Karen is a Certified Nutritionist, freelance writer, blogger, and foodie. She is passionate about food and its role as a building block in health and wellness. It is her belief that optimum health can be achieved through improved diet and lifestyle, tailored to each individual’s needs.
Hemp: Great source of protein, amino acids and omega 3 fatty acids. Chia: Rich in dietary fiber, omega 3 acids and calcium. Sesame: Rich in copper, iron and magnesium. Sunflower: Vitamin E and selenium. Pumpkin: High in protein, iron, zinc and magnesium. Flax: Omega 3 fat and fiber. All of them help prevent heart diseases and arthritis.
A study in the Journal of Nutrition, Phytochemicals - flavone and isoflavone phytoestrogens, in white button mushrooms, have shown to inhibit Aromatase activity and breast cancer cell proliferation better than even exotic mushrooms like reishi or shitake. Adding a handful of mushrooms into sauces, stews or even your burger patties may not be such a bad idea!