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AFC REDUCED-FAT RECIPES BEANS - GRAINS CONDIMENTS SALADS & DRESSINGS SANDWICHES & SPREADS SNACKS TOFU

Butter Bean Hummus

BUTTER BEAN HUMMUS

Butter Bean and tofu are the base which increase the protein content in this nutritious snack food dip/spread aka mayo substitute. Roasted red peppers, tarragon, garlic, vegan yeast and extra virgin olive oil (not much) enhances flavor and texture worthy of a celebratory event.

Makes 6 cups

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MAIN DISH SAUCES & MARINADES TOMATOES

Red And Greasy (that means tomato sauce)

 

RED AND GREASY

Steve says he wants red and greasy – a favorite of his and mine. Lately we’ve been so low-fat or no-fat that we decided to treat ourselves with more-than-usual-fat. Lighten up. You’re not going to lose all that fat in a day anyway! Have some fun with food! Serve over pasta of choice!

Makes 9-1/2 cups

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MEDICINAL | MEDICAL VIDEO

The Healing Power Of Extra Virgin Olive Oil






 

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FROM THE NET

Alzheimer’s: Extra virgin olive oil staves off disease, new study shows

Temple University research shows extra-virgin olive oil protects against memory loss, preserves the ability to learn and reduces conditions associated with Alzheimer’s disease.

Researchers at the college’s Lewis Katz School of Medicine found mice with EVOO-enriched diets had better memories and learning abilities compared to the rodents who didn’t eat the oil.

The real effect of EVOO appeared in the inner-workings of the mice’s brains. Neuron connections in the brain were better preserved in those on an EVOO diet.

Also, olive oil reduces brain inflammation and activates the autophagy process, whereby intracellular debris and toxins are removed. Such debris and toxins are firm markers of Alzheimer’s disease. A reduction in autophagy, researchers claim, is suspected to be the beginning of Alzheimer’s disease.

Olive oil is the cornerstone of the Mediterranean diet, which is praised for its various health benefits. This study, which was published Wednesday in the Annals of Clinical and Translational Neurology, adds to that previous research.

 “The thinking is that extra-virgin olive oil is better than fruits and vegetables alone,” said senior investigator Domenico Pratico, a professor at the Lewis Klein School of Medicine. “As a monounsaturated vegetable fat, it is healthier than saturated animal fats.”…






 

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AFC GREEN DIET AFC REDUCED-FAT RECIPES AGAR AGAR SOUPS THRIVE ALGAE OIL WEIGHT REDUCTION CABBAGE SOUPS

SHARON’S DIRT BROTH

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SHARON’S DIRT BROTH

The animal-free chef’s answer to Bone Broth! Instead of cannibalizing an animal to cure what ails me, I go to the soil and the salt of the earth! The best feel good broth I’ve ever had. Before – During – After.

Makes 35 cups