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David Evans

Independent Health Researcher

Wednesday, 28 April 2010

Margarine, cookies [biscuits], cake, and white bread are significantly associated with higher risks of heart disease

This post includes a summary of a study published in the Lancet 1993 Mar 6;341(8845):581-5 and a recipe for cabbage roast.

Nutrition and Physical Degeneration
Study title and authors:
Intake of trans fatty acids and risk of coronary heart disease among women.
Willett WC, Stampfer MJ, Manson JE, Colditz GA, Speizer FE, Rosner BA, Sampson LA, Hennekens CH.
Channing Laboratory, Department of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts.

This study can be accessed at:
Willett concluded that margarine, cookies [biscuits], cake, and white bread (processed or high sugar foods) were each significantly associated with higher risks of heart disease.

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Recipe of the day

Cabbage Roast - Glatt Kosher Chuck Pot Roast
Food Mall: Beef Chuck Pot Roast

1 beef chuck pot roast
1 yellow onion, sliced
10 garlic cloves
1 head green cabbage, sliced
6-7 thyme branches
1 cup chicken broth
Sea salt and black pepper

Sprinkle the pot roast all over with salt and pepper and sear in a skillet on all sides until brown (about 4 minutes per side). While the roast is searing, cut up the onion and place in the bottom of the slow cooker along with whole garlic cloves. Slice up an entire head of green cabbage and set aside. Once the roast has seared, place on top of the onions and garlic in the slow cooker, put the thyme branches on top of the roast, cover the roast with the cabbage, and add the chicken stock. Cook on low for 8 hours or until the meat is falling apart.

Cabbage Roast