Sunday, March 14, 2010

Cabbage Rolls (Paleo version)

Toddler lunch (grapes, carrots, green beans and roast beef) Don't worry he did not eat all that beef!

This summer I was introduced to cabbage. I made cabbage rolls for the first time this summer too! They were filled with rice and topped with rice. Now that I am really watching the grain intake and my dairy I knew I would have to come up with something new. 

The Ingredients:
2 lbs of ground beef
1 head of green cabbage
3/4 of a head of cauliflower (chopped in Vitamix or food processor 1/2 rice 1/2 mash)
1 garlic clove, minced
1/2 medium onion (chopped)
1 farm fresh egg
1 TBSP dry basil
1 TBSP dry oregano
1 tsp garlic powder
2 cups of tomato sauce

The Directions:
Saute chopped onion, garlic in olive oil or coconut oil.
Mix meat, eggs and seasonings, mix thoroughly. Mix in onion and cauliflower.
Separate 10 - 12 of the cabbage leaves.  Add 1/2 cup of the meat filling in the center of the cabbage leaf. Starting at the stem begin to roll. Tuck the ends under and lay in the 9x13 dish, seam side down. 
Repeat with the remaining leaves. Top the rolled cabbage with the tomato sauce. 
Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour. 

Friday, March 12, 2010

Bananas, can Improve the child Concentration

Bananas, can Improve the child Concentration
Bananas, including nutrient dense fruit and energy. Soft texture makes banana fruit is often used for baby food choices. For children, bananas can also be a healthy lunch to school.
In many developed countries, bananas are often the food the children to school. They also put pieces of banana into the cereal and milk for breakfast. Bananas provide enough energy for the children to be ready to follow the lessons in school.
Dr Ir Sobir of Research Center of Tropical Fruits IPB explains, a study of the banana committed against students at 200 schools Twickehnham in Middlesex, England. They are given additional food in the form of bananas at breakfast, break, and lunch. Research conducted before the exam time.

The result, according to Dr. Sobir, the consumption of bananas is helping their learning process. Potassium is found in bananas is the concentration of which contribute to children's learning.
In addition, vitamin B on the banana is also high enough to maintain the nervous system work activities. This is what encourages students to concentrate longer.
In one banana is contained many nutrients. "Vitamins and minerals are superior compared to other fruits and vegetables, especially for vitamin B6 (piridoksin), C, potassium, fiber, and manganese," he said.
When compared with apples, bananas contain 4 times more protein, twice as many carbohydrates, three times more phosphorus, five times more vitamin A and iron, and twice as many vitamins and other minerals.
Many benefits can be obtained from a banana. In addition to very useful in preventing stress, bananas also improve the intellect, to treat digestive inflammation, and nourish the eyes.

Select rajabulu
Bananas are also known as a high fruit content of potassium (potassium) and magnesium. Content of the two minerals are very useful, especially for the cardiovascular system and muscle and nerve health.

Ingredients high piridoksin, flavonoids, and alkaloids found in bananas, especially bananas rajabulu, alleged to have antidiabetes activity. That is why, given rajabulu bananas to children who suffer from diabetes.

Research carried out PKBT-IPB in conjunction with Ministry of Health Nutrition Research shows that bananas have rajabulu glycemic index compared with 54 percent of standard sugar diabetes that can be consumed.
Bananas are also useful for those who experience stress and fatigue because it contains serotonin. According to Dr Sobir, levels of serotonin in bananas is high, namely about 31.4 ng / g. Similarly kaliumnya content. This stimulated the formation of serotonin by tryptophan that is the banana.
Serotonin is a compound that makes sense of relaxed, calm, adding mood or moods, and create happier feelings of stress or fatigue that can be expelled. That's why children are tired or stressed after studying at school can be given a banana.
Parents can cultivate bananas into banana milkshake or banana milk shakes, banana kebabs are easy to make and looks tempting children, or fried bananas penyet mesis sown.
Bananas can also be given if the child have trouble sleeping at night. Bananas provide the milk, which both contain tryptophan, will make the child more calm so they could get to sleep soundly.
Heal Gastric
For children who experience indigestion, banana can also be utilized. Several studies, as described Dr Sobir, found that the banana can heal the digestive system.
Research on the effects in animal models antipektin treated Palo varieties of banana extract and Horn, able to heal the wounds of 70 and 88 per cent compared with no treatment.
Bananas also recommended for children who consumed problems with the digestive system because of the texture of the flesh is smooth and soft. "Bananas can be eaten without adding to the digestive system works. Latek found in bananas may also prevent irritation by coating the stomach wall and intestines, "said Dr Sobir.
For children who are anemic, bananas are good food. This is because bananas are rich in iron that can stimulate the formation of red blood cells. Plus, by eating bananas, children will not be constipated, as happened when given iron supplements.
Well, try to enrich the bananas in the daily diet of children. In addition to easy to obtain, bananas are also relatively cheap, but not cheap.

Consumption "Softdrink" trigger diabetes

Consumption "Softdrink" trigger diabetes
Diabetes mellitus or diabetes has become a global health problem. If not treated, complications of diabetes will lead to a variety of other diseases, such as heart disease, stroke, kidney failure, to impotence.
Christian Dr. Bibbins-Domingo, researchers from the University of California, San Francisco, United States, recently published his research results on the incidence of heart disease with softdrink consumption.
He said the increasing consumption of soft drinks generally contain high sugar affects 130,000 new cases of diabetes, 14,000 new cases of heart disease, and 50,000 people with heart problems in the last decade.

"From the results of this study can be concluded, all policies that could reduce the softdrink consumption may be positive impact on public health," said Dr. Bibbins-Domingo Christian.

By using computer simulation, heart disease associated with a variety of factors, such as obesity and consumption of food containing salt. "So far, we underestimated the incidence of heart disease softdrink because it is more popular drinks on teenagers. The focus of research this disease more adults over the age of 35 years," said Domingo.
He added, the link between the incidence of cardiovascular disease and diabetes is very real. However, the increasing obesity factors may also be influential.
"Various studies show the impact of consumption of sugary drinks. For decades an increase in consumption of sweet drinks," he said.

The experts warn, to prevent diabetes, we must reduce the intake of beverages with added sugar. If diabetes is diagnosed with blood sugar, weight, blood pressure and blood fat levels must be controlled. If a sport is not controlled, should be done with drugs.

KONRO soup, having seasonings Healthy

in indonesia. One of the typical diet is increasingly popular area is konro soup. Coto addition, the city of Makassar is also known as typical foods, namely konro soup. This soup is one of the original dishes from Indonesia Bugis tradition and Makassar.
Word konro Makassar origin and language, which means rib. So, the soup is soup konro based rib beef or buffalo rib. Konro soup can be presented in two forms, namely konro berkuah (makassar beef-ribs soup) and konro not berkuah or often referred to as fuel konro (makassar-grilled beef ribs).

Improve the nutritional value
Spices are defined as material containing one or more types of spices, which added to the food when food is processed (before serving). Aim to improve the smell, taste, texture, and overall appearance.
Each component has a taste of spice, color, aroma, and appearance different, so the combination with each other will give a new sensation that can improve the taste, the power received, and a separate identity within each product produced.
Naturally spice contains a variety of active components are very large role in creating a sense of a product. Spices contain anti-oxidants, antibacterial, antikapang, and antique hamir, all of which were very large role in making spices a durable and resistant store.
In addition, the spice also contains antiseptic, antibacterial, and antibiotic, so that very large Khasiatnya for disease prevention and public health improvement.
Examples of the antimicrobial ingredients are: garlic allisin on, aliphatic disulfide in onions, eugenol in cloves, Capsaicin in chili peppers, and eugenol in cinnamon sinamat, kurkumin in turmeric, and nutmeg miristin on. Antimicrobial compounds in spices can prevent damage to food and microbial decay, so the food becomes durable.
This is apparent in food processing by using lots of spices, as well as the cuisine of Padang. In ancient Egyptian times, essential oils of cinnamon, cloves, and cassia even used to preserve bodies (mummifikasi).
Flavor components that contain no medical effect is to be an aphrodisiac (causing arousal and sexual power), astringen (regulate blood flow through the contraction of blood vessels), diuretics (urine disposal launched), expectorant (launched disposal sputum), and others. That's why people feel the benefits of healthy and fit after eating foods that are full of flavor.

High protein and calcium
The largest component of konro soup is water, which comes from the broth. Water content per 100 grams of soup konro is 85 g. Other components contained in each soup konro is 7.4 g protein, 2.6 g fat, 4.5 g carbohydrate, 17 mg potassium, phosphorus 60 mg, 4.6 mg iron, potassium 25 mg, 1.3 mg zinc , 0.12 mg vitamin B1, vitamin B2 0.02 mg, and 10.9 mg of niacin.
So, if a bowl of soup konro equivalent to 250 grams, nutritious and a half to two times that of the numbers listed above.
Compared to Coto Makassar, soup konro have the energy levels and lower fat, but protein and calcium levels are higher, per unit of the same weight (100 grams). Fat levels are lower due to the soup konro ticlak the use of offal.
Not only that, the soup konro also confirmed with cholesterol levels lower. Thus, the soup can bahvva konro dipastkan healthier than the Coto Makassar.
One of the ingredients that make a healthier konro soup is the presence of red beans. Red beans are rich in protein, low fat, and sources of minerals (calcium, phosphorus, and iron), fiber, B vitamins and good food. Vitamin D helps the body use amino acids, so protein synthesis can run smoothly. Furthermore protein will work to form the body's immune system to fight various infectious diseases.

Papaya Leaf, New Weapon : against Cancer

Papaya Leaf, New Weapon : against Cancer
Behind the bitter taste, papaya leaf was kept benefits as cancer-fighting substances. By experts, papaya leaf excellence in combating various types of tumors in the body is called a "very impressive".
Nam Dang is a researcher from the University of Florida and colleagues from Japan to publish its findings about the benefits of papaya leaf extract to fight cervical cancer, breast, liver, lung, and pancreas. The researchers used the papaya leaf extract was dried and used as papaya leaf tea.
In research conducted known Dang, papaya leaf extract will produce molecules called TH1 type of cytokines that help improve the body's immune system. This will support the therapeutic use of the immune system to fight cancer.

Experts say, papaya extract has no toxic effect on normal cells and thus more secure than cancer therapy in general. In his research, 10 types of cancer cell culture dipajan with papaya leaf extract and then observed for 24 hours. Proved, papayas slow the growth of tumor cells in all types of cancer.
Besides consumed as fruit, papaya is also used as traditional medicine, especially by the Aborigines in Australia, the population of Vietnam, and several other Asian countries.

Raisins, Snack Healthy hindering Bacteria

Raisins, Snack Healthy hindering Bacteria
Small size, but big caloric content because it contains sugar is high. Which raises the sugar sweetness makes raisins become a favorite snack kids.
Moderate consumption is not a problem because the raisins are made from dried red wine. When compared with the fresh ingredients, raisins fiber content is much higher because more dry form.
Approximately 40 grams of raisins count as one serving of fruit. This means that half of the daily consumption of fruit is recommended for children with a 1000 calorie diet.
Besides containing antioxidants, raisins are also high carbohydrate and high in fiber and iron. Raisins are also contained in potassium and iron. Approximately 7 percent of the needs of these two minerals can be obtained from 25 grams of raisins.

However, provision of raisins for the kids to watch. Small form can cause children to choke. That's why, Texas Children's Hospital, United States, did not recommend granting the raisins in children under two years.

According to Prof. DR. Made Astawan, MS, specialist food technology and nutrition of the IPB, the main content of raisins is carbohydrates, vitamins, and minerals, whereas low protein levels. The sweet taste of raisins are arising due to the sugar levels are high enough. Type of sugar sucrose, fructose, and glucose. Sucrose and fructose make relatively few cavities.

Inhibit Bacteria
A study done by researchers from the University of Illinois, Chicago College of Dentistry, USA, showed that consumption of raisins help prevent cavities and gum disease. Apparently, the five types of antioxidants found in raisins are useful in prevention.
Oleanolik acids and other phytochemical components also inhibit the growth of bacteria in the mouth, especially the bacteria responsible for tooth decay. Phytochemical is a natural antioxidant components found in plants.
Phytochemicals found in raisins this specific help fight tooth decay and gum disease. Once the statements Julie Jones, Ph.D., professor of nutrition from the College of St. Catherine.
Acid will stop the efforts perlengketan bacteria on the surface of the teeth. Thus, it will prevent the occurrence of plaques. The results of research funded by the California Raisin Marketing Board was presented early in 2005 at the meeting of the American Society for Microbiology, Atlanta, USA.

However, there are many experts who still think that raisins can damage teeth. There is truth in that statement, especially if the child after eating raisins forget brushing your teeth.
Actually there are two major factors that increase the risk of cavities in children. National Network for Child Care, Iowa State Unviersity, said that the length of the food is at the mouth and the amount of sugar content on food intake, will increase the risk of tooth decay. If the food is sticky or dikulum, will last longer in the mouth. Foods like caramel popcorn webbed more likely to lead to cavities.
Some foods to be consumed as a separate issue, but it does not matter when diasup as part of the main meal. Teeth have a better chance to clean up sugary substance by other foods and liquids that come into the mouth. The best way is to make a sticky foods like dried fruit as part of the main food and provide fresh fruit as a nutritious snack.

Some facts about the raisins:
1. In the U.S., popular as a broadcaster raisins breakfast. Usually added to the cereal. In Indonesia, more raisins consumed as a snack.
2. Raisin low-sodium, fat free, and a good source of iron, potassium, and fiber. Raisins are also rich in antioxidants, even holding the rank most antioxidant-rich fruit. In 100 grams of raisins ORCA 2830 contained units or oxygen radical Absorbance capacity (capacity to absorb oxygen radicals). ORCA is a measure of antioxidant power in foods.
3. According to Charles Stuart Platkin, nutrition expert and author of The Automatic Diet, calorie raisin unfortunately will increase approximately one calorie per raisins. Not like wine. One small box of raisins (usually sold in a box package) can contain 45 calories. Raisin filling is not like other fruit or red wine with more water content and lower calories.
4. Before the packaging is opened, raisins can last long at room temperature. However, once opened, need to put in the refrigerator. Select the raisins with good color (not too dark), are also not damaged by insects.
5. For health benefits of raisins, you can use it as a substitute sweetener in the diet of children. Sprinkle about 10-15 raisins in cereals to get taste sweet. Can also be mixed when making mufin, as a substitute for chocolate chips. Raisins can be added to oatmeal to taste, or spread on bread that had been spread with peanut butter to enrich the fiber.

Raisin Nutrition substance composition per 100 grams

* Water (g) 14.9
* Energy (Cal) 302
* Protein (g) 3.39
* Total fat (g) 0.46
* Ash (g) 1.66
* Carbohydrates (g) 79.52
* Total fiber (g) 4
* Sugar (g) 59.19
* Calcium (mg) 53
* Iron (mg) 1.79
* Magnesium (mg) 35
* Phosphorus (mg) 115
* Potassium (mg) 746
* Sodium (mg) 12
* Zinc (mg) 0.32
* Copper (mg) 0.363
* Manganese (mg) 0.308
* Selenium (mg) 0.7
* Vitamin C (mg) 3.2
* Riboflavin (mg) 0.19
* Niacin (mg) 1.142
* Folate (mg) 3
* Vitamin K (mg) 3.5
* Vitamin E (mg) 0.12


Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Low-Fat Cooking for Healthy Eating

Cooking for a family can be difficult, as you have to satisfy a range of different needs and tastes. How can you reduce the amount of fat in your daily diet? What does it mean to make healthy choices? If you frequently asking yourself above questions, then the recipes in this 101 Healthy Easy Food Recipes website will help to translate all the confusing advice into real food and well-balanced meals.

The art of cooking is by nature a very personal things. What I find intriguing about cooking isn't so much the cooking itself, but the science behind the cooking - the cooking styles that you can actually tweak to cater for individual tastes and needs, the ratio of the ingredients that do the magic to your finished dish, the heat control that ultimately gives the wow factor to the dish. The most important factor besides this "oomph" factor is you are liberal to add a "healthy" touch to your piece of culinary art! Try these easy, low-fat, low-carb and low calories recipes, you can be inundated with low-fat dishes without compromising on taste, and may your low-fat regime last!

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