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Polenta Pizza

Categories: Liver & Gall Bladder Damp Heat, Lung Phlegm Heat, Vegetables, Vegetarian

Polenta Pizza Prep time 15 mins Cooking time 75 mins Serves 6 Ingredients: 3 cups cornmeal 5 cups water 2 tsp salt 6 tomatoes 2 large onions 1 small green pepper 4 cloves garlic 6 ounces olives 6 artichoke hearts, quartered 2 handfuls fresh basil 2-3 cups grated cheese Black pepper Method: To make the polenta, put 2 cups of the cornmeal in a heavy bottomed pot and slowly add the water. Stir carefully to avoid lumps. Add the salt and cook on a medium heat for 20-30 minutes. Stir […]

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olives, olive oil, and carotenoids

Categories: Articles, Nutritional Information

What can you tell me about olives, olive oil, and carotenoids? Among their many nutrition benefits, olives contain important amounts of carotenoids. Carotenoids are naturally occurring, fat-soluble pigments that give many whole, natural foods their distinct yellow and orange colors. The best-studied and most famous of the carotenoids is beta-carotene, but hundreds of carotenoids have been identified by scientists and many are also important to our health. Some of the other well-researched carotenoids include alpha-carotene, lycopene, lutein, zeaxanthin, beta-cryptoxanthin, and canthaxanthin. Lutein and zeaxanthin are especially plentiful in olives with […]

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