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Smorgasbord Health with Sally Cronin and Carol Taylor – Cook from Scratch to prevent nutritional deficiency – Vitamin B1 – Wholegrains, Mackeral, Pork, Pineapple, Eggs, Asparagus

Variety is key to good health, to provide your body with as broad a spectrum of nutrients as possible that the body needs. Taking a supplement or relying on shakes and bars to provide your daily allowance of vitamins and nutrients is not in your body’s best interest. Giving it foods that the body can process and extract everything it needs is vital.

Today it’s...Vitamin B1- Thiamin

Vitamin B1 (Thiamin) is a water-soluble vitamin. This means that along with the other B vitamins and Vitamin C it travels through the bloodstream and any excess is eliminated in our urine. The body cannot store thiamin but it is found in tissues within the body such as in the liver, heart, kidneys and the nervous system where it binds to enzymes.

This does mean that these types of vitamins need to be replaced from our food continuously.

For a breakdown of Vitamin B1 and recipes please follow the link below…

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Smorgasbord Health Column 2022 – The Gentle Detox – Part Two – Eat food your body recognises…and can work with! Sally Cronin

The Gentle Detox – Part Two – Eat food your body recognises…and can work with!

In my previous posts you will often find me having a poke at the diet food industry – well actually more than a poke. There are certain products that are health-related that I do not have a problem with, but I don’t have much time with slimming bars and shakes. I do not care how many nutrients they say are in them, they are not in the form that the body understands or wishes to. We are designed to take our nutrients from natural foods.

To read the full original post please click the link below x

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CarolCooks2 weekly roundup… 9th-15th January 2022-Monday Musings, Health, Ezekiel Bread, Stale Bread and Saturday Snippets,

Welcome to my weekly roundup... 2022 is settling in …we are mid-way through January I do
hope this is the year where we see the end of Covid or find ways to live with it as we do flu and
other communicable diseases…

What is in store for you then this week if you are catching up…  Culinary A-Z was going to be the final one but I decided there was too much for one post so next week will be the final one, Monday Musings, and let me tell you Spam begone and it is singe figures…Friday review and Stale Bread…we should all be at zero in our homes but those stats were shocking at the sheer volume of waste and Saturday Snippets is always a joy to write for me…I hope you enjoy!

Monday Musings…

Whose heart doesn’t melt at the sight of pretty little kittens, puppies or babies…but please allowing them to take over and call the shots…you have to read this …I mean however much you love those kitties that wouldn’t happen on my watch…but then it was on social media…I rest my case…

CarolCooks2…My Monday Musings…10th January 2022.

I always or my body does benefit from a detox it makes you feel so much better,  less bloated and lighter of body and spirit…Thanks to Sally over at Smorgasbord Health she has made it easy for us…So please head over and have a read…

Smorgasbord Health Column 2022 – The Gentle Detox – Introduction and Phase One – Before you begin your weight loss programme

Culinary A-Z…This week it’s the letters W & X…

This is the last but one post in this series…I have covered the wax coating on many of our fruits and vegetables and their safety, Chowder which is a lovely creamy soup, Arrowroot, Bratwurst Sausages and a few other items with the middle letter of W or X…not an easy one and out of the goodness of my heart I saved Kiwi Fruit for Pete Springer who always contributes to these posts…x

The Culinary Alphabet…A-Z…The Middle Letters W and X

You may have noticed that I haven’t included the #bloganuary daily posts in this roundup…I just thought it would be too much…those of you who regularly read and comment on my posts have been reading and commenting on #bloganuary and for that, you have my thanks x

However, it’s still not too late if you feel you wish to participate in the WordPress Bloganuary Challenge 2022 where everyone is provided with a writing prompt each day… just click the highlighted link and sign up…

Carol’s Green Kitchen is back…this week was the first post of the year I hope you enjoy it!

Yes, I’m back not with a bread recipe although I do have one all ready for next months Green Kitchen but back with Ezekiel Bread which some of you have tried and not liked or have liked but said it has a different texture to normal bread… all interesting and a learning curve some kitchen hacks and the safety aspects of waxed fruits and vegetables…

Carol Taylor’s Green Kitchen…January 2022 …Kitchen Hacks, Waxed Fruit and Vegetables and Ezekiel Bread

My Friday food review was on “Stale Bread” and how it is top of the list when it comes to food waste…in the UK almost 900,000 tonnes of bread is thrown away every year…that is 24 million slices of bread every single day…

That is a travesty when children are staving not just around the world but probably in your home town…In the US (2016) 20% of bread is wasted in kitchens plus 12% in stores that is a lot of bread…

In my house, that figure is 0%...ZERO WASTE…nil..none…ever…every single scrap of bread is used…Do you have zero bread waste or is your household a contributor to those 24 million slices of bread in the UK alone which are thrown away every day…

CarolCooks2…Friday Food Review… Stale Bread…

Saturday Snippets…

Where I can truly unleash my muse because I never know what I will discover…This week it was the word “Year“…

Preparations are underway here for Chinese New Year…The year of the “Tiger“…one-hit wonder “The Year 2525” a song I hadn’t listened to for years…and lots of other trivia …

Saturday Snippets…January 15th 2022…Today’s one-word prompt is “Year”

That’s all for today…Thank you for joining me and I look forward as always to your comments…Have an enjoyable Sunday see you next week xx

 

 

Smorgasbord Health Column 2022 – The Gentle Detox – Introduction and Phase One – Before you begin your weight loss programme

 

Most of us have come out of the festive season with a little more than some presents and remnants of tinsel around the house. Many go into Christmas with great intentions especially, if they have been careful all year about weight and exercise, and others say ” What the Hell“ and dive straight into the Eggnog… Whichever type of reveller you are this is still a great time to give your body its annual holiday and get it ready for the tough year ahead.

A Gentle Detox…

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CarolCooks2 weekly roundup… 2nd-8th January 2022-

Welcome to my weekly roundup...And welcome to a New Year I hope 2022 is a better year, a
the year where we see the end of Covid or find ways to live with it as we do flu and other
communicable diseases…

What is in store for you then this week if you are catching up…  Culinary A-Z, Monday Musings, and let me tell you Spam begone and I will tell you how…A review and sausage recipes…and Saturday Snippets…I hope you enjoy!

My first Monday Musings of the New Year…where I discuss plastic straws and today when shopping there was a whole end isle of plastic straws(which) I thought were banned…

I also received some bamboo straws and a lovely ickle brush so I can clean the straw properly after using…Plus how to get rid of spam ..a cocktail recipe, some music…I hope you enjoy x

CarolCooks2…My Monday Musings…3rd January 2022.

Today we have the start..the beginning of back on wagon talk, healthy eating after all the Christmas goodies my body is groaning and feeling bloated…This is not a New Resolution unless they float your boat it is just getting back to pre Christmas Covid eating…both have played havoc with my diet I don’t know about yours…too much fresh from the oven bread……

CarolCooks2…Healthy eating… How to shift those Christmas and Covid kilos…For good!

The Culinary Alphabet is nearing the end now…only W, X, Y, Z to go and unless I can find any more dishes/ingredients I will probably put these 4 letters in one post and waffle a lot…haha

Young Pete Springer very cleverly found two more for the letter V…the first one was Guvec which is an earthenware casserole dish that is wide and of medium height, it can be glazed or unglazed and used in the Balkan, Turkish and Levantine cuisines…

Giouvetsi…is a meat and pasts dish cooked in a Givec…but to complicate matters further there is also a dish called Turkish Guvec made with eggplants, potatoes, red onions, garlic, tomatoes, oregano, paprika which sounds delicious…Mmmmm one to try…

I hope you enjoy this rather shortened version of the Culinary Alphabet x

Culinary Alphabet…A-Z…The Middle Letter V…

Over to Smorgasbord…where Sally is doing a rewind of some posts that we did back in 2018  I enjoyed contributing the recipes…this week it is Vitamin A…and I must say Vitamin A is abundant in food which I love like Apricots, carrots and trout…

Please head over and enjoy...I think we all need a rewind I know I do and a reminder of what we should be eating to maintain a healthy body…

Smorgasbord Health with Sally Cronin and Carol Taylor – Cook from Scratch to prevent nutritional deficiency – Vitamin A – Carrots, Liver, Apricots, Trout. Eggs, Frittata

Friday is my review day it could be a product or an ingredient that I am looking at in more depth…this week it is a trip down memory lane where I extol the virtues of my nanna’s food grinder…I will also tell you that I had a comment on this post that I didn’t understand…I’m old and not up to date with many of the modern ways and apps so before responding (and) how glad am I..phew…I asked my son…just as well…my answer was an Ahhhh :)…I left it at that…But that is why I love blogging I learn something each and every day

To understand what I am talking about you will have to read the comments on this post…I would love to know who knows what I now know…hehe x

CarolCooks2…Friday Product Review… Spong National #25… Food Grinder…

Saturday Snippets…

My most fun post of the week to write…I have a fascination with words and connections I love how a word has connections to so much…a great learning curve and I am always being surprised…just as a few of you were to receive an incomplete Saturday Saturday Snippets on Thursday…you wouldn’t want to be inside my brain at the moment it bordering on chaos…lol

Enjoy, have a lovely Sunday…stay safe and well if you venture out…As always I look forward to your comments …

Saturday Snippets…8th January 2022…Today’s one-word prompt is “New”…

The end…another week finished…did you know there will be 13 New Moons this year so hopefully it will be a magical year…Love Carol x

 

 

Smorgasbord Health with Sally Cronin and Carol Taylor – Cook from Scratch to prevent nutritional deficiency – Vitamin A – Carrots, Liver, Apricots, Trout. Eggs, Frittata

Welcome to the rewind of this series from 2019 where we look at cooking and your diet from a different perspective. Usually, we emphasize the health benefits of food and how they can be incorporated into your diet. But, what happens if you do NOT include them in your diet.

We wanted to share with you what happens if your body is deprived of individual nutrients over an extended period of time.

Thankfully most of us eat reasonably well, with plenty of variety, but if you take a look at a week’s worth of meals, do you find that you are sticking to a handful of foods, all the time.

Sally will be giving you all information on Vitamin A and what an important part it plays in our diet for our health and wellbeing…I enjoyed finding recipes that included Vitamin A…

Best food sources for Vitamin A – The most abundant source of the vitamin is found:

  • liver,
  • fish liver oils,
  • grass-fed dairy butter,(cattle’s natural food is grass, not grain or corn)
  • cheese,
  • free-range eggs
  • oily fish.

These are just a few examples please click the link below to read the original post…

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