Benefits of fiber in your diet and where to get it from...

Mar 15, 2011 by

If you just love baked beans on toast, here is a good excuse to eat them as often as you like, especially if the toast is whole-wheat: fiber. Fiber is the magic ingredient which helps maintains your digestive system in perfect shape. Healthy digestion contributes to lower weight and increased health, it also means less risk of getting many of our modern diseases such as bowel cancer, diverticular disease and even diabetes. Fiber is indigestible and does not contain nutriens as such. But fiber is hightly recommended for its ability to move through the digestive tract faster preventing foods from putrefying in the digestive tract which then contributes to many modern diseases. This means – the food gets digested sooner, and the indigestible bits, including the fiber, are moved out faster. In addition, fiber...

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Cranberries for health

Mar 12, 2011 by

Cranberries are recognised as a good source of vitamin C. But recent researches shown that cranberries also have other health benefits. Studies have shown that drinking Cranberry Juice has helped men and women suffering from Urinary Tract Infections. Cranberries are rich in querticin which has anti-inflammatory properties in the body. They also contain chemicals, which inhibit the activity of E-coli – the bacteria most often responsible for cystitis, by stopping the bacteria sticking to surfaces in the body. Cranberry Juice is widely available – look out for those containing the most actual Cranberry Juice, not sweetened water! If you find it a little sharp for your palatte, try a raspberry or apple mix. Source:...

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Tips for Sugar-free Cooking and Eating...

Mar 2, 2011 by

Whatever your reasons to reduce sugar, it can be a real trial to lessen its impact in your meals and snacks. Just imagine if you had to empty your cupboards and never buy chocolates. Sounds impossible? Well, it is possible, especially for me – I never had that ‘sweet tooth’. But even if you love sweets, there are ways to reduce your daily intake. As you know, sugar and fat are against you when it comes to staying trim. Debate still rages over whether sugar causes behavioral changes in children. Generations have been warned that sugars in the mouth cause dental decay. So how do you cut back on sugar intake without causing a full-blown rebellion? The trick is – It has to be done gradually. Forget fizzy drinks like coke, sprite and lemonade....

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