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Meat-Free Barbeques

by Sonia Chartier, on 23 March 2014, Healthy Eating
Meat Free Barbeque

Where’s the Beef?

You don’t have to eat meat enjoy the summer BBQ season – there are plenty of vegetarian dishes that can be enjoyed.

1. Veggie kebabs: Chop yellow peppers, red onions, parsnips, carrots, corn and red peppers into one inch cubes and, together with whole cloves of garlic, push a wooden or metal skewer through different pieces so as to create a colorful medley and then marinate them in olive oil, fresh herbs and Herbamare (a herbal sea salt low in sodium).

2. Veggie burgers: Nut burgers, veggie burgers and veggie patties are all extremely tasty and can be used for barbecues.

3. Corn on the Cob, usually a favorite with kids, cooks well, giving wonderful aromas. Wrap it in tin foil to avoid direct contact with the hot charcoal.

4. Baked potatoes can be finished off foil wrapped over the coals.

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7 Harmful Effects of Coffee on Your Body

by Sonia Chartier, on 23 March 2014, Healthy Eating
7 Harmful Effects of Coffee on Your Body

Coffee and Your Body

Are you one who can’t start your day without coffee?  It has almost become a tradition to start your day off with a coffee, but being aware of how it has an impact on your body is definitely important.

It’s time to educate yourself on the effects of high doses of caffeine on your system.

7 Harmful Effects of Coffee on Your Body

1. Decreased iron absorption

The presence of tannin in coffee may reduce the absorption of iron in foods when you drink coffee during a meal.

2. Aggravates osteoporosis

Coffee is bad for bone health. Heavy coffee consumption has a significant diuretic effect and, as such, increases the depletion of minerals from your body, including calcium. Vitamin D is extremely important in fighting decalcification, particularly for those who drink large amounts of coffee.

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