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If you believe some commentators, garlic was the saviour of the ancient world. It is one of those plants, if you weren’t already aware, whose medicinal properties are legendary. Clearly it has established itself as a mainstay in some of the most internationally appreciated cuisine, whether it is the basis of an Indian Tandoori curry, Italian Pasta, Spanish Paella, a...

Eating healthy is the way your body is nourished with all the necessary vitamins and minerals for a healthy lifestyle. Food contains antioxidants that play a role in your health in either a good or a bad way. Antioxidants are found in all foods and can be Vitamins like A, C or E, plant chemicals and in minerals like selenium. Their main role is to protect your body’s...

SALT: FRIEND OR FOE? What is salt?  It is sodium chloride.  We need salt in our bodies.  We need it for nerve and muscle function.  We need it to regulate the proper amounts of fluid in our bodies.  It is a necessary evil.  We need it.  However, we do not need an over abundance of it. There are several types of salt and we use the various types for different reasons. ...

~According to recent studies, popcorn has numerous health benefits because it has antioxidants, whole grains, and fiber.  However, the snack must be eaten carefully.  If you smother the snack in sugar and salt, the overall health benefits decrease. Whole Grains The U.S Department of Agriculture released guidelines several years ago.  The guidelines requires that manufacturers...

About 17% percent of Americans struggle to put enough food on the table, and much of the food they are able to purchase is not very healthy… So, here are a few tips to help stretch that dollar with foods and meals that are cheap and pack better nutrition: 5 foods that are cheap and nutritious: 1.  Breakfast:  Oatmeal A serving of oatmeal costs pennies, and...

We all know that vegetables are an essential part of keeping us healthy, but try to explain that to a four year old who is convinced that the broccoli on his plate is a punishment. The veggie wars usually start from the time parents begin to introduce foods into the diets of their little ones until much later when those same children realize the benefits of eating these...

A gluten free diet is selected by those consumers who have an intolerance to this baking ingredient.  Gluten is found in wheat, barley and rye grains.  It is a group of proteins and not a single component of a food group.  Gluten in your baking goods makes them light and crispy.  Baking without its gluten component will cause your baking goods to be flat and heavy. ...

It no secret that olive oil provides several health benefits to those who consume it on a regular basis with their meals. Those who consumer it with a Mediterranean diet reap even more health benefits.  However, not many people know what exactly in olive oil provides such benefits to the body, but most particularly to the heart. What exactly in olive oil makes it nourishing...

Some food purists may never come to terms with the concept of a healthy hot dog, let alone  preparing a healthy sausage. But experts have another opinion on the subject. They believe that the secret to preparing a hot dog that is safe and healthy for a person to eat lies almost entirely in the in the way America’s favorite food is prepared. The Secret of Hot Dog Success So...

What Is Trans Fat? There are good trans fats and bad trans fats?  What in the world does that mean? “Good” Trans Fat are fats that are natural.  These fats have their derivative from cattle, sheep and goats.  The milk fat from these animals provide the body with natural, healthy trans fat.  The body then converts these good agents into muscle and fat loss. ...

Your hearing loss may be the result of several causes.  Hearing loss is the third most prevalent health problem in the U.S, and this type of health condition is on the rise.  Hearing loss can result from your job conditions, from advanced age, from sudden damaging factors or from some types of everyday travel.  Be sure to share these important hearing treatments with...

The health dangers of trans fat has been much in the news over the past few years but most people are still in the dark about facts on the different types of fats in our foods. The names themselves are not that descriptive. But to compound the cloudiness of the issue, for those of us that eat out often, nutritional information is usually non-existent and at best sketchy. Even...

If you’re like a lot of people who love to cook, you love the various masterpieces you create, but hate the cleanup and the smells afterward. If only there was an easy way to get rid of smelly cooking odors, you’d probably cook more often. The worst thing about cooking odors is that the person doing the cooking can become anesthetized so that they no longer smell...

Frozen stuffed chicken is a really convenient option for the end of the busy workday. It can quickly be turned into a delicious dinner but did you know that improper cooking increases the risk of salmonella infection? Salmonella is a type of bacteria found in raw meat, eggs and similar products. Improper handling of such products and failure to adhere to the right cooking...

Why the French and Italians can load up their plates with carbohydrates and never get fat is a mystery that ends up as one of those food myths that one doesn’t really know quite how to explain. Although, some scientists have done studies that provide evidence that it’s the wine that accompanies every meal or the entire Mediterranean diet that is healthy, not just one...

Per an article on the WebMD site, the majority of chicken that we buy to eat, where it be antibiotic free or organic, are contaminated with either salmonella or campylobacter bacteria; both are leading  causes of food borne disease. In addition, both campylobacter and salmonella are gaining resistance to either one or more antibiotics. The antibiotic resistance problems...