Honey and Health Benefits! Over To the Bee Farm at Macroom Buffalo Farm

honey pot health and heart benefits blog

Honey  So what is honey ? Honey is made by the honey bee and it is made up of natural sugars, water, organic acids and proteins.  The honey making process involves transforming phytochemicals from the floral nectars into honey. The bee changes the nectar (by bee-secreted enzymes) into fructose and glucose. The non sugar components […]

Coffee and Cholesterol. To Filter or Not to Filter, that is the question.

filtered coffee and cholesterol blog

First of All, The Good News Coffee Drinkers are less likely to be diagnosed with heart failure and less likely to develop Type 2 Diabetes. Furthermore, coffee and tea drinkers were less likely to be diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease, in a dose dependent fashion. The relationship does not exist with decaffeinated tea/ coffee¹, and the […]

Cholestero-Low Meets the Roughty Foodie at the English Market, Cork.

Cholesterolow and Dr Murphy meeting Margo Ann Murphy from the Roughty Foodie at the English Market Cork

The Roughty Foodie!  The Roughty Foodie is a 3rd Generation Market stall at the English Market in Cork. Set up by Margo Ann Murphy’s father, they have adapted to changing lifestyles and demands. They sell locally sourced fresh fruit & vegetables, as well as local artisanal produce.  Margo tells us about where her stall got […]