Green Beans with Almonds and Thyme Recipe

Ingredients 1Kg of (fresh or frozen) green beans, trimmed ¼ cup butter 1 Tbsp Dijon mustard 1 teaspoon garlic salt 2 Tbsp chopped fresh thyme 1/3 cup slivered almonds, lightly toasted  Method Cook the green beans in a large pot of boiling salted water until just crisp-tender, about 5 minutes. Drain the beans and transfer…

Blood Sugar Levels & High Cholesterol Levels

High Cholesterol Levels More than 16 percent of adults in the Western world have high cholesterol, doubling their risk of getting heart disease. Many factors contribute to elevated cholesterol levels, including your weight, age, intake of fatty foods and family history. Your blood sugar levels also influence your cholesterol if you have high glucose.  Definition…

Caffeine, Artificial Sweeteners & Weight Loss

Artificial Sweeteners  While you may think that switching to artificial, no-calorie sweeteners is an effective means of losing weight, you may not get the results you hoped for. According to the National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive and Kidney Diseases, sugar substitutes may actually cause you to gain weight. Caffeine, on the other hand, may increase…