What’s in an Arrowroot?
Apr04

What’s in an Arrowroot?

Arrowroots are a common feature for folks living in the rural areas.They are either part of the breakfast, lunch or dinner. In the urban areas, it is a highly priced commodity both due to its high nutritional value and also its scarcity. How much do we really know about it? Let’s learn together. What is an arrow root? An Arrowroot is starch rich, creeping underground rhizome belonging to the Marantaceae family plants. It is...

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How Much is too Much Food?
Feb20

How Much is too Much Food?

Are there times you feel like you are eating too much? This could be from how you feel after eating and you feel too full. What about when you do not feel full, does that mean you have not eaten enough? As we attempt to address this question – How much is too much food? its ideal to also note that there is no one definite formulae that works for all of us. The explanation being that we are all different in our genetic make up,...

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Know Your Nutrients: Vitamin A
Feb06

Know Your Nutrients: Vitamin A

Vitamin A is one of the most essential Vitamins required by our body. Vitamin A is essential for numerous functions and processes in the body. Vitamin A is a strong antioxidant. It is a compound that is comprised of a broad group of unsaturated nutritional compound. Most of the people call it the ‘natural slow aging agent’ this is because it helps to maintain the immune system, good vision and growth development. Vitamin A may be all...

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Culinary Herbs and their Remarkable Health Benefits
Aug13

Culinary Herbs and their Remarkable Health Benefits

How much do you know about the herbs you use in the kitchen daily? Herbs have the ability to turn bland and uninteresting meals to gourmet and delicious dishes. In addition, herbs have medicinal value that when used well it eases pains,aches and also protects against diseases. As part of Amaica’s healthy eating philosophy, herbs are part and parcel of our culinary process, we simply cannot do without them, these are such as...

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Health Benefits Of Ginger
Jun06

Health Benefits Of Ginger

History of Ginger Ginger originated in China, Southeastern Asia and India, where it has been used as a culinary spice no less than 4,400 years ago. Ginger was brought from China by the Romans almost 2,000 years ago. The Spanish introduced ginger to Mexico and South America. China, India, Indonesia, the Philippines, Nigeria and Thailand are presently the main producers of ginger. Fresh ginger ought to be kept at room temperature. Fresh...

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Healthy Eating Tips: Broccoli’s Role in Fighting Cancer
May19

Healthy Eating Tips: Broccoli’s Role in Fighting Cancer

History of Broccoli Broccoli ‘s been around for at least 2,000 years and originated from a wild cabbage native to Europe. It was improved upon by the Romans and is currently cultivated across the world. Broccoli was introduced to the United States in colonial times and made popular by Italian immigrants. Though low in calories, broccoli is among the most nutrient-dense foods. Broccoli is a fantastic source of vitamins C, K and A, as...

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