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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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2 Ways Food Can Affect Your Beauty

Dec 22, 2014 0

Making the connection between your diet and how you look will help you to cultivate true beauty. Beauty is, after all represented by health and vitality. Since longevity is supported by a good diet, our outward appearance depends on the foods we eat.

1. The Beauty Diet
Consuming organic foods, micro green supplements, nutrient dense foods such as chia seeds and integrating super-foods like royal jelly and manuka honey into your daily routine will strengthen your skin, hair and nails. Oil supplements from cold-pressed vegetable oils are vital to keeping you supple and moisturized.

2.Detox Your Body!
Set aside a day once a week for a raw cleanse or juice fast will let your digestive system rest. The result will be brighter eyes and smooth, revitalized skin! Some detoxifying foods that you can use are lemon, garlic, horseradish, ginger and habanero peppers.


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‘Simple Ways to Detox Your Body’ an easy to understand, but very comprehensive guide, which will teach you how to detox your body fast, naturally and safely.Our bodies are extremely good at detoxification but these processes can easily become overwhelmed due to the volume of toxins to which we’re exposed from our air, water, food, pharmaceutical and over-the-counter drugs, and many other sources.If you feel sluggish, have skin problems, aches, pains, digestive problems or simply cannot lose weight, it might be time for a body detox, which is practiced by many cultures around the world.’Simple Ways to Detox Your Body’ explores various ways of detoxing – from at-home detox treatments, which are simple and budget friendly (all necessary ingredients cost next to nothing), to a variety of products (teas, patches, powders, etc.). However, there is no single sale pitch inside this application. The purpose of this app is to teach and inform – it is the only guide you will ever need.By removing and eliminating toxins, then feeding your body with healthy nutrients, detoxifying can help protect you from disease and renew your ability to maintain optimum health. As a result, you’ll have more energy and enjoy more happiness!We’ve also included a FREE bonus eBook ‘Healthy Mind and Healthy Body’ (how to get rid of your bad habits, how to eat healthy, how to use herbs and many more).


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Detoxing with various beverages is a great way to help give your body the nutrients it’s really craving, and can give your digestive system a break from having to break down and digest food. The liver is the most important detoxifying organ in the body, so it only makes sense to drink fruits and vegetables to help it function at its best. Here is a list of detox drink recipes that can be incorporated into any detox program you’re following, or just enjoyed for their health benefits.


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The connection between the body and the mind is a very real one, with the way your body feels playing a big part in how your brain functions and whether or not you experience a state of well-being. Keeping it free of toxins, free radicals, and other nasty things that can end up in our insides is essentially to maintaining a healthy life. You’ll notice that with many of these detox foods the road to purification goes through the liver, and getting it to full capacity can have several long-lasting benefits throughout the body.

 

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GREEN BEAN CASSEROLE

Nov 17, 2014 0

• 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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The main purpose of creation is editing and storing recipes.
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• Import recipes from the corresponding site without main application.
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• Each workbook supports any number of subfolders named by the user.
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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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Simple and Healthy Diabetic Dinners for the Whole Family

Nov 14, 2014 0

By: April Langdon

For families dinner is the central meal of the day. It’s the meal you are most often to partake together. Sharing not only the meal, but also the events of the day. Sharing the things that went well, as well as those that didn’t.

Making a diabetic dinner that everybody in the family wants to eat does not need to be a trial. If you follow some easy guidelines then you are most of the way there.

A dinner for diabetics does not need to be made out of any out of the ordinary ingredients or have anything other than the ingredients that are easily available at your local supermarket.

There is no need to prepare a different meal for the diabetic at the dinner table. In fact regardless of how many diabetics you may have in your family if everyone in the family eats using the strategy for a healthy diabetic dinner then everyone in the family is moving towards better health.

The basic guidelines for a diabetic dinner are also the guidelines for a healthy meal.

A diabetic dinner needs to be:

  • high in fiber
  • low in fat, sugar and salt
  • half full of vegetables

There may be some specific requirements for the diabetics in your family, taking into account what is required to balance their blood sugars that day. But in following these easy guidelines you are 80% of the way there.

Here are two swift, delicious meal ideas that everybody in the entire family will enjoy. They are both so easy that nearly anyone in the family can prepare them. They are suitable for all ages and are high in fiber, low in fat, sugar and salt and are half full of vegetables.

Ten Minute Tortillas

Take a tortilla (the better quality and more wholemeal the better) and line it with lettuce and sliced tomato, fill with a mix of heated canned beans and salsa, top with low-fat cheese and roll up. Serve with a salad (include as many different colored vegetables as you can) and brown rice.

Super Quick and Easy Chilli Beans

Brown 400g lean ground mince and pour off any excess fat, add 1 cup each of chopped or grated onion, celery, carrot, capsicum, 1 1/2 cans of low salt canned tomatoes, 1 can kidney beans, 1 t chilli powder, 1 t cumin, 1 t oregano (or have fun experimenting with some different spices) and cook until flavour has developed. Serve with some steamed broccoli and brown rice on the side.

www.whatcandiabeticseat.info is a site dedicated to simple guidelines for a healthy diabetic diet. It has specific guidelines on how to prepare a healthy diabetic dinner. www.whatcandiabeticseat.info/diabetic-dinnerArticle Source: http://www.ArticleBiz.com
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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

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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

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


 Citrus Fruit

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

 


 Sweet Potatoes

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

 


 Berries

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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
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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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Healthy Aspects of Wine Part 1

Sep 16, 2014 0

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