Easily included in a healthy daily diet, kiwifruit are a good source of soluble fibre and vitamin C.
Previous ‘Shell Studies’ Posts: ‘Shells…just sketching’, ‘Shells, unearthed’, and ‘Shells Studies, Far North, NZ’ (includes links to NZ shell-identification sites).
Much of our daily needs can be met with good servings of greens, broccoli, spinach, brussel sprouts……
The book by NZ Author David Coory ‘Stay Healthy by Supplying What’s Lacking in your Diet’ is a useful source of information basics about nutrients important for health, their role, symptoms of deficiency & excess and content in food sources.
A diet with plenty of green vegetables should easily supply the Recommended Daily Allowance to prevent the health problems associated with lack of folic acid (usually due to a poor diet, but also diseases such as Coeliac which interfere with absorption).
Folate is a vital nutrient for cell growth and reproduction, and the prevention of megaloblastic anaemia. Low levels of folic acid in the diet are also thought to be associated with the development of Alzheimer’s disease.
Continuing working illustrations & food photography for the Healthy Fats section of the current Food and Nutrition Project. Olives are a rich source of monounsaturated fatty acids, omega 9, vitamin E, and the phytonutrient squalene.
These illustration roughs above are painted with a grainy, powdery watercolour palette leaving a ‘textured’ finish, quite different to the cleaner finish using a Windsor & Newton palette in a prior ‘Bottled – Savouring Summer’ image.
The New Zealand Nutrition Foundation is a good source of information about the types of dietary fats and obtaining the right balance in your diet.
Link to a previous ‘Chooks’ animation Post; ‘Should I Stay or Should I Go?’
To my previous ‘Bees’ Nature Photography Blog-Post with interesting links to bee & honey resources. Teara, The Encyclopedia of NZ, has information about local and introduced wasps & bees. And, a good source of knowledge about New Zealand’s native bees is Auckland Ecology’s ‘Native Bees…What’s the buzz’.