1. Contain a good amount of B vitamins which are important for our nervous system and our energy systems
2. They are a source of iron which is needed for red blood cell production to enable oxygen to be carried around the body
3. They help control your hunger because they are a good source of both fibre and protein in our diet
5 Interesting Facts about the human body
The strongest muscle in the body is the tongue.
It takes about 20 seconds for a red blood cell to circle the whole body.
The average woman consumes 6lbs of lipstick in her lifetime.
On average, a 4-year-old child asks 437 questions a day.
Only 7% of the population are lefties.
Food Safety- Something to think about
Food plays such an important role in our lives. It nourishes us, it brings us together with friends and family, we use it to celebrate to grieve, to enhance our performance and to heal and repair. But it can also make us sick. How much thought do you put into the preparation of your food?
Every year more than 5 million people are affected by food poisoning here in Australia. Viruses and Bacteria can cause a variety of symptoms including vomiting, diarrhoea, and abdominal cramps and in some instances can cause death.
Some important steps to ensure your food doesn't become the enemy:
1. Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water before and after preparing food. If touching raw meat such as chicken, beef, lamb also wash after handling.
2. Use separate cutting boards for your vegetables and meats- colour coded ones can now be purchased to help ensure your safety.
3. Don’t leave prepared food out on the table or bench and when cooking take ingredients from the fridge and use immediately.
4. Ensure your refrigerated is set at below 4 degrees.
5. If food needs to be kept hot it must be kept at a temperature greater than 60 degrees.
6. Bacteria breeds in food at temperatures between 5 and 60 degrees.
7. If you enjoy left overs make sure you refrigerate them immediately and consume within 2-3 days (if pregnant avoid eating left overs)
These few simple steps may save you and your stomach from being attacked