Ginger ice cream – no added sugar

Ingredients 4 egg yolks 1 cup double cream 1 cup whole milk ¼ teaspoon salt 2 tablespoons grated fresh peeled ginger root (grated with a micro grater) ¼ teaspoon vanilla essence ¼ cup finely chopped dates Put the egg yolks into a bowl and whisk them together. Heat up the milk and cream until it's …

Almond Crust Pizza

Almond crust pizza for 2 people Ingredients 3/4 cup of almond meal 1 large egg Salt and black pepper Optional herbs such as teaspoon chopped fresh rosemary, sage or oregano A tablespoon of olive oil For the topping 1 onion chopped 2-4 cloves of garlic crushed 1 tablespoon tomato puree 2 tomatoes chopped Salt and …

Protein Supplements

Personal trainers in gyms often recommend extra protein in the form of powders and bars to boost muscle mass and improve performance. Does the average person need this extra protein, does it work as promised, and are there any downsides to consuming all that extra protein? Two main sources for the protein in manufactured supplements …

No-added sugar Chia pudding for two

Ingredients  1/2 cup full-fat plain yoghurt Juice of ½ Meyer lemon or ½ orange ¼ teaspoon of orange flower water 2 chopped dates ¼ cup chia seeds 1 tablespoon chopped pistachios Mix together everything except the pistachios. Divide the pudding between 2 bowls. Top with chopped nuts and chill for 8 hours. I make this …

Raspberry and Chocolate Custard Pie

This recipe makes a chocolate crust, but eliminate the chocolate if you prefer a plain version. No added sugar, and it's delicious! Ingredients For the pastry 4 oz whole wheat pastry flour 2 oz butter 3-4 tablespoons of water 2 tablespoons of cocoa powder 1 beaten egg for wash For the custard 4 large egg …

Gluten sensitivity–can we believe the hype?

Each year US consumers buy $2.5 billion  dollars worth of gluten-free products. It may be that up to 20% of Americans are living gluten-free. Why do people decide to go gluten-free? Less than 1% of the population are diagnosed with celiac disease. Celiac disease is an autoimmune disease affecting genetically predisposed individuals that is triggered …

Top 10: 1st Quarter 2014

Our Health and Environment Blog

CHE offers this selection of research, news and announcements that were of special significance during the first quarter of 2014. Items include research that made a noteworthy contribution to the field, news and announcements that took a conversation to a new level and/or new audience and some welcome action. As before, we offer both the scientific report and media reporting on it, when available, to meet the needs of our various audiences.

  1. Tobacco use.
    Three items relating to tobacco use are of particular note this quarter:
    1. Historic smoking report marks 50th anniversary
      Those of us old enough to remember the Virginia Slims commercials from the 1970s will appreciate the irony of employing their slogan regarding changing the culture of smoking: “You’ve come a long way.” As described in this news article, “fifty years ago, ashtrays seemed to be on every table and desk. Athletes and even Fred Flintstone endorsed cigarettes…

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