Here’s an interesting recipe for Dandelion Fritters.
Here’s an article on the importance of milk proteins in the diet from Today’s Dietitian magazine.March 2013 Issue
Milk Proteins: Packing a Powerful Nutritional Punch
By Karen Giles-Smith, MS, RD Today’s Dietitian Vol. 15 No. 3 P. 26
Evidence shows high-quality proteins, such as milk proteins, promote satiety, weight maintenance, muscle synthesis, and blood glucose control.
For many years, nutrition professionals didn’t consider protein a priority for most Americans. The thought was that most people…(read more on their site)
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Reheating meatloaf without making it dry
Cooking food to reheat can be tricky. If you have the resources, it canbe best left to the professionals. If you don’t have the resources to pay a personal chef to do your meal prep for you, follow these simple tips with your meatloaf to make sure it is still tender and juicy after you reheat it.
- Leave it slightly undercooked – Notice the pink in the meatloaf above. Take 10 minutes or so off your regular cooking time to leave the meatloaf slightly pink in the center.
- Don’t overcook when you reheat – When you reheat anything, you need to make sure it gets fully hot (over 160 degrees) to ensure any potential bacteria is dead, but don’t overdue it. Reheating it too long can dry out your meatloaf.
- Cover it in the microwave or oven – Heating anything causes the moisture in it to evaporate. If you are reheating food that is supposed to be crisp, you don’t want to trap the moisture, but food like meatloaf is better when it is more moist so you’ll want to cover it with something to trap in that extra moisture.
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From Woman’s Day magazine, here is an article about some of the common nutional mistakes women make with their meals on a daily basis, and some healthier alternatives…
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A Harvard study published in a US National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences journal, Environmental Health Perspectives, found a relation between lower IQ levels and flouridated water. The article title states a “cause/effect” scenario that can’t really be determined from correlative evidence, (article authors are notorious for making the jump from “correlation” to “cause/effect”) but the study does raise some serious questions. Other studies have suggested links between flouride and bone cancer.
Read the Reuters article here:
Harvard Study Finds Fluoride Lowers IQ – Published in Federal Gov’t Journal
Good article on rice from www.livestrong.com.
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Another case of something that is “bad for you” not necessarily being bad for you was demonstrated in a study in the linked article which found that persons that had low sugar low calorie diets lost no more weight that those with normal sugar low calorie diets. The researchers claim that the formula for weight loss is reduced calories, extra exercise and a balanced diet.
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What is “healthy” and “not healthy” isn’t always as black and white as we want to make it out to be. More and more, we are finding out that many of the food we have been told are bad for us have health benefits, and may not even have the negative risks that are attributed to them. Recent studies about carbohydrates and Diabetes come to mind.
The following link is about research in Italy that claims that daily intake of cocoa, flavanols more specifically, increases cognitive functions in geriatric patients. My rule of thumb has always been “everything in moderation”. Too much or too little of most things is bad in my opinion.
Read more here on the study…
Cocoa may help mild cognitive impairment
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MSNBC commentator, James Oseland of Saveur magazine names Kansas City the “next great grub city”. Read more here…
Pediatricians and general praticioners are not providing enough nutritional, exercise and health advice to children, the following article claims. Personally, I believe it. While it is primarily your responsibility to monitor your own diet, it is your doctor’s first concern to advise you on your health. Don’t wait for your doctor’s advice, ask them what you should be doing to improve your diet…
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