids appear to improve brain function and thinking. Well worth investigating and pursuing further. Nutrition for any age group is essential but if it impacts on how well you thing then it’s to be highly encouraged.




Posted in books, cooking, good food, home cooking, Nutrition, pies, tarts

Tarts and Pies

I have just received Tarts and Pies as a surprise gift. It was so lovely to receive because the book looks so cool and it is very special! How clever to make a round book which such a delectable cover. That shows a bit of inspiration on the part of the authors and the gift giver! I was just so taken with it. I then got to look at all of the recipes. At the beginning it goes through some very important ideas about pies and tarts but it is all explained clearly and with photos. It just makes it all so easy and fun. There is an interesting Linzer Torte recipe which will be the first one to try but then there are so many other good quality pies and tarts to sort all sorts of tastes and occasions. It was an exciting present to recive just because of the way it was presented but now I feel it is going to be a book which never goes away – especially with winter coming on.