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Archive for the ‘Meal Preparation’ Category

Cook Vegetables without Losing Their Nutrients

Vegetables are a rich source of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and fiber. Although some people advocate eating them raw to obtain most of these nutrients, other experts recommend cooking them properly to soften the fibers and make them more digestible, at the same time retaining their nutritional value. Cooking vegetables in the microwave is the best way to retain their antioxidant properties, according a Spanish study. However, there is an exception: cauliflower loses most of its antioxidants when cooked by microwave. Another great way to retain nutrients and antioxidant properties is to cook them on a griddle. Use a griddle without […]

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The Problem with Artificial Sweeteners

Many people replace their sugar intake by using products with artificial sweeteners, thinking that these are lower in calories and that they do not affect blood sugar levels. However, scientists are finding that although consumers may avoid the calories there are other repercussions that may be harmful to them. Dr. Devendra Mehta, a gastroenterologist at Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children states that artificial are not helpful as a diet aid because people who have a diet soda end up overcompensating by eating another slice of pizza or cake, thinking that they are having less calories anyway. Recent scientific studies show […]

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Women Should Eat More of These Foods

According to health experts, women of all ages need essential nutrients like omega-3 fatty acids, iron, calcium, magnesium, vitamin D, vitamin K, and folate, which they can find in various types of foods. Nutritionists recommend steaming broccoli florets and drizzling them with olive oil, lemon, and sea salt. Broccoli is superior among all foods in fighting against cancer with its powerful phytonutrients. It contains indole-3-carbinol, which been shown to reduce the risk of breast and cervical cancers, and kaempferol, which has protects against ovarian cancer. Broccoli is a rich source of folate, a B vitamin important for supporting proper development […]

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Pack Lunches for Healthy Kids

Knowing what children eat at home and in school will help parents keep track of their children’s eating habits and make sure they are getting properly nourished. Aside from preparing breakfast and dinner, packing them some fun and healthy lunches will keep them off the vending machines and armed with nutritious food straight from the pantry. Dr. William Gillespie, a pediatrician and chief medical officer at New York City-based EmblemHealth offers some tips for parents. First, he suggests giving the children a choice, because giving them a chance to decide what is in their lunch will increase the likelihood that […]

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After years of research, scientists at Mount Sinai School of Medicine have found that prolonged consumption of foods cooked in dry heat may result in weight gain and type 2 diabetes due to sustained exposure to a compound called methyl-glyoxal (MG). MG is a toxic byproduct which has been found to lower the body’s protective mechanisms against inflammation. For the experiment, the researchers, led by Helen Vlassara, MD, Professor and Director of the Division of Experimental Diabetes and Aging, fed one group of mice a diet high in MG (but with normal amounts of calories and fat) and another group […]

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