Friday, September 18, 2009

mistaken of the diet myths

Many people still mistakenly in the diet. The following diet myths that need your attention.

1. No dinner
Avoid dinner to lose weight is a myth that is not right. Weight is influenced by the total calories minus calories diasup issued in a day (weight loss = calories total calories diasup-issued). If dinner is removed and replaced with little food to keep hunger (if the little food high in calories), then the weight still will not come down. Eliminating dinner will also result in the emergence of the complaint is not uncomfortable, hungry, and even gastric disorders (ulcer).
If dinner is replaced with a snack of fruit, according to Luciana, okay, with a note on the night did not do anything activity. Principally, eating is to supply the body for metabolism of the body, replacing damaged cells, physical activity, and others. "If there is no supply, it will not be able to move because of famine, which will be compensated by forming the body of sugar from the body's own reserves. As a result, your metabolism will be disturbed and complaints arise not feeling well, even an ulcer arises," he said.

2. Not a good breakfast for dieting
Wrong. Without breakfast, blood sugar will drop. Low sugar levels lead to disturbed concentration, lethargy, irritability, and so on. With demikikan, not effective for people who work. Usually, the breakfast was not overcome by hunger snacks, which are often for its dry and mild but high calorie. As a result, the goal is not reached even as well, weight might go up. Another tendency is that the morning did not eat breakfast, lunch and dinner the day of hunger so much. Become ineffective as well. Normal metabolism can not accept the pattern of disordered eating.
3. Drinking water and ice water will make the body elastic.
This myth is also misleading. Water contains no calories, so it will not cause fat. Water ice absorption is going to make better food, but water itself does not contribute calories, so no amount of drinking water will not increase fat deposits. In a normal body, water consumption is very much will be issued by the body through the urine so that the water content in the body remains within normal limits.

4. Cespleng lime juice to lose weight.
This myth is not true. Which usually occurs we have ice orange with a lot of sugar so sweet. As a result, more and accumulate fat. Boro-boro weight loss, which happens even to the contrary.

The principle of weight loss diet is to reduce food intake without disrupting the activity and metabolism. The way to reduce the total calorie intake of daily meals. With the prescribed calories for the day, and then determined for each meal. Ideally food intake analysis carried out, namely the food you eat is calculated and evaluated. For example, in the morning just drink milk, lunch and evening meal complete, but why keep your body fat? We find fault where. Apparently, his lunch too much. Well, lunch is too much of this should be reduced. Causes of lunch can be too much for too little breakfast, just drink milk, the result will be faster hungry. In this case can be added a breakfast bread or fruit to prevent hunger pad during the day.

Another example, breakfast, lunch, and dinner is good, a good snack, but snack outside meal schedule and eating schedule was too much distraction. "When analyzed, which must be discarded BB cemilannya down. If the discarded breakfast or dinner, sacrifices made too heavy. Especially when having breakfast or dinner is removed is replaced with a calorie snacks are not small, so the same result, BB will not decrease, "he said. Luciana B. Sutanto, MS, Sp.GK, clinical nutrition specialist from RS Mitra Keluarga Kemayoran Jakarta.

What often happens is someone will be happy if he lost weight rapidly, but he himself did not know what it's reduced. "The water? Fat, or muscle? The expected loss is fat, because fat is the body that are not part of metabolism, even interfere with metabolism when stacking (causing diabetes, cholesterol, etc.)," said Luciana.

If the missing or decreased muscle mass it will be more difficult to lose weight because the body's metabolism (basal metabolism rate) will decrease. "If it decreases the body's metabolism, meaning it takes calories also decreases so that the low calorie intake, calories are sufficient or even excess of that needed. As a result, weight is not down anymore. So what happens if the muscles are shrinking, not fat loss, "explained Luciana. The amount of muscle mass could be due to reduced calorie intake is too low, insufficient protein supply, or low physical activity.
Different if the fall were fat mass, while the larger muscle mass. "If this happens, Body Weight would be easy to continue to fall."

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Bacon jam recipe: make it at home

“Bacon jam tastes like the love child of pulled pork and pate!” said one friend. “I am now officially in pig heaven,” said another as I shared tastes from the jar of Skillet’s bacon jam that had just arrived in the mail.

Bacon jam? Yes, indeed—it is good stuff. And so good, in fact, that I decided to figure out a way of making my own bacon jam at home so I wouldn’t have to rely on someone else for this smoky, pork-rich treat.

Over the past few months, it seems that you can’t escape the topic of bacon jam. Skillet’s rendition has certainly excited people, but at heart bacon jam is simply a potted meat, something that has been gracing battlefields, picnics, high teas and nursery suppers for hundreds of years.

For most, the term potted meat conjures up images of mystery meat in a can, but traditionally potted meat was made at home from meat scraps, herbs, spices and maybe an acid or a spirit, such as vinegar or brandy. Making potted meat was a preservation method, meant to extend the meat’s life just a few more weeks. Nothing mysterious or scary about its contents at all! Matter of fact, when made from quality ingredients, potted meat is as satisfying as pate, though it’s far easier to make. And like pate, potted meat can be either elegant and smooth or rustic with chunks.

As for my homemade bacon jam, I knew that it should have the smoky fire that comes from chipotles, the warming depth that comes from chocolate and allspice, a hint of sweetness, but also the bitterness that comes from coffee and the tang that comes from apple-cider vinegar.

I chose to use thick slices of center-cut bacon because I wanted to cook my meat for a long time and didn’t want it to completely disintegrate. And finally, I also added plenty of black pepper for heat and ancho chile powder both for its color and its fruity, nutty flavor.

Unfortunately, the first batch spent too much time in the food processor and ended up with a consistency that was a bit too creamy on the tongue; you definitely want some texture in your bacon jam to remind you of the spread’s source. But subsequent batches were just the right balance between being smooth and rough, much like your favorite homemade fruit jams where chunks of fruit are nestled in a thick syrup suspension.

Bacon jam is excellent on slices of tomatoes, plopped on a warm biscuit, stirred into a bowl of beans or spread on top of a cheeseburger. Or you can just grab a spoon and dig into your jar.

But best of all, it’s superb for sharing. You’ll soon see—nothing makes a friend's face light up more then when you pass them a jar and say, “Here, have a taste. It’s bacon jam!”

Chipotle bacon jam
1 pound of bacon
4 cloves of garlic, minced
1 sliver of onion
1-4 chipotles en adobo (depending on the level of heat you can tolerate)
2 teaspoons adobo sauce (from the can)
2 teaspoons ancho chile powder
1/2 teaspoon allspice
1/2 teaspoon ground Mexican hot chocolate
1 cup of brewed coffee
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
Black pepper to taste

Cook the bacon until fat is rendered, but not too crisp. Cut cooked bacon into two-inch sized pieces.

On medium heat, cook the onion and garlic in one tablespoon of rendered bacon fat in a medium-sized pot for two minutes. Add the cooked bacon, spices, apple-cider vinegar and coffee. Simmer on low for two hours, stirring occasionally. If jam starts to get dry, add water, 1/4 cup at a time.

After two hours, place bacon jam into a food processor, and puree for two or three seconds, tops. You just want to bring it together but still have some chunks.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Papaya, fruit of Angels : Rich with Vitamin and Mineral

Papaya is a fruit that is rich in vitamins and minerals. In addition to direct consumption, papaya is usually used as a mixed salad, juice, fruit and ice. Papaya is also often taken to overcome constipation.

Papaya fruit or the Carica papaya called L has been known since hundreds of years ago. Christopher Columbus called the fruit of this as "the fruit of the angels", the fruit of the angels. According to VN Villegas in his writing published in Vegetable Resources of Southeast Asia 2, each 100 grams of papaya contained 450 milligrams of vitamin A, 74 milligrams vitamin C, 86.6 grams of water, 0.5 grams of protein, and 0.7 grams of fiber.

Various vitamins and minerals contained in them such as potassium, electrolytes that are important to the body, and calcium are beneficial to bone. Other minerals such as potassium and magnesium, are also contained in the papaya. Meanwhile, the enzyme papain to break his serve leftovers fiber making it easier bowel movement. Papaya is also useful for treating stomach and reduce body heat.

In addition to pulp, papaya leaves are also nutritious. In addition to vegetables and lalap, papaya leaf useful for treating malaria, intestinal worms, abdominal pain, increased appetite, and soften the meat. Seeds could cure worms. Meanwhile, the sap and roots can treat bladder pain, and even bitten by a snake.