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Coconut milk a creamy addition for both sweet and savory dishes
Coconut milk is customarily found in cuisines from the tropics – including Southeast Asia, the Carribean, coastal Africa and India – locations where coconut trees thrive. The thick, sweet liquid is frequently used to balance the heat in spicy curries and soups. But, it is also used to make...
Nutritional powerhouse: Avocado packed with antioxidants, fiber, good fat
Avocado is one of nature’s wondrous foods. Native to Mexico, it originated there as a wild variety sometime between 7,000 and 5,000 B.C. Today, avocado’s rich and creamy flesh is consumed throughout the world and is considered a nutritional powerhouse by many health professionals.
Shaking the salt habit: Scaling back on sodium can stave off disease
Salt has been used to preserve food and enhance taste for centuries. It’s also essential for balancing bodily fluids. But too much can lead to serious health conditions, like heart disease, stroke and kidney failure.
Satiety: An apple a day can keep more than the doctor away
You have been on the go all day and arrive home ravenous. So you dive into a bag of chips, devouring the salty, crunchy goodness – chomping until you see the bottom of the bag. Feel full and satisfied?
Gluten Free 101: Experts say diet can help, but claims are overblown
If you’re not on a gluten-free diet already, chances are it has crossed your mind. In the past decade, the number of people consciously avoiding the maligned protein prevalent in breads and baked goods has soared, with athletes, celebrities, and savvy food marketers touting a “gluten-free...
Five ways to build muscle without lifting a pound
Whether you want to look better in a tank top, hoist your suitcase into the car with ease, or burn more calories faster, muscle matters. But, unfortunately, it naturally begins to decline well before we hit the “Big 40.”