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Eat Like A Rap Star

Jan 6, 2017

2 Chainz
Never drink a drop of coffee.
No Beef or Pork
Healthy snacks Nuts or fruit
Drink plenty of water

Nicki Minaj
Low-sugar
Low-starch
Limits foods that are high in sugar and carbohydrates

DJ Khaled
Gluten-free, non-GMO egg whites
No pork or shellfish.
Drinks bottle water

Romeo Miller
Fruits and vegetables
Fresh juices
Fish and Chicken

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Rick Ross
No Soda
No heavy meals at night
No bread
No White Rice
Drink water througout the day

Common
Water and
Juices,  A green juice—usually a vegetable juice, depending on what coast he’s on.
On the West Coast, “I go to a place called Beaming and get the Radiance, with spinach, rose water, chlorophyll, and pear.”
On the East Coast, “I go to
Pressed Juicery and get the Greens 3: spinach, parsley, kale, and apple.”
Gluten-free cookies

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Waka Flocka Flame
No GMO‘s
All natural

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Cauliflower tacos
No microwaves
Alkaline water
Fruits
Organic greens
Gluten Free

Gucci Mane
No carbs
Kale
Eggs
Turkey Bacon

salad

Ludacris
Veggies
Proteins
Complex carbohydrates  such as sweet potatoes

Flo rida
Veggies
Fruits
Caesar salad
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10 Foods Business People Eat To Boost Their Energy

Mar 31, 2016

‘What you eat is what you are’ – a common saying that is frankly quite true. The body and every single cell in it are affected positively or negatively by everything we feed them with. If you often feel like your fatigue is really on the down-side and you need to boost up your energy quick, maybe you should take a look at the ten most common foods eaten by business people, those who need energy boosters the most.

 

  1. Chicken Breasts. The main trigger for boosting your energy here is the packed up portion of proteins, a valuable source of energy. The use of the proteins will be more effective if the meat is grilled and not fried.chickenbreast
  2. Egg yolk,  something full of proteins and usually consumed for breakfast – Many people fear to eat the yolk, but more and more studies show that the key beneficial ingredient of the egg is the yolk,  so just go for it.egg-yolk
  3. Bananas, are a quick and compact fruit that you can grab on the run and give you a great boost of energy.  Keep them in your office for your assistant and employees, to make sure their energy stays up as well.BANANA-GOODNESS

    4. Greek Yogurt
    contains a double portion of proteins in comparison to the normal yogurt. Still there are Greek Yogurts that have a lot of sugar and fructose in them and should be avoided. The plain ones are the best and go really good with a spoon of jam.bowl and spoon with joghurt
  4. Almonds will support you throughout the hunger cravings and pack you up with beneficial fats that will reduce the risk of a possible heart attack. Besides a handful of almonds, you can consume almond milk or almond butter with almost the same positive effect on your energy as the nut itself.almonds
  5. Steel-cut-oatmeal also called pinhead oats or coarse oatmeal is the one oatmeal that doesn’t have preservers and unneeded sugars in it that can ruin your metabolism and leave you tired.steal cut oatmeal
  6. Kale is a great green food that will definitely boost up your energy. Of course, every other green vegetable will have a positive impact on your health and energy, but Kale is the top energy booster. You can get creative and use it in many different ways, from smoothies to burgers.
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  7. Blueberries are not only tasty but offer a great deal of energy as well. Meanwhile, blueberries work in improving your memory, lowering your blood pressure and carry antioxidant characteristics.blueberries
  8. Garlic not for a business person right, wrong. Eat some at least four times a week and be sure to chase it with fresh lemon water to rid the smell.   Garlic is a great antioxidant and helps to prevent and reduce the severity of common illnesses like the flu and common cold.Garlic-bulbs
  9. Dark chocolate with 70% of cocoa or more is another top energy booster and has capabilities greater than blueberries or nuts. When you feel really exhausted, dare to have a mix of dark chocolate, nuts and berries and get ready for an energy blast-off.chocolate

 

 

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Cantaloupe Wonders

May 28, 2015

The Good News Notebook has found some great wonders in eating cantaloupes, and now is the perfect time of the season to indulge.

Digestion: Cantaloupe promotes regularity and help maintain a healthy digestive system, this is because they are high fiber and moisture.

Inflammation: Choline is an nutrient in cantaloupe that maintains the structure of cellular membranes, assists in the absorption of fat and decreases chronic inflammation, and also aids in the transmission of nerve impulses.

Skin and hair: Cantaloupe contains vitamin A which is necessary for the growth of all bodily tissues, this includes
skin and hair.

Blood Pressure: Cantaloupe is full of potassium and vitamin C which is is good for blood pressure.

Asthma: You lower your risks of developing asthma if you consume high amounts of beta-carotene. Beta-carotene
is found in yellow and orange fruits like cantaloupe. Foods that are high in potassium can help to decrease blood
pressure. Make sure you decrease sodium intake for treatment of hypertension.


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The absolute and compete app about Recipe Melon!This is the only app you need when it come to information about Recipe Melon.Get the latest updates, news, information, videos, photos, events and amazing deals for Recipe Melon.Download this app now!Dessert melons are divided into two categories: summer melons such as musk, cantaloupe and Ogen melons, and winter melons such as honeydew.Know more about Recipe Melon! Download and get this app and get have this exclusive features!

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5 Benefits Of Eating Grapes

Apr 16, 2015

By Connie Alsobrook
Grapes are a good source of phytochemical (“phyto” means “plant”) that can act as antioxidants (may protect cells from the damage caused by unstable molecules known as free radicals) to protect against cancer and keep the heart healthy. Phytochemicals also keeps the blood flowing smoothly and from clotting.  Eat more grapes, a sweet and healthy treat. Good news for the heart, brain, and you.

1. Keeps blood flowing smoothly and not clotting
Grapes are said to be natural blood thinners.
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2. Improve Brain Power
Resveratrol, an antioxidant compound found in red grape skins, has been found to improve your short-term memory.
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3.  Constipation
Grapes contain fiber, which is essential in minimizing constipation.

4. Skin Cancer Protection
Induced by UV radiation,  poly-phenols have been found to protect against cancer formation are found in grape seeds.
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5. Longevity
Resveratrol produced naturally by several plants when under attack by pathogens like bacteria is found in the skin or red wine and red grapes has show to prolong life.
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Grape juice is a beautiful live Wallpaper of grapes as if falling into the juice. In grape juice can be individually selected type of grapes, and a separate background color. And you can also turn on and off light, which creates an interesting effect, as if you are watching a night on the glass of juice is back-lit.You can make grape juice carbonated or not.
Also You can control:
– The speed of grapes and ice cubes.
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And set the movement of grapes and ice. Will they sink or simply to behave more realistically, to sink, and then emerge, as it happens in real juices.
Use the gyroscope for more realistic motion of grapes, ice cubes and bubbles.
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SPICY FOODS: Calm Your Tongue with These!

Feb 20, 2015 0

If you like to add extra jalapeños to your hot dog, habanero peppers to your tacos, and some Sriracha to just about everything you eat, you’ve most likely felt like your mouth was on fire. These intense burning sensations can last from minutes to hours, leaving you with no choice but to gulp pitchers of water — only for them to return with a vengeance. Spicy foods get their steamy, red hot intensity from capsaicin and can only be neutralized with certain things. To stop feeling the burn, don’t drink water, but instead opt for these five remedies to cool off your tongue from the spicy foods we love to hate and hate to love.

1. Drink a glass of milk
When it comes to relief from spicy foods, dairy, especially plain-old milk, does your hot mouth some good. This popular antidote dates back to about 8,000 years ago when Central and South Americans began to add hot chilis to their food, leaving people searching for ways to cool a burning tongue. Casein, the protein in milk, according to the American Chemical Society, helps break the bonds capsaicin forms on nerve receptors. This may help explain why cultures that use a lot of spices in their food usually include dairy in their recipes to offset the effects of capsaicin, such as in Indian and Mexican cuisine.

2. Drink alcohol
Now, beer and cocktail lovers, before you start to order your drink of choice with your side of spice, alcohol can only temporarily help alleviate the burn. MythBusters, a television show on the Discovery Channel, put viewer-recommended cures to the test and sought to examine if alcohol could tame the effects of spicy food in the mouth. They found a few gulps of beer offer brief relief because oil and water don’t mix, and can spread the oily capsaicin rather than reduce its effect entirely. “Truth is, you might have to drink 10 ounces of 70-proof tequila to dissolve 1 ounce of concentrated capsaicin compound,” according to MythBusters. Remember to drink responsibly.

3. Take a teaspoon of sugar
Those with a sweet and spicy tooth can rejoice at the fact that sugar can actually help neutralize the heat from a spicy dish. The heat in chili peppers is based on the amount of sugar needed to neutralize the heat, says IndiaCurry.com, and this is known as the Scoville Heat Unit. Granulated sugar and honey will reduce the heat. The sugar absorbs the spicy oil and will provide a different taste.

4. Eat some milk chocolate
Need another reason to eat more chocolate? A chocolate bar may come in handy when it comes to reducing that burning, tingling sensation in your mouth. The high fat content in chocolate will help remove some of the capsaicin from the mouth since it is more soluble in fat than water-based solutions. Milk chocolate will provide more benefit than dark chocolate because it has a higher fat and casein content, according to the United States Department of Agriculture, therefore, providing better relief.

5. Chew on a slice of bread
At the dinner table, a basket of bread is usually within one’s reach. A slice of bread can provide relief to your burning mouth by soaking up the oily capsaicin that is making your mouth burn. Rice can also provide the same effect as bread, but it may soak up less oil due to its grain texture.

Next time you’re thinking of adding some spice to your palate, be sure to have some of these best hot mouth remedies by your side, to feel the burn and cool it off instantly.

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The Wonders of Warm Water

Jan 22, 2015 0

Forget Energy Drinks.  Leave the Fad Diets in the dust.  The greatest wonder to our body is just a spigot away!  Water is your body’s natural fuel. Most of us start our mornings with a fresh, hot cup of coffee or tea to warm our bodies after getting out of bed. When we drink water, we tend to prefer it cold, but according to Ayurvedic medicine, we have it all wrong. Regularly drinking very warm water, especially in the morning, can heal our bodies, providing digestive power and reducing metabolic waste that could have built up in our immune system.

While drinking warm water may not suit your taste buds, it may be beneficial to put the caffeine and tea aside for your health’s sake. Our Editor, Connie Alsobrook, gives us the following reasons why:

1. Cleanses Digestion
A very warm cup of water in the morning can help cleanse your body by flushing out toxins. Water and other liquids help break down the food in your stomach and keep the digestive system on track. Warm water will help break down these foods even faster, making them easier for you to digest. Drinking cold water during or after a meal can actually harden the oil in consumed foods and therefore create a fat deposit in the intestine. Adding ice to processed cold water will strip it of natural-containing minerals as these minerals are essential to keeping the digestive tract healthy. Luckily, you can replace a glass of cold water with a warm one to aid digestion, especially after eating a meal.

2. Aids Constipation
At one point or another, many of us are plagued by this common stomach problem where we have little to no bowel movement. The strain felt during elimination, accompanied by bloating, is brought on by a lack of water in the body. Drinking very warm water in the morning on an empty stomach can help improve bowel movements and aid constipation while breaking down foods as they smoothly pass through the intestines. Stimulating the bowels will help return your body back to normal functioning.

3. Alleviates Pain
Warm water, considered to be nature’s most powerful home remedy, can help alleviate pain from menstruation to headaches. The heat from warm water is known to have a calming and soothing effect on the abdominal muscles, which can help provide instant relief for cramps and muscle spasms. According to Healthline.com, warm or hot water is usually better for cramps, as hot liquids increase blood flow to the skin and help relax the cramped muscles.

4. Sheds Those Extra Pounds
If you’re on a diet, chances are you’ve heard drinking a glass of warm water first thing in the morning can help with weight loss. Warm water increases body temperature, which therefore increases the metabolic rate. An increase in metabolic rate allows the body to burn more calories throughout the rate. It can also help the gastrointestinal tract and kidneys to function even better.

Physicians recommend drinking warm water in the morning, usually, with a polyphenol-rich lemon immersion, or with a tea shown to decrease free radical activity in the body. Drinking a glass of warm water and a lemon will help break down the adipose tissue, or body fat, in your body, and also control food craving due to lemon’s pectin fiber.

5. Improves Blood Circulation
The fat deposits in the body are eliminated along with accumulating deposits in the nervous system when you drink a glass of warm water. This flushes out the toxins that are circulating throughout the body and then enhances blood circulation. Making sure the muscles are relaxed will eliminate poor circulation and blood flow.

6. Prevents Premature Aging
Premature aging is a woman’s worst nightmare, but luckily, this can be prevented by drinking warm water. The presence of toxins in the body can lead to aging faster, but warm water can help cleanse the body from those toxins, while repairing skin cells to increase elasticity.

So, next time, ask for a glass of water with lemon… HOLD THE ICE, PLEASE!

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Foods That Keep You Warm

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Cinnamon
Cinnamon (Cinnamomum cassia) is a member of the Lauraceae (Laurel) Family. This spice helps dry dampness in the body and warms individuals that are always cold and suffering from poor circulation in the body. Use cinnamon sticks in warm beverages such tea, coffee and warm lemon water.

For those who suffer from winter’s aches and pains, cinnamon combined with honey have been found to relieve arthritis pain.


Ginger
Hot ginger teaGinger (Zingiber officinale) warms the body naturally by getting the blood in your blood flowing.  As you eat or drink some of this spicy root, there’s a feeling of having more energy, and can help you with any feelings of sluggishness or fatigue. It’s a great thing to drink if you live in a cold climate, because it will provide the sort of warmth you’re really after, the kind that comes from the inside and radiates out. This is because it is opening your pores and getting your overall circulation functioning better.


Whole Grains
Whole grains, such as oatmeal (Avena sativa) and brown rice (Oryza sativa), give immediate warmth to your body.  In additon, they naturally provide needed complex carbohydrates to fuel the body’s engine.

“Anything with a lot of complex carbohydrates and processed foods like rice and cereal products can be more warming than cooling,” says Barry Swanson, a professor and food scientist at Washington State University


Peanuts
Peanuts (Arachis hypogaea) are a good source of Coenzyme Q10, which protects the heart during the period of lack of oxygen during winter seasons. Since they are obtained from the ground, they are also sometimes called as groundnuts. They are easily available round the year.

Peanuts are also taken as snacks in many households especially in India. In reality, peanuts are actually legumes, or beans. However, since they have a lot of properties similar to nuts, peanuts are included in the nut family.


Millet Grains
Millet (Pennisetum glaucum),is often associated as the main ingredient in bird seed, however it is not just “for the birds.” We can benefit from this versatile food which naturally warms the body and is best served during cold and rainy weather. When cooked, it can be creamy like mashed potatoes or fluffy like rice.  Millet is a delicious grain that can accompany many types of food. Millet is considered to be one of the least allergenic and most digestible grains.

 

 

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ROASTED TURKEY

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Buy the best quality turkey available (organic, free-range, read the ingredients carefully if you buy Butterball all natural make
sure there are no natural flavorings or chicken stock listed. Cook it breast-side down. I never stuff the turkey –
stuffing is cooked separately.
Frozen turkeys take at least 3-4 days to defrost in the refrigerator. When turkey is thawed remove the neck and giblets
(heart, gizzard, liver). Place the heart, neck and gizzard in the bottom of the roasting pan.
The night before, I brine the turkey in a stockpot filled with 2Tbs. Salt dissolved in water. If your turkey is not completely
covered in water, in the morning turn the turkey upside for 2 hours. (This process is optional – but I noticed the turkey
retains the juices). Rinse turkey completely and pat dry.
* Note that if your turkey comes with a plastic piece holding the legs together, replace with kitchen string to tie the legs together.


Ingredients
• 1 (9-12 pound) whole turkey
• ½ stick butter softened
• olive oil to spread on turkey
• 2 tablespoons chopped garlic
• 2 tablespoons dried chopped onion
• 1 teaspoon ground sage
• 2 Bay leafs
• 3 celery sticks cut-up
• 6 carrots cut-up
• 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
• 1 cup orange juice
• 6 oz. orange marmalade
• 6 oz. Apricot preserves
• ½ cup water
• ½ cup liquid reserved from canned yams (optional)


Instructions
1. Preheat the oven to 500 degrees F.
2. Clean turkey and place giblets and organs in a roasting pan.
3. Separate skin from turkey and spread the sage and butter and some of the chopped garlic under the skin, being careful not to puncture the skin. Spread any remaining butter on the turkey and in the cavity, season turkey with pepper and some paprika.
4. Combine orange marmalade, apricot preserves, chopped onion, orange juice, remainder of chopped garlic, ½ cup of liquid from canned yams, and water in 4 cup measuring cup. Mix well. Pour half of the mixture on the outside of the uncooked turkey. Pour ¼ cup of mixture and a cup of water into the bottom of the roasting pan, along with the hearts, gizzards and neck, celery and carrots. Add some water to pan.


Bake on 500 degrees F for ½ hour and then reduce temperature to 350 degrees F. Baste turkey with remaining mixture every ½ hour. If the juice on the bottom of pan evaporates, add remaining juice and some water a little at a time in between basting.
Cover with tin foil if turkey gets too brown on the drumsticks. Turkey should be done in 2½ to 3 hours, or until the internal temperature of the thickest part of the thigh measures 180 degrees F. Remove bird from oven, and allow it to stand for about 10 minutes before carving.

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HOMEMADE CRANBERRY SAUCE, CORNBREAD, AND STUFFING

Nov 25, 2014 0

Ingredients
• ¾ cup water
• ½ cup sugar
• 1 12-ounce bag fresh cranberries
• ¼ cup walnuts (optional)
Instructions
1. Combine the water, and sugar, in a medium saucepan. Stirring until the sugar dissolves. Bring to a boil over medium heat, add cranberries stir and let simmer slightly covered until the berries burst open and the cranberry sauce thickens slightly, stirring often, about 15 minutes.
2. Transfer sauce to a bowl, add walnuts and let cool. I make this the day before and store in the refrigerator.


CORNBREAD (Southern Style)

• 1 cup self-rising cornmeal
• 1/2 cup self-rising flour
• 3/4 cup buttermilk
• 2 eggs
• 2 tablespoons safflower oil
(Northern Style) cornbread add ¼ cup sugar
Instructions
I prepare this the night before.
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
2. Combine all ingredients and mix well. Pour batter into a greased shallow baking dish. Bake for approximately 20 to 25 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool.

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CORNBREAD STUFFING
• 2 cups celery, chopped
• 1 medium onion, chopped
• 1 cup chopped mushrooms (optional)
• 1 cup chicken stock (Kitchen Basics Brand)
• 1 teaspoon sage (optional)
• salt and pepper to taste
• 1/3 sweet potato juice
Instructions
1. Crumble cornbread in a large bowl. Set aside.
2. Melt butter in a large skillet over medium. Add the celery and onion and sauté about 5-10 minutes.
3. Add all the ingredients to cornbread, including 1/3 cup of sweet potato juice, mix well, and bake for 30-45 minutes.


BREAD STUFFING
Use 1 loaf of homemade bread (or gluten-free), sliced and toasted or baked, until dried.
Use food processor or coffee grinder to make breadcrumbs.
(I prepare this the night before and place crumbs in covered dish).
Follow the same instructions for the cornbread stuffing. Add more sweet potato juice if necessary.
Optional Additions:
• 1 apple cored, peeled and chopped
• ½ cup of raisins.
All remaining juices add to the roasting pan as necessary


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GREEN BEAN CASSEROLE

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• 1/2 lbs Fresh green beans, picked over and trimmed,
• 1 Yellow Onion, peeled and chopped
• 1/2 lb baby bella mushrooms, sliced
• 1 1/2 cups organic milk
• 3 T Flour
• 1/2 cup heavy cream
• 1 tsp kosher salt
• 1/2 tsp fresh ground pepper
• 1/2 tsp Thyme
• 1/2 stick Butter
• 1 Tablespoons chopped garlic
• 1/2 cup Bread crumbs (Chop toasted or baked to dry out) homemade bread, or gluten free bread, no soybean or vegetable oil) in food processor or coffee grinder.


Instructions
1. Place fresh slightly steamed green beans in baking dish, set aside.
2. In a large skillet heat 3 Tablespoons butter. Sauté mushrooms, garlic, and chopped onion. Sauté until cooked through.
3. In skillet add remaining butter and flour. Stir to make a roux. Add milk and bring to a boil. Stir to thicken. Add salt, pepper, and thyme. Add cream and stir to blend. Pour over green bean mixture and season to taste. Mix bread crumbs. Top casserole with bread crumbs. Cover and bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes.


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Recipe Apps

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The main purpose of creation is editing and storing recipes.
• Working with recipes without internet connection.
• Search and import recipes from popular social sites, as LiveJournal and BlogSpot. The sites list will be updated.
• Supports creation and editing of any recipe with any number of photos and notes.
• Comfortable “live search” for recipes is integrated with the operating system and browsers.
• Import recipes from the corresponding site without main application.
• All recipes are stored in a single file, so they can be backed up in case of loss or damage.
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This is a simple app for storing, and searching recipes.Includes the ability to search by title or ingredient or only view recipes within a certain category.

You can choose to browse recipes by Title or Category.

You can now backup and restore your recipes to keep them safe.

You can also customize categories (in-app purchase option).

You can choose to remove ads (in-app purchase option).


 

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SWEET POTATOES W/PINEAPPLE

Nov 13, 2014 0

By Dianne Gregg

Ingredients
• 2 – 32 oz. cans of yams or fresh sweet potatoes
• 1 – 8 oz. can crushed pineapples in juice (reserve juice)
• 2 Tablespoons of brown sugar


Instructions
1. Mash sweet potatoes (reserve juice) add 1/3 cup of juice to sweet potatoes to keep moist.
2. Mix 1 Tablespoon of brown sugar and pineapple (reserve juice)
3. Place in casserole dish sprinkle remaining brown on top and bake for approximately 30-40 minutes.


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10 Diabetes Superfoods

Nov 5, 2014 0

Ever see the top 10 lists for foods everyone should eat to superpower your diet? Ever wonder which will mesh with your diabetes meal plan? Wonder no more. Your list of the top 10 diabetes superfoods has arrived.

As with all foods, you need to work the diabetes superfoods into your individualized meal plan in appropriate portions.

All of the foods in our list have a low glycemic index or GI and provide key nutrients that are lacking in the typical western diet such as:

  • calcium
  • potassium
  • fiber
  • magnesium
  • vitamins A (as carotenoids), C, and E.

There isn’t research that clearly points to supplementation, so always think first about getting your nutrients from foods. Below is our list of superfoods to include in your diet.


 Beans

gnn anti-aging-red-kidney-beans

 

 

 

 

 

Whether you prefer kidney, pinto, navy, or black beans, you can’t find better nutrition than that provided by beans. They are very high in fiber, giving you about 1/3 of your daily requirement in just a ½ cup, and are also good sources of magnesium and potassium.

They are considered starchy vegetables, but ½ cup provides as much protein as an ounce of meat without the saturated fat. To save time you can use canned beans, but be sure to drain and rinse them to get rid of as much sodium as possible.


 Dark Green Leafy Vegetables

gnn green leafy veg.

 

 

 

 

Spinach, collards, kale – these powerhouse foods are so low in calories and carbohydrate. You can’t eat too much.


 Citrus Fruit

gnn citrus_fruits

 

 

 

 

Grapefruit, oranges, lemons and limes. Pick your favorites and get part of your daily dose of soluble fiber and vitamin C.

 


 Sweet Potatoes

gnn sweet potatoes

 

 

 

 

 

A starchy vegetable packed full of vitamin A and fiber. Try in place of regular potatoes for a lower GI alternative.

 


 Berries

gnn blueberries

 

 

 

 

 

Which are your favorites: blueberries, strawberries or another variety? Regardless, they are all packed with antioxidants, vitamins and fiber. Make a parfait alternating the fruit with light, non-fat yogurt for a new favorite dessert. Try our Superfood Smoothie recipe.


 Tomatoes

gnn tomatoes

 

 

 

 

 

 

An old standby where everyone can find a favorite. The good news is that no matter how you like your tomatoes, pureed, raw, or in a sauce, you’re eating vital nutrients like vitamin C, iron, vitamin E.


 Fish High in Omega-3 Fatty Acids

gnn salmon

 

 

 

 

Salmon is a favorite in this category. Stay away from the breaded and deep fat fried variety… they don’t count in your goal of 6-9 ounces of fish per week.

 


 Whole Grains

gnn wheat

 

 

 

 

 

It’s the germ and bran of the whole grain you’re after.  It contains all the nutrients a grain product has to offer. When you purchase processed grains like bread made from enriched wheat flour, you don’t get these. A few more of the nutrients these foods offer are magnesium, chromium, omega 3 fatty acids and folate.

Pearled barley and oatmeal are a source of fiber and potassium.

 


 Nuts

gnn walnuts

 

 

 

 

 

An ounce of nuts can go a long way in providing key healthy fats along with hunger management. Other benefits are a dose of magnesium and fiber.

Some nuts and seeds, such as walnuts and flax seeds, also contain omega-3 fatty acids.


 Fat-free Milk and Yogurt
gnn yogurt

 

 

 

 

 

Everyone knows dairy can help build strong bones and teeth. In addition to calcium, many fortified dairy products are a good source of vitamin D. More research is emerging on the connection between vitamin D and good health.


 

Some of the above list can be tough on the budget depending on the season and where you live. Look for lower cost options such as fruit and vegetables in season or frozen or canned fish.

Foods that every budget can live with year round are beans and rolled oats or barley that you cook from scratch

Source-  http://www.diabetes.org/food-and-fitness/food/what-can-i-eat/making-healthy-food-choices/diabetes-superfoods.html#sthash.TwRUyRpK.dpuf

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Tea the Real Story

Nov 1, 2014 0

By Chris Rawstern

Everyone knows what tea is, right? Tea, technically, comes from the leaves of one plant, camellia sinensis. Anything other than the leaves from this plant is not actually tea, although tea is often used as a catchall word to include all the different herbal beverages used these days.

Legend has it that tea was discovered long ago in China quite by accident. Some leaves from a nearby plant blew into a cup of hot water; a nice brown colored beverage resulted, was found to have a refreshing taste, and tea was born. However it was discovered, tea is very refreshing, whether it is black, green, oolong or white. Tea has been proven in more recent times to have wonderful health benefits. We have all heard of antioxidants in tea, helping to fight free radicals that can cause harm to the body. Tea is far lower in caffeine than coffee. It is refreshing, whether used hot or cold.

There are various types of tea, all beginning with the same leaves. Black tea is created by bruising or crushing the green leaves to expose them to oxidation and allowing them to ferment, then rolling the leaves and drying. This produces a beautifully colored beverage and has the strongest flavor of all the varieties of tea. Oolong tea (pronounced OH-long) is oxidized and fermented the same as black tea, but only for about half the amount of time and the resulting product is a lighter, more reddish beverage with a flavor all its own, somewhere in strength between black tea and green tea. For green tea, the leaves are heated immediately, stopping the fermentation process entirely, then dried and rolled. It produces a lovely light colored beverage, and is said to have the most health benefits. The processing of white tea is similar to that of green tea, but only the unopened buds of the leaves are used. It has the same health properties as green tea, but the flavor is the lightest and most delicate.

Good quality tea is a wonderful beverage. Whole rolled or twisted leaves are the best quality; the smaller the leaf, the higher the quality of the tea. The top grades are called Flowery, Golden Flowery or Tippy. Seconds, termed Choppy, are the leaves that have broken into smaller pieces. They brew a great tea, and are usually less expensive. The smallest particles leftover from the tea process, called Fannings, are what is used in tea bags. It brews tea of course, but once tasting a tea brewed from a wonderful full leaf Darjeeling Black Tea, for example, it is hard to return to a tea bag for optimal flavor.

Orange Pekoe (rhymes with gecko) is a western terminology applied to a grade of black tea; the word orange in the name has nothing to do with flavor, but could be a reference to the Dutch House of Orange using the name Orange as an implied sea” of some sort. Pekoe may be a westernized interpretation for a Chinese word meaning white hairs, referring to the fine white down on the tea leaves.

So, what are herbal beverages called? Herbal beverages are called tisanes, and may be prepared by different methods, usually infusion or decoction. It is incorrect to apply the term tea to anything infused or decocted, although tea is actually infused. Infusion is the preparation method of choice for leaves, flowers or buds; plant matter that will release its properties easily into a drinkable beverage. Placed into heated or boiled water and allowed to steep, the herbs release their goodness into the water, and then are strained out. Decoction is the method used for harder or denser plant materials, such as roots or barks that take longer to release their flavors or health benefits. With a decoction, the plant materials are brought to a boil, simmered gently for 15 minutes or more allowing the liquid to reduce, and then straining.

No matter which you prefer, tea or tisane, for pure enjoyment or for health benefits, look for the best quality. Discover your favorites among the different types of loose teas. Taste the different herbal tisanes and discover new flavors. Above all, enjoy.

Thank you for taking the time to read my article. I hope it was informative and helped you along your own culinary journey. You will find many more recipes and helpful tips on my web site. I am on Facebook at A Harmony of Flavors and share a recipe or tip each day to the fans that have liked my site. I hope to see you there soon.

My name is Chris Rawstern and I have been on a cooking and baking journey for 42 years. Many people have asked what “A Harmony of Flavors” means. Have you ever had a meal where the visual presentation was stunning, the smells were incredible, the taste was so remarkable that you ate slowly savoring every bite, wishing the experience would never end? Visit my Web site http://www.aharmonyofflavors.com, my Blog at http://www.aharmonyofflavors.blogspot.com or my Facebook page A Harmony of Flavors.
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Simple and Healthy Recipe – The Allergen Free Cake (well except for the nuts)

Oct 28, 2014 0

By: Jules Clancy

Have you noticed an alarming increase in the number of people you know who suffer from food allergies or intolerances?

If you think back ten years ago, catering for someone with special dietary requirements was pretty rare. Sure there were vegetarians and people who had religious dietary requirements and of course people who just didn’t like some things (like me and bananas). Apart from that, in my world it was rare to come across people allergic to food.

These days, it seems, food allergies and intolerances are almost becoming the norm. According to Wikipedia, 3-4% of the US population are effected by food allergies and anywhere from 2-20% are impacted by food intolerances. There are signs of this trend emerging – given that innocent peanut butter sandwiches are being banned from school lunchboxes .

In my day job, it’s pretty hard to avoid the impact of increasing awareness of food allergens has on the business. One of our factories is classified as ‘nut free’. Sales of our rice cookies – made without wheat – are on the rise. Intensive cleaning procedures are in place at the end of each production run for biscuits containing known ‘allergens’.

But the thing that has really brought it home to me is my dear old Dad.

When I was little, I fondly remember being able to rely on Dad to ‘get rid of’ anything we didn’t want to eat. When there were icky black jelly beans around, or you chose unwisely from the chocolate box – Dad was always there to polish off the offending item.

But a few years ago, when he was in the midst of depression and being treated for a number of problems, one doctor sent Dad for an allergy test. The results came back with a positive reaction to four little ingredients – wheat, dairy, eggs and peas.

At the time I remember thinking it was going to be tough. Savoury food has been surprisingly OK. Think fish or meat and salads or veg. We’ve even found some gluten free pasta that isn’t too bad. Sweet treats and dessert, on the other hand have been incredibly tough.

Sometimes, when I’ve been cooking for a crowd at the farm I serve a separate dessert for Dad. I usually feel a little guilty. No one ever gets as excited about Dad’s ‘special’ dessert as they do about the decadent treat the rest of us are enjoying.

This weekend, I’m happy to say, I tackled the challenge of a Dad compliant dessert. Something wheat-free, egg-free and dairy-free that would also taste delicious. Lets just thank heavens dark chocolate doesn’t contain dairy. Oh and that my sister discovered a lactose free yoghurt.

wheat, dairy, egg & pea-free supermoist chocolate cake

serves 8 – 12

Apart from being suitable for my Dad, the biggest bonus of this recipe is how good it tastes. Decadently moist and rich, it is a serious dessert cake – fit for the fanciest of dinner parties. Although it would be very remiss of me if I forgot to mention how easy it is to make. With only 6 ingredients and a two step food processor mixing method – it’s only fractionally more challenging than mixing up a cake out of a packet.

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Jules Clancy is a qualified Food Scientist, the creator of The Stonesoup Virtual Cookery School and the author of the eCookbook 5Ingredients 10Minutes. She blogs about about super simple, healthy, 5 ingredients recipes that can mostly be prepared in 10 minutes active time over at Stonesoup (http://thestonesoup.com/blog/).Article Source: http://www.ArticleBiz.com
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Iowa couple’s 150% tip goes viral

Sep 29, 2014 0

By Heather Long @byHeatherLong

NEW YORK (CNNMoney)
Makenzie and Steven Schultz of Cedar Rapids, Iowa hired a babysitter Saturday night and headed to a new restaurant in town to celebrate their wedding anniversary.
What happened next caught the attention of the world.

Their dining experience “sucked,” Makenzie later wrote in a Facebook post that has gone viral with over a million “likes” and 150,000 shares. It “took 20 minutes to get water, 40 minutes for an appetizer and over an hour for an entree.”

Makenzie told CNNMoney that one couple actually walked out of the restaurant and another ran up to the hostess booth to warn a friend not to eat there.

The scene was akin to something out of a bad reality TV show where the diners are duped.

But the Schultzes looked around and realized something: There was only one waiter serving 12 tables, and he was doubling as the bartender too.

“It was easy for us to say, ‘Oh my goodness it’s taking so long. I can’t believe it,'” Makenzie said. “But I just flipped that and said look, he’s working so hard. He’s doing all that he can. He just has all these tables.”

In the end, they left a $100 tip for the server on a bill of $66.65. Makenzie wrote on the bill, “We’ve both been in your shoes. Paying it forward.”

Makenzie and Steven met when they were both waiters at the Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. in the Mall of America in Minnesota.

They know that sometimes the kitchen messes up or someone calls in sick and it’s not the waiter’s fault, but guests still blame the server, often leaving horrible tips.

“Steven and I agreed it would feel good to make this guy’s night when he would probably be getting minimal to no tips due to slow service,” she wrote in the Facebook post that displayed the bill (but omitted the name of the restaurant).

The tip worked out to 150%, a heck of a lot bigger than the usual 15% to 20% most Americans leave. CNNMoney confirmed the huge tip with the restaurant, which said they planned to add more waiters and that someone had called in sick Saturday and they couldn’t find a replacement.

“I’m just sharing this as a friendly reminder to think of the entire situation before you judge,” the Facebook post concluded. “And always always always remember where you came from.”

The Schultz family was astonished by how much attention the post received. They have heard from hundreds of people through Facebook, most complimenting them or sharing similarly inspiring stories.

As of Monday morning, they had not heard anything more from the server or the restaurant. They left without saying anything to the waiter because he was busy and they wanted it to be a surprise.

“I hope people just show more compassion for everybody,” Makenzie said. “If you can give little or give big, I think everybody’s world would be a little kinder, gentler and nicer.”

CNN Money http://money.cnn.com/2014/09/29/news/economy/iowa-couple-100-dollar-tip-poor-service/

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