While you can take your pick of nut butters and other dairy products like milk, made with cashews, peanuts or almonds, seed butters are also gaining momentum as a new way for vegans, lactose intolerant people and health buffs to consume dairy substitutes. Benefits of seed buttersWhat are the best nut butters to try?Sunflower seed butter contains Vitamin E, magnesium, zinc and iron, and is one of the most nutritious varieties on the block. You can use it as a spread, and also whip it on salads, or in smoothies. Sesame seed butter is commonly sold in as tahini paste and used in cooking widely. Use it to make your hummus, or as a dip in itself. It has calcium, copper and selenium among other nutrients for good health. Pumpkin seed butter: While you can just crunch on pumpkin seeds by themselves, pumpkin seed butters are a great way to get in taste and nutrition. Pumpkin seeds offer high-quality protein content, along with a host of other nutrients. Watermelon and chia seed butters are … [Read more...] about Are seed butters the new nut butters?
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Scientists have discovered that studying people's scalps for head lice could lead to the discovery of neglect or abuse. The researchers, based at the University of Reading, released the findings of their research earlier this month in the Journal of Parasitology. They found that by looking at the extent of a lice infestation within someone's hair it is possible to determine whether someone had been subject to neglect and for how long. M. Alejandra Perotti, associate professor in Invertebrate Biology at the University of Reading and lead researcher, said: “Analysing head lice and nits allows us to turn back time and draw conclusions about a victim’s suffering, even after their death. "Lice offer a unique insight into the treatment of vulnerable people as their biology and behaviour are greatly influenced by the health of their host.” “We should be routinely looking at head lice infestations in order to benefit from the reliable and unique clues they offer. "In a … [Read more...] about Head lice could be a sign of neglect say scientists
Spice up your taste buds with healthy spices in your diet. According to the International Organisation for Standardisation, there is no clear-cut division between spices and condiments. The term spice or condiment applies to such natural plant or vegetable products or mixtures thereof, in whole or ground form as are used for imparting flavour. Aromatic food substances which enhance flavour are spices and herbs. Spices are usually dried roots, barks or seeds used whole, crushed or powdered. Herbs are usually the fresh leaves, stems or flowers of herbaceous plants. Spices are also stronger than herbs. Spices not only excite your tastebuds, but are composed of an impressive list of phytonutrients, essential oils, antioxidants, minerals, and vitamins that are essential for overall wellness. Spices have been integral part of our food for centuries, and have retained their relevance even to this day. It is all thanks to the Arab and European explorers, whose contributions in spreading them … [Read more...] about The story of spices
STATE OF THE NATION ADDRESS IN THE 2018 LEGISLATIVE YEAR STATE OF THE NATION ADDRESS IN THE 2018 LEGISLATIVE YEAR 13th SEPTEMBER 2018 Your Excellency, the Vice President, 1.1 All praise is due to God, the Lord of all, for granting us the blessing and favour of gathering here today to witness the State of the Nation Address in the 2018 Legislative Year, which I have the singular privilege of executing on behalf of the entire Gambian nation. 1.2 In accordance with the legal obligation I owe this August Assembly as President of The Republic of The Gambia, this morning, my address will focus on five main areas. These are: the Major Government Achievements registered during the 2017 Legislative Year; Policy and Legislative Matters linked to the mandate of this August Assembly; National Unity; Socio-Economic Development Plans, and Matters Requiring Executive Action. Honourable Members of the Assembly are at liberty to pursue any details of interest to them through the Select Committees … [Read more...] about Full Speech of President Barrow on the State of the Nation Address in the 2018 Legislative Year
In the world of food trends, today is a forgotten taste. The truly smart need to know what’s coming up as the flavour of tomorrow Every year, thousands of food brands head to New York to show off their wares and entice buyers from grocery stores to stock their products. It’s a trade show titled the Fancy Foods Show, and it’s one of the best places to catch trends before they hit grocery store shelves. New products make their debuts there, and months later, they appear on the shelves of your local market and food stores. Ah, Ayurvedic Ayurveda is the Indian practice of holistic medicine in which certain foods and herbs are eaten together to balance a person’s health and to benefit digestion, immunity and more. While many Indian foods are Ayurvedic, speciality brands are now expressly branding their products with the term. While many around the world follow its principles in food combining, the US has decided to go all out with the marketing of Ayurveda. So what … [Read more...] about Here are some of the flavours and products that are going big