8 Ways To Make Desserts Using Egg Substitutes

I’ve been contacted by Positive Health Wellness to let me know about their post on the subject of “8 ways to make desserts using egg substitutes”.

Way back in the mists of internet time (2010 in fact) I posted an article by Becky Striepe titles “Eight Tasty, Egg Free Dishes“.

However, Positive Health Wellness tell me that their article, in their words “is more comprehensive, up to date and quotes more trustworthy sources”.

So here it is…

8 Ways To Make Desserts Using Egg Substitutes

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Whether you don’t eat them for ethical reasons or prefer to avoid eggs completely, you may start to wonder about the ability to enjoy your life. There are so many meals that involve eggs, especially when it comes to desserts. Can you even bake a cake without using at least one egg? Will it taste just as good without?

There are egg substitutes out there, and you can use them all to make your desserts. Whether you want cookies, cakes or trifles, there is something available.

Here are 8 ways to make desserts using egg substitutes.

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Better Digestion – Simple Steps You Can Take

Better digestion can improve your life in many ways.

If you can improve your digestion, you’ll get

  • far more of the nutritional value from the foods you eat,
  • an improved immune system
  • more energy
  • less bloating

and many more benefits.

And to help you, I’ve made up a simple infographic highlighting 7 simple steps you can take right now for better digestion.

Just click on the image to go to a full-sized version.

infographic better digestion

Top 10 Home Stomach Remedies

 

 

If you’ve ever had an upset stomach after a spicy meal, a particularly stressful day, or just when you try out new foods (and it’s too late to visit the pharmacy), you know that your stomach is in need of some home stomach remedies.

But, the answer may not lie in running to the pharmacy and grabbing something off the shelf, anyway. When stomach trouble hits (and even before in some cases), consider home stomach remedies as your first line of defense.

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Really? The Claim: Taking a Walk After a Meal Aids Digestion

Here’s a post from the New York Times that shows that, sometimes, the simplest change to your routine can have enormous benefits…

New York Times 24th June

The Claim: Taking a Walk After a Meal Aids Digestion

By ANAHAD O’CONNOR
 
THE FACTS
For many people, the food-induced stupor that often follows a big meal is a good excuse for a nap. But for some, a brief walk shortly after eating is a quick way to burn some calories and aid digestion.
 
Over the years, researchers have found that a post-meal walk, as short as 15 minutes, can in fact help with digestion and improve blood sugar levels.
 

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Taking Care Of Your Prostate

 

I found the following report about taking care of your prostate on line and thought it covered this topic extremely well. It’s written by  H. K. Jones who is a registered dietitian, freelance writer, and nutrition professional based in Washington, D.C.

It includes a simple quiz that you can take to see why you should be taking care of your prostate. It’s towards the end of this rather lengthy article & I would give you a direct link – but it’s better that you read all the way through!

Prostate 101: Taking Care of Your Prostate

By H.K. Jones

All jokes about latex gloves and ice-cold lube aside, if you were to name the top 10 things most men—gay and straight—would rather just avoid, prostate exams would be high on the list. But there’s no good excuse to ignore the walnut-sized gland that forms part of the normal male reproductive system.

Located just below the bladder, the prostate’s primary function is the production of fluid in semen; it also contains some smooth muscles that help expel semen during ejaculation, and its stimulation plays an important role in the so-called “male g spot” of receptive anal sex.

But this small gland is also prone to inflammation and disease, particularly in older men. Three main problems can occur in the prostate gland: infection, enlargement, and cancer. Here’s what you need to know today, to protect your prostate tomorrow.

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Seven steps you can take to get better sleep

 

Seven steps you can take to get better sleep

steps to better sleep

Sometimes small changes in your lifestyle can make a big difference in your sleep.

You know you’re not getting enough if you feel tired all the time, if you get sick often, and if you depend on caffeine to get you through the day.

Maybe an additional hour a night is all you need.

So let’s take a look at some simple steps that you can take to get better sleep.

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5 Foods To Improve Your Prostate Health

 

5 Foods to improve your prostate health

This is a post I originally wrote in 2011 ! It’s still as relevant today as it was then.

 

Good prostate health is supported by a variety of foods rich in nutrients that are often considered to be “super foods”.

And it’s not just a trendy term, these really are super foods and doctors will often recommend diets based around these foods as they do such a good job of keeping your prostate healthy.

However, doctors generally only get to recommend things that help with prostate problems when you actually know (and admit) that there is a problem.

Ensuring that you include these following 5 types of food in your regular diet will help to keep that visit to the doctor (and the need for the dreaded Digital Rectal Examination!!) at bay.

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Here’s The Best Diet For High Blood Pressure.

High Blood Pressure? Here’s The Best Diet For High Blood Pressure.

best diet for high blood pressure

If you have your blood pressure taken and the readings come out at more than140/90, then you’re suffering from hypertension, or high blood pressure.

 

Whilst it’s very important to get proper treatment and medication to control your high blood pressure, a healthy diet and exercise can equally help in keeping your blood pressure under control.

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Plant Based Milk – A brief Guide

A Guide to the Best Plant Based Milk Alternatives

plant based milk alternatives

Are you considering a plant based milk alternative?

 

If so, it’s probably because you’re aware of the dangers of dairy – or, at least, think it may be behind your health problems.

 

Once upon a time – not too long ago – we were all told to get several servings of dairy each day. At least a couple of generations were raised on the “milk is good for you” nutrition attitude that has caused a lot of health problems for so many people.

 

In fact, my age group can remember being given a small bottle of milk to drink every day at school.

 

But times have changed. And now we know that milk and dairy products don’t necessarily lead to improved bone health, that was one of the big selling points of milk.

 

However, a Swedish study showed that when women drink more than 3 glasses of milk a day, they increased their death rate over 20 years by 100%.

 

Additionally, multiple studies have shown an increased risk of

  • type I diabetes,
  • several cancers,
  • high cholesterol,
  • acne
  • and pro-inflammatory conditions

for people who are on a diet which includes dairy milk.

 

Which Plant Based Milk Alternative Should I Use?

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