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Low-Carb Blueberry Frittata

Embarking on a low-carb lifestyle presents numerous challenges. So many people are used to eating grain-based breakfasts high in starches and sugars. And who doesn’t like to have a sweet treat at the end of a meal? The problem with these carbohydrate-rich components of the North American diet is that they contribute directly to the …

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Basil Pesto Cauliflower Soup

Basil Pesto Cauliflower Soup is so easy to make, you’d expect it to taste bland, yet it is a rich, satisfying soup full of nutritional goodies and flavour. People who don’t like cauliflower will often eat this tasty meal, especially if you go a bit overboard and fry some bread in good quality olive oil …

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Whack Green Beans

Ingredients: 5 (15 ounce) cans green beans, drained (note: you can substitute a similar amount of frozen green beans, about 4 (12-ounce) bags, thawed, or you can use fresh green beans, too) 12 slices bacon 2/3 cup brown sugar 1/4 cup butter, melted 7 teaspoons soy sauce 1 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder Directions: Put the …

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Ten Reasons to Eat Figs

Figs are considered a healthy fruit that has been both consumed and used in the treatment of wounds since biblical times. It was in the year 1759 figs were brought to the United States. Figs are delightfully sweet when they are fully ripe. These plump little juicy balls of flavor taste great fresh, but they …

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What is Probiotic, What is Prebiotic, and Why People Should Care

What is prebiotic nutrition? What is a probiotic yogurt (or “probiotic yoghurt”, for those who use the longer spelling)? Does “post-biotic” mean anything? Do any of them really improve health? What is Probiotic Nutrition? Probiotics are living bacteria found in some foods. They survive the digestive process and then live in the human intestine, providing …

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Contents, Health Benefits and Culinary Uses of Different Flours

Flour is such a common ingredient in the kitchen that we forget that there are different kinds of flours, with different health benefits. Flour is obtained by grinding cereals like wheat and maize. Every flour has its own characteristics, uses, and benefits. Contents of Different Flours Plain or refined flour undergoes a commercial process, utilizing …

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Coffee: a Combination of Caffeine and Non-Caffeine Substances

Caffeine is a strong anti-oxidant, but it also raises your blood pressure and adrenaline levels. Coffee contains many other substances, including magnesium, quinides, trigonelline, and polyphenols, which can counterbalance some of caffeine’s harmful effects. The preparation method is very important. Coffee contains cafestol and kahweol, both of which raise blood LDL (= bad cholesterol) levels. As they …

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Southern Hot Slaw Recipe

Southern Hot Slaw is real Soul Food, and The Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday, observed on the third Monday in January, is the perfect time to start serving soul food. Since it is so delicious, it will most likely appear on dinner menus frequently throughout the year. The name, “soul food,” was coined during the 1960s …

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