Pandivigna

vine-bread

PanDiVigna, born from combining the authentic flavor of the ancient wheat Pur-Pur and the intense vitality of the flour obtained from the seeds of grapes, has a strong character in color and flavor, a rustic texture enhanced by hints of spicy aroma of anise, complimented by the beneficial properties of the anthocyanins, giving the bread its characteristic purple color, the bread is also enhanced by the high content of polyphenols from the flour generated from the grape seeds that contains the highest concentration of nutrients present in the fruit: vitamin E, flavonoids, and linoleic acid.

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Is it edible?

MUSHROOMING ON LONG ISLAND

Selected Memoirs of an Obsessed Mycophile, by Dom Laudato answers many questions for foragers such as, “What are the best mushrooms to look for on Long Island? And, “How can I be absolutely positive of an identification?”. Dom introduces the reader to the fascinating world of wild mushrooms first-hand through the eyes of a lifelong, experienced (and often obsessed) mycophile.

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Blanched broccoli rabe and fresh tomatoes

Rapini,broccoli rabé

As my quest continue to point me toward healthier choices I decided to blanche a bunch of rapini, along with four stem tomatoes which I hand crushed to allow the juce to spill into the pot, added some Italian herbs, a drizzle of oil and a dash of salt. I placed two slices of Italian whole wheat bread in the toaster oven while the rapini and stem tomatoes were blanching under a closed lid for 15 minutes and here are the results: a tasty healthy dish full of vitamins, minerals and with less than a teaspoon of oil, you may add the word heart healthy.

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A heart-healthy diet

Metaphysics

A heart-healthy diet is delicious and varied — rich in vegetables and fruits, with whole grains, high-fiber foods, lean meats and poultry, fish at least twice a week, and fat-free or 1 percent fat dairy products. By learning to make smart choices — whether you’re cooking at home or eating out — you can enjoy flavorful foods while managing your cholesterol.

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Old-fashioned or microwaved in a bag?

popcorn

Popcorn is microwaved in a bag coated with a layer of of chemicals aimed at repelling grease and prevent the moisture from sipping through to the outer paper bag. The trapped moisture contains Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) is used to manufacture such products as Goretex and Teflon. Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) is linked to infertility in humans, while in animal testing, the chemical causes liver, testicular, and pancreatic cancer according to a recent study from UCLA.

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Mercury in Fish and Shellfish

Fish

Nearly all fish and shellfish contain traces of mercury. For most people, the risk from mercury by eating fish and shellfish is not a health concern. Yet, some fish and shellfish contain higher levels of mercury that may harm an unborn baby or young child’s developing nervous system.

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Bad Health Foods

Most people understand the importance of Healthy healthy eating if they want to look good and feel good, but they do not seem to have the right knowledge. The following are some common foods and beverages that people believe are healthy, when in fact they are not healthy.

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Green Restaurant Association - an environmental responsibility

GREENING RESTAURANTS SINCE 1990

The GRA is a national non-profit organization that provides a convenient and cost-effective way for restaurants, manufacturers, distributors, and consumers to become more environmentally responsible.

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Bypass patients can benefit from a few drinks

pour-for-health

“The benefit of light amounts of alcohol consumption has been documented in healthy individuals, but our analysis showed a benefit from light alcohol intake in post-coronary bypass patients,” said Dr. Umberto Benedetto, of the University of Rome La Sapienza. The Italian researchers used a questionnaire to compare alcohol consumption in 1,021 men who underwent heart bypass surgery and reviewed their medical history for 3-1/2 years.

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Read the Label and GET the FACTS

nutritionIndex

A unique analysis tools that tell you more about how foods affect your health and make it easier to choose healthy foods.

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