Normally, the body’s reserves of vitamin B12 surpass daily requirements, but in certain cases, a deficiency can occur.
In the case of vitamin B12 deficiency, the symptoms can be subtle or even non-existent. Diarrhea, constipation, fatigue, loss of appetite and pale skin are some of the symptoms associated with this condition.
Here are some of the possible causes:
Poorly balanced vegetarian diet
Insufficient intake during childhood, breastfeeding and pregnancy
Pasta is among the favorite foods of a great number of people. You can turn it into a very refined meal or simply a quick dish to feed the whole family when you’re in a hurry.
It’s therefore very important to know how to cook pasta properly and make it absolutely irresistible.
1. Use the right cooking pot
The pot you use should be high sided and able to contain a large amount of water (calculate at least 1 liter, or 4 cups, of water for 100g pasta). The water mustn’t exceed 3/...
You may have heard it through the grapevine: Hollywood stars swear by asparagus to keep in top shape. The list of asparagus lovers is long, including Britney Spear, Jessica Biel, Victoria Beckham and Matthew McConaughey, to name just a few.
For once, this is not just a fad, as there are some real good reasons to eat asparagus, on top of its refined flavor.
Indeed asparagus abounds with a great quantity and variety of antioxidants. It is also rich in minerals, folate and vitamin K. Low in calorie...
Native to Central Asia, peas were cultivated for a long time only for their dry seeds. It was not until the 17th century that people began to consume the fresh version, but it was so expensive that no one but wealthy aristocrats could afford it.
Fresh peas don’t have a long shelf life, and people only started growing them on a large scale after the technique of canning was invented in 1821.
Even today, people mostly buy the frozen variety because freezing preserves a large part of the nut...
Back from her first trip to Italy, my friend Susan was puzzled that she could not find there any of her favourite “Italian” dishes, such as “Pepperoni Pizza” or “Spaghetti with Meatballs” and asked me for an explanation.
My take is that when the first waves of Italian immigrants arrived in North-America from Southern Italy in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, they couldn’t find the right produce, good-quality olive oil, pasta, or arborio rice, that...