The Health Benefits of Oats

Oats are a type of cereal grain that most of us know of as oatmeal or rolled oats. They are a highly nutritious food containing a number of compounds beneficial to our health.

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High Folate Meals and Snacks

Are you getting enough folate in your diet? It’s really important that you do, especially if you are planning on becoming pregnant. Folate intake should be adequate prior to conception to decrease the risk of neural tube defects. For more information on folate and it’s role in the body please see my fact sheet on Folate.

Here are 7 high folate meals and snacks for your eating pleasure! Read more of this post

Vitamin K

Vitamin K is usually the nutrient that most people don’t know anything about or haven’t even heard of before. It is a fat soluble vitamin and it’s most important role is involved in the formation of a blood clot. Vitamin K is made up of a family of compounds also known as quinones and is used by the liver to make blood clotting factors and is also really important in activating these factors when blood clotting is needed. It may also have an important role in Read more of this post

Vitamin E

Vitamin E is a fat soluble vitamin and is actually the name given to a family of 8 different naturally occurring chemicals which have a range of functions within the body. Primarily, vitamin E is an essential part of the bodies anti-oxidant system and helps protect the body against oxidative stress. Anti-oxidants fight oxidative stress by ‘defusing’ the damaging chemical reactions triggered by Read more of this post