Cuisine Manager

The primary purpose of Cuisine Manager is to provide some great stories about our lives that revolve around food and culminate with a great recipe. We have written a cookbook with stories that might make you happy or might make you sad but they will certainly move you. We are hoping to get our book (Recipes with Life Lessons) published in 2010 so look for it later in the year! We want you to get motivated about food and cooking to create your own family memories. Getting your family and children involved will surely facilitate the process. We have scoured the internet to provide you with the best cooking links possible.
We should be posting new stories each week, we welcome your comments and any suggestions that you may have. Check out our archive for earlier stories.
Bon Appetit


Super Foods

Imagine a superfood -- not a drug -- powerful enough to help you lower your cholesterol  reduce your risk of heart disease and cancer, and, for an added bonus, put you in a better mood. Did we mention that there are no side effects? You'd surely stock up on a lifetime supply. Guess what? These life-altering superfoods are available right now in your local supermarket.  Read on until you see a pattern emerge. Blue, yellow, orange, gold, red etc are strong colors that have strong health benefits. Make no mistake about it you can benefit from supplements but the amount and quality will not even come close the real thing. Cuisine Manager is happy to bring you some of the best super foods that are readily available!


Naturally blue food is an anomaly, indicating that there is more to these berries then meets the eye, they are one of the healthiest foods you can ever eat. Researchers at the USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging have discovered that blueberries contain on of the highest levels of antioxidant  activity among almost all fruits and vegetables, even higher then most other types of berries.  Blueberries are suspected to help prevent or slow down the following problems and diseases. More studies need to be done and dosage amounts need to be determined but a helping of blueberries everyday is proven to be healthy!
  • Slowing the aging process
  • Provide a great bacteria blocking process
  • Guard against urinary tract infections
  • Prevent anti inflammatory problems
  • Reduce the risk of heart disease
  • Prevent of slow down certain cancers
  • Improved brain function
  • Help prevent Alzheimer's and dementia
What is an antioxidant..............Antioxidants are self sacrificing super cops of the body.  As free radicals (harmful molecules) circulate in the body available antioxidants attach to them, rendering them harmless. If free radicals are left to roam, they eventually destroy body cells. As we age the danger of free radicals becomes more serious, and a diet rich in antioxidants becomes more important!

Tumeric, a food that is as good as a drug and possibly much better for you and oh yes it taste great!  If you eat Indian food on a regular basis you probably recognize the tastes of the spice turmeric and recognize it brilliant yellow-orange color. The health benefits of turmeric are making it a rising star in the world of herbs and spices.  It has been used as a medicinal agents since 600 B. C. where it was used in Asia to treat a variety of health problems. Turmeric has both strong antioxidant as well as inflammatory properties, these properties are being investigated for some chronic diseases. More studies need to be done and dosage amounts need to be determined but suffice it to say that a small amount of turmeric on a daily basis can be beneficial. Possible benefits from turmeric are:
  • Gastrointestinal problems
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Potential cancer prevention
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Cholesterol lowering effect

Sweet potatoes
 Sweet potatoes are a delicious member of the dark orange vegetable family, which lead the pack in vitamin A content. Substitute a baked sweet potato (also loaded with vitamin C, calcium, and potassium) for a baked white potato. And before you add butter or sugar, taste the sweetness that develops when a sweet potato is cooked -- and think of all the calories you can save over that loaded baked potato. If we eat more foods like sweet potatoes that are rich sources of potassium, and fewer high-sodium foods, we can blunt the effect of sodium on blood pressure and reduce bone loss. Other dark orange vegetable standouts include pumpkin, carrots, butternut squash, and orange bell peppers.
  • Wonderful source of vitaminA, C, Calcium, Potassium
  • Lower blood pressure
  • Anti inflammatory problems
  • Possible cancer prevention
  • Reduce bone loss
The fact is, researchers are turning up more and more new evidence of honey's medical benefits in all directions. The benefits of honey don't just stop at satisfying the palate. Medicinal benefits of honey have been know for a long time but some of the science is just begining to emerge.
Did you know that there is only one food on the planet that never goes bad, you guessed it honey!
Eating for health has never been sweeter.
  • Incredible antiseptic, antioxidant and cleansing properties for our bodies
  • Eye conjunctivitis
  • Athletics foot
  • Healing of cuts
  • Fights infections and aids tissue healing
  • Reduce inflammation and scarring
  • Treats digestive problems such as diarrhea, indigestion, stomach ulcers and gastroenteritis.
  • Beauty treatments in the dozens
  • Great substitute for sugar, corn starch and sweeteners in almost all recipes
  • Treatment for colds
  • Helps with stomach upset

Studies involving the tomato have cropped up all over the world of medical science. There are more health benefits derived from eating a tomato than the scientific community is able to print, at least yet.
These studies have proven to be  beneficial preventing:
  • Cancer
  • Heart disease
  • Lowers cholesteral
  • Reduce the risk of macular degenerative disease
  • Acts as a natural sun blocker
The good news is even ketchup is good for you, especially organic!
This is really exciting information. The health benefits of tomatoes are becoming more and more documented every day as we learn new uses of this amazing fruit.
Cancers such as prostate cancer, cervical cancer, colon cancer, rectal cancer, and cancers of the stomach, mouth, pharynx, and esophagus have all been proven to be staved off by high levels of Lycopene.
Researchers introduced Lycopene into pre-existing cancer cell cultures and the Lycopene prevented the continued growth of these cultures. This is pretty powerful evidence that the health benefits of eating a tomato are really quite phenomenal.
It takes as little as 540 milliliters of liquid tomato product to get the full benefits of Lycopene. This means that a daily glass of tomato juice has the potential to keep a person healthy for life.
Tomatoes are equally as nutritious fresh as they are in other variable forms. When tomato products are heat processed the bioavailablity of the Lycopene actually increases rather than the anticipated decrease.
Even with all the plentiful research that has gone into the health benefits of tomatoes, there is still more research being conducted as the medical science community understands that we have not fully tapped into the potential presented by a tomato just yet.

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As in all things moderation is required, large amounts of any foods or substance can be harmful!

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