CAN DRINKING COFFEE REALLY IMPROVE YOUR HEALTH


Over the last 25 years had a lot of debate about the advantages of health that are thought to be caused while drinking coffee. If you listen to news then you will notice that one day that they tell us that is healthy, and the neighbors it is bad for you. More of 400 million of cups of coffee are drunk each and every day in the world. There were some warnings however for a long time about the risks. However, the recent research takes once for all one end to it (with optimism!)

Caffeine is contained in coffee, it is what was thought to be bad. It is a soft stimulant and can raise tension, therefore, levels, increase the rate of the heart and sometimes reason beatings of the heart irregulars. However, the recent research suggested that these effects should not be long-lasting.

There is a lot of new information on the advantages to the exhausting coffee, is probably waited makes some there more of the advantages that the risks.

There is completely a lot of scientific evidence that to drink the daily of coffee reduces the odds of someone to contract the colon cancer. However, it is only beneficial if you consume at least 4 cups one day, it can be discussed that if you drink this many it probably is not worth it.

There are of other advantages of health that are of drinking it valid coffee for though!

Coffee contains what is known as antioxidants, these are as present in wine. The antioxidants help to protect us against some cancers and illness of heart while ridding our bodies of radicals of the oxygen of our blood that normally destroyed of the cells. Some scientists said that there are more antioxidants in coffee that in the same amount of the cranberries, the apples or the tomatoes. However, it doesn’t mean you should quit to eat fruit and only coffee of the drink. The fruit and Vegs provide as other important things.

Coffee returns you alert a lot more, it has quite been known a long time for. The scientific Chinese realized that to drink coffee can really reduce the effects caused by the Disease. If you are a coffee lover and you want to buy a coffee machine for your home then check here for best espresso machines for the home use.

American of Parkinson and Scandinavian that the scientific studies suggest that as drinking coffee luck to develop the type 2 diabetes in the more belated life can reduce. The Scandinavians consume coffee the more in the world (per person) therefore it is big news for them!

It is thought also that to drink coffee can also reduce the risks of one gallstone in way of development patients or stones of the kidney. It also encourages other advantages for the digestive system. Caffeine can also improve the digestion as stimulating the production of acid.

Caffeine stomach is thought to be also beneficial for people who suffer from asthma. If it is drunk then with moderation it should reduce all constriction of the aerial roads caused by such conditions. Coffee also contains the theophylline that is a known bronchodilator that helps the asthma sufferers.

These advantages are not without their risks, let the registration an appearance to a few now.

Human sperm swims more quickly in solutions that contain coffee. However, the scientific studies bound the barrenness with coffee excessive drinking.

Drinking the excessive amounts of coffee can cause high levels of homocysteine that are thought to cause the illness of heart also. Coffee also creates more LDL cholesterol than you will know undoubtedly as “bad” cholesterol.

Women that the coffee of the drink appears to lose more of calcium that result in a loss of density of the bone. If you drink 4 cups of you every day then have the double the odds to endure papers retailed of Wilson incontinence.…

BUFFALO AND TAHINI CAULIFLOWER BITES WITH AVOCADO DIP {GLUTEN-FREE, VEGAN}


These spicy cauliflower bites are the perfect snack for a games night or social gathering. This is why I partnered up with Aloha to develop this delicious recipe as part of their social gathering menu. I love their approach to sharing so many healthy recipes that bring people together! I thought these small spicy bites would fit nicely with the concept: they are the perfect dish to share, they are super healthy and are finger-lickling delicious!

These small bites are really simple to prepare and will be a huge hit for your social gathering. First, you whisk together all the ingredients for the sauce that you spread on the cauliflower bites. You then bake them in the oven and serve them with the creamy avocado spread.

These bites are the perfect gluten-free and vegan replacement for the traditional chicken wings. Below you will find the simple recipe for making these cauliflower bites and the creamy avocado dip. Be sure to check out the recipes on Aloha’s website for more inspiration for your social gathering!

INGREDIENTS

½ cup Franks Red Hot Buffalo Wing Sauce
2 tablespoons tahini
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
2 tablespoons white rice flour
1 teaspoon tamari sauce
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 head cauliflower, cut into bite size pieces

INSTRUCTIONS

Preheat oven at 425 degrees F.
In a small bowl, whisk together Buffalo Wing sauce, tahini, apple cider vinegar, rice flour, tamari and garlic powder until smooth.
Place cauliflower bites into a large mixing bowl and pour sauce over cauliflower. Mix and toss until all the pieces are evenly coated in sauce.
Place cauliflower bites onto a parchment lined baking sheet.
Bake in preheated oven for 30 minutes or until the cauliflower is well cooked. Flip the bites halfway through the baking to help them cook evenly on both sides.
Serve warm as a snack or side dish with the avocado tahini dip.…

VEGGIE LOADED TWICE BAKED SWEET POTATOES


These twice baked sweet potatoes are loaded with vegetables. They are the perfect side dish for a Sunday dinner. If you also have leftover, you can eat one of these veggie loaded sweet potato on it’s own for lunch!

Preparing these twice baked sweet potatoes is a bit of work, but totally worth it if you ask me! First, you bake the sweet potatoes in the oven. Then, the rest is simple: you scoop most of the flesh out, mix it with other veggies and spices, and fill it up again.

I love to top these with sesame seeds, but if you eat dairy, you could top it with fresh parmesan cheese before you bake them again. Don’t get discouraged by all the steps and give it a try 🙂 You can definitely change up the vegetables and use what you have on hand. To mix it up, you could even incorporate olives or sundried tomatoes!

 

INGREDIENTS

5 medium size sweet potatoes
1 tablespoon grapeseed oil
For the stuffing:
½ cup walnuts, roasted
2 cups broccoli florets
1 bell pepper
8 white mushrooms
3 tablespoons nutritional yeast
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon turmeric
1 teaspoon ground cumin
½ teaspoon sea salt
½ teaspoon black pepper
1 teaspoon sesame seeds (for topping, optional)

INSTRUCTIONS

Preheat oven at 400 degrees F.
Wash sweet potatoes and pat them dry. With a fork, poke a few holes in each of the potatoes and rub grapeseed oil on the potatoes.
Place potatoes on a parchment lined baking sheet and bake in preheated oven for 50-55 minutes, or until tender when a knife is placed in the center of the potato.
While the potatoes are cooking, place walnuts, broccoli, pepper and mushrooms into a food process and chop everything.
Transfer into a large mixing bowl and add the nutritional yeast, garlic powder, turmeric, cumin, salt and pepper. Mix well.
Once the potatoes are baked, cool them until you can handle them without burning your hands and carefully cut a small slice off the top of each potato to expose the flesh.
Scoop the flesh out of each potato, leaving about ½ inch thick of flesh into each potato shell. Place sweet potato flesh into the mixing bowl and combine with all the other vegetables.
Scoop the stuffing back into each potato shell. Top with sesame seeds.
Bake in preheated oven for about 15 minutes.
Serve warm.…

BLACK TRUFFLE POPCORN


Watch out, this snack is highly addictive! Popcorn is such a great snack, and here is a super simple recipe that only requires 3 ingredients!

I used some awesome tri colour popping corn kernels that I found at Costco, but this is not essential for the recipe. You can use any type of kernels that you have on hand! Preparing this snack is so simple: you take some popcorn on which you drizzle black truffle olive oil and sprinkle black truffle sea salt. I found the olive oil and sea salt at our local olive oil tasting room called O’Leva, but check in your local area, there is definitely a lovely place where you will be able to find black truffle products… and once you try it, you cannot go without it!

The best trick I found to evenly distribute the seasoning in your popcorn is to place everything in a bag and shake it! It is so much fun to prepare! Here is the super simple recipe.

 

INGREDIENTS

8 cups popped popcorn (1/3 cup popping corn kernels)
1 tablespoon black truffle olive oil
½ teaspoon black truffle sea salt (or regular sea salt)

INSTRUCTIONS

Place popped popcorn in a large ziploc bag.
Drizzle popcorn with olive oil and sprinkle sea salt.
Close the bag, leaving air inside the bag.
Shake the bag to distribute the oil and sea salt on all the popcorn pieces.
When well seasonned, pour into two bowls and enjoy!
You can store prepared popcorn in airtight container for 3-4 days.…

CREAM OF ASPARAGUS, PORTOBELLO AND BLACK TRUFFLE


Happy New Year! It has been one year since I started Homemade Hearts and I am so pleased with how 2014 went. Over the course of the year, there were over 380,000 page views (391,732 to be exact) and more than 50,000 unique readers. I published more than 120 recipes and I got to read all of your amazing feedback and comments. I have also furthered my photography skills and learned lots of new cooking techniques.

I am now working on a few fun things for 2015, such as an awesome ebook, but more on this in the near future. Thank you for all your support over the past year and I am looking forward to more delicious recipes, fun projects and culinary discoveries in 2015.

Now that the holiday season is over, I have been craving soup. If you are like me and just want a light but delicious meal, you must try this cream of vegetables. It is really simple to make, yet the combination of flavours is so delicate and delicious. Portobello mushrooms are mixed with asparagus and topped with a drizzle of black truffle oil for an enhanced mushroom flavour. You can add a beautiful swirl of plain yogurt to make it even creamier, or keep it vegan by omitting the yogurt.

This yogurt swirl just makes the soup look like it could be served in a restaurant. Are you wondering how to get this super pretty swirly effect? It is very simple, all you have to do is to drop a spoonful of plain yogurt in the middle of your soup. Then, using a clean knife or chopstick, simply trace horizontal and vertical lines in the soup, going through the yogurt and finish off with a circular motion to create these beautiful swirls. It only takes a few tries to master this swirling technique! Without waiting any longer here is the recipe, try it and practice your swirling technique. Hope you enjoy!

INGREDIENTS
1 medium yellow onion, diced
1 tablespoon grapeseed oil
2 large portobello mushrooms, roughly chopped
15-20 asparagus, cleaned and cut into 3-4 pieces
2 cups broccoli, roughly chopped
3 to 4 cups water
1 tablespoon white miso
1 teaspoon garlic powder
½ teaspoon celery seeds
1 teaspoon herbes de provence
½ teaspoon sea salt
½ teaspoon black pepper
2 tablespoon black truffle oil
2 tablespoons yogurt (optional)
INSTRUCTIONS
In a large pot over medium heat, cook onion in grapeseed oil until soft.
Add portobello mushrooms, asparagus, broccoli, water, miso, garlic powder, celery seeds, herbes de provence, salt and pepper. Start by adding 3 cups of water, the water should just cover the vegetables. Add more water as needed.
Bring soup to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 15-20 minutes.
Transfer soup into a blender and blend until smooth.
Serve soup into bowls and garnish with a drizzle of black truffle oil and a dollop of plain yogurt (optional).…