|Chocolate ANZAC / Coconut Oat Oreo Cookies|
Breakfast: Rolled oats with raisins, coconut, sunflower seeds and flax seeds
Lunch: Mexican spiced chicken and chickpea sandwich
Dinner: Roasted parsnip with sautéed spinach
Baking/sweets: Chocolate ANZAC / Coconut Oat Oreo Cookies
I love ANZAC cookies in its original form and have been hesitant to make drastic changes since the original cookies are great. If it ain't broken don't fix it. I finally decided to give chocolate ANZAC cookies a try. The cookies ended up being quite different from ANZAC cookies, probably because I used a lot of cocoa powder. They didn’t remind me of ANZAC cookies at all, they actually reminded me more of Oreo cookies, a coconut oat version. They are wonderful to say the least.
These cookies are really delicate, you need to handle them with more care than a new born baby!
The recipe is available here.
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Source: Science Daily
There are plenty of discussions and recommendations on what is the healthiest diet. Biologists at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology have come up with a different approach, by studying genes. Scientists fed slightly overweight people different diets, and studied the effect of this on gene expression. Gene expression is a term I could not understand but here is the definition “it refers to the process where information from a gene's DNA sequence is translated into a substance, like a protein, that is used in a cell's structure or function.”
The scientists found that a diet with 65% carbohydrates, which often is what the average Norwegian eats, causes a number of classes of genes to work overtime. This affects not only the genes that cause inflammation in the body, but also genes associated with all the major lifestyle-related diseases.
The main suggestions contained in the article were:
- Eating several small and medium-sized meals throughout the day is important. Don't skip breakfast and don't skip dinner
- One-third of every meal should be carbohydrates, one-third protein and one-third fat
- Instead of light products, we should eat real mayonnaise and sour cream, have real cream in your sauce and eat oily fish
- Both low-carb and high-carb diets are wrong
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