Eating nuts can lower the risk of coronary heart disease. Most nuts including walnuts, cashew nuts, pecans, brazil nuts, chestnuts and hazelnuts, contain monounsaturated fats, polyunsaturated fats and other compounds that influence blood cholesterol levels.
Vitamin B1, also known as Thiamine, or Thiamin, as the "thio-vitamine" is a vitamin of the B complex. Thiamine is a water-soluble vitamin. So don’t boil your veges or it will be leached out in to the water! It is found in the tissue of most plants and animals. Our body will only absorb so much thiamine and the rest will be excreted via urine. It is transported in plasma and red blood cells and is used to help turn carbohydrates in to energy for … [Read more...]