• Rice 101 | How to Buy, Cook & Eat rice + Health benefits

      AS A STUDENT, I would often make rice for dinner, paired with deep-freeze spinach and something crazy on the side, like plain mixed lettuce. I know, I know… that doesn’t make any sense. TO MAKE MATTER WORSE, the rice would usually turn to mush (be overcooked), sometimes be too chewy (undercooked) and almost never turned out just right. AFTER YEARS OF OCCASSIONAL EXPERIMENTING, and thanks to the influence of good cooks around my friends and family, plus a lot of trial & error, I’ve got a grip on making good rice. IF YOU ALSO STRUGGLE with making rice because it hardly turns out right – or if you love…

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    The role of vitamin D, diet and exercise in prevention of colon cancer

    Harvard Medical School publishes a health letter every year. In 2014, their letter listed five steps that help prevent colorectal cancer. In this post, I will explain three of the five points mentioned. Colon Cancer Prevention 1.Vitamin D Vitamin D is free (it comes from sunshine) and seems to have a protective effect on many diseases. Exposing most of your body to sunshine 10 minutes per day is enough to have good levels of vitamin D. You can have your vitamin D checked by a doctor to discuss possible supplementation. Although it is not clear yet whether vitamin D supplements have the same effect as vitamin D from sunlight, Harvard…

  • Healthy Ice Cream Sundae// Tasty DIY

    THE OTHER DAY, friends of mine organised a great Thanksgiving/Hannukah dinner. For dessert, they made ice cream sundaes by combining vanilla ice cream with home made cookie crumble, molten after eight chocolate sauce, raspberries in sugar sauce and coffee flavored chocolate sprinkles on top. IT WAS DELICIOUS, BUT I HAVE NOT HAD THAT MUCH SUGAR in one go in weeks! Obviously, I immediately sneakily helped myself to three servings (because let’s face the uncomfortable truth – sugar is delicious :'( ). But then later, I got to thinking. Since this ice cream sundae tasted so good – would it be possible to make a healthy version of it (and still…

  • Apples on my window sill

    It’s a good idea to put fruits and vegetables in a visible place where they will tempt you to consume them throughout the day. Fresh fruits and veggies will remind you and motivate you to live healthily. The apples on my study room window sill are so easy to take – whoever comes in catches a glimpse of them and asks if they can have one, because they just look so approachable and delicious! Apples might not be your favourite: choose a fruit you find delicious and place is somewhere visible, in a bowl or whatever seems approachable. I don’t even take mine out of the bag I bought them…

  • Foods to eat against Gastric Cancer // PREVENTION

    Gastric is just a fancy word for stomach. This is a post with foods to eat and not to eat in order to protect your lovely belly. Recipe included at the end! A study carried out in Spain and another study in France showed a relationship between diet and risk of gastric (stomach) cancer. FOODS TO EAT – potentially protective FRESH FRUITS. Eating fresh fruits between meals helps decrease the risk of gastric cancer. Eat an orange or an apple between meals in general to further help your stomach on the healthy path. This is of course only one of the reasons why eating fruit is good for you! FRESH…