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Procrastination is hiding in the shadow of the future when you should deal with “now”. It is all about delay tactics, which turn seven days journey into seven years. Procrastination thwarts growth and hinders progress. It is a canker worm that thrives on excuses at all times and in every situation. Somebody once called procrastination […]

“Food” for Thought : Cabbage

Posted by: admin in: ● September 12, 2010

Cabbage: Cabbage belongs to the Brassica family of vegetables. It is a native of the Mediterranean region of Europe. This wonderful veggie is high in nutrients but low in calories. Eating Cabbage is said to help in reducing cancer risk. It is an excellent source of Vitamin C and other beneficial phytonutrients. Lastly, Cabbage also […]

“Food” for Thought : Basil

Posted by: admin in: ● August 30, 2010

Basil: This wonderful herb contains powerful antioxidant flavenoids. It belongs to the mint family. Basil complements stews, soups, pestos and salads. The wonderful fragrance of this herb brings the best out of your cooking. Basil just like mint is very good for a healthy digestive system. It also has anti-inflammatory and anti-biotic properties.

“Food” for Thought: Almond

Posted by: admin in: ● June 21, 2010

Almond: Almond is the seed of the fruit of the almond tree. Sweet almond is the edible one whilst the bitter almond is used for making oil that is mostly used as a flavoring agent for foods. Almonds are ancient in origin. They are now grown in Mediterranean regions including Spain, Italy, Morocco, Portugal as […]

“Food” for Thought: Olive Oil

Posted by: admin in: ● June 14, 2010

Olive Oil: The Olive tree originated from Asia but has been cultivated for over 3000 years in the Mediterranean region of the world where much of the crop is used to make olive oil. One table spoon of olive oil contains 120calories and 14grams of fat. The fat however is mostly mono-unsaturated and has beneficial […]

“Food” for Thought: Burdock Root

Posted by: admin in: ● June 7, 2010

“Food” for Thought Burdock Root: Crisp with sweet mild taste; often used in macrobiotic diets. Burdock complements other root plants like carrots and potatoes in soups and salads. Burdock root has been used for centuries as a blood purifier and diuretic.

“Food” for Thought: Flaxseed (also known as Linseed):

Posted by: zpdm in: ● November 23, 2009

“Food” for Thought Flaxseed (also known as Linseed): Ancient; comes in 2 varieties of brown and golden. Flaxseed contains high levels of Omega3 Fatty Acid (antioxidants) and Lignans. Lignans support a healthy heart. They also possess anti-cancer properties. Flaxseed may also help in stabilizing blood sugar. Its fiber content helps in digestion and free bowel […]

Food for thought: Quinoa

Posted by: zpdm in: ● November 18, 2009

Quinoa: Grain-like; origin is ancient Andean. It’s called “Chsaya Mama”, meaning mother of all grains by the Incas tribe. High in protein, it’s a wonderful choice for vegetarians and vegans. Quinoa is a great source of fiber. It’s high in magnesium, iron and phosphorus. It is also gluten free with a balanced set of amino […]

“Food” for Thought: Olive Oil

Posted by: zpdm in: ● September 30, 2009

“Food” for Thought Olive Oil: Ancient, derived from pitted and ground olives. Juice is processed to separate oil from water. Contains mono-unsaturated fat that is beneficial for good blood cholesterol levels and digestion. Good remedy for skin care, it’s an effective skin moisturizer too. Choose cold pressed extra virgin olive oil for salad dressing and […]

“Food” for Thought: Lentils

Posted by: zpdm in: ● August 31, 2009

“Food” for Thought Lentils: Ancient, giant member of the legume family. Good source of fiber and protein; help in lowering cholesterol and stabilizing blood sugar; contain beneficiary minerals that help promote a healthy heart. Lentils also prevent digestive disorders such as diverticulosis and irritable bowel syndrome. Cook like other beans, add carrots, corn or even […]