Monday, May 12, 2008

The Electric Vegetable Steamer

Ok,I know what you're thinking. "What in the world does this have to do with antiaging?" Well, it just so happens that steaming, as a cooking method is probably the healthiest way to prepare food next to juicing. Being a guy, I look for the easiest was to do things and I have to tell you that using an electric vegetable steamer is pretty much it.

OK, you it is:

  • Fill the streamer with water

  • Put in the vegetables

  • Set the number of minutes to steam

  • Press the start button

In about 10-15 minutes your steamed vegetables are ready. Now wasn't that easy? Just how I like things, quick, and requiring minimal output of brainpower. A slackers dream!

Want to know THE best product for doing this?

The Oster 5712 Electronic 2-Tier 6.1-Quart Food Steamer

Amazon rated this 4.5 stars after 121 reviews. This thing rocks! You can read more about this impressive little appliance on my site.

Check this out; you will be more than glad you did!

Thursday, May 1, 2008

HDL - new information about the "good cholesterol"

Hello all,

I have finished writing a web page about HDL levels and how to raise them. In researching this topic, I became aware of some new information about HDL that changes the way I have thought about this topic.

Apparently HDL is an "antioxidant" and this explains at least in part it association with a reduced risk of heart disease. I though it odd that the antioxidant status of HDL is something I never heard about in the mainstream media, and it was only through my own research necessitated by my writing a page on it, that I came across this information.

Another bit of information that I found was that a certain amount of saturated fat is needed for the body to make HDL, which suggest that low fat diets in which saturated fat is avoided might have the effect of "lowering" HDL, which is the exact opposite of what you would want.

Fat metabolism is a complex subject and as I aquire new information I will be sharing it with you!