Eat banana peels? YES!
My son Adrian brought this Business Insider article to my attention – an article that includes several uses for bananas in food and cooking.
In particular the article states that:
“ The sweet flesh of a medium-sized banana contains significant percentages of your daily recommended intake of various nutrients, such as:
- 12% of your daily fiber, which helps with digestion and may help lower your risk of diabetes
- 17% of your vitamin C, which is important for your immune system as well as growth and development
- 20% of your vitamin B-6, which aids the body’s ability to convert food into energy
- 12% of your potassium, which helps in development of cells, tissues, and organs throughout the body
- 8% of your magnesium, which is important for the body’s energy productions and regulating glucose and blood pressure levels
If you then eat the skin along with the flesh you get an even bigger boost in these same nutrients .… Read the rest
I am often asked if my diet has caused me to suffer loss of muscle performance.
Since I wrote the blog earlier this year on my experiences with a vegan, gluten free diet I have become aware of yet another incredible benefit to the diet.… Read the rest
Just over three years ago, on 1 February 2012, I read a book by Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn Jr. , “Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease”, which has completely changed my health and my life. Many have asked about this experience over the past three years and so this is a summary of my experience to date.… Read the rest
About twenty five years ago when I visited my opthalmologist I was told that it seemed as if I had cholesterol and should have it checked by my doctor. I was not surprised that I had high cholesterol, because a couple of months earlier I had been told that by my doctor.… Read the rest
One of the challenges on some of our traditional holidays, is what to eat in lieu of such traditional meat dishes as turkey, ham, lamb and beef. We solved this nicely this past Christmas with a lovely feast that took little time to eat, yet was delicious as well as nutritious.… Read the rest
Quite a number of people that I have spoken to about our diet have started it and continued it for a time. They start feeling better. So then they start to ‘work out’ — to take their improving health to the next level.… Read the rest
I am often asked what the guiding principles are to my diet — and how closely do I keep them?
Basically I try to adhere to what I term a ‘modified’ Esselstyn diet. Dr. Esselstyn’s diet is simple, a feature in a diet that I consider very attractive.… Read the rest
Colin Campbell, famed author of the bestseller “The China Study” recently wrote his follow up book, “WHOLE”, in which he argues for a holistic approach to medical research and promotes the concept and benefits of a whole foods plant based. See my book review for more details.… Read the rest
From time to time we encounter products that really make cooking easier for someone on a whole foods plant based diet.
One of the challenges is how to fry things without using oil. Yes, I know, virgin olive oil is supposed to be good for you.… Read the rest
One of the things I want to do this year is improve my skin — to make it softer, to get rid of wrinkles and ‘age’ spots.
I came across a Dr. Oz video on phtyoceramides (phyto == plant) which suggested they might help.… Read the rest