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Heart Health: What’s in your Dinner?

If your dinner consists of these three dishes, beefsteak with fried eggplants, Pinakbet, Bagnet with fried eggplants, realize that they all have one thing in common. Their preparation used cooking oil. Bagnet and beef steak were both fried. One more deeply than the other. Pinakbet was sautéed or stir fried. Your cooking method will help…

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Your Just Desserts: What’s in your Sweets?

It’s not true that diabetics and hypertensives can no longer indulge. The keyword is moderation. For your sweet tooth, choose moderate amounts of sweets and modified-fat desserts (low in saturated fat). For example, reach out for fruits, low-fat or fat-free fruit yogurt, fruit ices, sherbet, angel food cake, jello, and low-fat ice cream. Bake your…

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How much sugar are you drinking?

Sugar content of common beverages Beverages Sample products with sugar Sugar content (g) per 240ml / 8 oz / 1 cup Estimated equivalent in teaspoons (kutsarita) Water Water 0 0 Sodas / Softdrinks Soda CSoda PClear Soda 1Clear Soda 2Orange Soda 1Orange Soda 2Root BeerSoda SSoda RYellow Soda 25 g19 g26 g24 g23 g26 g29…

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Decoding claims in food labels?

What are those words in labels like low, free, less, zero… ? Words alerting us on the nutritional value of the food item High, Rich In or Excellent Source means one serving of the food has 20% or more of the daily recommended value for a given nutrient. Less, Fewer or Reduced means that the food…

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About Herbs, Spices, and Natural Flavorings

Uses and combinations. Herbs and Spices Uses Anise It gives a distinct taste in bakery products and candies. Basil It has a warm, spicy flavor. Used in soups, sauces, salads, omelets, pasta, and with meat, poultry and fish. Also the base for pesto. Dahon ng Laurel It adds more flavor in bouillon and marinades. They…

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