Types of iron : Heme vs Non-heme

What is heme iron? Heme iron is the type of iron found in blood and muscle. It makes up a large portion of the iron in a typical western diet. The “heme” in hemoglobin refers to this form of iron. Heme iron-rich foods include oysters, beef, liver and sardines. While the exact mechanism of absorption [...]

2019-05-15T15:30:23+08:00 Diet, Health|0 Comments

Bergamot, the new miracle fruit?

Bergamot is a flavoring ingredient derived from a citrus plant that grows almost exclusively in the coastal region of Calabria, Italy. Commonly used as a flavoring in Earl Grey tea, the extract of the bitter citrus fruit, bergamot, is credited with raising good cholesterol, removing fatty deposits in the liver and lowering blood sugar levels. [...]

2018-11-20T17:35:58+08:00 Health|0 Comments