The Chocolate Fountain - Chocolate Fondue Times Ten

Written by Anthony Tripodi


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There are now home versions ofrepparttar chocolate fountain available. They are nifty little devices that bringrepparttar 142866 luxury ofrepparttar 142867 chocolate fountain right into your home. Chocolate & vegetable oil are melted and poured intorepparttar 142868 appliance's reservoir and that's it. Switchrepparttar 142869 fountain on and you're ready to start dipping. Even clean up is easy because some of these home fountains are dish washer safe.

Chocolate Fondue is an intimate dish best enjoyed by a few friends sitting cozily around a fondue pot. But for larger parties and events,repparttar 142870 chocolate fountain can't be beat. Not only will it bring an elegance to your dessert table but it will also deliver inrepparttar 142871 taste department. Who can resist a delicious chocolate covered treat?

Anthony Tripodi is the webmaster of GoFondue.com - The Home of Fondue. For more information about fondue including recipes, ideas and equipment, visit GoFondue.com


A Background to Dietary Fiber

Written by Brian D. Johnston


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Increasing fiber should be a gradual process sincerepparttar majority of fiber products may cause unpleasant bloating, cramps, gas, and other symptoms especially if they are eaten in large amounts at once. It is best to add one high fiber food at each eating session to judge whetherrepparttar 142738 food causes symptoms or not. For instance, some people who have problems with brown rice may not have problems with apples, oatmeal, whole wheat bread, or other sources of similar fiber.

Many nutrition authorities estimate that 20-35 grams of fiber daily is a desirable intake forrepparttar 142739 average individual. Note thatrepparttar 142740 amount of nutrients can vary in wheat products sincerepparttar 142741 refining of grains remove part ofrepparttar 142742 seed (e.g., bran, endosperm, and germ). Here are some fiber-rich sources:

1 ounce dry-roasted peanuts: 2.2 g 1/2 cup cooked broccoli: 2.2 g 1 potato with skin: 2.5 g 1 slice whole wheat bread: 2.8 g 1 cup carrots: 3.0 g 1/2 large grapefruit: 3.1 g 1 apple: 3.5 g 1 cup cooked long-grain brown rice: 3.3 g 1 cup cooked instant oatmeal: 3.5 g 3 cups air-popped popcorn: 3.7 g 1 pear: 4.3 g _ cup raisins: 4.5 g 1 cup of whole wheat spaghetti cooked: 5 g 1 cup baked beans: 7.0 g _ cup of chickpeas: 7 g 1 cup boiled lentils: 7.9 g 1 serving bran cereal: 11 g

Here are different sources of fiber and their uses inrepparttar 142743 body:

CELLULOSE: Fruit legumes, nuts, oat bran, seeds, whole grains, and vegetables. Adds bulk to stool to reduce constipation; oat bran lowers cholesterol; may help control blood sugar; helps weight loss by displacing kcalories.

GUMS: Algae, barley, fruits, legumes, oats, seaweed, seeds, and vegetables. Adds bulk to stool to reduce constipation; may lower blood cholesterol; helps control blood sugar; helps weight loss by displacing kcalories.

HEMICELLULOSE: Fruits, legumes, nuts, oat bran, seeds, whole grains, and vegetables. Adds bulk to stool to reduce constipation; oat bran lowers cholesterol; may help control blood sugar; helps weight loss by displacing kcalories.

LIGNINS: Woody parts of bran, fruit skins, nuts, seeds, whole grains and vegetables. Adds bulk to stool to reduce constipation; may lower blood cholesterol; may help control blood sugar; helps weight loss by displacing kcalories.

MUCILAGES: Plant seeds and secretions. Adds bulk to stool to reduce constipation; may lower blood cholesterol; helps control blood sugar; helps weight loss by displacing kcalories.

PECTINS: Algae, barley, fruits, legumes, oats, seaweed, seeds, and vegetables. Adds bulk to stool to reduce constipation; may lower blood cholesterol; helps control blood sugar; helps weight loss by displacing kcalories.

Brian D. Johnston is the Director of Education and President of the I.A.R.T. fitness certification and education institute. He has written over 12 books and is a contributing author to the Merck Medical Manual. An international lecturer, Mr. Johnston wears many hats in the fitness and health industries, and can be reached at info@ExerciseCertification.com. Visit his site at www.ExerciseCertification.com for more free articles.


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