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4 Reasons Why You Should Eat Pears

Already tired of eating the same fruit over and over again? Does pineapples, watermelons, or strawberries taste bland already? It’s time to tweak your diet and explore other healthy fruits!

Our star for today is the miraculous fruit, the Pears!

4 Reasons Why You Should Eat PearsA fresh and delectable pear is rich in fiber that mainly aids in weight loss. It also contains a great source of vitamins and minerals that improves our health. Here are other exceptional reasons as to why you should eat more pears.

1. Weight Loss
Pears may be tiny in terms of size, but you must not underestimate its fiber content. One medium-sized pear offers up to 6 grams of fibers, and you’re already halfway of meeting your daily requirement of 25-30 grams of fiber. Fiber regulates the transportation of sugar to your bloodstream, making you feel fuller for a long period of time and decreases the risks of binge-eating.

2. Rich in Minerals
Pears contain vitamin C, K, B2, B3, B6, and folate for nursing or expecting moms. Pears are really great for you and your baby’s development. It’s also rich in minerals like calcium, magnesium, potassium, and vitamin C. These minerals are antioxidants that reduce your risk on breast cancer, heart disease, and type 2 diabetes.

3. Hypoallergic Fruit
The great thing about pears is that it can be eaten by anyone, even with those people who have food sensitivities and allergies. Eating pears won’t have any adverse effects.

4. Reduces Blood Pressure
Quercetin is an antioxidant found in the skin of pears. It is known to reduce blood pressure and is beneficial for cancer prevention, so don’t waste those peels! Eat them! In fast metabolism diet, you can have Asian Pears and Pears in P1 while Prickly Pears in P3.

They say, ” an apple a day, keeps the doctor away”. But now, it seems like pears have taken the crown for it has far better benefits than apples. Pears are rarely heard when it comes to nutritional health tips, but they do offer a lot of amazing health benefits that shouldn’t be taken for granted. Start incorporating pears in your diet now and reap its amazing health benefits.

Delectable Roasted Turkey with Apple – Phase 1

Thanksgiving Day won’t be complete without our star menu, the Turkey! It has been our practice to feature Turkey recipes every year and this time around, we are featuring a Delectable Roasted Turkey with Apple recipe!

Filled with a rich flavoring of heavenly spices and aromatic scent of apple and ground cinnamon, this dish will surely become one of the requested recipes of your family members!

Delectable Roasted Turkey with Apple - Phase 1

Ingredients:

  • 1 (14 to 16 pound) frozen young turkey

For the brine:

  • 1 cup sea salt
  • 1/2 cup stevia
  • 1-gallon vegetable stock
  • 1 tablespoon black peppercorns
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons allspice berries
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons chopped ginger
  • 1 gallon heavily iced water

For the aromatics:

  • 1 red apple, sliced
  • 1/2 onion, sliced
  • 1 ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup water
  • 4 sprigs rosemary
  • 6 leaves sage

Instructions:

2 to 3 days before roasting:

  1. Begin thawing the turkey in the refrigerator or in a cooler kept at 38 degrees F.
  2. Combine the vegetable stock, sea salt, stevia, black peppercorns, allspice berries, and chopped ginger in a large stockpot over medium-high heat. Stir occasionally to dissolve solids and bring to a boil.
  3. Remove the brine from the heat, cool to room temperature, and refrigerate.Early on the day or the night before you’d like to eat:
  4. Combine the brine, water and ice in the 5-gallon bucket. Place the thawed turkey (with innards removed) breast side down in brine. If necessary, weigh down the turkey to ensure it is fully immersed, cover, and refrigerate or set in cool area for 8 to 16 hours, turning the bird once half way through brining.
  5. Preheat the oven to 500 degrees F. Remove the turkey from brine and rinse inside and out with cold water. Discard the brine.
  6. Place the bird on roasting rack inside a half sheet pan and pat dry with paper towels.
  7. Combine the apple, onion, ground cinnamon, and 1 cup of water in a microwave-safe dish and microwave on high for 5 minutes.
  8. Add steeped aromatics to the turkey’s cavity along with the rosemary and sage.
  9. Roast the turkey on lowest level of the oven at 500 degrees F for 30 minutes. Insert a probe thermometer into thickest part of the breast and reduce the oven temperature to 350 degrees F.
  10. Set the thermometer alarm (if available) to 161 degrees F. A 14 to 16-pound bird should require a total of 2 to 2 1/2 hours of roasting.
  11. Let the turkey rest, loosely covered with foil or a large mixing bowl for 15 minutes before carving.
  12. Served. Enjoy eating!

Pork Tenderloin with Juicy Apples – Phase 1

A unique way to prepare your pork is to match it with apples. This Pork Tenderloin with Juicy Apples is a perfect starter!Tender Pork Chops with Juicy Apples

The apples and pork blend well together in a meal– you won’t  even need to put gravy for your pork (even for a pork roast). You can add stevia to have more sweetness and you will have a healthier version of a caramelized pork chop!

Ingredients

  • 1/4 – 1/2 pork tenderloin
  • 3 apples, sliced
  • 1 large onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/3 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper

Serving: 4

Instructions

  1. In a lightly greased skillet over medium heat, cook the pork tenderloin for 8 – 10 minutes on each side, or until browned
  2. Remove the pork tenderloin and set aside.
  3. Using the same skillet, combine the apples, onions and water.
  4. Return the pork tenderloin to the pan and place on top of the onion mixture.
  5. Drizzle the apple cider vinegar over the pan and season to taste with salt and pepper.
  6. Simmer, covered, for 3 – 5 minutes.
  7. Pork tenderloin are done when the internal temperature is 145 degrees F.
  8. Allow the pork to rest for 3 minutes, then serve hot.

 

Blueberry Zucchini Smoothie – Phase 3

Explore another blueberry recipe. Combined with Zucchini, it got me thinking how it would taste. But regardless, I’m sharing this because of its health benefits like healthy fats, it would also add some thrill to your menu. Try this rich-filling and refreshing Blueberry Zucchini smoothie.

Blueberry Zucchini Smoothie

This smoothie is a great source of fiber, manganese, antioxidants and other vitamins that adds more amazing combination in this blended creation.

Ingredients

Serves: 1

Toppings

  • 1 tbs almond butter
  • 1 tbs wild blueberries

Directions

Blend all of the ingredients until smooth. Top with almond butter and wild blueberries.

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