If you think GMO (genetically modified organism) foods are the same as the non-GMO foods, you owe it to yourself to see what it does to pig stomachs that feeds on GMO grains. It also showed how it affected laboratory rats eating GMO foods. If seeing is believing, then plan on to be shocked. See Article here...
The original recipe is from Betty Crocker. I have modified it to include healthy ingredients with reduced amount of sugar, which is compensated by the chocolate chips. I make my own GF flour and would think commercial GF flour would work as well. Enjoy!
1/2 C organic cane sugar (or packed brown sugar)
1/2 C organic butter, softened
2 organic eggs
1 1/2 C mashed organic bananas (4-5 medium)
3/4 C plain organic milk kefir (or buttermilk)
1 tsp vanilla
1 C GF flour mix (white rice flour:potato flour:tapioca starch ratio of 6:2:1)
1/2 C old fashion organic oats, grounded
1/4 C flaxseed meal
1/4 C almond meal or flour
1/4 C organic coconut flour
1/4 C organic brown rice flour
1/4 C chia seeds, grounded
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp Himalayan crystal salt (finely grounded)
1 1/2 tsp xanthan gum
1 C chopped walnuts
1/2-1 C semi-sweet chocolate chips
1. Preheat oven to 350'F.
2. Mix together sugar and butter until smooth. Add eggs and vanilla. Blend well.
3. Mashed bananas with potato masher very well. Add banana and kefir to above. Beat until smooth.
4. Pre-mix all dry ingredients in a separate large bowl. Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients spoonful at a time. Mix just until moist.
5. Spray muffin pan with non-stick spray.
6. Drop tablespoonful of dough onto cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. For muffins, fill each muffin cavity 3/4 full. Makes about 18 muffins.
7. Bake 25 min for muffin tops until lightly brown. Bake muffins 30-35 minutes.
7. Cool 5 min in pan. Remove to wire rack to cool completely.
8. Cover & store at room temperature up to 4 days or refrigerate for 10 days or freeze for 1 month.
- If use mini loaf pans, bake 30-35 minutes
1 1/4 C sugar
1/2 C butter, softened
1 1/2 C mashed bananas
1/2 C buttermilk
1 tsp vanilla
2 1/2 C flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1 C chopped nuts (optional)
Bake in 8 inch loaf pans for 1 hr. OR
Bake in 9 inch loaf pan for 1 1/4 hr.
Research has found that this single supplement may help boost mood and reduce stress.
Australian researchers gave men aged 50-69 a multivitamin or a placebo for 8 weeks. 'Using the Depression Anxiety, and Stress Scale (DASS), researchers analyzed symptoms. men who took the supplement had reduced symptoms of DAS as well as improvement in alertness and general daily funtioning.
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There are few diseases that scare people more than cancer and Alzheimer's disease. With cancer, people fear the treatment and the pain. With Alzheimer's, they fear losing their mind, their memories, and their relationships. Fortunately, researchers have discovered a polyphenol from a surprising source that can help prevent both.
Polyphenols are often found in fruits and plant-derived beverages such as fruit juices, tea, coffee, and red wine. Vegetables, cereals, chocolate, and dry legumes also contribute to the polyphenol intake. They act as antioxidants, block the formation of carcinogens, and modulate hormone receptors.
Research on effects of dietary polyphenols on human health has developed considerably in the past 10 yrs. It strongly supports a role in prevention of degenerative diseases, particularly cardiovascular diseases and cancer. The mechanisms of action of polyphenols go beyond the modulation of oxidative stress.
This one comes from fat. New research suggests it has powerful anti-cancer abilities and can even prevent Alzheimer's.
This polyphenol is oleocanthal, one of the principle compounds in olive oil. We've known for sometime that olive oil is great for protection of your heart due to the monounsaturaated fat. But in 2005, researchers found that oeocanthal actually provides significant anti-inflammatory properties. Inflammations is a major player in the cause of heart disease, but also in cancer as well.
Now a study from the Department of Basic Pharmaceutical Science at the University of Louisiana at Monroe made the discovery that oleocanthal can protect your brain as well. It helps shuttle beta-amyloid proteins out of the brain. Beta-amyloid is the plaque that builds up in your brain and destroys your brain's nerve cells.
In the study, the researcher found that in every case, the impact of oleocanthal on cultured brain cells of laboratory mice, boosted the prodution of two proteins and key enzymes that escort beta-amyloid out fo the brain.
Right now, this powerful nutrient is not in any supplment or food other than extra-virgin olive oil. A tablespoon or two every day is plenty. Add some to your salad today.
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