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Popularly known as the "sunshine vitamin", vitamin D has multiple essential functions. Its deficiency is a global problem, affecting over a billion people worldwide. The deficiency...
Sour cream might be tasty, but the high calorie and fat content might have you wanting something healthier. Try protein-rich alternatives such as Greek yogurt or cottage cheese instead. You can find healthier options even if you are vegan, lactose intolerant, or just allergic to milk? Keep your diet in check without giving up on the taste with these healthier food choices.
Maintaining your cholesterol and blood pressure is important for your heart health. Foods that are rich in magnesium and other nutrients like fiber, potassium, and omega-3 fatty acids can help you reduce the risk of a stroke and other cardiovascular diseases. These foods include fatty fish, nuts, yogurt, beans, leafy greens and also whole grains. Additionally, maintaining a healthy lifestyle can also protect you from heart diseases.
When sweat mixes with the bacteria on your skin, it smells. Genes and personal hygiene play a part. But according to a new study, diet also matters. A high intake of fruit and veggies had a significant link to pleasant odors. There were mixed results with meat and fat, and the specifics weren’t mentioned. High intakes of eggs and tofu had positive results. Interestingly, eating garlic improves body odor, even though it causes bad breath.
Proteins are the basic building blocks for the growth and development of your body. Your body weight is 20 percent protein, with the heart, brain, hair, muscles, and eyes largely made up of protein. Proteins are made up of different amino acids which can enhance muscle growth and aid in fat loss. And plant protein is a simple way to ensure that you stay on your weight-loss track.
Low-carb breakfasts can be interesting with high-protein, high-fiber ingredients that will keep you satisfied. When you do eat carbs, make them whole grain. Use portabella mushrooms for "bread" in a breakfast sandwich and non-starchy veggies instead of potatoes. Adding grilled vegetables to oatmeal or yogurt will also make a yummy, savory meal. Make an avocado egg salad or poached egg with salmon. A tofu scramble with vegetables will also boost your protein intake.
One of the most common criticisms of the vegan diet is that plant-based foods don’t contain as much iron as meat. Iron is an...
Some foods act as anti-aphrodisiacs if consumed pre-lovemaking. These include gas-causing foods like French fries, broccoli, and canned foods. A number of foods lower sex drive and testosterone levels like hot dogs, peppermint, and tofu. The liquids aren’t left behind. Alcohol, tonic water, and energy drinks are best avoided before sex, too.
Barbecues don't have to be about hot dogs and hamburgers. For healthier meats, grill fish or skinless poultry. These lean proteins will fill you right up. Eggplant, Portobello mushrooms, and sweet potato work well on the grill, and they're full of vitamins. Want a complete source of plant-based protein? Grill up some tofu. Another option is to make veggie burgers with ingredients like beans, quinoa, and broccoli.
Though babies can start eating solid foods in 4–6 months, don't stop feeding them breast milk (or formula) till they turn 1. Start with pureed rice, oatmeal, potatoes, pumpkins, carrots, apples, pears, bananas, meat, fish, or tofu in tiny quantities. Proceed to mashed and soft foods when the baby turns 6 months, and after they turn 8 months, give them 3 meals a day, with carbs, proteins, vitamins, and minerals. Keep an eye on the change in their stools and any sign of allergies.
It is a common preconception that the "only" sources of quality protein - an essential macro-nutrient for bodybuilding - come from animal products. The fact is that a vegan diet, consisting of fruits, vegetables, plant based proteins can yield similar, if not better, results than a meat-filled diet. A few best picks include quinoa, tofu, hummus, Ezekiel bread, nuts, seeds.
Looking for cooking tips without using eggs? Try these vegan-friendly egg substitutes and wow your guests with recipes that they never thought were possible without eggs!
There are delicious vegan alternatives to cream and egg whites to froth up your cocktails. Agar agar (from seaweed), versawhip (from soy), pineapple gum srup, beer and chickpea brine, are renowned foamers and emulsifiers in vegan cocktails. Nut butter adds the right dose of creaminess, while serving as a fat washer. Texturize your drink with coconut cream. Enjoy with vegan side dishes.
Grilling releases chemicals that can damage your DNA. Meats, tofu, cottage cheese, and starchy foods release carcinogenic chemicals when charred or burnt. At high temperatures, amino acids are broken into DNA modifying compounds. Still craving barbeques? Have them. But use a medium flame, don't cook directly on charcoal, and flip the food often so it does not burn.
Lentils are rich in protein, essential minerals and B-vitamins and also contain a ton of fiber. Beans also have a great source of fiber. Nuts are high on protein, fiber as well as healthy fats like omega 3’s. Yeast is a great source of Vit B, protein and fiber. Quinoa has complex carbs and anti-oxidants while chia seeds are rich in zinc and phytonutrients.
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