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October 26, 2016

Let's face it.  Your brain needs fat to function.  Nuts are high in calcium, folic acid, magnesium, potassium, vitamin E, and fiber.  It does contain fat, but 50 to 80 % of their fat is monounsaturated (the "good" fat that helps reduce bad cholesterol.)  

Nuts makes a wonderful snack - a handful is enough per day.  However, I must admit that some of the nuts can be difficult to eat as they are, so here is a sugge...

September 20, 2016

I really mean it.  Don't underestimate beans. 

They are among the oldest foods known to humanity.  Dried beans are rich in protein, calcium, phosphorus, and iron.  Some parts of the world where protein is scarce or expensive, beans are the lifesaver.

In Norway, the most known and common beans are kidney beans, chic peas, and of course, Navy beans in canned "baked beans." 

They (kidney beans or chic peas) are usually sol...

September 20, 2016

"Look what's on your plate.  If it's colorful, then it's healthy."

This may be the best nutrition advice I have ever heard about food.  She is so right.

She didn't study to be a chef and not particularly interested in cooking, either.  But she knew.

She had only elementary school education, but her advices were genius. 

I must admit, I am not keen on demanding on "clean eating" "low calorie diet" or "ecological...

September 20, 2016

"What kind of oil should I use for this and that.....?" is a question which I hear more from my friends than recipe itself.

So this is a quick guide on oils - what they are, where they came from, how they were made, and what's it good for?

Before getting into details, there is one thing which is worth mentioning.  Every oil has "smoke point."  It's the stage heated fat begins to emit smoke and acrid odors (= gives unpleasant fla...

September 20, 2016

Animal and plants are made up by about 30 different kinds of element compounds.  Then, out of these elements, removing oxygen, carbon, hydrogen, and nitrogen, are called minerals.  It is not possible to produce them in out body, thus, it is necessary to ingest.  

Here is a simple explanation of minerals.

September 20, 2016

Vitamins can be divided into two categories: water-soluble and fat-soluble.

"What does that mean?" my friend asked me.

So here is the quick guide on vitamins.

Water soluble vitamins: Vitamin B group, Folic acid, Vitamin C

It is not possible to store these vitamins in the body as they will be discharged with urine or sweat.  Thus, it is important to ingest every day.

Not registant to heat or alkaline.  

Fat soluble vitamins: Vitamin...

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