|Dulce de Leche Polenta Fudge|
Breakfast: Rolled oats with kiwifruit, sunflower seeds and flax seeds
Lunch: Curried tuna with rice
Dinner: Pasta salad with pickled vegetables and beans
Baking/sweets: Dulce de Leche Polenta Fudge
The dulce de leche polenta fudge is a low fat or light fudge.
There are many different types of fudge but usually the ingredients include butter, milk and sugar. This dulce de leche polenta fudge has no butter. Perhaps it should not even be called fudge. Maybe dulce de leche polenta sweet or square is a more accurate name. But that’s another issue. Because the dulce de leche polenta fudge contains no butter it does not have that fudgy texture. It is slightly lighter (less dense) and very slightly chewy. Its the polenta that helps to solidify the fudge.
In terms of flavor it is great. The polenta carries through the dulce de leche flavor quite well. The recipe is available here.
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Source: Australian Food News
An interesting research. A study by scientists at the Mayo Clinic, in Arizona, US, suggests that eating too much may double the risk for memory loss in people age 70 and older.
The study involved 1,233 people aged between 70 and 89 and free of dementia. Of those, 163 had Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI).
Participants reported the amount of calories they ate or drank in a food questionnaire and were divided into three equal groups based on their daily caloric consumption. One-third consumed 600 to 1,526 calories per day, one-third 1,526 to 2,143 calories and one-third 2,143 to 6,000 calories per day.
The study’s author, Dr Yonas E. Geda, notes that “2,143 calories per day may double the risk of memory loss. The higher the amount of calories consumed each day, the higher the risk of mild cognitive impairment”.
On a positive note all the persons were aged 70-89, so even though a large part of them over ate, they still crossed the 70 line.