Archive for March 2010

Antioxidants and Free Radicals

March 29th, 2010 — 9:27am

It is known that smoking produces free radicals in the body. Find out more about what these are and how they’re related to antioxidants.

Oxygen may be hazardous to your health. We can’t live without oxygen, of course. But just as exposure to oxygen causes iron to rust and butter to go rancid, it can wreak it’s own havoc in the body.

Free radicals are the culprits. They are created every minute in our bodies. To provide energy, the body’s cells use oxygen to burn fuels and in the process, some oxygen molecules may lose an electron, thus creating a free radical. There’s no problem when these free radicals are captured and inactivated by the body’s own army of antioxidants.
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Grilled or Baked Portobello Steaks

March 26th, 2010 — 6:44am

Looking for an alternative to vege meat and real meat for the grill? Try this one! It is lower in calories and higher in taste!

3-4 Portobello mushroom caps

1 bottle Shitake and garlic salad dressing

Wash mushroom caps, and place in medium to large bowl. Pour the entire bottle of dressing over the mushrooms, making sure the entire mushrooms are covered. Cover and refrigerate overnight, making sure that the entire mushroom gets the dressing. Continue reading »

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Quick Nutrition

March 9th, 2010 — 6:15am

At the end of the day, lots of us are just too tired to be anything other than a couch potato. Especially if you’re going to school and working a part-time job or two, or some other combination of grueling schedules.

So we asked ourselves whether we could come up with satisfying, nutritious and speedy recipes in 30 minutes or less that don’t require a chef’s culinary army and use foods available in the grocery store. Our test kitchen came up with some sensational sandwiches just for the veteran couch potato. But don’t squirm away at the word “sandwiches”-these aren’t your regular bag lunch-processed meat varieties!
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