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Pumpkin Recipes:Coconut cream;Whole baked;Caramelized Onions;Risotto.

In the autumn season, pumpkins can be found everywhere. Fall and winter are the harvesting seasons for pumpkins - another good reason why pumpkins are popular culinary choice for these seasons. Pumpkins are available in all shapes, colors and sizes, from the miniature to the gigantic sweet sugar pumpkins. The pumpkin is a member of the gourd family, which also includes muskmelon, watermelon and squash. Its orange flesh has a mild, sweet flavor which can be used in side dishes and desserts. Usually, most people associate pumpkin recipes with pie or Halloween decorations, but the truth is that this versatile vegetable can be used in many delicious desserts, breads, muffins, soups, stews and side dishes. Besides having a rich flavour, pumpkins are also highly nutritious. They are an excellent source for beta-carotene, which is converted to vitamin A in the body - an essential vitamin that is hard to find in fruits and vegetables. One cup of pumpkin is supplies the daily requirement of vitamin A. Read More »

Vegetable Lasagna Recipe: Ingredients, Bejamelle sauce, Vegetables.

Lasagna is a typical Italian dish that has broken barriers and borders, crossed the Oceans and become one of the most beloved dishes ever. With its many variations all around the world, it is difficult to remember how and where it really originated. Read More »

Evidence That Chocolate can Reduce Your Chances of Stroke.

The idea that chocolate can indeed reduce your chances of having a stroke is going to be music to the ears of so many people around the world. The only thing is, the amount of it that you need to take in order to reduce the chances is smaller than you think and this may indeed be a disappointment, but the question does remain as to how something we love so much can actually cut the odds of having a stroke. Read More »

Mangosteen Health Benefits, Nutritious Fruit Heals Diseases

Mangosteen Health Benefits, Nutritious Fruit Heals Diseases

The Mangosteen, a tropical evergreen fruit is a deep reddish purple when ripe. The rind, its exocarp, is not edible but the endocarp, the inner layer of the ovary is. It is sweet, juicy and fibrous in its taste. A remarkable fruit from South East Asia, it is legendary for its abundance in health benefits. Powerful antioxidants found in the rind, the pericap, of this amazing fruit called Xanthones are abundant providing benefits to the health and wellness of our bodies. The fruit contains 43, fourty three, different Xanthones each with its own unique health promoting qualities. Identified as the most exciting scientific discovery in the health and wellness field in several decades, it promotes benefits that prevent or reduces the effects of several diseases. With a combination of nutrients that include Energy, carbohydrates, sugars, dietary fibers, fat, protein and water, here are some of the health benefits of the Mangosteen fruit. Read More »

The Essential Minerals and Vitamins your Body Needs and How Much. (2).

We’ve all heard the term ‘vitamins and minerals’ in regard to health. Most people are well-informed about vitamins and know the basics about them. But what about that other word? This is the second of a two-part post exploring what minerals are essential for your body, what happens when you get too much or too little of them and where you get them from. Read More »

The Essential Minerals and Vitamins your Body Needs and How Much. (1).

We’ve all heard the term ‘vitamins and minerals’ in regard to health. Most people are fairly well informed about vitamins and know the basics about them. But what about that other word? Minerals, which are not produced naturally in the body, play a vital role in the body’s metabolic functions. Your body needs a good balance of minerals. Having too much or too little of these important substances in the body can lead to severe health conditions. Here are some important minerals that the body needs and what they do. Read More »

Allergy Testing: How To Identify a Food Allergy and How to Avoid Them.

Allergy testing can be done through a number of methods. This may include skin prick tests, blood tests, patch tests and through keeping a symptom diary. Read More »

Kava as a Safe, Herbal and Natural Anxiety Treatment.

Kava is a natural solution to prescription medication and has incredible sedative effects that stay relaxed even in stressful situations. Read More »

Balanced Dietary Program; Healthy Eating Plans and Diet Side Effects.

Take a minute and think about your choices when it comes to food/diet. You might be filling yourself with conditions that keep affecting your health. The key essence in maintaining your health is not only taking a balanced diet but also in its timing and moderation. The average person eats whether hungry or not. Actually, the main challenge is that eating is now more of a reflex action. In every opportune time; breakfast, coffee breaks, lunch, dinner, while watching TV, it just happens. This is simply a case of over eating or under eating. It not only overwhelms your digestive system but also enervates the body. Read More »

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