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    Understanding Scientific Articles: 4 Questions You Need to Ask to Make Science Easy & Keep Your Health

      Many a hundred of scientific articles get published in (bio)medical journals each year. Some of them about disease, some of them about prevention, and some of them about health and nutrition. Only a tiny miniscule proportion of those get portrait correctly in the media, and lots of times you will find yourself being misinformed, while you actually want to know what’s going on. With the following tips, you can decipher any (bio)medical article, find out which ones apply to you and easily know which ones to discard. The four questions you need to ask are: What is the population studied? Has the study been carried out in cells, animals…

  • Jaime Oliver 45 second ice cream healthy recipe with yoghurt, strawberry and mint Ana's Bananas Blog

    Jaime Oliver´s 45-second Ice Cream

    A QUICK POST ON A WARM SUNDAY AFTERNOON. Craving ice cream? Me too. Here’s a healthy version, and easy too. Jaime Oliver’s 45-second ice cream with yogurt and fruits. This is ice cream made healthy. Low in sugar, high in fiber and (feel free to use delicious full fat yoghurt, it’s good for you) rich in healthy fats.

  • Healthy Groceries List (Free Printable)

    Hello world! IT’S JULY, SUMMER TIME, AND I DEFINITELY DON’T FEEL LIKE DOING A LOT OF COOKING. Especially on days it’s really hot, I hardly even feel like going out of the house, again, into the heat of the streets just to get to a crowded supermarket and get all sweaty, again. But, I found it helps me to have a few delightful healthy summer recipes at hand. Something that is easy to make, super-low-effort, I-could-do-this-with-my-eyes-closed kind of thing, but full of flavor of course. It’s also not bad to, when I have a plan of summer meals, also get all those groceries in the same run. The the rest…

  • 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…

  • Where to shop for healthy ingredients in The Netherlands?

    Two days ago I received an e-mail from a reader (yey!) about which ingredients in regular supermarkets fall into the category of truly healthy. Although I buy my groceries in The Netherlands all the time, it is a bit of a challenge to summarise it all in one post. But, there’s no end without a beginning, so here I try to start this new era of posts about how to buy healthy ingredients. For starters, here are a few guidelines on how to know how to make healthier choices in the Dutch supermarkets: 1. Consider finding a regular provider of organic vegetables. If you live in the west of The…

  • Tauge & Cabbage Stir-fry

    THIS STIR-FRY DISH is tasty, simple, quick and healthy. It’s perfect as weeknight comfort food, while also being low in calories and very low in cholesterol. HAVE YOU EVER SEEN A pointy cabbage at your supermarket? I love the flavor it brings to this dish! I sometimes cannot seem to find it at my supermarket though, but then Chinese cabbage makes for a perfect substitute. TAUGE & CABBAGE STIR-FRY Serves 2. Prep time: 15 minutes. Pointy cabbage, 1 , cut in stripes Tauge (bean sprouts), 100g, washed Garlic, 1 clove, finely minced Cucumber, one half, cut into halves and thinly sliced Red chili pepper, 1 , finely chopped Sesaome oil, 2  tbsp, for…