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Thursday, January 12, 2017

Eating Cheese May Be Healthy


In the topsy turvy world of nutrition what is unhealthy today may be healthy tomorrow. It seems that this may be the true for eating cheese. For many years eating cheese has been a no no because cheeses are loaded with saturated fats. This perception has changed recently with the understanding that the primary health menace is sugar not saturated fat.

In fact it is now thought that there are some health benefits from eating cheese in moderation. For example several recent studies have linked to either no increase in cardiovascular disease or even a lower risk. Some studies suggest that cheese may help keep blood sugar in check. Other studies suggest that eating cheese may have an anti-cancer effect. This is especially True for colon cancer.

The bottom line is that the jury is still out on some of these claims, but eating cheese can be part of a healthy diet when the eating is in moderation.

Monday, January 9, 2017

Do Your Tomatoes Lack Flavor?


If you store your tomatoes in a refrigerator you may not be aware that you are losing flavor daily. In fact a recent scientific study  found that keeping tomatoes below 56 degrees F reduced the expression of several genes involved in the synthesis of flavor imparting compounds.

The take home message is that if you do not refrigerate your tomatoes they will taste better but not last as long.