When I got my last haircut, the hair stylist and I talked about our favorite candy. It turned out to be one of the few things we have in common.
For both of us Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups are our guilty pleasure. The combination of chocolate and peanuts is irresistible.
Many people share our preference. The Snickers bar is the biggest selling candy bar, and Hershey’s Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup is number two, according to AskMen.com .
I almost completely stopped eating any candy when I took my diabetes seriously- too much sugar.
That’s why I was so excited to read in an article in diabetes magazine a few month’s ago that there is now a sugar-free version of Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups . But I looked in vain for it.
Yesterday I finally found my favorite candy in my local drugstore. The first thing I noticed is that the label says it is low glycemic and has 5 grams of fiber.
The second thing I noticed was that somehow one of the cups was in my mouth. It tasted great – every bit as goo...
While many people know that nuts are beneficial for their health, some are wary of eating too many because of the high fat content.
However, research confirms that eating a portion of peanuts, or peanut butter, per day may help reduce the risk of heart disease, type II diabetes and gallbladder disease, without the risk of weight gain.
It appears there really is a lot more to the humble peanut than simply ‘good fats' in terms of decreasing the risk of disease.
So, what are the beneficial components of peanuts?
Antioxidants (comparable to broccoli and tomatoes!)
The cardioprotective effect
When a South African research team investigated the effects of nuts on blood fat levels, they found that eating 1½ to 3½ servings of nuts, at least 5 times a week, could significantly lower cholesterol levels .
This is exciting research, because it demonstrates the benefit of eating a d...
This is Part One of a weekly, 3-Part Series on Modified Foods For Food Allergies.
Part Two is about fermenting soy to reduce allergens.
Part Three is about modifying eggs to reduce allergic reactions.
Would you eat a peanut stripped of all that makes it a peanut - including the proteins that could cause a deadly allergic reaction?
When a food allergic person reacts adversely to a particular food they are, in fact, reacting to the protein in the food. So, some people (geneticists, mostly) thought the way to reduce the chances of a highly allergic reaction is to get rid of the offending protein.
However, if you remember from your grammar school science class, pulling at one strand of a genetic code could mean something else falls away, something else you might need or want.
In general, the idea to genetically delete the proteins in food that make some people very, very ill has been around for a while. In 2001, a research team was actually looking for t...
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