Know Your Healthy Berries
Acai, Maqui And Many Other Popular Berries That Will Change Your Life And Health. Berries have been demonstrated to be some of the healthiest foods on the planet. Each month or so it seems fresh research is being brought out and new berries are being exposed and analyzed for their health giving attributes.
Pterostilbene (ter-o-STILL-bean) is a tongue twister. But USDA researchers at the Natural Products Utilization Research Unit in Oxford, Mississippi, think they may be synonyms. Pterostilbene, an antioxidant found primarily in blueberries (as well as cranberries, lingonberries, and huckleberries), appears to step up the activity of cells in your liver that reduce the production of cholesterol and other artery-clogging fats. In fact, the USDA people hint that pterostilbene could be extracted from blueberries to make commercial anticholesterol meds with fewer side effects than those currently on the market. Until human tests are run, nobody will know how many blueberries you have to eat to lower your cholesterol, but some nutrition studies suggest that ounce for ounce, blueberries have one of the highest antioxidant contents in the whole wide vegetable and fruit world. So enjoy.
what grains are whole grain Buckwheat, brown rice, bulgur, whole kernel corn (hominy), millet, popcorn, quinoa, sorghum, triticale, whole oats and oatmeal, wheat berries, whole barley (not pearl barley), whole rye, and whole wheat are more common whole grains in the United States. Cracked wheat is whole berry wheat, too just broken into coarse, medium, or fine particles. . . . what graham flour is It's a whole-wheat flour that's a little coarser than regular whole-wheat flour. Try it
1 c. frozen fruit (berries, peaches, mango, melon, bananas, etc.)* *Tip While in season, freeze fresh berries and peach slices in freezer bags it'll save you money and you'll have fresh fruit all winter long. Otherwise, frozen fruit is available in the frozen-food section of any supermarket. Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix well. Garnish with fresh fruit or berries, if desired. Proportions of ingredients can be adjusted according to taste.
It is not clear what constitutes a typical dose of these products. The blueberry industry recommends 1 2 cup of fresh or frozen berries daily cranberry researchers are urged to test the equivalent of one 8 oz glass of cranberry juice cocktail (with 27-31 cranberry juice) per day. Another issue is the use of foods vs. supplements or purified compounds in studies. Use of berries or juice could cause compliance problems, and certainly makes it difficult to design placebos. Arguments against purified or processed materials include loss of bioactivity in processing, and lack of interaction among multiple phytochemicals and dietary fiber in the whole berries. A final consideration is whether the study goal is to prevent or cure a health condition. Larger doses maybe needed for longer periods, and effective dose levels must be determined. The fruits of the Vaccinium family contain a variety of phytochemicals with diverse health benefits. Publicity surrounding these fruits has spurred more...
1 cup wheat berries 1 bay leaf 1 cup quinoa 1 cup hot water 1 bay leaf In a sauce pot of boiling water, add wheat berries with thyme stems and bay leaf and cook for about 1 hour. Drain and cool. 6. Heat oil in stockpot. Sweat onions until translucent. Add pur ed garlic, wheat berries, quinoa, brown rice, and herbs.
Do order unsweetened oatmeal topped with berries or choose egg-white omelets stuffed with various veggies and whole wheat toast. You can also enjoy unsweetened cereals with skim milk, Canadian bacon, and fresh fruit. Other healthy alternatives are English muffins with tomato and melted cheese, or a scooped-out bagel with light cream cheese, tomato, and lox. To wash it all down, opt for some fresh fruit juice and low-fat milk. Or, enjoy a skim latte.
The Native American population, including American Indians and Alaska Natives, once totaled nearly 24 million, with over 500 tribes. The diets of Native Americans varied by geographic region and climate. They lived in territories marked by specific natural boundaries, such as mountains, oceans, rivers, and plains. Hunting, fishing, and farming supplied the major food resources. Native Americans survived largely on meat, fish, plants, berries, and nuts. Maple sugar comprised 12 percent of the Native American diet. The Native American name for maple sugar is Sinzibuckwud (drawn from the wood). Sugar was a basic seasoning for grains and breads, stews, teas, berries, vegetables. In the Southwest, the Native Americans chewed the sweet heart of the agave plant. Many tribes preferred broth and herbed beverages to water. The Chippewa boiled water and added leaves or twigs before drinking it. Sassafras was a favorite ingredient in teas and medicinal drinks. Broth was flavored and thickened...
Red Strawberries, watermelon Red peppers, tomatoes* Blue or purple Blueberries, grapes, prunes Eggplant, beets Add banana or berries to cold cereal. Whip together a smoothie with berries, juice, banana, and yogurt. Put dried cranberries or canned mandarin oranges in your salad. Sometimes (if not all the time), buy organic versions of the fruits and veggies that are known to have the highest pesticide residue, even after having been washed. According to the Environmental Working Group (2006), the dirty dozen includes the following fruits and vegetables apples, cherries, imported grapes, nectarines, peaches, pears, strawberries, red raspberries, potatoes, bell peppers, celery, and spinach.
I love the combination of hot fruit with cereal and cold milk-reminds me of dessert, similar to a fruit crisp a la mode. Bananas, pears, apples, berries . . . any and all fruits work well as do all types of cereal. Be creative This recipe also works well with frozen fruits. For example, I generally stock blueberries in the freezer so that they are ready and waiting to be enjoyed for breakfast. Then I can make blueberry crisp for breakfast any day by simply shaking a handful onto the cold cereal and heating the mixture in the microwave.
Day 1 Oatmeal and fruit 1 serving of oatmeal (72 cup dry oatmeal), prepared with water, 3 tablespoons of raisins, or 1 banana, or 11 cup of berries or melon mixed with 1 tablespoon of ground flaxseeds plus 1 slice of whole wheat bread, toasted and topped with a spread of plant sterol or stanol margarine (e.g., Benecol or Take Control). or soymilk plus 1 serving of any type of fruit (72 banana, 1 cup berries, or 2 tablespoons of raisins) plus 1 slice of whole wheat toast, topped with a spread of plant sterol or stanol margarine (e.g. Benecol or Take Control). Day 7 Soy Fruit smoothie 1 cup soymilk mixed with 1 cup frozen strawberries, 72 banana, and ice cubes place in a blender and mix. With 1 slice of whole wheat toast topped with 2 teaspoons of natural peanut butter.
Or come in a clever, man-made package, but they are the quintessential functional foods. Manufacturers may try, but fruits and vegetables represent the truly natural health food. Fruits and vegetables pack in the nutrients while remaining light in calories. Loaded with antioxidants, phytochemicals, and physiologically active components that protect us from illness and promote health, fruits and vegetables are superstars. Individual stars include tomato products as rich sources of the cancer-risk reducer lycopene, broccoli's famed association with reducing risk of certain cancers, and berries' ability to boost antioxidant defenses. On the whole, fruits and vegetables have been shown to shine by cutting a fruit and veggie enthusiast's cancer risk in half compared to their produce naysayers.
Mix up a zipper-top bag of dried fruits of your choice apple slices, apricots, blueberries, cherries, cranberries, pear slices, and raisins, among others. (Hint Brush your teeth-or rinse your mouth with water-after nibbling because dried fruit sticks to teeth ) Frozen Chips. Slice bananas into thin rounds. Spread them flat on a baking pan cover. Freeze and serve frozen as a fun snack. (Hint The same technique works for seedless grapes or berries.)
4 cups fresh berries (strawberries, blueberries, raspberries) Powdered sugar, for dusting 8 each mint leaves Add a little of the dessert base to the dissolved gelatin to temper the mixture. Mix the rest of the dessert base into tempered mixture. Fold in 2 cups of fresh berries. Reserve other fruit for garnish. 11. Top with fresh berries. Dust with powdered sugar. Garnish with mint leaf.
It is also worth noting the skulls from Aboriginals who lived close to the ocean and used it as a source of food were found to be thicker than those inland and their physiques larger. Their diet consisted of fish, shellfish, plants and berries, fruits, etc. The Aboriginals living in the outback ate plants, roots, berries, insects, grubs, eggs and any wild animals such as kangaroos that they hunted.
Rye berries Wheat berries (soak overnight) Enjoy the fiber factor of fruits. Use all kinds of fruit in salads, cooked cereals, and as toppers on frozen desserts and angel food cake. For example, try sliced berries, pears, or peaches. A half cup of strawberries and a half of a pear (skin on) each add 2 grams of fiber Mix dry fruit raisins, dried cranberries, apricots, figs, and plums (prunes) into breads, cookie dough, salads, and other dishes. One-quarter cup of raisins adds 2 grams of fiber three dried plums (prunes) have almost as much
Blueberries plump, firm berries with a light-grayish bloom. The bloom is the thin coating on the surface. Raspberries or blackberries firm, plump, well-shaped berries. If soft or discolored, they are overripe. Avoid baskets that look stained from overripe berries. Strawberries firm, plump berries that are full-colored.
Allergen noun a compound that reacts with the proteins of the skin and mucous membranes of some people to cause rashes, irritation, asthma and other unpleasant symptoms (note Typical food allergies occur with strawberries, eggs, milk, cereal, fish, peas and nuts.) allspice noun the ground dried berries of a tropical evergreen tree, used as a spice almond noun a sweet nut from the almond tree
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We still carry the fat-forming ability of our ancestors, the Neanderthals, and that ability was a pretty handy thing to have - for that time. At that time, we didn't have grocery stores, three meals a day, and snacks anytime we felt like it. You only had food when you hunted successfully, or when you came across a dead animal or berries.
On salads . . . capers fennel slices pomegranate seeds red onion slices red, green, and yellow pepper strips toasted, chopped walnuts or pecans chopped apple (tossed with lemon juice to prevent browning) watercress orange sections blueberries or raspberries grated cheese snow peas shredded jicama or marigold petals. For edible flowers as garnishes, see Please Don't Eat the Daffodils in this chapter. In beverages . . . a mint sprig scented geranium leaves orange, lime, or lemon slices fresh, whole berries sliced starfruit (carambola), apple, or kiwifruit or a cinnamon stick.
Zeaxanthin is symmetric and has two P end-groups. Both lutein and zeaxanthin are dihydroxy carotenoids with the hydroxyl groups located on the 3 and 3' carbons. In lutein, the hydroxyl group is allylic to the isolated double bond in the e-ring. Rich sources of lutein include spinach, kale, and broccoli. Zeaxanthin is the abundant xan-thophyll in only a small number of food sources. In some of these, zeaxanthin is the dominant xanthophyll they include orange peppers and Gou Zi Qi or lycium mill (Lycium chinense) berries, probably the richest source of zeaxanthin (Scott et al., 1994 Khachik et al., 1995).
Several studies have shown that organic acids, such as citrate, not only enhance absorption of aluminum, but also enhance its passage into various tissues, including the brain.186 It also promotes retention of aluminum in body tissues. Also, some flavonoids, such as gallic acid (found in pecans and berries) and chlorogenic acid (in apples), enhance entry of aluminum into tissues. This is an important factor when considering food combinations.
As the bloodstream becomes depleted in energy, the fat cells notice this and respond now's the time to draw down the reserves. Perhaps the boss is stalking a mammoth and doesn't have time to scarf up some fruit and berries along the way (or maybe Monday Night Football's gone into overtime and the fridge is forgotten in the heat of the moment the world of the fat cell is a simple one, hardly cognizant of such modern problems). Individual fat cells begin to tap their storehouses and release energy into the bloodstream to ameliorate the shortfall.
Strawberries (V2 cup) 50 Where it's mostly found Vitamin C mainly comes from plant sources of food. All citrus fruits, including oranges, grapefruits, and tangerines, are good sources. And many other fruits and vegetables, including berries, melons, peppers, many dark green, leafy vegetables, potatoes, and tomatoes supply significant amounts, too. See Vitamin C More Than Citrus on this page for a list of good sources and amounts.
Meat from wild game is probably the safest to eat. It is low in fat, and because game animals graze on grasses, berries, and other plants containing healthy omega-3 fatty acids, it is also naturally higher in omega-3 fatty acids than commercial meats are. Some smaller farms still graze their cattle.
Berries) Fruits and vegetables contribute to cardiovascular health through the variety of phytonutrients, potassium and fibre that they contain. Daily intake of fresh fruit and vegetables (including berries, green leafy and cruciferous vegetables and legumes), in an adequate quantity (400-500 g per day), is recommended to reduce the risk of coronary heart disease, stroke and high blood pressure.
The alerting properties of caffeine and its possible beneficial effects on motor and cognitive performance have long been touted. Legend has it, in fact, that an observant goatherd named Kaldi discovered coffee in Ethiopia somewhere between about 300 and 800 A.D. (Smith et al., 2002). He noticed that his goats did not sleep at night after eating coffee berries. He took the berries to a local abbot, who brewed the first batch of coffee, noting its effects on arousal and cognition. While we do not know whether the Kaldi story is fact or fable, the effects of caffeine on cognitive and motor performance have certainly long been noted. In what follows, we briefly review the effects of both acute and habitual caffeine consumption on a number of psychomotor and cognitive functions.
Different fruits and vegetables have been investigated separately and appear to provide protection against cancer at certain locations. For example, the use of carrots and green, leafy vegetables provides substantial protection against lung and stomach cancers, while the cruciferous vegetables (cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, etc.) provide useful protection against colorectal and thyroid cancers. In addition, the regular use of onions or garlic can decrease the risk of stomach and colon cancer by 50-60 ,3,10,11 while the regular consumption of tomatoes and strawberries was recently found to substantially protect against prostate cancer.12 A variety of foods have been reported to be cardio-protective and cancer-preventive. The foods and herbal seasonings that have been reported to exhibit anticancer activity include soybeans, the cruciferous vegetables, the umbelliferous vegetables (carrots, celery, cilantro, caraway, dill, fennel, parsley, and parsnips), flax, citrus, garlic, onions,...
Convincing associations for reduced risk of CVD include consumption of fruits (including berries) and vegetables, fish and fish oils (eicosapentae-noic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA)), foods high in linoleic acid and potassium, as well as physical activity and low to moderate
3 4 cup frozen or fresh strawberries 1 medium banana, sliced In the evening, prepare the oats in the same manner as the Blueberry Oatmeal recipe. Again in the morning, bring the oats to a simmer and add the banana, salt, cinnamon, and oat bran. Keep stirring and simmer until you have the desired consistency (10 minutes or so), remove from heat, and stir-in the strawberries and protein powder.
On the other hand, if you have always eaten nutritious foods, exercised regularly and in moderation, controlled stress, and suffered no chronic diseases, you can take minimal supplements to ensure adequate protection. For you, diet should be your main concern a recent study found that blueberries, spinach, and strawberries provide the greatest protection against, and even reversal of, brain aging.509
Rodent diets with dietary plant extracts high in antioxidant activity (blueberries, spinach, strawberries) significantly protected against age-related cognitive dysfunction (Joseph et al., 1998). These studies and others (including ours) strongly suggest that certain food components may be essential for maintaining the health of the brain and other tissues, particularly late in life. Thus, modern research in functional foods and especially in the area of phytochemicals, may redefine eating healthy. However, with the plethora of nonregulated botanicals-based dietary supplements currently available to the American consumer, research must define the phytochem-icals that truly offer benefits, corresponding dosages and toxicity issues. Both consumers and health professionals must become better informed as to these parameters, if long-term benefits are to be truly gained from consumption of isolated phyto-chemicals, or even botanical extracts such as from blueberries or strawberries.
Your diet must consist of at least seven servings of fruits and vegetables daily, especially vegetables. Concentrate on eating as many nutrient-dense vegetables as possible. If you do not have a yeast overgrowth, you can also eat less sweet fruits, such as apples, blueberries, strawberries, and blackberries. Avoid over-ripe bananas, since they contain mostly simple sugars.
Pectin is a fiber made of galacturonic acid and other monosaccharides. Because it absorbs water and forms a gel, it is often used in jams and jellies. Sources of pectin include citrus fruits, apples, strawberries, and carrots. Mucilages and gums are similar in structure. Mucilages are dietary fibers that contain galactose, manose, and other monosaccharides and gums are dietary fibers that contain galactose, glucuronic legumes beans, peas, and related plants acid, and other monosaccharides. Sources of gums include oats, legumes,
Spread sliced apples, blueberries and raisins in an oven-proof casserole coated with cooking spray. Mix oatmeal, brown sugar and nuts in a small bowl and spread the mixture over the top of the fruit. Preheat oven to 350 F (175 C) and bake for approximately 30 minutes, or until bubbly and the nuts are golden and the apples cooked. Serve with vanilla ice cream or frozen-tofu dessert. 1 V2 c. blueberries
A letter to the editor of the New England Journal of Medicine reported that only blueberry and cranberry juices contained an MR-inhibitor among seven juices tested (Ofek et al., 1991). However, only data for the cranberry inhibitor has been published. Correspondence with Dr. Itzhak Ofek of Tel Aviv University revealed that the group had little data on blueberries, and that no data had been published on the inhibitory effect of blueberries. The inhibitor from both cranberries and blueberries had a molecular weight over 15000, and was acid-resistant but sensitive to high pH (Ofek et al., 1996).
1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries In a medium-size bowl, combine the baking mix, sugar, flaxseed, and cinnamon. Add the buttermilk, oil, vanilla, and eggs. Mix by hand until thoroughly combined. Fold in the blueberries. Spoon batter into prepared muffin tins. Bake 20 to 22 minutes or until golden.
Blueberries and cranberries appear to have unique phytochemical mixtures that aid in reduction of urinary tract pathogens. The combination of low pH, organic acids, fructose, and MR-adhesin inhibitors provide a hurdle effect (Figure 3.4). By using several methods to kill bacteria, or in the case of UTIs, preventing adhesion of bacteria to tissues, bacterial strains resistant to one process will be overcome by another, resulting in a minimal microbial risk.
Selecting for phytochemical content also requires extraction and analysis of the phytochemical from tissue samples from every plant of the population. High throughput technology makes this feasible, but in many instances, greenhouses or suitable land and labor needed to grow large numbers of plants may not be available. It is well documented that metabolic pathways are controlled by multiple genes, and therefore, phytochemical content is influenced by the environment, genotype, tissue, and maturity of the plant. For example, Prior et al., (1998) found an increase in phe-nolics and anthocyanins of blueberries with plant maturity. Isoflavone content in soybean seeds was shown to vary with environment and variety (Eldridge and Kwolek, 1983 Tsukamoto, 1995). Breeders over the past 50 years have focused mainly on improving protein quantity and quality of staple foods, so information is largely lacking on the effects that agronomic practices, climate, and soil have on phyto-chemical levels....
1 cup chopped raw cranberries xh cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar Stir together the cranberries and xh cup sugar. In a large mixing bowl, sift the flour blend, measure, and resift with Montina Pure, baking powder, salt, remaining 2 tablespoons sugar, and xanthan gum. In another mixing bowl, beat the egg, and then beat in the milk and melted shortening. Add the egg mixture all at once to the dry ingredients, and stir quickly until the flour is just dampened the batter will not be smooth. With the last few stirs, fold in the cranberries, banana, and nuts, if desired.
The following fruits combine well with fat-dominant foods dried fruits, bananas, apples, and alkaline fruits (citrus, figs, papaya, berries). Fat-dominant foods include avocados, olives or their oil, nuts, seeds or their oil, coconuts, seeds, and raw dairy (not recommended). Combining sweet fruits and fats will allow the sugar from the sweet fruit to be time-released, providing more long-term energy.
cup blueberries In a large mixing bowl, cream together sugar and butter, using a hand mixer. Stir in eggs. Add bananas and water, and mix for an additional 30 seconds. In a separate bowl, combine the brown-rice flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Add the dry ingredients to the banana mixture, and mix by hand. Fold in the blueberries.
The vulnerability of different fruits and vegetables to oxidative loss of AA varies greatly, as indeed do general quality changes. Low pH fruits (citrus fruits) are relatively stable, whereas soft fruits (strawberries, raspberries) undergo more rapid changes. Leafy vegetables (e.g. spinach) are very vulnerable to spoilage and AA loss, whereas root vegetables (e.g. potatoes) retain quality and AA for many months (Davey et al, 2000). Fruits and vegetables undergo changes from the moment of harvest and since l-AA is one of the more reactive compounds it is particularly vulnerable to treatment and storage conditions. In broad terms, the milder the treatment and the lower the temperature the better the retention of vitamin C, but there are several interacting factors which affect AA retention (Davey et al, 2000). The rate of postharvest oxidation of AA in plant tissues has been reported to depend upon several factors such as temperature, water content, storage atmosphere and storage time...
The descendants of the Vikings continue to eat many of the foods of their ancestors, and they often prepare them in the same way. Preserved food are very common and include dried, smoked, salted, or pickled fish dried fruits and jams and fermented milk. Fresh fruits and vegetables are only available for a few months a year and are dried and stored for the fall and winter months. Strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries abound in the summer. Potatoes are an important staple of the diet and are served in a variety of ways, including as pancakes. Other staples include fish, seafood, mutton, cheese, cabbage, apples, onions, berries, nuts, and bread. Bread is often made with rye, and both leaven and unleavened varieties are common.
To elevate the spiritual powers, I promote a mineral-rich, Live-Alkaline Fruit (LAF) Diet of green leaves and fruits for positive karma, avocados for fat (the acid-forming element required in the diet), wild green-leafed vegetables (the alkaline elements), and non-hybridized sweet fruits of a high alkaline content (i.e. blackberries, cherries, currants, figs, grapes, kumquats, lemons, limes, loganberries, mameys, mulberries, oranges, papayas, prickly pears, raspberries, sapodillas, and tangerines).
1 small bowl of blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, and strawberries Place all contents in a blender. Add distilled water and mix until the desired consistency is reached. This is an excellent morning drink in the winter. The pectin in the apples and pears stimulates a bowel movement. The berries are blood builders. The spirulina adds trace minerals. The flax oil allows a slow time-release of fructose into the blood.
Is the use of cranberry juice cocktail to prevent or treat UTIs. Although the earliest history of this practice is not known, many people assume that Native Americans discovered the beneficial properties of cranberries (V. macrocarpon) before the arrival of European colonists. The first scientific study of the medicinal properties of cranberry products was published in 1923. Nearly 80 years later, the medical community is still divided over the actual benefits of cranberry juice for UTIs.
Tea is made by processing the leaves of the tea tree Camellia sinensis, which originated in the southern areas of Yunnan province in China, and is now spread throughout the world . This plant has been used as a medicine for 5,000 years,1 and was probably first selected because its leaves contain a high concentration of caffeine . Caffeine is a central nervous system stimulant, and other caffeine-containing plant products, such as coffee beans, cacao beans, guarana berries, kola nuts, and mate leaves, have been selected and used to make beverages by people on various continents .
Until getting your amalgams removed, you should avoid chewing gum, tobacco, or pencil-ends. You should also avoid eating hot foods and drinking hot liquids. If you do consume hot foods or beverages, immediately afterwards either drink a very cold glass of water or eat frozen blueberries. The frozen blueberries not only will cool the amalgam but also will enhance your antioxidant defenses, especially in the brain. Cooling amalgam fillings has been shown to reduce the escape of mercury vapor significantly.
Garnish your salad with sliced beets. Tuck spinach leaves in your sandwich. Color offers much more than eye appeal to a wonderful meal A rainbow of fruits and vegetables creates a palette of nutrients and phytonutrients on your plate, each with a different bundle of potential benefits in a healthful diet from oxidizing free radicals that may damage healthy cells, to having anti-inflammatory qualities, to lowering LDL cholesterol. See Phy-tonutrients-a 'Crop' for Good Health in chapter 4. Purple and blue fruit-blackberries, blueberries, plums, purple figs, raisins veggies-eggplant, purple cabbage, purple-fleshed potato. Anthocyanins, which give a blue-purple color, and phenolics, may have antioxidant and anti-aging benefits, and may help with memory, urinary tract health, and reduced cancer risks. Red fruit-cherries, cranberries, pomegranate, red pink grapefruit red grapes, strawberries, watermelon veggies-beets, red onions, red peppers, red potatoes,...
A phytochemical in strawberries, grapes and raspberries, called ellagic acid, also neutralizes carcinogens before they can invade DNA. Two of the phytochemicals in tomatoes, p-coumaric acid and chlorogenic acid, are thought to combat cancer by disrupting the making of nitrosamines, which can work to turn normal cells cancerous. These two chemicals are also found in green peppers, pineapples, strawberries, and carrots to name a few. Almost every fruit and vegetable, from berries to yams, citrus, and cucumbers contains flavonoids, another antioxidant and anti-carcinogen.
Now I make Fruit Smoothies rather than juicing. This means I juice a few apples or oranges for example. Only a couple. Then I pour this juice into a blender and add some whole fruit such as banana, apple, strawberries, pear, kiwi, anything you have on hand really. I also add some coconut cream for it's added beneficial fat. Add icecubes in hot weather. Now blend and you have a much thicker drink with the benefits of raw fruit plus it's fiber. Add extra water if needed.
Apricots, bananas, dates, grapes, oranges, orange juice, grapefruit, grapefruit juice, mangoes, melons, peaches, pineapples, prunes, raisins, strawberries, tangerines Fat-free (skim) or low-fat (1 ) milk, fat-free or low-fat buttermilk, fat-free or low-fat regular or frozen yogurt, low-fat and fat-free cheese Select only lean trim away visible fats broil, roast, or boil instead of frying remove skin from poultry Almonds, filberts, mixed nuts, peanuts, walnuts, sunflower seeds, kidney beans, lentils
The ancient Britons, according to Plutarch, only began to grow old at 210. Their food consisted almost exclusively of acorns, berries, and water. The ancient Greeks of the pre-heroic age lived on oranges and olives. We know from the food triangle I have deduced that wild green-leafy foods were included as well. The fat is there, as well as the fruit, and the green leaves. They all must be there.
1 cup of mixed fresh or frozen berries Roll beef, avocado, and tomato in tortilla. Serve with side of mixed berries. * For a 400-calorie meal Add 1 cup of plain nonfat yogurt to the mixed berries. *For a 500-calorie meal Add 1 cup of plain nonfat yogurt to the mixed berries and top with 2 Tbsp. chopped walnuts.
Use your favourite berries in season in this recipe. If fresh berries aren't available, you can use frozen berries thawed on kitchen paper in refrigerator. 1 x 140 g container apple fruit puree 125 ml C 2 cup) soy milk or rice milk 2V2 tbsp honey 160 g fresh berries (such as raspberries, blueberries, mulberries, chopped strawberries, or a mixture of berries) Whisk eggs, apple puree, soy or rice milk, honey and remaining oil in a large bowl until well combined. Stir in three-quarters of the berries with the polenta. Sift flour mix, baking powder and cinnamon over the top. Use a large metal spoon to fold through until well combined. Spoon mixture into muffin pans and top with remaining berries. Bake at 180 C for 18 minutes or until lightly browned and a skewer inserted in the centres comes out clean. Stand in pan for 5 minutes before gently removing from pans and lifting onto a wire rack to cool. Serve warm or at room temperature.
As international notoriety grows, horticultural production is spurred. Anticipation of new markets for Vaccinium-derived nutraceuticals can lead to supply problems. For example, in the 1990s cranberry production increased in the U.S. and Canada, but demand failed to rise. In 2000, farmers received only ten cents per pound, compared with 0.80 in earlier years. New plantings of blueberries and bilberries are expected to have a similar effect on prices for those berries. Generally speaking, specified health claims for phytochemical activity of berries do not exist. Dr. Blueberry appears in Japanese products containing blueberries for health benefits, but as yet there is no Foods for Specified Health Use (FOSHU) claim approved for blueberry products.
Iron Boost 10 strawberries 10 raspberries Mix, blend, and serve Red fruits, especially berries, contain high amounts of iron. Red watermelon has the highest iron content of any fruit. Parsley has the highest iron content of any green-leafy vegetable. This is an excellent drink for women just before and following menstruation.
Next up are fruits, also providing about the same 15 grams of carbohydrate per serving (1 medium fresh fruit, 1 cup berries melon, 1 2 cup fruit juice). Why are they second Athletes looking to load up on carbs can eat 10+ servings of grain more comfortably than 10+ servings of fruit. Remember, fruit has a lot of fiber and tends to fill you up more quickly. (You might be bursting with fruit flavor in more ways than one ) Incorporate a lot of fresh fruit into your regimen, but don't skimp on the grains and rely solely on fruit. You'll probably get a stomach ache and more than likely toot your way to the finish line.
Like all living things, the microbes on food need water to survive. Dehydrate the food, and the bugs won't reproduce, which means the food stays edible longer. That's the rationale behind raisins, prunes, and pemmican, a dried mix of meat, fat, and berries adapted from East Coast Native Americans and served to 18th- and 19th-century sailors of every national stripe. Dehydration (loss of water) occurs when food is
1 cup iced green tea or water with 1 scoop milk protein blend, 1 serving Greens+, 1 cup frozen mixed berries, 1 tablespoon mixed nuts, 1 tablespoon ground flax seeds and cup fat free plain yogurt 1 fish oil capsule 1 cup iced green tea or water with 1 scoop milk protein blend, 1 serving Greens+, 1 cup frozen mixed berries, 1 tablespoon mixed nuts, 1 tablespoon ground flax seeds and cup fat free plain yogurt 1 fish oil capsule 1 cup iced green tea or water with 1 scoop milk protein blend, 1 serving Greens+, 1 2 cup frozen mixed berries, and 1 2 cup fat free plain yogurt 1 fish oil capsule 1 cup iced green tea or water with 1 scoop milk protein blend, 1 serving Greens+, 1 2 cup frozen mixed berries, and 1 2 cup fat free plain yogurt 1 fish oil capsule 1 cup iced green tea or water with 1 scoop milk protein blend, 1 serving Greens+, 1 4 cup frozen mixed berries, oz cashews 1 cup iced green tea or water with 2 scoops milk protein blend, 1 serving Greens+, 1 cup frozen mixed berries, 2...
Make sure you buy preservative-free dried fruit. You can substitute any of the dried fruit with your favourites, depending on what you have available. We prefer the smaller paler puffed rice as they have lots of crunch to offer. We like to eat this with soy or rice milk and some fresh berries scattered on top. You can also add a good dollop of soy yoghurt if you like, along with your fibre option (see page 12). To make a larger quantity, you can just double or triple the recipe.
Nothing is gained by restricting quality carbohydrates. Carbohydrates are in some of the most nutritious foods on earth. Think about recently anointed superfoods such as bananas, beans, berries, broccoli, and green, leafy vegetables. Take bananas, for example. Dr. Atkins would summarily denounce this nutritious whole food as wholly fattening South Beach may allow them, but only in carefully measured amounts. But bananas contain not only sugar, which is a carbohydrate, but also starches and fiber, nutrients that form the foundation of a healthful diet. Given what we know about saturated fat, trans fat, and heart disease, wouldn't we be better off limiting high-fat meats than limiting bananas
There are more than enough ways to add a limited amount ot sugar to appeal to the majority ot eating styles today. For example, try a ricotta cheesecake with a crust made ot roasted walnuts, spices, and Splenda a toasted oatmeal chocolate banana pudding with a kiwi or mixed truit salsa a buttery phyllo cylinder with maple cream pineapple chutney and berries a banana polenta souffl with chocolate sauce and glazed banana slices or an old-fashioned berry shortcake with fruit sauce berries and rich whipped cream. These desserts may sound too good to be true, but they are very much in line with the guidelines tor a healthy eating style. cake with Berries and Walnut-Dried Cranberry Biscuit Shortcake with Berries and Fresh Cream FIGURE 9-10 Desserts Chocolate Torte with Raspberries, Almond Cookie, and Fresh Cream. Photo by Barnes B&B Solutions. FIGURE 9-10 Desserts Chocolate Torte with Raspberries, Almond Cookie, and Fresh Cream. Photo by Barnes B&B Solutions. Chocolate Torte with...
Bezoars in humans cause the feeling of fullness, pain, nausea, and vomiting, and they reduce or prevent stomach emptying. Treatment may include avoidance of fibrous foods such as apples, berries, Brussels sprouts, beans, and sauerkraut, as well as changes in any medication being taken. Bezoars may also form in animals' stomachs. In ancient Persian medicine, bezoars were used as an antidote to poison. see also Cravings Pica.
Phytochemicals are naturally occurring chemicals in plants that provide flavor, color, texture, and smell. Phytochemicals have potential health effects, as they may boost enzyme production or activity, which may, in turn, block carcinogens, suppress malignant cells, or interfere with processes that can cause heart disease and stroke. Phytochemical-rich foods include cruciferous vegetables (e.g., broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, cabbage), umbelliferous vegetables (e.g., carrots, celery, parsley, parsnips), allium vegetables (e.g., garlic, onions, leek), berries, citrus fruits, whole grains, and legumes (e.g., soybeans, beans, lentils, peanuts). In the early twenty-first century, identification of the role of phytochemicals in health is an emerging area of science, and the global health community does not recommend supplementation with any specific phytochemicals. see also Antioxidants Functional Foods.
Tasting amino acid A sugar alcohol or polyhydric alcohol (polyol) occurs naturally in pineapples, olives, asparagus, and carrots commercially prepared by the hydrogenation of mannose or glucose slowly and incompletely absorbed from the intestines only slightly metabolized, most excreted unchanged in the urine may cause diarrhea Actually a taste-modifying protein rather than a sweetener after exposing tongue to miraculin, sour lemon tastes like sweetened lemon responsible for the taste-changing properties of mircale fruit, red berries of Synsepalum dulcificum, a native plant of West Africa first described in 1852 one attempt made to commercialize by a U.S. firm but FDA denied approval and marketing was stopped Extract of the pulp of the light red berries of the tropical plant Dioscoreophyllum cumminsii also called Serendipity Berry first protein found to elicit a sweet taste in humans first extracted in 1969 potential use limited by lack of stability taste sensation is slow and...
Food is taken partially from nature and is partially obtained by agricultural practices. In industrial countries, most of the food is provided through agriculture. Still, however, considerable amounts of food may come from natural sources. For instance, in the United States, an estimated 4.3 million metric tons of wild plants and animals are annually harvested.1 Fish represent 80 of this harvest and the remainder consists of game, mammals and birds, nuts and berries.1 In Europe, fish, wild fruits, and mushrooms augment the diet.
Supplemental protein powder powers up your metabolism in a quick, easy, and convenient way. Can't get a feeding No problem. Whip up a shake and get the muscle building, metabolism boosting power of protein without having to cook food. For an extra calcium and antioxidant boost throw in some yogurt and berries. Mixed Berries (Strawberries, Blueberries, Raspberries, etc.) Berries are one of the best antioxidant foods around. In fact, they rank highest in their ability to soak up those nasty, cell-damaging oxygen free radicals. If you want to reduce the signs and symptoms of aging, berries are one of your best choices.
Some aspects of intake of the individual vitamins in athletes have been discussed in the previous paragraphs. Here we will discuss some general influences on daily vitamin intake. Vitamins are present in a wide variety of fresh unprocessed foods such as vegetables, fruits, berries, tubers and grains. A normal well balanced diet composed of a variety of foods is therefore believed to supply all necessary vitamins in sufficient quantities. However, in some situations the intake may be lower than the current RDA. Such a situation may occur when low energetic diets or unbalanced diets are consumed. This first situation occurs frequently in athletes who compete in low weight categories and follow weight reducing diet-training programmes. Alternatively, athletes who have to maintain a low body weight for prolonged periods of time such as female dancers and gymnasts may be prone to low vitamin intakes (Table 1).
A small study of healthy Danish women (N 9) found no difference in antioxidant status after drinking 500 mL of blueberry juice, but increased antioxidant activity was maximal 1-2 h after drinking an equal amount of cranberry juice (Pedersen et al., 2000). In a Finnish study, 60-year old men consumed 100 g of frozen berries (bilberries, lingonberries, and black currants), 600 mg antioxidant vitamins, or a calcium placebo for eight weeks (Marniemi et al., 2000). Although decreases in LDL oxidation and increases in antioxidant activity were not significant at the 5 level, a short-term (5-hr) study found a significant increase (p 0.039) in antioxidant activity following berry consumption.
Regional cuisine in the United States has been influenced by the ingredients native to each region as well as by the culinary heritage of the groups that first settled there. Characteristic ingredients of New England cooking include seafood, cranberries, rhubarb, and apples. Heavily influenced by British settlers, cooking techniques in New England rely on roasting and boiling to produce such dishes as clam chowder, baked beans, and salt cod. The Southern states were influenced by French, English, and Spanish colonists and by African slaves, who often served as household cooks and who introduced okra, black-eyed peas, and eggplant to the menu. The region is fertile ground for rice, which is featured in the classic Southern rice pudding other typical dishes include fried green tomatoes, squash casserole, fried chicken, cornbread, and grits. The Midwest is known for corn, beef, and dairy products, and the region's cooking techniques reflect the influence of German and Scandinavian...
Iron is a mineral that is found in food in two forms, heme iron and nonheme iron. Heme iron is found in animal products that contain muscle and blood, including beef, pork, poultry, and fish. Nonheme iron is found mostly in plant foods such as leafy green vegetables, dried fruits, and berries. Iron that is added to enriched foods is nonheme iron.
Flavonoids interfere with starch enzymes and therefore affect post-prandial blood glucose levels because glucose is released gradually in the small intestine. An in vitro survey of plant materials for 6-glucosidase inhibitory activity found no activity in blueberry (species not identified) skin extract (Matsui et al., 2001a), presumably because acylated anthocyanins in other plants have greater inhibitory ability (4-18 mM) (Matsui et al., 2001b). Pectin and other types of soluble fiber in berries also slow digestion of carbohydrates and subsequent absorption of sugars. An in vitro study indicated that fiber affects glucose levels by three mechanisms increased intestinal content viscosity that slows diffusion to the brush border, entrapment of glucose, and physical separation of enzyme and substrate (Ou et al., 2001).
Pancakes, French toast, and toppings are the apple pie of breakfast. It's hard to imagine a breakfast menu without blueberry pancakes or thick crispy French toast with syrup. A typical pancake batter contains whole eggs, oil, and sugar. To use less of these ingredients, you will have to add other ingredients that the guests can sink their teeth into. For example, you can use wheat germ, rolled oats, stone-ground wheat, or millet to create a hearty texture. You also need to include spices and fruit flavorings. By putting leftover berries into batter or using overripe fruit to make syrups, you utilize your inventory while creating a quality product. You can also fine-cut the fruits and toss them with fresh mint or lemon balm to create a sweet salsa or compote.
1 avocado 10 strawberries Mix together and toss into a salad. Eat this salad twice each day once for lunch, once for dinner. The high-calcium content of green-leafed vegetables loosens constricted tissues. Most back pain is associated with an acid condition of the body - calcium counteracts and neutralizes acidity. The strawberries are included because they contain organic salycilates, which are the basic ingredient of painkillers, such as aspirin.
Flavonoids are a group of highly complex molecules found in all plants over five thousand have been described thus far, and these God-created chemicals have been shown to possess many miraculous properties. They are very powerful and versatile antioxidants, reduce inflammation, improve blood flow to the brain, chelate several dangerous metals, improve cell-membrane quality, protect the blood-brain barrier, strengthen blood vessels, inhibit viral replication, and increase glutathione levels. Recent studies have shown that blueberries, strawberries, and spinach are excellent sources of flavonoids that protect the brain from metal toxicity.
The fruits of Asia are unlike those of any other part of the world. The tropical climate of South and Southeast Asia, and the mild climate of East Asia, create a hospitable environment for many different fruits to grow. Fruit is a significant part of the Asian diet and is usually eaten as a dessert with lunch or dinner. In East Asia, oranges, quince, dates, pears, strawberries, cherries, watermelon, peaches, and grapefruit are eaten widely. In South and Southeast Asia, there are unique fruits such as sweet mangoes (originally
V4 cup dried cranberries V4 cup raisins V4 cup low-fat granola 1 ounce animal crackers 1 ounce pretzels Couscous and veggies 2 cups couscous 1 tbsp olive oil 1 cup mixed vegetables Banana berry parfait 1 cup blueberries 1 cup strawberries, sliced 1 medium banana V2 cup low-fat granola 6 ounces low-fat, light yogurt
By transferring desirable genetic traits, fruits and vegetables with different ripening qualities can be shipped longer and farther, without spoilage or damage bananas, pineapples, and strawberries for example, that resist mold. This means fresher, better-tasting produce such as sweeter peppers, or potatoes with fewer dark spots, year round.
Midsummer's Day (June 24) is another popular holiday in Scandinavia. It features maypole dancing, feasting, and bonfires. Fish, such as herring and cured salmon (gravlax), along with boiled new potatoes are common. In Norway, a cream pudding (rommegrot) is served with cinnamon and sugar. In Sweden, wild strawberries are eaten.
When we think of good sources of vitamin C, citrus fruits instantly come to mind. However, other fruits and some vegetables such as strawberries, tomatoes, and broccoli can make a significant contribution to our vitamin C intake (Table 9.2). Ascorbic acid (L-ascorbic acid) is a popular nutrition supplement and there isn't an advantage to supplementing vitamin C extracted from plants or synthetic (laboratory made) forms. Supplement makers often manufacture ascorbic acid-mineral combinations (for example, sodium ascorbate and calcium ascorbate) that are less acidic than ascorbic acid. These forms can help people who find ascorbic acid irritating to their stomach. Strawberries (1 cup) Raspberries (1 cup)
I do not want to leave the impression that Laetrile is the only source of nitrilosides. As stated in Chapter Two, there are some 1500 foods that contain nitrilosides. These include apricot kernels, peach kernels, grape seeds, blackberries, blueberries, strawberries, bean sprouts, lima beans, and macadamia nuts. The advantage of using Laetrile in the cancer patient is that Laetrile is a concentrated form of nitrilosides. It can raise the nitriloside level in the body (and, thus, re-establish the body's second line of defense against cancer) much more rapidly than can be done by diet alone.
Bilberries, blueberries, and cranberries have been used in several countries to treat urinary and digestive tract infections. In the 1960s, several studies examined the effects of anthocyanins on pathogenic bacteria. Monoglucosides of delphinidin, mal-vidin, and petunidin varied in their ability to inhibit key microbial enzymes (Carpenter et al., 1967). Aflatoxin B1 production by Aspergillus flavus was inhibited by anthocyanidins in the following order delphinidin pelargonidin peonidin cyanidin (Norton, 1999). Glycosides were less effective in toxin suppression than the aglycones. It is not known whether these compounds retard toxins formed by mold species found on Vaccinium fruit.
ORAC activity, anthocyanins, and total phenolics increased with maturity in the two rabbiteye blueberry cultivars, Tifblue and Brightwell. Highbush blueberry cv. Jersey was grown in three states, but location had no effect on composition or ORAC activity. Based on these findings, the researchers suggested that daily consumption of 1 2 cup (72.5 g) of blueberries would raise ORAC intake by 1-3.2 mmol, based on Trolox equivalency. Fourteen anthocyanins tested for ORAC had greater antioxidant activity than Trolox (Wang et al., 1997). Cyanidin-3-glucoside and cyanidin-3-rhamnoglucoside had the highest ORAC values. Berry antioxidant activity in different systems was compared by Heinonen and coworkers (1998). Acetone extracts of highbush blueberries (cv. Jersey) were less effective in preventing LDL oxidation than were extracts from blackberries, red raspberries, and sweet cherries. Hydroxycinnamates in blueberries were better at inhibiting oxidation in lecithin liposomes. Although cyanidin...
No studies have been published to date that describe the use of blueberry or cranberry products to treat visual problems, although these products are being used as dietary supplements for this purpose. The dose of anthocyanins required to improve or maintain vision is not yet fully understood, and the lower concentration of the pigments in blueberries suggest that they may be less effective. During the spring of 2002 we will conduct a study involving 100 middle-aged adults who will be given dried blueberry juice or a placebo for 3 months, with periodic assessment of contrast sensitivity.
Pur e 3 4 pint raspberries (reserve others for garnish) in food processor with the kirschwasser, wine, and honey. Strain and reserve. 6. Cream sugar, almond paste, flour, and cinnamon. Add remaining ingredients, except reserved raspberries, reserved raspberry sauce, and confectioners' sugar, and allow to rest. Spread paste in ten 3-inch circles on silicon. Bake in 350 F oven until edges are brown. Curve the circles on a rolling pin while still hot to make a decorative tuile garnish. 8. Pool sauce on plate. Unmold cake on sauce. Place cookie on top of cake and garnish with raspberries.
The bilberry (Vaccinium myrtillus L.) is native to northern Europe and is also found in parts of North America and Asia. The fruit of this low-growing shrub has an intense dark blue color with pigmented flesh. Bilberries grown in Europe have found application in the pharmaceutical and dietary supplement markets. The commercial drug Difrarel contains 100 mg of bilberry anthocyanins plus 5 mg of P-carotene, and is prescribed for circulatory ailments. Blueberries are native to North America and commonly found as either the low-bush or highbush variety. In both varieties, the blue pigments are confined to the berry skin and berries may be harvested mechanically or by hand. The wild or low-bush blueberry (V. angustifolium Ait.) is grown primarily in Maine and eastern Canada. Highbush blueberries (V. corymbosum L.) are commercially grown in large quantities in New Jersey and Michigan (Moore, 1994), as well as in other states that meet the temperature requirements of 800 to 1060 h below 7.2...
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LTsed as an herbal seasoning there are similar plants that are not garlic in aroma they can be toxic Leaves from a young plant can be eaten raw as salad or boiled as is spinach Berries are rich and sweet pits and leaves contain cyanide also called shadbush or juneberry Fleshy seedpods found underground are edible Berries are edible thorns can be a problem when gathering the berries. Some species contain heart stimulants Young shoots are good potherbs leaves and stems can be steamed and eaten as vegetable Berries, foliage, and bark can be used to make tea. Berries can be eaten raw Berries can be eaten raw or cooked Berries can be eaten out of hand Berries can be eaten cooked or raw Young shoots can be used as a potherb berries and roots may be poisonous Leaves can be used in salads Berries are edible as are the roots however, some people are allergic to all parts of the plant and will develop skin rash Berries can be eaten raw or used to make juice, jam. or jelly Perennial growing to 3...
If you're like Jan, you enjoy a good fruit crumble for dessert on a cool night. This is a lovely crumble because the apples are lightly stewed to bring out their flavour. Use thawed frozen berries if fresh ones are not available. You can also make this in individual 1-cup ovenproof dishes. quartered 300 g berries (such as strawberries, raspberries, blackberries or blueberries) 1 tsp honey To make filling, place apples in saucepan and add 180 ml (3 4 cup) water. Bring to a simmer and cook, covered, for 10 minutes or until just tender. Drain off the liquid and add berries and honey. Mix gently.
Many people do have significant symptoms related to foods, and these are not rare foods. They are not strawberries, or tomatoes, or peanuts that might be involved with the more classical, immunological food allergic reactions. They are the much more commonly eaten everyday foods, such as milk, wheat, and corn. These are the kinds of foods that can get to be problems.
In a large bowl, mix first three ingredients together until smooth. Add blueberries to batter and stir. Coat pan with cooking spray and heat on medium. Drop batter by large spoonfuls onto pan. Cook until edges are dry, then flip. Cook until golden. c. blueberries c. blueberries