In a study of diners at an Italian restaurant, some tables we given forks holding 20% more food than the restaurant’s regular utensils. With the big forks, diners got the sense that they were fulfilling their hunger faster because they saw that food had disappeared more quickly from their plates. With today’s fast paced society, there isn’t the time to take the small bites that grandma advised us to, so a larger fork may be beneficial in helping control overconsumption.

LARGE FORKFULS ARE MORE FULFILLING

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/health/new-health/health-nutrition/nutrition-features/want-to-eat-less-use-a-big-fork/article2097511/

HOW SWEET IT IS!

The new sweet alternative, coconut sugar, is harvested from unopened coconut blossoms in Thailand and takes the form of a thick brown liquid sap. Coconut sugar is low on the glycemic index (35), rich in potassium, magnesium,

zinc and iron. It’s as sweet as sugar with a caramel-like taste. This sugar is not to be confused with Palm sugar that comes from the sap of the same tree.

http://www.naturalnews.com/032855_coconut_sugar_natural_sweeteners.html

MAGNESIUM: THE MISSING LINK

While making sure there is enough Vitamin D in one’s diet is important, it is just as important to supplement your Vitamin D intake with adequate amounts of Magnesium to ensure the maximum benefits. Magnesium converts Vitamin D into its active form, so that it can assist in calcium absorption by the bones, help prevent osteoporosis, some forms of arthritis and kidney stones.

http://www.nutritionnews.com/health/magnesium-deficiency-reduces-effectiveness-of-vitamin-d-in-disease-prevention/

BREWING THE PERFECT CUP

According to Ken Davids, editor of Coffee Review, there are three mainstay ways to a better brew. First, buy top quality coffee; whole beans rather than the ground type found canned in the grocery store. Second, use clean, odour-free, filtered, but not distilled water (maybe filtered from the tap). Finally, transfer it into a thermal carafe to keep it hot; leaving it on the coffeemaker will cause it to burn. There you have it! Mix 2 tbsps of ground coffee with 175ml of water per cup and voila!

news.yahoo.com

76 PERCENT

Percentage of people that believe wine can be good for your heart. But, only 30% know that this means one glass a day for women, and two glasses a day for men.

680news.com

EASY HIGH FIBRE BREAKFAST

www.mayoclinic.com

One and a half cups of cooked oatmeal provides 6 grams of soluble fibre; add an apple or pear and voila, three to five grams of fibre extra! Soluble fibre can reduce the absorption of cholesterol into your bloodstream. Five to 10 grams or more a day decreases your total and low-density lipoprotein (LDL), the “bad” cholesterol. To mix it up a little, try steel-cut oatmeal or cold cereal made with oatmeal or oat bran.

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