Health Tips

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Health Tips

1. Chicken meat may contain strains of Salmonella bacteria. In reality, Salmonella was named after Dr. Daniel Salmon, the scientist who discovered the strains of bacteria. Salmonella is usually found wherever animals live and they may consume it with the soil and feed that they ingest.  Salmonella is one of the causes of food poisoning and in order to prevent this from happening you must be sure that you have cooked your meat properly. Use different utensils and cutting boards when cooking different types of dishes. Wash your dishes thoroughly using hot water and soap. Don’t keep the food out too long at room temperature. Always wash your hands before during and after dealing with food.

2. Did you know that eating parsley can help you get rid of garlic breath?

3. The potato is a loaded source of nutrition such as fiber and Vitamin C.

4. Canned Tuna is still considered a protein rich source of food. It provides essential omega-3 fats which help us reduce high blood pressure and cholesterol. The amount of Omega 3’s vary from one can to the next depending on the season in which they were caught and the water temperature.

5. Olive oil has many beneficial qualities to us. From long ago, it was appreciated for its flavor and texture, easily digested, ceremonial qualities, and healing properties. Today we know that olive oil has no cholesterol, and is a good substitute for butter or margarine. If you suffer from dry skin, rub some olive oil on the dry area, and leave for about ten minutes, you will see the difference.

6. Scientific studies have shown that eating apples regularly may prevent certain diseases, including Scurvy.

7. Pasta is not necessarily an unhealthy food. It really depends what you mix into the pasta. Again, I always recommend eating in moderation and this way you can eat anything you want. However, in Italy most pasta dishes are cooked in olive oil as opposed to butter and they don’t really use much cheese or even cream. They usually stick to olive oil, garlic, sun-dried tomatoes, fresh vegetables and of course poultry, fish or meat sauce.

8. The eggplant provides us with antioxidants and is actually a fruit. It is 95% water and has very few calories.

9. True Chinese cuisine is actually low in fat, and is very healthy for you. You can still eat healthy Chinese food by choosing recipes that stick to the original Chinese cuisine of lots of vegetables, steamed food, wok cooking and light sauces.

10. Cocoa is actually a fruit and it contains many nutrients that may help with cardiovascular health, by reducing high blood pressure, the risk of blood clots, strokes and heart attacks. You only need about 100 grams a day of dark chocolate in order to get its benefits.

11. Avocados are rich with monosaturated fats (healthy fats) and with potassium and vitamin B6, C and E which make for a very healthy diet.

12. Tomato sauce contains an ingredient called lycopene that acts as an antioxidant, helping reduce the risk of a few deadly disease’s such as breast cancer and heart attacks. Lycopene’s can be found in all types of cooked tomato products such as: pasta sauce, soup, juice, salsa and even as Ketchup.

13. When suffering from nausea and a bloated stomach, tea made from basil will help relieve your symptoms.

14. Carrots provide us with an unbelievable source of nutrients—they contain carotene which our body converts to vitamin A. It also provides us with Vitamins B and C, D and E. They are an amazing source of potassium and vitamin B6, copper, folic acid and magnesium. Carrots do contain a lot of sugar but its natural sugar which is easily assimilated!