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Easiest Method in Making a Lemon Zest

Lemon Zest is just one of the many spices in the kitchen which many thought difficult to prepare but is just so easy. Lemon Zest is used to be a flavoring to many desserts and other food preparations which I also tried in our own kitchen.

So, here’s the simplest and easiest method in making a lemon zest.

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  1. Wash lemons thoroughly.
  2. With the use of a peeler, scraper or zester, scrape thinly the peel of the lemon.

Just that easy! You now have lemon zest which you can use as flavorings to your food preparations.

Avocados: The World’s Most Perfect Food

I’ve just recently read from health.yahoo.net about how perfect Avocado fruit is. And so I wanted to share these information to all of you here.

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Avocado can make us leaner and lighter. It’s a fact that avocados have high fat contents but according to studies done, avocado eaters have lower average weight  which is 7.5 pounds less, smaller waistline  which is 1.6 inches less, and a lower body mass index (BMI) than those non-consumers.

Avocado can make our skin youthful and having a fewer wrinkles. Carotenoids help slow down skin aging and it even protect our skin from the damage UV rays, and it also protect us against sunburn. These carotenoids can be found in avocados.

Avocado helps reduce the risk of heart attack and diabetes. A study showed that avocado eaters have lower risk of developing metabolic syndrome like diabetes.

Avocado has anti-inflammatory effects. Study showed that eating a slice or two of avocado reduces inflammation and blood vessel reactivity two hours later.

Avocado protects us from cancer. Avocados are rich in phytochemicals which help fight against cancer.

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Top 10 cleansing foods

In the diversity of food materials that we consume every day, it is best to detox ourselves from time to time for us to stay healthy and fit.

Below are some of the top cleansing foods which I just recently stumbled upon from a lifestyle section of abs-cbnnews.com.

1. Lemons. These are best source of Vitamin C and are good for detoxification since these have alkaline effects on the body as these restores the body’s pH balance.

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2. Ginger. Ginger has an antioxidant property which help flush out highly consumed fatty foods and alcohols. It also help counteract nausea.

3. Garlic. One thing which I always hear from my grandparents about the health benefits of garlic is that it is best for the heart and even help any heart diseases.  It also has some detoxifying effects on the body.

4. Artichoke. These are good after a fat-filled and alcohol-filled meal because of its high content of antioxidant and fat fibers.

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5. Beetroot. Aside from its detoxifying abilities, Beetroots have are good immune boosters because of its high content of vitamin C and other minerals like magnesium and iron.

6. Green Tea. We always hear that green teas are good for losing weight, but aside from that, it is also good a detoxifying fluid.

7. Cabbage. Cabbage has weight losing capacity and a good detox food as well because of its content, sulforaphane, which fights body toxins.

8. Fresh Fruit. Fresh fruits always have loads of vitamins and minerals but low in calories. These are also good detox diet.

9. Brown Rice. Good source of B vitamins, magnesium, manganese and phosphorous and is a good detoxifying agent.

10. Watercress. What I loved most about watercress is its natural diuretic properties. That is why I loved this as breakfast meal. Other detoxifying elements from watercress include zinc, Vitamin E and B vitamins as well as Vitamin C. It also has potassium.

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‘Clean 15’: 2013 List of Fruits & Vegetables Least Contaminated By Pesticides

It is always good to eat clean and least contaminated with pesticides fruits and vegetables. Isn’t it? So, to assure the public what fruits and vegetables are least contaminated with pesticides, the Environmental Working Group (EWG) has released its 2013 list of fruits and vegetables that are least contaminated with pesticides and called them Clean 15.

These are the Clean 15, 2013 list of fruits and vegetables that are least contaminated with pesticides:

  1. Corn
  2. Onions
  3. Pineapples
  4. Avocados
  5. Cabbage
  6. Frozen Sweet Peas
  7. Papaya
  8. Mangoes
  9. Asparagus
  10. Eggplant
  11. Kiwi
  12. Grapefruit
  13. Cantaloupe
  14. Sweet Potato
  15. Mushrooms