Focus On Vegetables

Some vegetable contain more fiber than others but the presence of dietary fiber in vegetables can help to keep you slim by making you chew and filling your stomach with bulk that passes through the digestive tract. Dietary fiber is never converted to fat, and actually helps remove fat from the system.

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Fat Replacement Products: Olestra (Olean)

More than 150 scientific studies and 25 years of testing have made olestra (brand name Olean) the most thoroughly tested new food ingredient ever approved by the FDA. Yet, a 2003 report in the American Journal of Public Health exposed the fact that 80% of the authors who published articles supporting olestra had financial ties to Procter & Gamble (P&G), the company that manufacturers the fat substitute.

Understanding Vitamin B9 – Folic Acid

If you’re deficient in folic acid, you might have some of these symptoms: Anemia, nausea and loss of appetite, diarrhea, malnutrition from poor nutrient absorption, weight loss, weakness, sore tongue, headaches, irritability and mood swings, and heart palpitations.

Papaya Beauty Secret

The enzymes and vitamin A in a papaya are beneficial to your skin when taken internally or applied externally.

Understanding Gallstones

Think of your gallbladder as a way station, a place where bile (a thick greenish-yellow digestive juice) from your liver is stored. When your body needs bile to help it absorb fat, the gallbladder propels it into your intestines. Bile contains a mix of cholesterol, calcium, and a waste product from old blood cells called bilirubin. If too much of one of these builds up, a crystals form, clump together, and enlarge into gallstones. A stone can be as tiny as a grain of sand or as big as a golf ball.

Broken Capillaries

The very finest branches of the blood vessel system that serve the face can sometimes become broken. Usually the problem is concentrated on the cheeks or crease on the sides on the nose although the whole face can be affected.

Wheat Bread Isn’t Really What You Think

All bread – white or wheat- is made with wheat flour. But is some bread, the flour is refined. These brown breads get their darker color from caramel coloring, not from the type of flour used. By law, any bread that’s labeled whole wheat must be made with 100 percent whole-wheat flour, although the amount used can vary depending on the brand.

Nutritious Pie Crust

This nutty and nutritious crust makes a perfect base for many cooked and raw fillings.

Wine With Meals

Whoever came up with this load of bologna surely sits on the board of one of the major wineries. The body no more needs help digesting food than it needs help to blink its eyes or to breathe. All are autonomic responses. Digestion simply takes place when food is in the stomach. If anything, wine retards the digestion of food. In the same way your motor responses are slowed when under the influence of alcohol, digestion is also slowed down.