Copper Rich Foods and Recipes: A Practical Guide

Copper (Cu) is an essential trace mineral or a mineral that the body requires in small amounts.  More copper is not necessarily better. What Are the Roles of Copper in the Body? Your body needs copper for a long list of functions. However, copper is often not a nutrient that we need to actively seek … Read more

Highest Vitamin C Foods and Recipes: A Practical Guide

Vitamin C is a water-soluble vitamin that is known for its immune-boosting properties.  However, this nutrient has powers extending far beyond this! Roles of Vitamin C in the Body Many plant and animal species can synthesise their own vitamin C.  However, humans and certain mammals lack this ability.  For this reason, vitamin C is an … Read more

Highest Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic Acid) Foods and Recipes

While it’s important to get enough pantothenic acid in your diet, it’s hard to be deficient (unless you are starving).  What Does Vitamin B5 Do in Your Body? Foods Naturally High in Pantothenic Acid “Pantothenic” originates from the Greek root pantothen, which means ‘from all sides’.  Vitamin B5 is virtually present in all foods, both … Read more

Highest Thiamine (Vitamin B1) Foods and Recipes

Vitamin B1, also known as thiamine, is an essential nutrient that enables you to use energy from foods rich in carbohydrates to power your brain and nervous system.   Roles of Vitamin B1 in Your Body What Are The Symptoms of Vitamin B1 Deficiency? Severe thiamine deficiency is a recognised medical condition known as beriberi.  There … Read more

Do We Need Meat in Our Diet?

Nutrition can be confusing.  The fact that there is so much passionate disagreement over what constitutes an ‘optimal human diet’ suggests that we still have a lot to learn.    One of the earliest Biblical conflicts and the first murder involved revolved around whether an animal vs grain sacrifice was more appropriate (i.e. Cain vs Abel).   … Read more