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Cauliflower rice

10 Apr

I am pretty much in LOVE! If you love rice and want to eat it without the carbs, try Cauliflower rice!

Need:

Head of cauliflower.

Seasonings. (I used butter, salt and pepper)

Blender/food processor

Microwave safe dish with a lid

What you do:

Cut the cauliflower from the head and cut it into smaller pieces.  Wash and dry the pieces and then put them into the blender/food processor and mix it till it is the size of rice.  Add Cauliflower into microwave safe dish with the lid (nothing else, don’t add water) and microwave for 5 minutes.  When it is done add what ever seasoning  you would like!

 

Example of the dish I used:

fruit love

9 Apr

yogurt pops

9 Apr

Frozen Yogurt Pops.

Makes 9

  • 1 1/2 cups Strawberry Jam
  • 2 cups low-fat Greek yogurt

Directions

  1. Fold jam into yogurt. Fill ice-pop molds and freeze until firm, at least 6 hours; store for up to 3 days.

why YOU should eat grapefruits!

5 Apr

1. Grapefruit Helps in Losing Weight

Grapefruit is high in enzymes that burn fats, has high water content and has less sodium. A combination of these three characteristics make grapefruit a perfect food for increasing your body’s metabolism. Try eating grapefruit or drinking grapefruit juice every day and you will notice how quickly you lose those extra pounds.

2. Prevents Arthritis and Works as an Antiseptic

Grapefruit contains salicylic

acid that helps break down the body’s inorganic calcium, which builds up in the cartilage of joints and may lead to arthritis. If you have arthritis, try drinking grapefruit juice with apple cider vinegar. You will notice a reduction in your arthritis symptoms.

The salicylic acid in grapefruit also works as a powerful antiseptic. In addition, grapefruit seed extracts can be added to water to make an antiseptic spray for treating bacterial and fungal infections.

3. Grapefruit Helps in Cancer Prevention

Lycopene is a carotenoid pigment that is responsible for the red color of grapefruit. It is a powerful agent against tumors and cancers as it acts as a scavenger of cancer-causing free radicals. Lycopene works best with vitamins A and C, which are also found in grapefruit.

An antioxidant compound, called naringenin, is also found in grapefruit. Naringenin helps repair damaged DNA in prostate cancer cells. DNA repair contributes to cancer prevention as it impedes the reproduction of cancer cells.

4. Grapefruit Helps Lower Cholesterol Levels

The antioxidants found in grapefruit are effective in reducing cholesterol levels. However, if you are on prescription drugs, do not eat grapefruit or drink grapefruit juice. Grapefruit has a negative reaction against many prescription drugs such as those used in treating depression, allergies, high blood pressure, seizures, impotence, heart palpitations and even HIV. Inform your physician if you want to use grapefruit as a regular form of treatment.

5. Grapefruit Treats Common Ailments

Eating grapefruit or drinking its juice helps treat common cold and fever, dissolve gallstones, boost liver function and enhance immunity against infections. As grapefruit contains a dietary fiber called pectin, it thus promotes better digestion. In addit

ion, if you want to have a healthy and smooth skin, try including grapefruit in your diet.

You can get many other benefits from grapefruit because it also contains essential elements such as iron, calcium, potassium, manganese, magnesium, phosphorus, folic acid and B vitamins (thiamine, riboflavin and niacin). You can even extract oil from grapefruit peel for use in aromatherapy.

http://www.3fatchicks.com/5-health-benefits-of-grapefruit/

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