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Re: Food Room

PostPosted: Sat Mar 02, 2019 3:00 am
Author: Anthea
Kitchen Essentials

Although no one single food is the silver bullet for a specific condition, the following foods have a body of evidence behind them that suggests they could help keep specific parts of your body healthier for longer.

For your brain: SPINACH

Dark leafy greens have a huge impact on many of the body’s systems, including the brain.

They contain high amounts of nutrients that drastically reduce inflammation — thought to be a key reason why brain processes can become disrupted leading to fatigue and low mood. Other research shows a correlation between high vegetable intakes and lower rates of dementia.

For immunity: GARLIC

Your gut has a huge role to play in a healthy immune system so fibrous foods — such as garlic, Jerusalem artichoke, endive and chicory — that feed the good bacteria in the gut are ideal.

Well-fed bacteria are better equipped to carry out their role of reducing inflammation and stopping pathogenic microbes from colonising in the gut.

For your heart: BLUEBERRIES

There is a significant body of clinical data to demonstrate that antioxidant-rich diets reduce blood pressure and cardiovascular disease and, as a rule of thumb, colours mean antioxidants.

So look for a rainbow of colours in your diet, including red and purple foods such as berries, beetroot, red cabbage and grapes which contain chemicals shown to lower high blood pressure.

For inflammation: WALNUTS

Fat’s no longer the enemy in food, it’s all about getting the right fats into your diet.

And the fatty acids from oily fish and nuts can positively impact inflammation — a key player in a number of conditions from diabetes to cardiovascular disease.

And walnuts are a great source of these fats that can balance inflammation.

To beat cancer: TOMATOES

Lycopene, a chemical found in tomatoes and exotic fruit like guava and watermelon, has been shown to inhibit several types of cancer by interfering with cell signals that stop the cells growing.

It’s hard to prove direct effects on cancer outcomes, but these ingredients could be part of a diet that protects against cancer.

For mood: YOGHURT

There’s evidence of a relationship between the health of our gut and mental health.

Research must be done on the exact strains of microbes and how they affect mood, but keeping the gut healthy by including live yoghurt, sauerkraut, kimchi and other fermented foods is wise.

For your skin: BRAZIL NUTS

Whole grains, beans and nuts are a source of copper which encourages skin rejuvenation and wound repair, while Brazil nuts contain vitamin E that can help neutralise the compounds in skin associated with sun damage.

They’re also packed with selenium, thought to reduce the redness and inflammation associated with acne, as well as prevent DNA damage that could prevent mutations leading to cancer.

For your eyes: CARROTS

Yes, they are good for eyes.

Carrots are packed with beta-carotene, a type of plant chemical that is concentrated in the eye and essential for retinal health.

You’ll find it in pumpkins, red peppers and sweet potato, too.

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Re: Food Room

PostPosted: Sat Mar 02, 2019 6:33 am
Author: Piling
I've never eaten Brazil nuts. It's not something you find easily in France.

About yoghurt, after 2,5 years of Kurdish yoghurt, the things they sell in France as yogurt are just impossible for me. I rather what we call "fromage blanc"

Re: Food Room

PostPosted: Sat Mar 02, 2019 8:11 pm
Author: Anthea
You need good healthy Kurdish food ;)

The only nuts I eat are Iranian Pastitsio nuts, absolutely delicious

I am surprised olives was not on the list

Re: Food Room

PostPosted: Sun Mar 03, 2019 6:16 am
Author: Piling
Lent starts Wednesday. Olives and nuts are welcome but bye bye yogurts.

Re: Food Room

PostPosted: Sun Mar 03, 2019 7:14 pm
Author: Anthea
Piling wrote:Lent starts Wednesday. Olives and nuts are welcome but bye bye yogurts.

You could starve for the Great God Ocalan :ymdevil:

Re: Food Room

PostPosted: Sun Mar 03, 2019 7:18 pm
Author: Piling
He first :lol:

Re: Food Room

PostPosted: Wed Mar 06, 2019 6:55 am
Author: Piling
First day of Lent :-D

General rules :
no dairy, no eggs, no meat, no fish but seashells allowed
no oil except saturday and sunday but coco milk allowed
no alcohol except saturday and sunday

Morning :

Black coffee

Lunch :

Lettuce + lemon juice
Salad of carrots and lens
Coffee + cocoa powder
a piece of black chocolate

Dinner :
Soup of vegetables
Brocolis and cauliflowers with crabs and coco milk
Herbal tea

Banana (optional)

Re: Food Room

PostPosted: Wed Mar 06, 2019 1:54 pm
Author: Anthea
Where did they rules come from?

At time of Jesus they did not have pieces of black chocolate =))

Re: Food Room

PostPosted: Wed Mar 06, 2019 5:34 pm
Author: Piling
Jesus did not even invent Lent, the Apostles did not, Paul did not, etc.

It was a church invention during the 4th century B.C. People in that time followed Hippocrates' treaties and believed that meat was a 'warm' food, while fish was 'cold'. So eating fish would cool the body and calm down bad passions and appetites.

Generally, such a diet lows the global metabolism and then people are less rebels (for that reason it was a monk's daily diet).

The other reasons are more intelligent. At the end of winter, the cellars with the salted meal was quite empty as the winter supplies in general and the Lent obliged to eat less and to reach Spring without starving.

Re: Food Room

PostPosted: Wed Mar 06, 2019 6:05 pm
Author: Anthea
A Jewish invention :ymdevil:

Re: Food Room

PostPosted: Thu Mar 07, 2019 7:44 am
Author: Piling
In fact, Greek , concerning the first Christian Empire.

Re: Food Room

PostPosted: Thu Mar 07, 2019 5:08 pm
Author: Anthea
Piling wrote:In fact, Greek , concerning the first Christian Empire.

You must mean 4th century A.D. not B.C. :ymdevil:

Re: Food Room

PostPosted: Thu Mar 07, 2019 6:09 pm
Author: Piling
Oh yeah, I am still a zero with numbers :-o

Re: Food Room

PostPosted: Thu Mar 07, 2019 7:36 pm
Author: Anthea
Piling wrote:Oh yeah, I am still a zero with numbers :-o


Re: Food Room

PostPosted: Fri Mar 08, 2019 10:43 pm
Author: Anthea
British Pie Awards:
Vegan pie crowned champion

A vegan pie has risen to claim top spot in a competition held at the home of the pork pie

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The curried sweet potato and butternut squash treat was picked as Supreme Champion at the British Pie Awards held in Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire.

A new vegan category was introduced this year and attracted 68 entries.

Organisers said the winner, from Jon Thorner's butchers in Somerset, was "well deserving of the accolade".

Mr Thorner said his firm had been making meat pies for more than a decade before branching out "in an effort to make our pies more accessible".

"We're so thrilled at the level of success our vegan pie has had," he said.

The top crust beat 886 entries from pie makers, bakers and butchers from all over the country to scoop the overall title too.

Head judge Colin Woodhead commended the winner for its moist and well-balanced filling and added: "There are a number of challenges to making a good vegan pie and this has cracked it.

"The pastry was exceptional with a crispness that complimented the filling."

Other new categories this year included a specialist fish and chip shop pie and best young pie maker.

Each entry is judged on presentation, consistency and flavour and must be baked with "a filling wholly encased in pastry".

The awards, which marked their 10th anniversary this year, are hosted by the Melton Mowbray Pork Pie Association.

Chairman Matthew O'Callaghan said the standard of pies has "significantly" improved since the first competition in 2009.

With categories now recognising gluten-free, vegan and vegetarian products to reflect the "evolving" tastes of the nation, he said the growth of the awards has helped showcase the continued popularity of the humble pie.

"We started off small with the idea to celebrate pies, because they're one of the great contributions to the world from British cuisine," he said.

"The pie is for everybody."