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Herbs and Spices - Health Benefits of the Spices at WomansDay.com

Herbs and Spices - Health Benefits of the Spices at WomansDay.com
Chances are you sprinkle cinnamon into your morning oatmeal or add a dash of oregano to pizza without giving the spices much thought. But did you know your favorite flavors can actually do your body good? According to Christina Suarez, master herbalist and owner of TheGoodHerbCo.com, while spices are only effective when eaten at least daily, each has its own specific health benefits. Read on to find out which additives can burn fat, ease a sore throat or help you get to sleep, and how you can incorporate them into your daily diet. Cardamom Fruit of the Elettaria cardamomum plant in the ginger family. Health Powers: Eases belching, flatulence and indigestion; treats respiratory conditions like coughing, asthma and loss of voice; aids in the elimination of toxins through your skin. Daily Dose: Stir a few freshly ground pinches of cardamom pods into a shot of OJ or your morning fruit salad, or mix it with white or brown rice before you boil it. Photo by Shutterstock. Cayenne Cinnamon Cloves Nutmeg

Japanese Steakhouse White Sauce (Yum Yum Sauce, Shrimp Sauce, Sakura Sauce) Recipe How to Make Japanese Steakhouse White Sauce - Shrimp Sauce - Yum Yum Sauce - Sakura Sauce - You Finally Found The Recipe! There are actually two ways to make Japanese white sauce. The first uses store-bought mayonnaise. The second involves making your own mayonnaise. The end result tastes the same if you do it properly. Frankly, I find it a lot easier to use prepared mayonnaise. Do NOT attempt to use low fat or reduced calorie mayo, Miracle Whip, or cheap store brands - it changes the taste significantly! Information on adjustments and how to cook the rest of the meal are near the bottom of the page, after the recipes. Japanese Steakhouse White Sauce - Chuck's Easy Recipe Using a fork or a whisk, blend all ingredients together thoroughly until well mixed and the sauce is smooth. The sauce will NOT taste right if you don't let it sit overnight. * Hellmann's is called "Best Foods" west of the Rockie Mountains. If you've spent years trying to find this recipe..... Set up blender. Adjustments

Healthy Superfoods - Recipes for 7 Healthy Superfoods Dried licorice root may fight tooth decay, new research has found. But if you're not a fan, these foods can also help keep teeth, gums, and breath healthy, says Mark Wolff, D.D.S., Ph.D., of NYU College of Dentistry: Yogurt. The lactic acid may ward off periodontal disease, but skip the sugary varieties. Sugar-free gum and hard candies. Raw or firm vegetables. For more tips on a great smile and other anti-aging advice, try our plan, 7 Years Younger, for free!

Herbal Tea Benefits This page is a quick summary of some of the specific herbal teal benefits, that you can check when deciding which herbs to use in making an herbal tea, or times when you want to know what each herb may do for you. I will be doing a full page on many of these herbs, as time allows. When done, the names of those herbs will be linked to that more detailed page. Alfalfa - Arabs call this the "father of all foods" while westerners treat it as cattle fodder. Angelica Root - tonic for stomach troubles, colds, fevers, colic, and strengthens heart. Anise (Star Anise) - helps expel gas, promotes digestion, relieves nausea and abdominal pain, soothes coughs and colds, and helps clear up congestion. Black Cohosh - relieves menopausal symptoms, and when used as a muscle relaxant, a natural anti-inflammatory treatment for rheumatoid arthritis. Borage - the tea can be used to bathe inflamed eyes, drunk as a tea, it is good for cleansing the blood, for fevers and jaundice, and to expell poisons. St.

Healthy Chicken Recipes - Easy Chicken Recipe at WomansDay.com Chicken: the dieter’s best friend. Quick and easy to make, this popular protein is low in calories and full of amino acids, which boost your body’s ability to function. But being low-cal doesn’t have to mean boring and bland; if done right, light and, yes, even dark meat are ideal for keeping you on track. From Jamaican Jerk BBQ Chicken to Lemon-Oregano Chicken Skewers, pair any of these recipes with steamed seasonal veggies or a fresh green salad for a healthy meal that won’t leave you hungry. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 50 Things to Grill in Foil : Recipes and Cooking How to make a foil packet: 1. Lay a large sheet of heavy-duty foil or a double layer of regular foil on a flat surface. (Use nonstick foil where noted.) 2. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Guide to Common Edible Wild Plants It’s often said that the last thing you need to worry about when in a survival situation is what you’re going to eat. The human body is highly resilient, and can go without food for longer than you think. Shelter and water, on the other hand, are pretty much non-negotiable in order to survive. However, it is possible to familiarize yourself with edible wild plants before you get into a survival situation, in which case you’ll have a good idea of which wild plants you can eat if necessary. In addition, once you learn to identify some of these common edible wild plants, you might be able to add them to your diet while you’re still in the city. READ MORE: 7 Mountaineering Knots to Use in Everyday Life Dandelions Probably the easiest plant to identify, and one of the most widespread, dandelions (pictured at top) are a great introduction to wild plant foods. Burdock The burdock plant sure doesn’t look very appetizing (especially when full of those giant prickly seedheads!) Cattails Plantain Nettles

How to Make Flour Tortillas: 9 steps (with video) User Reviewed Community Q&A Have you ever had a craving for those delicious tortillas made fresh in restaurants? Below is an easy and quick way to make flour tortillas from scratch! You'll need to mix the dough, flatten it into rounds and cook each one on the stove to create delicious tortillas perfect for filling with taco meat or veggies. Steps Helpful? <img alt="Image titled Make Flour Tortillas Step 10 preview" src=" width="728" height="410" class="whcdn"> Flour Tortillas Step 10 Version 2.360p.mp410 Community Q&A Add New Question Can I use butter instead of lard? Ask a Question Tips

100 Greatest Cooking Tips (of all time!) : Chefs 1. Remember, y'all, it’s all about the prep. Take away the stress by doing the prep the night or day before. You'll look like a star.Paula Deen Paula’s Best Dishes 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. Disease-Fighting Plants: 7 Delicious Herbs that Pack a Powerful Antimicrobial Punch Disease-Fighting Plants: 7 Delicious Herbs that Pack a Powerful Antimicrobial Punchby www.SixWise.com Adding herbs to your favorite dishes adds flavor, variety and color. Antimicrobial herbs provide all of that - PLUS they give your health a major boost. Antimicrobial herbs have a unique ability to destroy and inhibit the growth of disease-causing microorganisms. This takes major stress off of your immune system, helping to stimulate it and thereby helping you to fight off a wide array of potential infections. Antimicrobial herbs are capable of taking on a large variety of microorganisms, such as: Bacteria Mold Parasites Viruses Yeasts Other living organisms You may already be familiar with the following antimicrobial herbs, but their potent disease-fighting properties may surprise you. 1. Chili peppers contain a substance called capsaicin, which is what makes them so spicy (the spicier the pepper, the more capsaicin it contains). Did you know? 2. Did you know? 3. Did you know?

Food Nutrition Facts - Healthy Living Tips at WomansDay.com Every child has heard the healthy-eating mantra "You are what you eat." But there may be a closer resemblance between good-for-you grub and your body than you thought. We found 10 foods that mirror the body parts they provide nutrients for—for example, brain-boosting walnuts actually look like a brain. Coincidence? Maybe. Though these healthy foods are beneficial to the whole body, the list below is a fun reminder of what to eat to target specific areas. 1. Slice a carrot in half crosswise and it's easy to see that the veggie resembles an eye—look closely and you'll even notice a pattern of radiating lines that mimic the pupil and iris. 2. The folds and wrinkles of a walnut bring to mind another human organ: the brain. 3. Long, lean stalks of celery look just like bones—and they're good for them, too. 4. The lightbulb shape of an avocado looks like a uterus, and it supports reproductive health as well. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

12.02.2008 - Broccoli compound targets key enzyme in late-stage cancer By Robert Sanders, Media Relations | 02 December 2008 BERKELEY — An anti-cancer compound found in broccoli and cabbage works by lowering the activity of an enzyme associated with rapidly advancing breast cancer, according to a University of California, Berkeley, study appearing this week in the online early edition of the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Indole-3-carbinol, or I3C, is a chemical compound found in broccoli and other cruciferous vegetables and which is known to stop the growth of breast cancer cells. UC Berkeley researchers' discovery of how I3C works will help them modify the compound to improve its anti-cancer effects. (Firestone & Bjeldanes labs/UC Berkeley) The compound, indole-3-carbinol, is already undergoing clinical trials in humans because it was found to stop the growth of breast and prostate cancer cells in mice. Caramelized Brussels sprouts 1 lb. Cut Brussels sprouts in half and steam until nearly done. By Karen McRoberts

The Fifteen Most Fabulous Herbal Sedatives : Kitchen Table Medicine Do you ever just feel like you need to take a pill to take the edge off? Well a lot of us get extra stressed around the holiday season, and if you don’t want to take something that will totally knock you out, try a gentle relaxing cup of sedative tea instead of popping a pill. Now opinions may slightly differ amongst herbalists as to what the best herbal sedative is, but I think we can all agree that the best herb is the one that works best for the individual. #3 Schisandra- Referred to as “Chinese Prozac” this herb is commonly unappreciated and underutilized in American herbal practice. #7 Lavender- Try adding lavender to your favorite baked good recipe. #9 St. #10 Red Clover- Not traditionally recognized as a sedative, but as a mineral source and blood thinner, this “cooling” herb calms the system and has a special affinity to the lungs, throat, and salivary glands. #15 Chamomile- One of the most common kitchen herbs, chamomile is a great mild sedative and digestive bitter.

30 of the World's Greatest Wedding Cakes Few things are more important on a wedding day (apart from both partners turning up; the ring being secure; and nobody objecting during the ceremony) than the cake. Very few weddings are without such a centrepiece. It's just a shame that so many couples opt for the same traditional, boring designs when there is so much opportunity to impress and surprise the guests. Here are 30 brilliant examples, to be used as inspiration for your own big day. Above: A wedding cake fit for an action hero. Above: An illustration of things to come? Above: There's nothing like brutal honesty wrapped in a Portal nod to begin a marriage. Above: A wedding massacre. Above: A show of vanity so incredible as to be impressive. Above: A wedding cake fit for geeks. Above: The most unappetising wedding cake I've ever wanted. Above: A work of baked art. Above: For Stargate fans only. Above: Good news everyone! Above: A cake for the Lego lovers amongst us. Above: Binary deliciousness. Above: Nothing is safe from Steampunk.

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