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Recipes of Juices to Fight Overweight

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overweight_cNowadays a lot of people suffer from obesity. Overweight people have more body fat than is optimally healthy. It causes many problems with health such as heart attack, diabetes, high cholesterol, coronary artery disease, high blood pressure, sleep apnea, cancer etc. Even children often suffer from obesity. That's why we have to pay great attention to what we and our kids eat. And also there are some extraordinary methods of healing overweight. One of them is drinking a lot of juices that are made of certain fruit and vegetables (peaches, nectarines, apricots, broccoli, alfalfa etc.).

Types of Pasta and Dishes with It

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pasta_cThere are dozens of different types of pasta and some are more suited to a particular dish than others, but pasta of a similar shape may be substituted in any of the recipes. Here are cooking time and advices for use of different types of Italian pasta: Lasagne, Pappardelle, Tagliatelle, Fettucine, Spaghetti, Spaghettini, Vermicelli, Macaroni, Bucatini, Rigatoni, Penne, Cannelloni, Conchiglie, Fiochetti, Farfalle, Fusilli, Tortiglioni, Lumache, Rotini, Anelli, Pastina, Egg Noodles, Rice Noodles, Transparent (Cellophane) Noodles.

Dairy Products Are Good for Children and not So Health-Giving for Adults

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dairy_cBabies and children are to eat dairy products every day. Such food make children healthy, their bones and teeth strong and beautiful, because dairy consist a lot of calcium. But grown-ups can't assimilate those calcium in dairy products as good as children do. That's why adults shouldn't eat so much dairy. They are good for us only when we are young.

What Spices and Herbs Are Good for Children

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Spices-and-HerbsUsually we try to avoid giving spices and herbs to babies and children. But some of herbs & spices can be good for children, cure their diseases and illnesses, aid digestion and so on. The only rule is: do not give herbs & spices to babies younger than 8 months. And also try to give children only natural spices. Some herbs and spices (like garlic, basil, rosemary, dill, mint) you can plant and raise yourself. Also give children such  herbs & spices: ginger, lemon zest, oregano, cinnamon, nutmeg, anise, vanilla, pepper and so on.

What Makes Wine Red, White or Rose

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red-white-rose-wine_cThe pulp and juice of almost all of the thousands of different grape varieties is white, no matter what the colour of the skin. White wines, therefore, can be made as easily from black or red grapes as from white. Indeed, most champagnes contain the juice of both colour grapes, although in still white wines it is more usual for white grapes to predominate.

What Vegetables Are Good for Juicing

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Vegetable-juices_cNot only fruits are good for juicing. Vegetable juices are also very health-giving and tasty. Read about preparing different vegetables for juicing and their calorie content. Vegetables: alfalfa, bean sprout, beetroot, broccoli, Brussels sprout, cabbage, carrot, cauliflower, celeriac, celery, cucumber, fennel, garlic, kale, leek, lettuce, mangetout, onion, parsley, parsnip, pepper, potato, radish, spinach, sweet potato, tomato, turnip, watercress.

What Fruits Are the Most Health-Giving and Why

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fruits_cFruits and berries are very health-giving. They help us to stay in shape and get enough vitamins and minerals. Especially they're good for children and people who's on diet, because most of fruits are non-fat and give us very little calories. And, of course, fruits and berries are very delicious and are great snacks for anybody.

Cook Poultry without Danger of Salmonella Poisoning

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chicken_salmonella_cAccording to the latest estimates, salmonella (the bacterium which causes food poisoning if not eliminated by careful cooking) can be found in 80% of frozen broiler chickens sold to the public. The birds may have eaten food contaminated with salmonella; they could have been infected in the crowded conditions of the broiler house; or the infection might have taken place at a later stage: in a poultry processing plant, where many thousands of birds are slaughtered and eviscerated every day.

Raw Juice Secrets. Why Natural Juices Are So Health-Giving

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Raw-Juices_cIn these days of advanced technology and rapid change, it's easy to get caught up in the clutches of convenience, and to forget the simple and natural things in life. While we're all aware of the benefits, eating fresh food in its natural state is something that's often pushed to the bottom of our priority list. We make time to see friends, play sport, and clean the house, but when it comes to supplying energy and nutrition through the best sorts of food it's usually another story: one of packets, tins, TV dinners, takeaways, cans of fizzy drink, and endless cups of coffee and tea.

Why Seeds and Nuts Are Health-Giving

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nuts-and-seedsEating nuts (almonds, brazils, cashews, chestnuts, coconuts, hazels, macadamia nuts, peanuts, pecans, pine nuts, pistachios, walnuts) and seeds (pumpkin, sesame, sunflower) is rather good for our health. They give us calories, vitamins and minerals. Especially they are nutritious for vegetarians and vegans.

Peas in American and Asian Cuisine

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peas_cBoth fresh and frozen peas are good sources of minerals and vitamins. The nutritional content of fresh peas is highest immediately after picking. Frozen peas can be compared nutritionally with freshly picked peas, and may have a higher vitamin content than fresh pods, which have been stored for some time. Quick to prepare, peas are one of the most popular accompaniments to a main meal.

What Dishes to Prepare with Pasta

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pastaPasta, such as spaghetti, penne, linguini and fusilli is very popular as a quick, easy and tasty meal whatever the occasion. Most children like pasta and will be tempted by the different shapes. There are lots of dishes with pasta: different garnishes, appetizers, salads. You can boil, fry, stew and even stuff pasta.

Choose Noodles As a Low-Fat Accompaniment to a Stir-Fry

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noodles_CNoodles are available in various forms, some wheat-based noodles are similar to dried pasta, while others contain egg and are a little higher in fat. Rice noodles are slightly softer in texture and lower in protein than wheat noodles and cellophane or transparent noodles are made from ground mung beans.

Choose Low Fat Mayonnaise When on Diet

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Mayonnaise_cMayonnaise may have been named after the French general Mahon. His chef was unable to obtain butter for hollandaise sauce, so invented this recipe, which subsequently became a classic. Mayonnaise is made from egg yolks, olive oil and a little vinegar. Good-quality mayonnaise is delicious, but is very high in fat and calories.

Fish Products can Embellish Your Diet

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fish-productsFish products are rather nutritious and can make a valuable contribution to a good diet, as well as an excellent way to serve fish to the family. Such foods as canned fish, fish fingers and fish cakes are very delicious and excellent products for people who are on diet. Also fish products are more interesting than pure fish.

Make Pickles and Preserves in Microwave

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Pickles-and-Preserves-in-Microwave_cMaking jams and pickles in the microwave really does take all the hard work out of preserving. The results are excellent. The preserves have a fresh, true flavour and a rich, bright, natural colour, and they need very little attention during cooking. However, the microwave can only cope with making a small quantity at a time.

All about Food Allergies in Children

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Food-Allergies_cSurveys show that as many as two in ten people believe they react badly to certain foods. However, detailed government study suggests that only about two in every one hundred people do have unpleasant reactions to food that can be measured. Many people blame food additives, but reactions to food additives are probably at least one hundred times less common than reactions to natural foods such as milk or wheat.

Making Quick Sauces in Microwave

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Making-Quick-Sauces-in-Microwave_cThere's really no excuse for even the most nervous of cooks to avoid sauce-making any longer. The microwave really does make it all so easy! The joy is that they need so little attention during cooking, and as they are not made in anything metal, there's very little likelihood of a scorched pan to contend with afterwards. I have found that even the richest of sauces - those thickened with eggs or cream (like a Hollandaise or a Creme Caramel) will not curdle as long as they are cooked on low power for no longer than the necessary time (that is, until thick). Many sauces tend to thicken a little on standing.

Creative Lunchbox for Your Child

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Lunchbox_cHave you ever wondered why schoolchildren's learning, concentration span and behaviour tends to deteriorate after lunch? The answer lies hidden in their lunchbox. Less than half the children in US have school dinners so it is important that lunchboxes provide a tasty and nutritious alternative. A recent survey found that an average lunchbox contains potato crisps and a chocolate bar and very few children bring fresh fruit. A high fat, high salt, refined carbohydrate meal such as this will leave your child feeling tired and unable to concentrate. Also a diet high in saturated fat and salt can lay the foundations for heart disease and high blood pressure later in life.

Learn to Overcome Obesity in Children

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Obesity-in-Children_cAny parent who has tried to prise a child off the sofa or away from their computer to go outside and get some exercise will know that children are becoming increasingly sedentary, more often than not moving nothing but a few fingers on the television or video remote control. In a recent survey, 40 per cent of boys and 60 per cent of girls failed to meet the recommended minimum of 1 hour a day of moderate exercise.

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