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Russian Turnip Soup


  • 1 lb. beef (with bones)
  • 1/4 lb. ham
  • 1 lb. turnip (tuber), cubed
  • 8 oz. sauerkraut juice
  • 2 onions, cut in slices across the layers
  • 1 sprig of parsley, root and greens, chopped
  • 8 peppercorns, whole
  • 1 t dried marjoram
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 T fresh baby dill, chopped (to garnish)
  • Salt (to taste)
  • Sour cream (optional)

  • Place beef, ham and spices in a large saucepan with 2 liters of boiling water; simmer for 1 1/2 hours.  Add the vegetables and sauerkraut juice; boil 1 hour more or until vegetables are soft. Serve with sour creams and fresh dill.

    Carbohydrates (net) in a 1 1/2-cup serving: 6 grams

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    A: The term Functional Foods is used to describe foods with added ingredients proved of being capable to produce certain health benefits...

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    Out of various vegetables, fruits, nuts, and whole grains, many are very good for you. But some are better than others and some are so good that not only feed you but can heal and prevent diseases.

    When a food is researched well enough and recognized as providing health benefits beyond basic nutrition (being healing and protective) - it is officially put on list of functional foods.

    Here's a sample list of official functional foods:

  • apples
  • beef
  • cheese
  • berries
  • broccoli
  • carrots
  • chocolate
  • cinnamon
  • citrus
  • cocoa
  • collards
  • corn
  • cranberries
  • cruciferous vegetables (like cabbage and lettuce)
  • eggs (especially yolk)
  • flax seeds
  • garlic
  • grapes
  • honey
  • leeks
  • fish oils - e.g., sardines for your snack
  • lamb - e.g., cold cuts
  • oat
  • onions
  • peanuts
  • pears
  • psyllium husk - add it to your snack shakes
  • red grapes
  • rolled oats - e.g., as oat bars
  • rye - e.g., as whole rye bread or crackers
  • salmon
  • scallions
  • soy - e.g., soy nuts for your snack
  • spinach
  • strawberries
  • tea
  • tomatoes
  • tuna
  • walnuts
  • wheat
  • wheat bran
  • whole grains
  • wine
  • yogurt

  • Tanya Zilberter, PhD

    By Jeff Wooten

    eDiets Contributor

    To get the support and assistance you need to drop those extra pounds, check out all thateDiets has to offer!

    Three ways to lose an EXTRA pound of fat (at a minimum) each month!

    By "extra," I mean aside from the fat you will already lose as a result of your daily exercise regimen. What I am talking about here is making a small change in your lifestyle to lose a ton (well, maybe not quite that much) of weight over the course of a few months.

    So how do you do this? If you read my e-book, The 10 Most Notorious Fitness Myths of All Time (...So Far!), you will recall I mentioned that we burn on average about 100 calories per mile, whether we walk or run that mile. You can use this fact to your advantage.

    The question then is how can you easily put on extra miles? It really isn't very difficult at all. All you have to do is set a goal of walking an extra mile each day. Not all at once, but throughout the day. To do this, simply change your daily habits. Consider doing the following:

    1. Park in the back of the parking lots whenever you go out. This simple little trick not only racks up the mileage with minimal extra effort on your behalf, but it also can save you a lot of potential headaches. If you notice, many of the people that park in the spaces close to the door are very selfish. They fight like cats for those spaces, and they will wait forever for someone to pull out of a close space. You've seen them. They will hold up traffic for several minutes waiting for the person to relinquish that cherished close space.

    Meanwhile, there can be many free spaces in the back. No one wants those spaces because it means extra walking. Believe me, you can park in the next parking lot and still be in the building long before the person that circles around waiting for that close space. Also, the door dings tend to happen in the spaces close to the door. Is there a correlation here?

    2. Take the stairs instead of the elevators. I know it is tempting to ride the vertical car, but just stay focused on your goal. Remember, you are looking to change your lifestyle. This means you must "waste" energy throughout the day. Taking the stairs is one way to do this in a big way! When you take the stairs you are using your largest muscles (your legs and back) and getting back dividends!

    3. When you are working, take a break and walk around for just a few minutes. If you took four or five breaks during your work day and took a leisurely walk for just five minutes each time, you would have walked an extra mile!

    Now, if you make these three simple changes in your daily life, you will easily cover an extra mile or so each day. And that is a very conservative number. The fact is, it would more likely be several miles each day. However, if you covered just a little over one mile each day by making these three simple changes, it would add up to one pound of fat in a month! And that is fat that you will lose outside of your normal training.

    So, follow this training advice and make these simple changes. It will pay off big time!

    Jeff Wooten is a certified fitness trainer, certified specialist in martial arts conditioning and a licensed massage therapist. Jeff trains his clients in Raleigh, North Carolina, where he integrates personal training, martial arts techniques and bodywork therapy for a truly unique fitness experience.


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