The Good Thing About Tea

Millions of people spend billions of dollars seeing doctors, paying for visits, getting check-ups and buying expensive medication, but never realize that God created the miraculous human body to run near perfect and cure itself naturally. And the travesty is not only the financial aspect of the ‘silent killer’, but by lowering your high blood pressure with synthetic medication you could be hurting your body by not curing the cause. If you don’t know already, high blood pressure got its nickname, the silent killer, because it does exactly that… it will kill you with NO WARNING. In fact, over 50,000 people died last year because of this disease. I recently read one article which called it a ‘widow maker’. And …

The Good And Bad Of Coffee

There have been so many studies over the last twenty-five years about the effects of coffee that many people are confused about the real results. For a few decades, we were told that coffee drinking was unhealthy, and now more recent studies tell us that is not true. Over 400 million cups of coffee are consumed per day in the world, so of course, this is an important issue. The main problem is the caffeine in coffee. Caffeine is a mild stimulant, and therefore raises blood pressure and can increase heart rate. This was of concern to earlier researchers; today, researchers think the effect is so mild and short lived as to be negligible. In fact, we are actually hearing …

Tea: The Best Green Tea Blends

Green tea is fast becoming one of the hottest ways to look after your health. More and more research is surfacing that suggests that drinking green tea may be one of the simplest things you can do to live a longer and healthier life. Green tea is special because of the way that it’s processed. Though it comes from the same plant as black tea, it is produced in an entirely different way. During processing, black tea is allowed to oxidize, or ferment. Green tea however, is simply dried and then steamed or fired to prevent the oxidation process from occurring. It sounds like a simple difference, but it causes some very powerful differences between the two types of tea. …

Recipe: Apple Streusel

Dr. Steven A. Schnur’s new book, The Reality Diet, has recipes the entire family will enjoy–including the kids. Packed with yummy desserts (non-sugar), high-energy breakfasts, and easy-to-fix dinners, we know you’ll enjoy them all, including this one for Apple Streusel. Streusels, along with cobblers and crisps, are American classics. But like most things American, streusel has its roots in another country, in this case Germany—and Streusel is a German word meaning “sprinkling.” 1/4 cup 2:90 granola 1 teaspoon brown sugar 1 teaspoon sugar substitute 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon 2 tablespoons light margarine, chilled and cut into pieces Nonstick cooking spray 1 large unpeeled apple, cored and sliced One container 2:90 vanilla yogurt with fiber (providing up to 90 calories) Preheat …

Peanuts Are Loaded With Anti-oxidants

Research now claims that peanuts rival many fruits when it comes to their antioxidant value, according to the University of Florida’s research. Peanut not only contain a wide variety of helpful antioxidants, but they contain the ‘good’ fat. “When it comes to antioxidant content, peanuts are right up there with strawberries,” said Steve Talcott, assistant professor of food science and human nutrition at the University of Florida. “We expected a fairly high antioxidant content in peanuts, but we were a bit shocked to find that they’re as rich in antioxidants as many kinds of fruit.” The study researched a dozen different varieties of peanuts measuring their ability to block the aging effect of free radicals that occur naturally in the …

Piña Colada Slush

Dr. Steven A. Schnur’s new book, The Reality Diet, has recipes the entire family will enjoy–including the kids. Packed with yummy desserts (non-sugar), high-energy breakfasts, and easy-to-fix dinners, we know you’ll enjoy them all, including this one for Piña Colada Slush: A favorite of tropical drink lovers, a piña colada is a cool and refreshing drink to finish the day with. Serve it in a frosted glass for an even cooler experience. 1 1/8 cups diced fresh or canned pineapple One container 2:90 vanilla yogurt with fiber (providing up to 90 calories) 2 teaspoons marshmallow fluff 2 teaspoons sugar substitute 1 teaspoon coconut extract 6 to 8 ice cubes Combine all of the ingredients in the jar of a blender. …

Add High Fiber Fruit To A Healthy Diet

High fiber fruit is a very crucial element of any healthy diet. It enhances our opportunity of living a long and healthy life, which is what most people strive and wish for. While most people recognize that eating high fiber fruit is excellent for them, they are unsure concerning what high fiber fruit to add to their diet. Various government health agencies are attempting to educate people in terms of healthy diets, as well as what type of high fiber fruit to add to the diet. One of the tools to assist us find out how much of this fruit we are consuming in our diets, are the ingredient labels that we discover on food products. Not only do these …

Add Flavored Syrups To Your Coffee Machines

With the explosion in coffee house culture across the US, and technical developments in coffeemakers, a huge range of possibilities in different types of coffee has evolved. Whereas previously you could have chosen regular or decaf from basic coffee machines, you can now opt for a plethora of flavors and weird and wonderful names like frappaccino or mocha latte from your local coffee house. A large number of the varieties available are down to the use of flavored syrups, which are becoming popular worldwide. So you just had a raspberry nutmeg latte? Now this might sound like a kind of dessert that would play havoc with your diet but don’t panic, this is actually a relatively low fat way to …

About The Ampalaya, A.K.A Bitter Melon

Ampalaya is the indigenous name of Bitter Melon or Momordica charantia Linn., a vegetable native to the Philippines and Southeast Asia, known for its bitter taste. A popular vegetable often grown by many households around the world, the Ampalaya vine can grow up to 5 meters and its leaves can reach to about 4 to 10 cm. Its yellow flowers are both “male” and “female” and are responsible for what makes the Ampalaya vine famous – the melons. The Ampalaya fruit is usually eaten while still green, because as the fruit ripens its taste grows more bitter and much less tasty. During preparation, the seeds, which turn from white to red over time, are removed. Removing the seeds helps to …