Natural Stevia Based Sweeteners for Your Health

Introduction

From a health standpoint sugar is your enemy but this does not mean you must give up sweeteners. The sweetener stevia is made from the leaves of stevia rebaudiana, a plant that is native to South America. In December 2008 Stevia was approved as a natural sweetener by the Food and Drug Administration. This cleared the way for many people to be able to enjoy its benefits.

Since approved as a sweetener the use of stevia has risen rapidly in the US. It is now available under the brand names such as Only Sweet, SweetLeaf, fructevia, Slimtevia, Nustevia, PureVia, Reb-A and Truvia. The following is representative but not an exhaustive list of stevia based sweeteners.

Stevia products

SweetLeaf

SweetLeaf® is made by using the leaves of the stevia plant and extracting their naturally sweet taste with only cool, purified water. No chemicals, alcohols, or additives are used. SweetLeaf® is the only chemical-free, zero-calorie, zero-carb, zero-gly

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Is Pasta Healthy Or Fattening?

Many people who are trying to lose weight wonder is pasta healthy or fattening? Pasta, like many foods high in carbohydrates, often gets a bad reputation for being fattening; however, this does not have to be true.

Carbohydrates, though recently made out to be villains, are actually necessary to keep your body and mind running smoothly. When carbohydrates are broken down they provide a major source of glucose. Glucose is the primary source of energy for your body and the only source of energy for your brain. Many people who have tried to stick to very low-carb diets have suffered from low energy and bad moods. I know I would be in a bad mood if I never got to eat my favorite pastas!

Consuming too many carbohydrates can be fattening, but pasta itself is not fattening; cooked pasta has only about 200 calories per cup. Where you really get into trouble is with your pasta sauce. Pasta sauces that contain high calorie fatty meats, creams, cheese and other f

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7 Interesting Healthy Recipes for Kids

Imagine it is between 3 to 4 pm, your child is back from school and the many extra-curricular activities and is hungry. While you do want to keep them satiated until dinner, stop and think for a minute before you grab that conveniently packaged snack off the counter. Do you really want to give your child a snack of artificial food with additives? Certainly not!

Would it not be great if you could find some quick and interesting recipes to make for your kids, while resting assured that you are giving them something they enjoy eating and yet, nutritious?

The simple solution is – incorporate almonds!

These nuts are not only a great snack option but are also convenient and deliver a host of nutrients like vitamin E, riboflavin, fibre, protein and many others. In other words, almonds are a healthy alternative for a variety of unwholesome snacks, readily available. In addition, since these nuts are tasty and crunchy, they can also satisfy your child’s senso

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Fine-Dining Restaurants

Fine dining refers to the cuisine and service provided in restaurants where food, drink, and service are expensive and usually leisurely. Turnover per table may be less than one an evening. Many of the customers are there for a special occasion, such as a wedding or birthday. Many customers bring business guests and write off the meal cost as a business expense. The guests are often invited because they can influence business and other decisions favorable to the host. Fine dining is usually found in enclaves of wealth and where business is conducted-cities such as New York, San Francisco, and Palm Beach.

Las Vegas has several fine-dining restaurants catering to tourists and high-stakes gamblers. The restaurants are small, with fewer than 100 seats, and proprietoror partner-owned. The economics of fine dining differ from those of the average restaurant. Meal prices, especially for wine, are high. The average check runs $60 or more. Rents can be quite high. Large budgets for pu

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4 Cheesy Green Salad Recipes To Try and Love

While salad eaters can enjoy their greens with just oil or a simple dressing, newbies of a healthy lifestyle may find it hard to do so – they would want to have a variety of ingredients along with the leafy veggies like cheese, nuts and seeds. Cheese adds a delicious taste that perfectly complements the bitter, peppery or sweet flavor of leafy greens without overwhelming it.

Here are 4 green salad recipes made more delicious with cheese:

Blue and Green Salad

What you need:

  • 6 cups torn frisee leaves
  • 1 avocado, sliced
  • 1/4 cup crumbled blue cheese
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • Kosher salt and black pepper to taste

Toast the almonds in an oven (350 degrees Celsius) for 3-5 minutes until golden brown. Combine olive oil, red wine v

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Nagymama’s Hungarian Chicken Soup for Your Family’s Soul

OK. I promised you my Hungarian chicken soup recipe. Being that we are suffering from an arctic blast, with wind chills in the negative 15 to 25 degrees, it seems that a wonderful pot of simmering chicken soup is the perfect anecdote for the bone-chilling days we’re experiencing in many parts of the country. Here is the way I remember Nagymama, my Hungarian grandmother, making it. I’ve carried on her tradition by making it this way for my own family as well:

o Fill up your stock pot about two-thirds of the way with water. No need to measure; just fill it so that there’s enough room to add all of the following ingredients. (two-thirds should be just about perfect.)

o Rinse your chicken with cold water and add it to the pot. Use either a whole cut-up chicken with the insides removed or three to four split breasts, with skin. Season the pot with ground kosher salt and pepper. Partially cover the pot and bring to a boil.

o When it boils, remove the

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Healthy Indian Food Recipes That Help Gain Weight Naturally

The whole world is obsessed about weight-loss and getting a sleek figure. Wherever you go, you find pills to lose weight and herbal teas that guarantee weight loss. Some companies have even gone to an extent of inventing gadgets like calorie reader spoons and electric powered waist belts that reduce belly fat. While a majority of us are obsessed about are weight and read diet tips for weight loss, there are a few who are actually trying to add some fat to their body. An athletic figure may surely seem appealing to many. But those who are thin, do feel disheartened at times, when they can’t find clothes or accessories that fit them.

As there are very few resources available on weight-gain, I personally thought it would be appropriate to write an article on weight-gain through Indian foods. You may ask why Indian foods in particular? Well, Indian cuisine offers an assorted range of recipes that are high in nutrition and have a high content of healthy fats. Moreover, they

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10 Reasons Why You Should Eat Rabbit Meat

Rabbit was as common as chicken for dinner back in the 1940s and 50s during the great depression. During the great depression people raised rabbits in their backyards and it got them and their children through. During the second World War there were shortages of meat and rabbit provided relief. It is considered a staple for some people in some parts of the world. It is considered a rare food option for people in the United States.

Sweet and lean and similar to chicken in taste, rabbit is extremely versatile and can be cooked in various ways.

Rabbit has been used and may be suitable for special diets, such as those for heart disease patients, diets for the aged, low sodium diets, weight reduction diets, etc. Of course this is between you and your doctor. We do not make any recommendations of this type because we are not qualified.

10 REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD EAT RABBIT MEAT!

1. It is one of the best white meats available on the market today.

2. It has

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Using a Spiralizer to Make Vegan Alfredo Pasta

Did you know you could use a spiralizer to make a healthy version of traditional pasta Alfredo? Are you a Vegan or a health conscious individual who used to love a good creamy Alfredo pasta sauce, but had to give it up? Many Vegans love creamy cheese pasta sauces such as a traditional Alfredo sauce and in this article I’m going to show you how to use a spiralizer and make a Vegan Alfredo sauce.

To make a healthier version of pasta Alfredo you’ll need a blender and a tool called a spiralizer and a dose of creativity. The spiralizer you can find online or in some kitchen specialty stores, it is sometimes called a spiral slicer. Use the spiralizer according to it’s instructions with some peeled medium sized zucchini on either the thin or thick setting. If you don’t have a specialized tool you can use a simple vegetable peeler and peel the zucchini to make noodles.

You can eat the zucchini noodles raw or gently steam or saute them with some olive oi

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Baby Shower Recipes – Delicious Lemon Squares

If you want to serve something really delicious to your guests at baby shower party, then this delicious lemon recipe is a perfect one to try. It is among one of my favorite recipes for this occasion and the great thing about it is that each of your guests would also love it due to its unique taste.

Here’s all you need:

3 cups flour

1.5 cup butter

8 teaspoon lemon juice

1 teaspoon baking powder

1 cup icing sugar

2.5 cup granulated sugar

5 tablespoons sugar

5 Eggs

Servings: 12

Directions for making Delicious lemon squares:

1. Soften the butter in a deep bowl.

2. Blend sifted flour, half teaspoon baking powder and cup of icing sugar & make a uniform mixture.

3. Pre-heat the oven at 350 degrees.

4. Now take a 12 inch square pan and grease well by rubbing butter all inside it. Spread above mixture in the pan and press

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