British Blue Cheeses

The most well-known blue cheese in Britain is stilton and of course, there is a white stilton cheese too. Stilton cheeses have a Certification Trade Mark and they can only be made in the English counties of Leicestershire, Derbyshire, and Nottinghamshire. It has never been produced in the town of Stilton, which is in Cambridgeshire. The best blue stilton should be crumbly, not hard.

Other famous British blue cheeses are Wensleydale, Shropshire blue, and Cheshire blue. However, there are many more that are produced all over the UK. They can be made from cows milk, ewe’s milk or goats milk. Dovedale is made with cow’s milk, while Harbourne blue is made with goat’s milk. One of the cheeses made from ewe’s milk is the Scottish cheese, Lanark Blue.

One of the Welsh blue cheeses is Perl Las (Blue Pearl in English), which won the gold medal in 2015 at the World Cheese Awards. This is a special blue cheese which is handmade with sea salt rubbed into its rind, rather than it being placed in brine like so many other cheeses. It has a mild taste, so perhaps even those who profess not to like blue

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Milk For Smoothies

Since veganism and vegan diets have become more popular lately, many people have found substitutes for foods that others eat. Soy milk and tofu can be great in place of dairy milk or some meats. But soy is a food that people on a whole foods diet prefer to avoid. If you are trying to follow both diets several great alternative include almond milk, rice milk, or coconut milk.

Almond milk adds a creamy consistency and adds a great nutty taste to smoothies. It is a great substitute for soy or dairy milk if you are on a vegan and whole food diet. Almond milk, and other nut based milks like cashew milk, can be found at many grocery stores. Remember to shake any of these nut based milks before using them. Almond, cashew and other nut milks are also a great source of protein, something many people on a vegan diet struggle to get enough of. Because of its nutty flavor, almond milk is good in drinks and deserts but is generally something to avoid for savory dishes.

Another dairy substitute is rice milk. Strange as it may sound, rice milk does exist. It is

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Raw Nut Milk

Raw nut milk has been used for hundreds of years. It has recently come into the mainstream as diets such as vegetarian, vegan, and eating raw foods has become widely acknowledged for all the health benefits. This milk can be purchased at your local store, especially health food stores, or even made right at home. You can find many links on how to properly prepare your own nutty milk online. This milk is a dairy alternative for those who do not drink milk for personal reasons or have allergies or intolerance.

Raw nut milk is an excellent source of added nutrients to your everyday diet. It is much better to drink than common dairy milk and doesn’t hold all the added fat or sugars that ordinary cow’s milk does. And because you can make milk for just about any kind of nut you can think of, this adds great flavor to your everyday diet; you no longer have to use just one type of milk in your cooking, but can learn the different flavors of several different milks to see which one you like best.

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Benefits of Almond Milk

It has a unique taste. It is very light, crisp, and nutty. A good use for it would be to add it to your coffee or wheat cream for a pleasant morning treat.

The human body receives some more of the benefits of almond milk. These benefits are easily achieved by people who need to increase potassium and magnesium levels in their body through a change in their diets. It also benefits people that drink it by giving them a very high level of vitamin E. People can drink it in to keep their skin looking young and beautiful.

The nutrients of this drink are natural ones and have even been found to be better for you than soy milk. Soy milk has more sugar than its counterpart. Even for those who can not drink it, almond milk extract is a tasty alternative. The coolest thing about it is that it is even safe for people suffering from milk allergies.

Another one of the benefits of almonds is more on the useful side of its practicality. Being different from other dairy products, it doesn’t need to stay at a cold temperature. Almond milk has easy

Milk is Good For You

Milk is More Filling than Junk Food

A piece of candy and a glass of low fat milk may have the same calorie count, but most people would choose the milk if they had to choose the healthy option. That’s because milk is good for you, and at the same time it provides a feeling of satisfaction, because it fills you up. If you include dairy products, including milk, in your everyday diet, then you are likely to feel fuller and therefore not eat as much.

What Makes Milk such a good Fat Buster!

Milk is high in calcium and vitamins D and E. There are also chemicals in milk which fight fat, and are important in helping your body to regulate its metabolism. The result is reduced body fat, particularly in your mid-section, which is where excess fat is often stored. Milk has also been found to increase muscle and speed up weight loss. One study showed that women who drank a glass or more of fat free milk each day, as part of their normal diet, lost around six pounds a year on average. So imagine that you consumed dairy products three times

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Medicinal Value of Milk

  • First, to inhibit tumor
    Milk and dairy products contain a substance called as CLA (conjugated linoleic acid), which can effectively destroy the free radicals that may lead to cancer. What’s more, it can quickly combine with the cell membrane, making the cells in the state of defending the invasion of the carcinogenic substances, thereby playing a role in cancer prevention. In addition, the calcium contained in milk can effectively destroy the carcinogens in the intestinal tract, make them decomposed and changed into non-carcinogenic substances, and excrete them out of the body. The vitamin A, vitamin B2 and vitamin D contained in milk all have some preventive effect against gastric cancer and colon cancer.
  • Second, to tranquilize and allay excitement
    Italian researchers found out that, the sedative effect of milk comes from an element which can inhibit the excitement of the nervous system. Experts believe that, in addition to milk, soybeans, cereals and other foods also have a significant sedative effect. As a result, it is suggested that, when you feel upset or annoyed, you can drink a large glass of milk. Drinking a glass of milk before bedtime can improve your sleep.
  • Third, to care and
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Drink Weight Loss Smoothies

Losing weight by drinking weight loss smoothies is an alternative to heavy dieting or starving. These smoothies can pump something into your regime. They help people lose weight because they will still fill up people’s stomachs but they do not give many calories. This is what the trick is because you can just drink little but then the smoothies act as filler that keeps you feeling full when in fact you are not. When you eat or drink food fillers, the tendency is the same, you tend to eat less but then you tend to feel much fuller without adding any extra calorie on your diet requirement.

These weight loss smoothies are not made up of full cream milk, instead the smoothies are made of low fat or skim milk. Also less sugar or no sugar at all is used in these smoothies that make it perfect for dieting. These smoothies are made of fresh fruits like bananas, blueberries, strawberries, apples and fresh vegetables like carrots and tomatoes.

Depending on your taste, you can choose from a variety of fruit options. Like most fresh fruits, these smoothies contain vitamins that your body needs despite the need

Enjoy The Finest Cup of Green Tea

The Water

An important role in making the perfect cup of tea is the quality of water. The quality of water will affect the way the flavours in the tea leaves dissolve and therefore affects the quality of the tea. Lu Yu said “spring water was best, followed by river water, and then well water”. The amount of minerals in the water seems to have been an important consideration. However, for most people nowadays the problem is that it’s practically impossible to find such “natural” water that is unpolluted. As for tap water, that is often highly chlorinated. The best option therefore is one of the various types of bottled spring water.

Tea Culture

Drinking Tea is an exquisite and traditional ancient Culture that has lasted for over 5000 years; drinking Tea is indeed a Way of Life. Enjoy the ritual of preparing it as much as drinking it. Drink the tea with all your senses; sight, touch; taste; and smell. They all play an important part in the tea drinking experience.

Instructions on how to prepare a nice cup of green tea:

  • Use fresh cold water. If you are using tap water,
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Green Tea Extract

Just as in green tea, the extract is loaded with plant nutrients called phytochemicals. They’re among some of nature’s strongest and most beneficial substances. The anti-oxidant rich phytochemicals, powerfully defend against the damages caused by free radicals in our bodies.

The free radicals are ‘missing a screw’; literally, they have an unpaired electron, which makes them unstable. They form fast chain reactions and can destabilize other molecules – that’s not good for us. The anti-oxidants found in Green Tea Extract neutralize the free radicals, and in so doing provide a number of noted benefits including: treating headaches, correcting poor digestion, and lowering cholesterol. Not only does the extract provide anti-oxidants, but studies have shown that our blood’s capacity for holding anti-oxidants increases. Not only do we get the healthy nutrients in the extract, but also our bodies are able to hold more – it’s like a Power-Up!

Another benefit from Green Tea Extract is increased metabolism, and therefore, weight loss. Green Tea DOES have caffeine, and you might be inclined to think that’s what raises the rate of metabolism, and gives more energy. However, a study was done where the same amount of caffeine as is

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Choose a Decent Tea Pot

Potted history

Pottery from China caused a sensation when the English first saw it – the quality was far superior to any European equivalent. Hence they named it ‘china’, and the name remains to this day. The first teapots came from China, the home of tea, and were introduced to Europe in the 17th century. They tended to be small individual pots, with tiny matching cups. These days you can buy any kind of teapot imaginable, from novelty china pots to elegant silver or even cheap aluminium. But what makes an indispensable teapot?

Choosing your pot

The ‘fat old brown betty’ pot is found in most homes, and is used many times a day. It’s a functional teapot – the dark colour won’t show staining from the tannin and the rounded shape gives the leaves space to swirl around and release their flavor. When choosing a pot for everyday black tea, consider these points:

  • Does it look appealing? Half of the comforting aspect of drinking tea is in the sight of a favorite pot, with it’s plump curves and solid lines.
  • Tap the pot with your finger. The clay should be bright and
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