Health Benefits of Lemon
Various health benefits of lemon are explained below:
Indigestion and Constipation: Lemon juice helps to cure problems related to indigestion and constipation. Add a few drops of lemon on your dish (take care, as lemon does not go well with milk), and it will aid in digestion.
Fever: Lemon juice can treat a person who is suffering from a cold, flu or fever. It helps to break fevers by increasing perspiration.
Dental Care: Lemon juice is also frequently used in dental care. If fresh lemon juice is applied on the area of a toothache, it can assist in getting rid of the pain.
Weight Loss: If a person drinks lemon juice mixed with lukewarm water and honey, it can help reduce body weight.
Respiratory Disorders: Lemon juice assists in relieving respiratory problems and breathing problems, such as its ability to soothe a person suffering from an asthma attack. Lemon, as a rich rich source of vitamin C, helps in dealing with more long-term respiratory disorders.
Skin Care: Lemon juice, being a natural antiseptic medicine, can also cure problems related to the skin. Lemon juice can be applied to reduce the pain of sun burn, and it helps to ease the pain from bee stings as well. Lemon juice can be applied on the skin for the treatment of acne and eczema. It acts as an anti-aging remedy and can remove wrinkles and blackheads. Drinking lemon juice mixed with water and honey brings a healthy glow to the skin.
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It’s National Waffle Day! On this day in 1869, a man named Cornelius Swartwout received the first U.S. patent for a waffle iron. Waffles are a delightful breakfast food and can be paired with almost any topping. Butter and maple syrup, fruit and whipped cream, a big scoop of ice cream, or even a helping of fried chicken—the choice is yours!
Did you know that the first waffles originated in Ancient Greece? It’s true! The Greeks would cook flat cakes called “obelios” between two metal pans held over a fire. Today, all you need is a waffle iron and a yummy recipe for waffle batter.
Crispy waffles made with Bisquick™ – and filled with crispy bacon and chocolate.
2 cups Bisquick™ Original baking mix
1 1/3 cups milk
1 large egg
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
8 ounces bacon, crispy
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
Syrup, for serving
- Add bacon strips to a skillet and cook over medium heat until crispy. You want the strips very crispy, as they won’t cook further in the waffle. Cook for about 15 minutes.
- Remove bacon onto a few paper towels to let drain.
- Stir together batter ingredients in a medium bowl.
- Heat your waffle iron and add a thin layer of batter to the iron. The exact amount will vary depending on your iron model. I add about 1/3 cup of batter in my large iron.
- Top the batter with big strips of bacon and chocolate chips.
- Add another layer of batter on top of the filling. It’s okay if the batter overflows a bit.
- Close the iron and cook as directed by the iron instructions.
Remove waffle and serve immediately with syrup and topped with extra chocolate chips!
Julia Carolyn Child (August 15, 1912 – August 13, 2004) was an American chef, author, and television personality. She is recognized for bringing French cuisine to the American public with her debut cookbook, Mastering the Art of French Cooking, and her subsequent television programs, the most notable of which was The French Chef, which premiered in 1963.
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National Filet Mignon Day is observed annually on August 13th. Usually from a steer or heifer, a filet mignon is a steak cut of beef taken from the smaller end of the tenderloin of the beef carcass.
- Filet mignon is French for “cute fillet” or “dainty fillet”.
- In French, filet mignon may be called “filet de boeuf”, which translates to beef fillet in English.
- When found on a French menu, filet mignon may also refer to pork rather than beef.
The tenderloin from which the filet mignon comes from, is the most tender cut of beef and is also considered the most desirable and therefore the most expensive.
Filet mignon is commonly cut into 1 inch to 2 inch thick portions, grilled and then served as is. When found in grocery stores, filet mignon is already cut into bacon wrapped portions. The usual method for cooking the filet mignon is to cook it on high heat by either grilling, pan frying, broiling or roasting. Restaurants may sometimes prepare the fillets served in a cognac cream sauce, au poivre with peppercorns or in a red wine reduction.
Due to the low levels of fat found in the fillets, bacon is often used in cooking. The bacon is wrapped around the fillet and pinned closed with a wooden toothpick. Flavor is added from the bacon and this process keeps the fillet from drying out during the cooking process.
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Pepsi began developing the aspartame-free drink in response to customer backlash and declining slaes, Bloomberg reported. This is said to be the biggest recipe change in the last 30 years. They’re changing the formula and dropping Aspartame. It will change the taste but execs say the drink will still taste ‘familiar.’
Why is Aspartame is bad for you?
You may know aspartame by one of its brand names: NutraSweet or Equal. Aspartame is also used widely in products like diet drinks, yogurt, chewing gum, and cereals.
The ingredients of aspartame are aspartic acid and phenylalanine. Both are naturally occurring amino acids. Aspartic acid is produced by your body and phenylalanine is an essential amino acid that you get from food.
When your body processes aspartame, part of it is broken down into methanol. Although toxic in large quantities, small quantities of methanol are naturally produced by the body and are also found in fruit, fruit juice, fermented beverages, and some vegetables. The amount of methanol resulting from the break down of aspartame is low. In fact, it’s far lower than the amount found in many common foods.
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Oysters are usually known as a powerful aphrodisiac but they have plenty of benefits when you add them in your diet.
A cup of raw oysters contains 650 percent of the recommended daily value of zinc. This essential trace element is only needed in small amounts, but it is important to the system. The main function of zinc is to boost the body’s immune system, which is advantageous for cold prevention. Because of the zinc content, oysters also have a libido-boosting effect, according to celebrity dietitian and author Tanya Zuckerbrot.
The B vitamins are known as energy-releasing vitamins because they break down carbohydrates for energy. Oysters are very high in B-12, known scientifically as cobalamin, and they contain moderate amounts of riboflavin and niacin. A 1-cup serving of oysters contains 362 percent of the recommended daily intake of B-12, 13 percent of riboflavin and 11 percent of niacin. Since B vitamins are water soluble, they are eliminated from the body. Eat foods rich in B vitamins throughout the day to replenish this vitamin.
Stronger Integumentary System
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that women get at least 46 grams of protein a day and that men strive for 56 grams. A cup of oysters contains 14 grams of protein. This is advantageous if you are a pescatarian and do not eat meat from land animals. As a macronutrient, protein is important for preserving muscles and strengthening the integumentary system — the coverings on the exterior of the body that protect the insides, such as skin, nails and hair. Oysters are complete proteins, which means they contain all of the essential amino acids. You do not have to combine them with any other foods to create a complete protein.
Reduced Disease Risk
Canned oysters are packed in oil or water. The oil used is a form of monounsaturated fat, which is healthy. Smoked oysters often come in olive oil. According to MayoClinic.com, olive oil comes with a blend of powerful antioxidants that lower low-density lipoprotein, or LDL, levels. LDL is the bad type of cholesterol that raises heart disease risk. Be cautioned that fat contains 9 calories per gram. This is why canned oysters are higher in calories than raw versions. A can of oysters ranges from 180 to 200 calories.
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