Thursday, January 28, 2016

Weight loss foods: Vegan cream soups, cream of leftover vegetable soup recipes

 Are you sick of hearing how overweight the world is? Well, that's a real dilemma for those raised in a frugal Hollander household where throwing food away is a mortal sin. The clean plate club rules in Dutch homes! Well, you can have your skinny and keep food from going to waste. Here are soup recipes to use up those leftover veggie scraps daring you to throw them out? Make Cream of Leftover Vegetable soup! What could be more perfect for weight loss? Here's are vegan cream soups, cream of leftover vegetable soup recipes and other vegan cream soups and weight loss foods from the Diet Kitchen.  

Monday, January 18, 2016

Lenten fasting: Give up junk food, meat for Lent for weight loss, social justice

Catholic enter the penitential season of Lent early this year. Mardi Gras, or Fat Tuesday is Feb 9 and Ash Wednesday kicks off the Lenten season on Feb. 10, 2016. Still haven't decided what to give up for Lent? Why not give up sugar and abstain from meat for Lent? Not only is a meat and sugar fast good for weight loss, it's the social responsibility of developed nations to help those in need in underdeveloped nations. For uber socially responsible Lenten fasting, give up junk food too! 

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Refined sugar linked to breast cancer: Control sugar addiction, sugar cravings

Sugar is linked to breast cancer, a study from the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center found. Research on mice showed that large amounts of refined sugar, such as the average American diet is composed of, increases breast cancer risk reported WPVI on Jan. 4. Eating sugary foods causes the growth of certain enzymes and fatty acids in breast cancer cells. Breast cancer is not the only health danger from sugar--Type 2 diabetes, pre-diabetes (aka metabolic syndrome or insulin resistance), Attention Deficit with Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), obesity, tooth decay, heart failure and kidney damage have their etiology in over-consumption of refined sugar. With all the dangers associated, it's time to curb the sugar addiction. Here are sweet tooth tamers and tips to control sugar cravings.   

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