CHATTY'S HELPFUL HINTS
From Reader's Digest for August.and Jean.
1. Did you know you can bake with avocados instead of butter? Over 75 % of the fat in the versatile 'alligator pear' is the healthful kind, and it'll add near 20 vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients to cookie, cake, and muffin recipes. Though the ration may vary slightly by recipe, swap one cup of mashed avocado for one cup of butter.
(Thank you Jean P.)
2.Pick the yellowest ears of corn - you''ll reap 7% of Vitamin A from yellow corn versus from white corn.
3. Cook carrots whole - retain 25% more falcarinol, a cancer-fighting compound, if they aren't chopped before they're boiled.
4. Dice the garlic and let it rest for ten minutes. Heating garlic right away diminishes its anticancer properties.
5. PICK DARK OVER OTHER KINDS OF CHOCOLATE - more than 70 % cacaos. In one study volunteers who ate 3.5 ounces of it every day for a week raised their 'good' HDL cholesterol by 9%.
There is an 86% cocao one - Debbie told me about them.