Hidden Carbs – the Liquid “Fructose Hit”

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Watching what you drink is not just about alcohol consumption.  The so-called “fructose hit” – the daily consumption of sweetened drinks – is a major change in the carbohydrate consumption of millions of people worldwide.  Are you aware, for example, of the number of calories you get from the liquids you consume?  Fruit juices, soft [...]

New Nordic Diet/Cuisine

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Have you heard about the New Nordic Diet (NND)?   It’s catching on so fast that the Danish government now promotes the diet on their official website, together with recipes designed by one of the world’s favourite restaurants, NOMA, among others. The Danes have concluded that dietary guidelines which are going to make a difference to [...]

Alzheimer’s Risk: Fish or Meat?

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Dementia Risk: Fish or Meat? Do fish lovers suffer less dementia than meat eaters?  It would be good to know if those omega-3 oils really do have something going for them when it comes to neuroprotection.  After all, Alzheimers Disease is one of the most feared down sides of the Longevity Boom. Including omega-3 oils [...]

Carrot Juice and Keffir Spicy Shake

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Try this smoothie to soothe the stomach and digestive tract. For one serving you will need: 2-3 large carrots Small knob of fresh ginger 3 tablespoons Keffir (or natural yogurt) 1/2 banana Optional: 1 teaspoon of PURE maple syrup (Do NOT use maple syrup substitutes.) Pinch of cinnamon Pinch of nutmeg Method: Juice fresh carrots [...]

What’s to Love about Tomatoes?

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Getting your 2 plus 5 or just eating pizza again?  When it comes to stroke prevention, the story starts to get interesting. “A diet high in fruits anad vegetables is associated with a lower risk of stroke”, according to Dr Jouni Karppi of the University of Eastern Finland. However, Karppi’s group particularly extols the virtues [...]

Pomegranate: Ancient Superfood Rediscovered

Pomegranate

Jewel of autumn, ruby treasure – pomegranates are hot news these days, and not just in the culinary world.  Extract of pomegranate may be the next best natural anti-inflammatory. You may have noticed that the pomegranate has been making restaurant headlines for quite a while. More and more we see these small, shiny dark red [...]

Seaweed: Superfood or Reggae Aphrodisiac?

Seaweed

Both actually. Irish Moss, named after its major ingredient, was said to be Bob Marley’s favourite drink, and prized for its aphrodisiac qualities.   It’s made of seaweed, condensed milk,  and flavoured with vanilla, cinnamon or nutmeg.  It also goes more than a little heavy on the sugar, so please send us your healthier version [...]

Coffee may delay onset of Alzheimer’s

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Coffee is no longer the nutritional bad guy it used to be. There’s scientific talk that it might reduce the risk of diabetes; possibly also endometrial cancer.  Apparently it can reduce the damage associated with a fatty liver, but the good news this week is that moderate coffee intake can significantly slow the onset of [...]

Pine Nuts – New Diet Secret

Pine Nuts

Pine nuts make you feel full. The secret ingredient is picolinic acid which acts on hormones that signal the brain to stop eating. Satiety is a greatly sought after quality in the diet industry, which is why pine nuts are included in many diet products. And for every gram of saturated fat, they contain over [...]

Green Pesto Pasta

Pesto Pasta

Ingredients for Pasta: 2 cups pasta of choice 1 tablespoon olive oil, plus small knob of butter ½ cup mushrooms, sliced 1 tablespoon pinenuts 1 eschalot 1 bunch asparagus, cut into slices (discarding tough ends) 1 cup broccoli flowerets 1/2 cup snow peas (mangetout), sliced Ingredients for Pesto Sauce: 2 cups fresh basil leaves 2 [...]