Well this does not quite have the characteristics associated with ANZAC cookies even though similar ingredients are used. ANZAC cookies are crispy and chewy, these ANZAC biscotti’s are just crispy. But still very very delicious. And if you are calorie or fat conscious, you will notice that there is no butter used in the recipe.
Just like ANZAC cookies, these biscotti’s don’t keep for long. Its difficult to stop eating until they are all gone. The recipe is available here.
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A study published in the British Journal of Nutrition shows that the nutrient combination of calcium and milkfat present in dairy may play a key role in reducing fat absorption and may have the ability to maintain good cholesterol (HDL) while minimizing any increase in bad cholesterol (LDL). In other words milk and other dairy products with a high content of calcium such as cheese, might actually reduce the risk for cardiovascular disease.
In another study it was found that calcium from dairy sources, but not supplements, decreased excess levels of fat in the blood after eating. In other words if you have more dairy calcium in your diet, less fat will be absorbed by the digestive system.
These studies indicate that including calcium from dairy products could assist in weight loss. Scientists are getting smarter it seems.
This could be one of the answers to the French paradox. The French eat lots of fat but don’t have as much heart problems as expected. One common explanation is red wine. Roquefort cheese has also been mentioned because of anti-inflammatory properties which could help guard against cardiovascular disease. Perhaps calcium in blue cheese is also helpful.
I am not suggesting that eating pizzas will help reduce weight.