The Gender of Fennel

Visiting my mom I went to the farmer’s market for her to buy some fresh produce, including Fennel, which she likes to eat raw. On my way out she calls after me and says: “Watch out and get a female fennel!” – – –fennel-1614693_1920 (Pixaby by Peter-facebook)

After a long thinking pause … “Say whaaat???”. Needless to say: “Mama knows best!”

Back on my LapTop I researched the topic and found a really interesting article by Marissa from Sicily, Italy.
Find the article about male and female fennel on her blog All Things Sicilian
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Having said that – and the discussion is still out if it is the female or the male fennel that tastes better – look for the round fennel, with thicker stalks. That fennel has less “threads” (filaments) and is overall more tasteful and delicious. Marissa also implies, that at the end of the season you rather find the flatter fennel.

Food for Thought:

The Center of Science in the Public Interest (CSIP)hand-1549136_1920 just published a very interesting Info-Graphic on facebook, which linked to the following article. Giving food for thought: What to Eat – the Grandparents’ Diet!

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Let’s think about the world we bequeath to our children and grandchildren!

Spice with Cinnamon …

… not only on Christmas. Cinnamon is an incredibly healthy and tasty spice! It is high in antioxidants, helps to kecinnamon-2847867_1920ep insulin in check, qualifies as an anti-microbial food, its scent is known to boost brain function and it is used as a traditionally warming remedy.

Many practitioners – in traditional and alternative medicine – are recommending the usage of cinnamon. How healthy and tasty to spice your daily apple with cinnamon!

Read more about the proven benefits published by the healthline and the nutrition details on The World’s Healthiest Foods.

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Holiday Season is the Time to Splurge …

… however, there is one thing we can still do to help our metabolism: one apple a day …!

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An Apple A Day” is a fundamental rule in our metabolic balance® Program – for many good reasons! Reader’s Digest Magazine listed 8 of them:

  1. Apples fight Alzheimer’sapple&cinnamon
  2. Apples prevent colon cancer
  3. Apples stabilize blood sugar
  4. Apples boost gum health
  5. Apples prevent high blood pressure
  6. Apples help you lose weight
  7. Apples fend off heart disease
  8. Apples fight high cholesterol

The proverbial advice “An Apple a Day keeps the Doctor away” first appeared in print in 1866 reports Medical News Today. Foods like apples certainly fall into the category of Food is Nature’s Medicine – especially from a preventative point of view! Take a look at Mother Nature’s Pop Science Guide to Apples. To quote from the subtitle of the post on Mother Nature’s Network web page, “the apple is one of Earth’s most iconic foods, symbolizing everything from health and beauty to evil and ingenuity. In honor of these gravity-revealing, doctor-repelling superfruits, MNN offers a graphical tribute to apples’ enduring popularity.

Do you want to learn more about metabolic balance®? Check out our website: http://metabolic-balance.us/ or ask to be new member of our facebook Group “Eat what makes Sense“.