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Scientists Find Link Between Eating Processed Meat and Cardiovascular Disease and Death

  By   MCMASTER UNIVERSITY Link is with processed meat but not with unprocessed red meat or poultry. A global study led by Hamilton scientists has found a link between eating processed meat and a higher risk of cardiovascular disease. The same study did not find the same link with unprocessed red meat or poultry. The information comes from the diets and health outcomes of 134,297 people from 21 countries spanning five continents, who were tracked by researchers for data on meat consumption and cardiovascular illnesses. After following the participants for almost a decade, the researchers found consumption of 150 grams or more of processed meat a week was associated with a 46 per cent higher risk of cardiovascular disease and a 51 per cent higher risk of death than those who ate no processed meat. However, the researchers also found moderate levels of consumption of non-processed meats had a neutral effect on health. “Evidence of an association between meat intake and cardiovascular dis

Almond Flour Banana Muffins

Tender, moist and naturally sweet – enjoy these muffins as an afternoon snack or as a wholesome grab-and-go breakfast. Ingredients: 4 ripe bananas, mashed 2 eggs, beaten 1/2 cup (125 mL) Pyure Organic All-Purpose Stevia Sweetener 1/3 cup (75 mL) milk 1/3 cup (75 mL) canola oil 1/4 cup (60 mL) ground flax seeds 1 tsp (5 mL) vanilla extract 1 cup (250 mL) large flake oats 1 cup (250 mL) almond flour 1 tbsp (15 mL) baking powder 1/2 tsp (2 mL) salt 1/2 cup (125 mL) mini dark chocolate chips 1/2 cup (125 mL) chopped walnuts Instructions: Preheat oven to 400F (200C). Grease 12-cup muffin tin; set aside. In a large bowl, mix together bananas, eggs, sweetener, milk, oil, ground flax seeds and vanilla. In separate bowl, combine oats, almond flour, baking powder and salt; stir into banana mixture just until combined. Stir in chocolate chips. Spoon batter into prepared muffin tin; sprinkle with walnuts. Bake for 18 to 20 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean when inserted into center of a m

How Many Times Does the Government Have to Tell You to Stop Snuggling Chickens?

Despite years of warnings, 2020 saw more backyard poultry-related illnesses than any previous year. By   Mike Pomranz   Some lessons you only need to learn once. Burn your hand on the stove and you don't touch it again. Other pieces of advice need to be repeatedly drilled into people's heads. Maybe they think the gains outweigh the risk. Maybe they don't trust the messenger. Or maybe  their backyard chickens  are just so darn cute they can't resist showing their affection with snuggles and kisses. But seriously, for your own health, maybe consider letting your chickens just go about their business. Yesterday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)—which, for the record, also  has much bigger fish to fry  thanks to that whole global pandemic thing—issued an  investigation notice  on a salmonella outbreak linked to backyard poultry. And, once again, the government agency had to explicitly stress, "Don't kiss or snuggle backyard poultry, and don'

Fish Not As Carbon Friendly As Previously Thought

  Darin Graham - Reporter, The Climate Question Eating fish could be worse for the climate than previously thought, according to a  recent scientific study . Previous research indicated that seafood has a smaller carbon footprint than other animal proteins, because fishing doesn't require farmland or the care of livestock. But a new study claims that catching fish using heavy nets that drag across the seabed - known as bottom trawling - emits about the same amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) globally as the aviation industry. Seabed sediments that act as huge carbon sinks are churned up during this kind of trawling - and this results in CO2 being released. "The ocean is full of little creatures that we call the plankton, microscopic algae and microscopic shrimp and so forth," says Dr Sala, explorer-in-residence at National Geographic and leader of the study published in Nature. Speaking to the  BBC World Service's, The Climate Question , he says "most of these creatu

Lemon Pound Cake with Lemon Glaze Recipe

Fresh lemon zest brightens up this citrusy pound cake. The glaze makes the cake moist and irresistible. Ingredients 1 cup unsalted butter 1/2 cup Pyure Organic All Purpose Stevia Blend 4 eggs 1 tsp vanilla 1 tbsp finely grated lemon zest 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour 1 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp baking soda 1/2 tsp salt 3 tbsp milk Lemon Glaze: 1/3 cup lemon juice 1/2 cup Pyrure Organic All Purpose Stevia Blend 1/2 tsp Pyure Organic Liquid Stevia Instructions: Preheat oven to 325 °F. Line an 8 x 4- inch loaf pan with parchment paper and set aside. Beat together butter and Pyure Organic All Purpose Stevia Blend until fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, blending after each addition. Beat in vanilla and lemon zest. Whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Stir flour mixture into butter mixture, alternating with milk. Scrape batter into prepared pan. Bake for 50 to 55 minutes or until tester inserted into center comes out clean. Let stand 5 minutes. Remove cake from pan and le

Quick history of quiche

  Today is Quiche Lorraine Day. Did you know this dish originated in Germany? According to foodreferences.com ; "Although quiche is now a classic dish of French cuisine, quiche actually originated in Germany, in the medieval kingdom of Lothringen, under German rule, and which the French later renamed Lorraine. The word ‘quiche’ is from the German ‘Kuchen’, meaning cake. The original ‘quiche Lorraine’ was an open pie with a filling consisting of an egg and cream custard with smoked bacon. It was only later that cheese was added to the quiche Lorraine. Add onions and you have quiche Alsacienne. The bottom crust was originally made from bread dough, but that has long since evolved into a short-crust". So we are wondering "Do real men eat quiche"? For recipes and videos go to www.yadachef.com personal chefs and event catering Miami + Miami Beach + Fort Lauderdale + Palm Beach info@yadachef.com | 954-367-YADA (9232) www.yadachef.com

A Burglarized Bakery Put the Suspect's Picture on Cookies So Locals Could Help ID Him

  Thanks to the bakers' creativity and a free cookie promo, the thief has since been identified. By  Jelisa Castrodale   May 12, 2021 Canfora Bakery has a longstanding reputation in  Milwaukee , Wisconsin for being a go-to spot for freshly baked breads and sub  sandwiches , for hot ham and rolls, and for its selection of  Italian cookies  and other sweets. But now it's getting a lot of attention for a limited-edition menu item that the bakery owners probably wish they never had to make in the first place. According to  the  Milwaukee Journal Sentinel , a man wearing a dark hoodie and a knit beanie pried the door locks open and helped himself to the cash drawer before making his escape. When Canfora's owners, Eric and Karen Krieg, got over the shock of being burgled, they came up with a clever way to try to ID the subject.  They scrolled through the footage from their security cameras, found the clearest image of the alleged burglar's face, and then printed it out on edi

Apple Cinnamon Recipe

  Here is a great cleanse drink that tastes good. Apples Cinnamon and Water---Here's how to make it. It's a pretty common idea that if you want to improve your diet and eating habits, you should cut out caloric beverages. Drinking calories makes it far too easy to lose track of what you're really consuming, and when we've been doing it for years it can be hard to consider what a big difference cutting it out could make. This water recipe will help clean up your system and even help your body burn calories more efficiently. That old rule "the more water you drink, the less you retain" is absolutely right, and drinking this apple cinnamon water will speed up the process of cutting water weight. Ingredients: 2 apples 2 cinnamon sticks 1 liter of water Cut apples into thin slices and place in a large jar or bottle with a wide opening. Add cinnamon sticks and put the water. Thus prepared water let it stand for at least one day. In the water you can add or fresh l

Kiwi the Super Fruit

  Vitamin C boost? Here's a fruity tip: Eating one Kiwi fruit gives you approx. 112 percent of the daily recommended amount of Vitamin C! Here are the benefits of this super fruit: Phytonutrients: Kiwis have phytonutrients, which repair DNA, act as the body’s protection against some cancers, and function as antioxidants. Vitamin C: One serving of kiwi gives the body a boost of Vitamin C, which helps heal wounds, increase iron absorption, and boost the immune system. Fiber: Kiwi is a good source of fiber which has a role in the prevention of constipation and some cancers. Folic Acid: Kiwi provides 10% of the RDA (Recommended Daily Allowance) for folic acid, which is important for expectant mothers and works to produce red blood cells. Vitamin E: Kiwi provides 10% RDA for Vitamin E and decreases the risk of heart disease. Who's having some of this super fruit today? personal chefs and event catering Miami + Miami Beach + Fort Lauderdale + Palm Beach info@yadachef.com | 954-367-Y

The Not So Secret History Of The Drive-Thru

Dining out got a new look in 1948, thanks to a 100-square foot burger shack perched next to a circular Baldwin Park, California, driveway. There, five cooks worked behind glass walls assembling take-out meals for motorists, lured by the a sign assuring “NO DELAY” and a restaurant name that promised exactly what it delivered: In-N-Out. There are a few claimants for the first fast food eatery to feature a true drive-thru, but In-N-Out Burger’s first restaurant, with its intercom ordering system and its lack of both inside seating and outside parking was likely the first to offer the complete drive-thru package.  Where Did Drive-Thru Dining Begin? Before the drive-thru, though, came the drive-in, a type of restaurant where customers ate their meals on the premises without leaving their cars. The drive-in concept was first popularized by a Texas chain of eateries called the Pig Stand, whose first drive-in opened on a highway connecting Dallas and Fort Worth in 1921. Customers would pull in

Maine's Seaweed Farmers Are Already Having a Record-Setting Year

Lobster fishers have been steadily increasing hauls of this kelp crops in their off-season. By  Jelisa Castrodale   We're already a month-plus into spring and in Maine, spring isn't just about April showers (rain or snow) or May flowers: it also marks the start of the state's seaweed harvest.  According to  the Associated Press, Maine is  the  spot for the United State's seaweed farming industry, and this year already looks like one for the record books.  Atlantic Sea Farms, which works with more than two dozen seaweed farmers, told the outlet that it expects this year's briny crop to tip the scales at more than 800,000 pounds, which almost doubles last year's harvest of 450,000 pounds—a state record at the time.  Over the past several years, Maine has moved from collecting wild seaweed to farmed varieties, and the annual harvests keep getting bigger. In 2018, the total haul of farmed seaweed was around 54,000 pounds, then grew to 280,000 pounds in 2019. A proje