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Unbelievable - Two Foods That Make You Fat

Tuesday, July 14th, 2009

The two foods that most people believe are healthy may actually shock you to know that they are fattening foods.

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The first type of food that is often falsely believed to be healthy is wheat products… this includes most breads, cereals, bagels, muffins, pasta, crackers and so on. And yes that includes “whole wheat” in the category of this fattening food.

Wheat Wheat Prodcts

The human digestive system has never adapted to large amounts of wheat in the diet. The introduction of wheat into the human diet has only been in the last couple thousand years, and it has never been in such large quantities in the human diet until the last 80-100 years.

Eliminate wheat from your diet for 2-3 weeks you will start to lose weight and feel better. You will not only start losing body fat much faster but you will also finally get rid of headaches and indigestion and even skin problems will go away when eliminating wheat from the diet.

The 2nd example of the worst fattening foods that shocks many people because it is thought to be “healthy” is — fruit juice.

Fruit Juices

We actually think most fruits are very healthy for us. However, we were not meant to separate the juice from the rest of the fruit and only drink the high calorie sugary mixture and leave behind the fiber and other beneficial components of the fruit. When you only drink the juice of fruits you are not getting the appetite satisfying effect of the fiber in the fruit, and you’re left craving more carbs. Also the fiber in whole fruit helps to slow the blood sugar response when eating whole fruit compared to fruit juice. Apple juice and orange juice are two of the worst culprits in the western diet.

Over consuming fruit juices makes you fat. On the other hand, eating whole fruits including all of the fiber helps you maintain a healthy balanced diet and high nutrient density.

Fruits

High Protein - Low Calorie Snack

Tuesday, July 14th, 2009
by Sue

Here’s one of the simplest high protein snacks which you can have as a small meal either late at night or even sometimes for a mid meal during the afternoon between lunch and dinner. It contains all the healthy fats, relatively low carbs and the casein protein content which helps your body prevent catabolizing muscle tissue overnight because of the long-lasting casein protein.

Even people who generally say that they don’t like cottage cheese will love this.

    Vanilla-Cinnamon Nut Cottage Cheese

Vanilla-Cinnamon Nut Cottage Cheese

• Mix together 2 to 1 ratio of cottage cheese to vanilla yogurt (it gets higher in protein than in carbs)

• Vanilla extract to taste

• Cinnamon to taste (it’s one of the most powerful antioxidants you can get)

• Handful of raw nuts (pecans, almonds or walnuts as about all nuts are packed with nutrition and healthy fats to keep your cravings at bay)

Just a touch of stevia to sweeten (stevia is a non-caloric natural sweetener that is much safer than artificial sweeteners).

This is such quick recipe, but it’s really good, simple, easy and packed with craving-ending nutrition! Don’t be lazy… be lean.

Benefits and Risks of Chocolate

Saturday, September 6th, 2008
by Sck

Author: Dr John Anne

Chocolate is a psychoactive food. A chocolate comprises a number of raw and processed food and that are produced from the seeds of tropical cocoa tree. The cocoa tree was named by the 17th century Swedish naturalist, Linnaeus. The Greek term theobroma means literally “food of the gods”. Chocolate has also been called the food of the devil; but the theological basis of this claim is obscure. Native lowland and tropical South Africa has been cultivating cocoa from long time.

Chocolate has been said to cause acne and tooth decay and it also has a reputation for being a fattening, nutrition less food. On the other hand, chocolate is also known for being everything from an anti-depressant to an aphrodisiac. While there are still many things that we don’t know about chocolate, the following mentioned benefits and causes of consumption of chocolates could suggest you in best way.

Some of the benefits associates with regular consumption of cocoa are mentioned as eating chocolate releases endorphins in the brain, which act as pain-relievers. If you take sufficient amount of cocoa or chocolate it will boosts one’s appetite also does not cause weight gain. The sugar contained in chocolate may reduce stress and have a calming and pain relieving effect. If someone is habitual of eating chocolate, he/she does not give acne or other skin eruptions. Those who eat chocolate do not trigger migraine headaches. Eating moderate amounts of chocolate makes one live almost a year longer. Also, eating chocolate reduces the risk of heart disease and cancer. Eating two bars of chocolates a day not only lowered cholesterol; it had the unexpected effect of also lowering systolic blood pressure.

Regular consumption of chocolate may have risk of lower blood pressure. At five-year intervals over a 15-year period, 470 men aged over 65 were questioned about their dietary intake of cocoa and received physical examinations too. Thus many persons are still confused rather they have to eat or not eat chocolates.

Article Source: http://www.articlesbase.com/chocolate-articles/benefits-and-risks-of-chocolate-503449.html

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Get Best Convention Oven Out of the Rest Convection Ovens From Super Toasters!

Saturday, September 6th, 2008
by Sck

Author: Vikram kuamr

No one can deny the fact that the application of technology has made the life of the people quite fast and easy. It is not the long time ago when people used to cook and wait for the food patiently. The time to serve had been varying according to the food that is being cooked. But now with the invention of toasters and ovens it is very easy to cook the food. So people can use their enough time and energy in other activities as well. When we talk about ovens then the importance of  convection oven  is inevitable. These ovens are now emerging to be a suitable option for the people. The process of working for  convection ovens  is quite simple. They circulate the heated air through out the chamber with the help of a high temperature fan. They can heat the food in a faster pace in comparison of any other cooking device. This is because the air blown by the fan inside the oven removes the layer of insulating air that if not can surround the stored food.
If you are buying a  convection oven  then it is important to buy one of best available quality. If you want to have the best convection oven at an affordable amount with no maintenance for a long period of time then it is suggested to go for the class products offered by the Super Toasters. Serving in the field of cooking appliances from a long time it has a very long list of happy and satisfied customers. The position of the Super Toasters can be understood from the fact that it is one of the companies with largest selling of appliances. The best thing with this company is that it does not sacrifice the quality for earning more profit from its customers. The profit making is not the only motto for Super Toasters. This is the reason why they offer product at the most reasonable market rate so that more people can have benefit from their best quality cooking appliances. This is the same if you are buying  convection ovens  from this renowned company.
The service offered by the  convection oven  largely depends on the model that you are purchasing. In this kind of oven the heating starts from the bottom or rear region of the chamber. This heating permits regular flow of hot air into the food chamber for cooking. They are far better then conventional ovens as they have the potential to penetrate via the food for instant cooking. If you go for Regular  convection ovens  then it is vital to know that they generate heat through a bottom heating element. It exclusively depends on the convection fans for the heating up of chamber. On the other hand if you are going for True convection oven then you can have an additional heating element around the fan. Although the True convection oven has the capacity to cook more food but it consumes extra power for it. This can automatically generate huge electricity bills for you.
Some of the popular  convection oven  models include the name of Sanyo SK VF7S Stainless Digital Convection Oven, Aroma Housewares AST 900E Oven, Oster 6058 6 Slice Digital Convection Oven and Sharp 1-1/2 Cubic Foot 900-Watt Convection Microwaves.

All the above mentioned models are easily available with Super Toasters. When you buy it from Super Toasters then you will get full guarantee regarding materials, controls, visibility of the food and construction. All the models  convection ovens  are   having interior lights for better viewing inside. They are having a porcelain enamel cavity for instant heating and effortless clean up. They are also having an insulated door handle for better operation. It is difficult to have all these benefits with the models offered by any other company. So be a smart customer and trust the proven name i.e. Super Toasters.

Article Source: http://www.articlesbase.com/chocolate-articles/get-best-convention-oven-out-of-the-rest-convection-ovens-from-super-toasters-522807.html

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Finding the Inspiration for Cooking

Monday, September 1st, 2008
by Sck

Finding the Inspiration for Cooking

Author: George Willison

Finding the Inspiration for Cooking 
    
 Many families are wrapped up in the speed and near-turmoil of modern life.  With two careers, children’s structured activities, commutes, professional associations, maintaining the home, etc., it can be difficult to find time to do any enjoyable cooking.  Here are a few ideas to consider if this is an issue in your home.
  
 One idea is to use cooking as a teaching activity.  With a child, grandchild, niece or nephew, or close neighbor, you can make very tasty dishes, while imparting valuable skills as you go.  Lessons that can be passed on include precise measuring, following a list of instructions, multi-tasking, the “art” of cooking including mixing, beating and rolling, kitchen safety, and completing a project.  You can match the recipes with the maturity of the child, and have enjoyable and productive cooking periods that really have an impact over time.  When a child is able to make something that is really tasty and brings a lot of compliments, she will get an important sense of satisfaction and self-esteem.
  
 Another idea is to choose some favorite recipes that you haven’t prepared for a long time.  These could be your old favorites or your mother’s or grandmother’s.  You might have to do research to find the proper recipe, either in the family “archives” or possibly the internet. The time-tested dishes will be a treat for you as well as the family.
  
 Also, you might want to take a practical approach to spending more time in the kitchen. There are an unlimited number of recipes that you can make on a Saturday or Sunday, and use for two to three meals during the week, with only a minimum of further preparation required.   So the time spent cooking on one day can save a lot of time later, as well as providing some great meals.  Such dishes might include a baked ham or turkey, pot-roast, large pasta dish such as manicotti, a pork roast, etc.  Also a large vegetable or potato casserole could be prepared along with the main dish.
  
 You could plan and cook something that you’ve thought about many times but never done.  You could make a surprise meal for your family, an extra special dessert, bake homemade bread which is always a big hit, do a Thai dinner, and so on.  It’s a lot easier to really get involved and enjoy a novel undertaking.
  
 Almost everyone has been given a new small appliance or gadget for the kitchen that they have never had the opportunity to use. .  It might be your food processor, a pasta maker, a special baking pan for biscotti, scones or popovers, or a Panini maker. You can choose several recipes that require your new tools or attachments and have a good time creating a new dish.  If you can involve someone else, make a new dish, use some new tools, or save some time, it can be a lot easier to look forward to and enjoy more serious cooking.

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