Thursday, December 11, 2014

This Weekend Challenge and How Pears are Good for You

This weekend will be a ready steady cook weekend. I will roast chicken and make stock in 25 min.  Subscribe to receive today so you don't miss a thing. 


* tip of the day - Did you know a few slices for fresh pear can subdue heartburn?

Fresh fruits and vegetables, as well as juices made from them, are often referred to as live foods because they contain active enzymes. Enzymes are found in higher amounts in raw foods because they are extremely sensitive to heat and are destroyed during cooking and pasteurization.
There are two major types of enzymes:synthetases and hydrolases.
Hydrolases are also known as digestive enzymes. These enzymes have shown in scientific studies to exert a wide variety of beneficial effects including assistance in digestion.
Pears are an excellent source of water soluble fibers, including pectin. In fact, pears are actually higher in pectin than apples. This makes them quite useful in helping to lower cholesterol levels and in toning the intestines. Toning the intestinal muscles improves their ability to push your digested foods through your gastrointestinal tract. Since their skin provides some of their fiber and higher levels of nutrients, it is best not to peel the fruit, but to eat the entire pear.

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