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Eggs

Once shunned by dietitians and cardiologists for their high cholesterol content, research now shows that the egg has some pretty incredible benefits ranging from boosting weight loss efforts to protecting your vision. In addition to providing an inexpensive source of high-quality protein, eggs are also an excellent source of the antioxidant mineral selenium and the best source of … [Read more...]

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Whey Protein

Whey is considered a superfood by doctors and fitness fanatics alike. And for good reason. Boost Your Antioxidants... AND Your Metabolism High in protein, whey is believed to be the most thermogenic food on the planet. It is also a great way to boost your body's production of glutathione - a natural detoxifier and anti-aging substance. Whey is the liquid remaining after milk has been curdled … [Read more...]

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Goat Cheese

Goat cheese or chèvre cheese (French for "goat") is a pure white cheese with a pleasantly tart flavor. It is easily distinguished from other cheeses due to its piquant bite. HEALING TIP: Look for organic goat cheese with "Pur chèvre" on the label to ensure that the cheese is made entirely from goat's milk that has not been treated with antibiotics or hormones. … [Read more...]

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Kefir

Kefir is a cultured, enzyme-rich dairy food packed with friendly micro-organisms that help balance your gut flora. The beneficial yeast and friendly bacteria in the kefir culture consume most of the lactose (or milk sugar), making it a more tolerable dairy product for those who are lactose intolerant. Kefir contains several major strains of friendly bacteria not commonly found in yogurt or … [Read more...]

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Swiss Cheese

Despite its name, it was actually American cheesemakers, not Swiss, who modernized Swiss cheese production. Previously, the only way to protect Swiss wheels as they ripened was to allow a hard rind to form. However, with the introduction of plastic packaging, which keeps moisture in but allows carbon dioxide to escape, rindless Swiss cheese in blocks were developed. Swiss is made with part … [Read more...]

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Quail Eggs

With a taste similar to chicken eggs, quail eggs are often used in Chinese cuisine as well as in gourmet dishes. … [Read more...]

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Cream Cheese

Cream Cheese, an American original, became popular around 1880 when factories spread from the Northeast to the rest of the country. At that time, cheesemaking underwent a revolutionary change with the invention of the separator, which made it possible to separate the whey immediately from the hot solids, allowing cheesemakers to pack the curd hot, and the shelf life for the finished cheese … [Read more...]

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Feta Cheese

Feta was first made in Greece from sheep’s or goat’s milk. In the US, it is primarily made from cow’s milk. Cheesemakers refer to Feta as "pickled" because, after formation, it is packed in brine (salt and water). The brine preserves the cheese for approximately six months longer than most fresh cheeses. Feta cheese has a crumbly, firm texture and a tart, salty flavor. HEALING TIP: … [Read more...]

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Fresh Mozzarella

Known as Mozzarella Fresca in Italy where it originated, Fresh Mozzarella was first made with milk from the water buffalo. Hence it’s common name “Buffalo Mozzarella”. Fresh Mozzarella is what is known as a Pasta Filata cheese; the curds are kneaded, then stretched and formed into balls or logs. It is not cured in brine or aged like the low-moisture mozzarella we are most familiar with, but … [Read more...]

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Gorgonzola Cheese

Gorgonzola gets its name from the town located in the Po Valley near Milan where it has been made since A.D. 879. While similar to blue cheese, Gorgonzola is typically produced in flatter wheels than the traditional blue. The sharp flavor in Gorgonzola comes from the blue mold (Penicillium roqueforti) which develops in the characteristic veins and pockets in the cheese. Italian-style … [Read more...]

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