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Just spice it up!!!!! Anti bacterial effects of spices unraveled in the West

The West is now sitting up and taking in the aroma of Indian cuisine. The inseparable part of Indian kitchens, the spices are now the subjects of research by scientists at the Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kansas. Dr. Daniel Y. C. Fung and colleagues who conducted the study opine that cinna...

Drawing from Myth to Become Mistress of Spices

The smell of egg and mutton biriyani fills the air at Shilpa's stall at the 'Aravanis' talent village' near the Koothandavar temple as the Hindu deity is readied// for his marriage with hundreds of transvestites in an annual ritual. Shilpa is an 'Aravani', one who is among nearly 300,000 tran...

High-Salt Diet Dampens Effects of Blood Pressure Drugs

...en ice cream." The emphasis should be on eating fresh foods, Daviglus said. The heart association provides a list of foods, "how to cook them, what spices to use instead of salt," she said. Calhoun recommends adherence to the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) diet, which is low in salt an...

Confectionery Industry Forecast Is Sweet: Globally Inspired Flavors, Eco-Friendly and Health Minded Trends Lead New Product Innovations

...ucts in the market, catering to the more attention-grabbing, fun and entertaining products that kids like. Global Influences International spices and ethnic flavors will also have a large influence on new U.S. products and flavor development overall, 58 percent of experts say. While Asian and La...

Simple Steps Toward a Healthy Lifestyle

... Antioxidant-Rich spices and Herbs Can Enhance Your Daily Routine H...ost health and wellness is to add antioxidant-rich spices and herbs - like oregano, cinnamon and ginger - to...f-limit" ingredients in the name of health, adding spices and herbs to foods enhances not only nutrition val...

The Tomato Products Wellness Council and SCAN Announce Winners for the Great Tomato Tip-Off Contest!

...s of tomatoes in stock at home. When looking for a new twist on dinner, pick a tomato dish from another culture and innovatively add your own blend of spices and food combinations. Be creative, because it never hurts to try something new! The Tomato Products Wellness Council is an organization of toma...

Healthy Foods Harder to Find in Poor Neighborhoods

...he skin to lower the saturated fat of lower-cost fatty cuts. Go for dried spices as some stores may not carry fresh. Dried spices are still good sources of antioxidants, Sandon said. It may be hard to f...

Physician Develops Resveratrol Evidence-Based Nutraceutical for Heart Health

... enhancing JIVA™ supplements, is the result of over 10 years of study and research fermented foods, inducing wine and soy, and certain herbs and spices including Curcumin undertaken by Dr. Nair in collaboration with other distinguished scientists such highly regarded institutions such as M.D. Ander...

It's a Mad Dash in the Race Against Heart Disease

...arinade sauces that are also salt-free and flavor-full. And like all seasonings from Mrs. Dash(R), the Marinades are made with a blend of 14 herbs and spices and a touch of real fruit essence and contain no MSG. For more information about Mrs. Dash(R) and recipes, please visit www.mrsdash.com . The ...

Spices, Herbs Boost Health for Diabetics

...ar FRIDAY, Oct. 17 (HealthDay News) -- spices may do more than flavor your food: New research su...h of diabetics. Researchers bought 24 herbs and spices and found that many appear to have the power to in... The study didn't examine the direct effects of spices on diabetics. Also,...

Marinades Help Keep Grilled Meat Safe

.... The herb blend reduced HCAs by 72 percent, while the Southwest blend reduced levels by 57 percent. All the marinade blends contained two or more spices from the mint family, which are rich in the antioxidants rosmarinic acid, carnosol and carnosic acid. The marinades contained maltodextrin and/or ...

Study Finds Spice-Rich Marinades Can Reduce Harmful Compounds When Grilling

...s Offer Easy Ways to Enjoy Antioxidant Benefits of spices and Herbs HUNT VAL...HCAs in the steaks marinated with antioxidant-rich spices and herbs. "When the various steaks grilled in t...ttributed to the antioxidant-rich qualities of the spices and herbs." Pre-packaged spice and herb marinade...

Salutary pizza spice

...ional Academy of Sciences (PNAS). E-BCP is a typical ingredient of many spices and food plants. Hence it is also found in plants such as basil, rosemary, ...dern civilisation", surmises Dr. Jrg Gertsch. However, anyone who in future spices all his food with oregano will not necessarily be any the healthier for it....

Healthy Eating Bible - The Word According to Gillian McKeith

...act opposite is true. Gillian McKeith explains: "My mung bean curry is like heaven. It's hot, but won't burn your heads off and it contains loads of spices that are beneficial for digestion. Healthy food can taste fantastic - it's all about knowing how to prepare it." As a first crucial step to improvin...

Double Trouble: Fight Allergy and Asthma in Your Home

...eners can cause allergy symptoms to increase. Create your own natural air-freshener. Place cloves, cinnamon sticks, allspice or other favorite spices in a pot of hot water, and simmer for about an hour and a half. -- Vacuums can make all the difference. Trying using one with a HEPA filtrati...

BASF Podcast: The Chemical Reporter - Why do You Get Garlic Breath?

... LUDWIGSHAFEN, Germany, April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Few spices are as treasured and avoided! A clove of garlic is both tasty and healthy, but after you eat it, don't be surprised if even your friends start to give...

Chef LaLa to Provide Healthy Menu Makeovers

...nking water instead of soda -- Limiting the amount of sodium in your meals by using flavor enhancers like lemon, chilies, vinegars, herbs and spices instead of salt -- Grilling, broiling, baking, braising, boiling or steaming your food instead of frying -- Increasing physical activity, even i...

New Guacamole 100-Calorie Packs - The Solution for Clashing February Holidays

...30-days -- and can be frozen even longer. Made with 94 percent avocados, the name reflects what's inside -- it's Wholly Guacamole -- just avocados and spices with no chemicals or preservatives. Launching with classic flavor, Wholly Guacamole 100 Calorie Snack Packs retail for $2.19-$2.49 (3-pack) or $4.29...

Chocolate Craving Has Ancient Roots

...d have had a sweet chocolate taste, he said. "Later, when the drink was being made from the bean, other things such as chilies, honey, and flowers and spices were added," he said. Chocolate drinks made from the cacao bean were later used by the Mayans and Aztecs, McGovern noted. Henderson said the f...

Survey Reveals Heartburn Sufferers Experience More Heartburn During the Holidays

...s. Keep in mind that too much of a good thing can lead to heartburn. -- Avoid heartburn triggers. Red wine, foods with high fat content, and spices are just a few common heartburn triggers. -- Control late night munchies. Try not to eat late at night or right before going to bed to decrease ...

Nine of 10 Women Attempt Exercise Goals After Initial Failure, Survey Shows

...sor of the American Heart Association's Choose To Move program. Every product from Mrs. Dash is made with a unique combination of 14 natural herbs and spices that is salt-free with no MSG. Mrs. Dash 10-Minute Marinades and Hamburger Grilling blend are the latest addition to the Mrs. Dash family of products....

Figure Skater Peggy Fleming Teams With HealthSaver: Cook Your Way to a Healthy Diet

...our recipes. Use low-fat milk instead of cream. Add cinnamon, vanilla extract or nutmeg in place of sugar. Season vegetables with herbs and spices rather than butter, salt or sauces. Try the following combinations: cilantro with rice and bean dishes, basil with tomato-based recipes, garl...

Make a New Assault on Salt

...ontent. Limit your daily salt intake to between 1,500 and 2,400 milligrams. When dining out, ask for unsalted menu items. At home, use herbs and spices to season your food. Remove salt from recipes when possible. Don't put the salt shaker on your dining table. More information The U.S. Na...

Organic Farms Provide a Clue for India's Struggling Farms

...n. Four million hectares (9.8 million acres) of land are now devoted to certified organic farming for export, Dave said, including of mangoes, spices and nuts. The council has developed standards for organic exports, and mandatory domestic standards are in the works. This will make it easier...

Anticancer Effects of Curcumin Revealed

... Curry powder is a mixture predominantly composed of turmeric root extract and other spices such as coriander and fenugreek. // Curcumin, a turmeric root extract, has been shown to possess activity in the treatment and prevention of can...

Good Diet Includes Herbs

... the University of Michigan Health System , adding spices such //as basil, oregano, garlic, curry, and rosem...s diet can benefit health. "Adding herbs and spices can help you maintain a healthy weight. Plus, they...e sugar, salt and fat when replaced with herbs and spices not only improve overall health but also improve t...

Cake Walk – Plum Treats Sell Like 'Hot Cakes' During Christma

...ke, by virtue of owning an oven. Thus fruit cakes were baked, and some added marzipan, a paste made out of almond and sugar. Seasonal dried fruits and spices were also added, to form the delicious slice. Today, Christmas cakes could be anything from spongy, dark, or moist to light, dry, or leavened, a...

Cutting Back on Salt Is a Necessity for Some, Not All

...bels and choose low-sodium foods. ? Limit use of canned, processed, and frozen foods. ? Ask about salt usage when eating out. ? Cook with herbs and spices instead of salt. Source-Newswise SR ...

Carcinogens found in Grilled chicken

...2 F or 200 C to reduce HCAs. Meat should not be cooked on direct heat. Some spices may also be used to inhibit the formation of toxic forms of PhIP in the body. Garlic is one of known spices that counteract the cancer-causing effect of PhIP. Ronald D. Thomas, P...

Changing Food Habits: Fodder For Thought

...ountry, has gained connoisseurs, even among the rich and the renowned, across the globe. Since the pre-Christian era, the aroma of the famous Indian spices wafted far enough to attract traders, and eventually invaders, from distant lands. It is widely believed that like ‘ahimsa’ or non-violence, th...

Curry Better Than Aspirin For Headaches

...tudy funded by the Scottish Executive. The study found that salicylic acid, the active ingredient in aspirin, is naturally available in certain Indian spices like cumin, turmeric and paprika, all of which are vital ingredients in a curry. Researchers at the Rowett Research Institute said that curry do...

Spices and Herbal Tea Help in Losing Weight

... spices in Indian cookery and herbal tea could help fight ... results. The Dutch researchers added that the spices helped to make the consumer feel full quicker and so eat less. The spices also helped people to digest their food better. ...

Milk Chocolate, Cinnamon, And Peppermint Scores Good For Brain

...ness for long-run drivers’. Thus correlating with the study ‘Milk chocolates makes the mind alert’, Ergro’s study also proved, stimulants in the spices like cinnamon and peppermint, stimulates the central nervous system. Nutrients, stimulants and other substances in the day-to-day food items li...

Spices Could Be Employed To Treat Certain Cancers

... It is already known to us that some popular spices might slow or prevent the growth of cancer. Dr. Rebecca Liu, an assistant professor of obstetrics// and gynecology at the University of Michigan Compr...

Haggis listed as restricted food in Scotland

.... Haggis is a Traditional food which is prepared from lung, liver and heart of sheep which is mixed with oatmeal and these blend is stuffed with spices inside the sheep’s stomach and cooked by boiling and haggis is eaten along with Scotch Whisky to celebrate Robbie Burns the legendary Scots poet. ...

Feast Of The East a gastronomic tour-de-force

...he ITC Sonar Bangla in Kolkata and Thai chef Sampang of the ITC Grand Maratha in Mumbai in crafting the culinary delight the festival is. "Indian spices met Chinese cooking styles and Malay traditions. Arab traders brought their way of cooking. The Europeans followed, bringing in chilli from South Amer...

Curry Powder (haldi or turmeric) can prevent cancer

...hat curcumin, a chemical found in turmeric, can block a biological pathway that is required for certain forms of cancer to spread. The chemical in the spices inhibits a protein called nuclear factor-kappa B (NF-kB), a kind of protein that can cause abnormal inflammations that can lead to a number of disorde...

Influence of diet on allergic Reactions

...sly been identified as having general food and fragrance allergies to eliminate various skin care products and perfumes as well as a variety of foods, spices and beverages. Specifically, the 45 patients had allergies to a generic chemical found in many types of foods called balsam of Peru (BOP) and were als...

Less sodium,less pressure

... 2400 mg per day may need to be lowered. In order to lower sodium intake, Dr. Obarzanek recommends that people cut down on processed foods, and to use spices instead of salt to flavor foods, and remove the salt shaker from their tables. She calls upon the food industry to reduce the amount of salt added to ...

Diet Can Influence Allergic Skin Reactions

...sly been identified as having general food and fragrance allergies to eliminate various skin care products and perfumes as well as a variety of foods, spices and beverages. Specifically, the 45 patients had allergies to a generic chemical found in many types of foods called balsam of Peru (BOP) and were als...
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