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Foods You Can and Cannot Eat on the Ketogenic Diet

The ketogenic diet is made up of food components that are very high in fats and very low in carbohydrates. Ketosis, an elevated level of ketone bodies in the blood, occurs because fat is converted into ketones in the liver. This happens when there is a minimal amount of carbs in the diet and a high amount of fats. The liver converts fat into fatty acids and ketone bodies enabling the body to burn fat for energy and this can help supply energy to the brain. Ketogenic Shopping List When eating keto, it’s essential that you eat your healthy…

How to Saute Vegetables – Make Delicious Restaurant Style Veggies At Home!

We all like these scrumptious sauteed veggies we get in restaurants. They’re colourful, filled with taste, and tender. Your first couple of attempts at this cooking technique can be a little bit difficult. Keep attempting and you’ll quickly have it perfected, however. Sauteing is the manner of cooking on the high temperature to target the flavor of the food. The high heat evaporates water inside and caramelizes them sufficient to ensure they are tasty on the exterior and sensitive inside. A great saute usually uses some type of fat in the cooking procedure; either butter, oil or even rendered…

What Types of Vegetables Can I Eat on the Candida Diet?

Loading up on vegetables is a terrific dieting strategy. Vegetables are filled with essential vitamins and nutrients and are a great choice for any healthy diet but are all vegetables created equal? Believe it or not some vegetables may not be appropriate for certain types of diets. The candida diet is one of these diets in which you must pay particular attention to what type of and how much of certain vegetables you eat. To understand what types and why you must eliminate or reduce certain vegetables you must first understand what the goal of the candida diet is.…

The Best Smoothies For Losing Weight

Many fruits and vegetables offer us a diet without fats or added sugars. Other foods help cleanse our digestive system and the rest of our body. Find out here how you can make smoothies to help you lose weight! Just as we can use certain drinks to increase our muscle mass, there are also smoothies that can help us lose weight. The biggest advantage is that all ingredients are mostly organic. So nature provides us with purifying and hydrating foods and with healthy proteins, which together can help us burn those extra kilos. The best smoothies for losing weight…

Quinoa Bread: Your Daily Source of Protein and Vitamins

Quinoa bread provides your system with fiber and other important nutrients like Vitamin E, iron, potassium, magnesium, zinc and B vitamins. Magnesium is an important mineral that regulates more than 300 enzymes, most importantly those related to the body’s consumption of glucose and secretion of insulin. Quinoa provides a good source of vegetable protein and it is the seeds of the quinoa plant that are ground to make flour for the bread. It has significantly low quantities of saturated fatty acids. It contains phenolic acids, lignans, phytoestrogens and certain phytochemicals and all these elements help lower the risk of…

A Dinner Party With A Difference – Ever Had A Dominican Dinner Party?

This dinner party idea is inspired by site I got to read about Dominica. At another site I read that Dominica “is not your ordinary fun-in-the-sun kinda island. It’s a mysterious, romantic, natural island where you will encounter a French-Creole culture with the overtones of a British heritage”. Dominica is a small island located between the French islands of Guadeloupe and Martinique in the Eastern Caribbean and this is definitely on my list of countries to visit. Whilst many of my friends know the country’s name and have a rough idea of its whereabouts -few know about its history.…

Is Smoothie Sabotage Ruining Your Diet? Avoid These 4 Biggest Pitfalls

Fruit smoothies are often advertised as a great healthy way to lose weight, or to supplement your diet with a nutritious drink. However, if you’re not on the lookout for smoothie sabotage, these fruity drinks can do more harm than good. Fortunately, if you learn the right way to blend with this article, smoothies can remain an easy, tasty, AND healthy option for any meal of the day. Smoothie mistake #1 The blender is NOT a calorie eliminator: The biggest mistake people make with smoothies is forgetting about how many calories they can have. Just because the ingredients are…

How to Prepare Chicken Saagwala

Punjabi food is known for its spicy flavour. This is an indigenous Punjabi dish which is locally called Murg Saagwala. If chicken and spinach would blend in a juicy, succulent and nutritious fusion then it is certainly a recipe for Chicken Saagwala. Ingredients: 1 cup of chicken ( Cut the chicken into pieces) 3 cups of spinach puree 1 table spoon cumin seeds 1 bay leaf 1 tablespoon ginger paste 1 tablespoon garlic paste ½ cup grated onions ¼ cup of tomato puree 2 tablespoons salt ¼ tablespoon garam masala ½ tablespoon of red pepper (powdered) ½ tablespoon of…

Marfalde With Fresh Porcini Mushrooms

I’ve noticed lately that porcini mushrooms are appearing more at the supermarket, particularly the dried version. The fresh version is most plentiful in the spring and fall seasons; where they are imported from Italy. The dried version is also tasty and keeps far longer than it’s fresh counterpart. Sometimes you may be able to find them in the produce section. However, I have seen them in other parts of the supermarket. If you can’t find it, ask someone who works at the market, I’m sure they can point you in the right direction. An added benefit of dried porcini…

8 Quick Tips For Making Dog Food at Home

Many people have turned to making dog food at home instead of buying the store brands. It’s much healthier for your dog and you get to pick everything that you put in it. Recipes are in abundant supply, so here are a few tips on what to do. 1. The most important tip of all is that it’s much easier than you think! You’ll see for yourself by the time you have finished this quick article. 2. Dogs need lots of protein, so be sure that your recipe has enough. Great sources of protein include beef, fish, chicken, turkey,…