Category: Foods & Culinary

happy foods

13 Foods to Make you Happy in 2018

13 does not sounds like a happy number, right? None the less, the New Year has already rolled in and most of us have already moved into our offices and work places to carry out our regular activities. Celebrations are already done and regular life and the stress and worries it brings have started to make...

Buckwheat: Healthy Alternative to Wheat

Because of its name, you might think buckwheat is a grain. In fact, it is from an entirely different plant family than wheat and most grains. It’s closely related to rhubarb. But like wheat, buckwheat makes excellent bread and cereals. That makes it a possible selection for most (but not all) adults with celiac disease, an...

aromats

Cook With Aromats

Our sense of taste and our sense of smell are so intimately related that when one malfunctions so does the other. Smell and taste also enhance one another. Consciously smelling your food will add an extra dimension of enjoyment to the eating process, and stimulate your digestive juices. Savor the fragrance of food before you start...

Apricots: Tiny Protectors

Apricots are tiny, tart, sunshine-colored fruits packed with both of vitamin A that is abundant in orange and yellow fruits and vegetables. Potential Healing Power: Combat constipation Prevent cholesterol from damaging your arteries Protect against certain cancers Although fiber is important in preventing constipation and lowering cholesterol, it’s the beta-carotene that’s knocking the socks off scientists....

B complex foods

Memory-Boosting Meals

Turn back the clock with fruits and veggies “It’s not the ‘60s. Beware of free radicals,” advise Dr. Gary Small in his book, The Memory Bible. He isn’t talking about hippies, but if you have trouble remembering back to those flower-power days, listen up. Free radicals, Small points out, are oxidants that can do serious harm...

sweet foods

The Sweet Truth About Sweet Foods

The belief according that we must absolutely eat sugar for fear of lacking energy is false. The reality is that we consume way too much sugar, as white sugar (saccharose) is being added to almost all processed foods and because of a pronounced weakness in most people for a “little sweet taste”. White sugar supplies calories...

Glycemic Index of Foods

Glycemic Index of Foods and their Impact on our Health

Certain foods that we eat increase our blood sugar level quickly, whereas others increase it moderately, slowly or not at all. The glycemic index indicates the rapidity a food increases the sugar level (glucose) in the blood. So, a food has a low glycemic index is a food that does not increase the blood sugar level...

Beef Jerky – Is it Healthy to Consume

Beef jerky was an invention to make the beef last for months and especially in the winter times when hunting was difficult and laziness made us all sit at home and rest. With time, beef jerky has become popular and more into practice in winter months because of the comfort and ease that comes with its...