Yesterday was the first day of fall– and nothing says fall like a ripe juicy pear. These beauties provide hydration and if you eat the skin, a nice serving of both fiber and vitamin C. In fact one pear provide 4 grams of fiber at the cost of just 95 calories. By comparison 1/2 cup of cooked beans ( famous for their fiber) have 6 grams of fiber at 150 calories.
All pears eg Anjou, Bosc, Bartlett, and Comice share the same nutritional profiles. Most of the nutritional payload in pears is in the skin, so canned and cooked pears don’t have the same anti-aging benefits.
Selecting the perfect pear can be a bit challenging. A ripe pear is very fragile so they are always taken off the tree when … Continue Reading… →
Biotin is a type of vitamin ( actually vitamin B7) that is found in many different foods including liver, cauliflower, salmon, carrots, bananas, and yeast. Eggs, soy flour, and nuts are especially high in biotin.
True biotin deficiencies are very rare, occuring in people with epilepsy, smokers, burn victims, and elite athletes. ( no, no, no and definately not me). However diabetics may have an increased need for biotin– and I do have type 2 diabetes.
However biotin is not easily absorbed and even if the daily intake is adequate, your body may not be getting what it needs. Neither the US nor Canada have issued nutritional guidelines for biotin. Accordingly they have estimated daily requirements at 30-100 micrograms.