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November 21, 2010

Use Food to Banish Pain

Filed under: alternative medicine, Food, natural remedies, naturopathy, pain, recipe, Uncategorized — moneysavingcookbook @ 8:32 am

Research has shown that food can help to fight pain naturally.  There’s certainly the comfort factor from eating, but certain foods have been shown to reduce inflammation, much like ibuprofen, but without the side effects.

Oranges were found to be particularly potent, with effects seen from drinking as little as one glass of freshly squeezed orange juice. Omega-3, such as from oily fish and some nuts and seeds also fought inflammation, with the omega-3 from fish oil being particularly potent.

Grapes contain resveratrol, which was found to block the specific cyclooxygenase enzyme that causes inflammation and pain, much like aspirin and ibuprofen, but without causing damage to the stomach lining.

Of course, you need to eat up your anti-oxidant-rich foods, like cabbages, tomatoes and avocados, for a variety of health reasons,  including pain management.

Nuts and seeds also have beneficial effects, as some nuts provide tryptophan, which has been shown to reduce pain sensitivity. It is also found in some dairy products and lentils.

Our rice and lentils recipe in The Money-Saving Cookbook, which uses lentils, dairy and sunflower oil, is a good place to start.

Adopting healthier eating habits can help with managing pain, and will provide overall benefits in the long run.


November 20, 2010

Up Early? Eggs For Breakfast

Filed under: Food, Money, Saving, Time, Uncategorized — moneysavingcookbook @ 8:22 am

Up early? Eating eggs for breakfast helps keep hunger at bay and reduces calorie consumption throughout the day. To save money, buy the value packs of eggs available in most large supermarkets, or get your own hen 🙂

November 19, 2010

Time Is Money

Filed under: Food, Money, Saving, Time, Uncategorized — Tags: , , , , , — moneysavingcookbook @ 12:37 pm

The old adage, “time is money” is certainly true when it comes to food. Often, a tiny bit of convenience amounts to a large increase in the cost of food. You can make big savings by simply skipping the convenience and spending a few extra minutes in the kitchen. Usually, this also means you get to exercise greater control over what goes into your food, and the number of additives and preservatives you end up consuming. Check The Money-Saving Cookbook for great recipes to start saving on food today.

November 18, 2010

Introducing The Money-Saving Cookbook Blog

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , , , , , , , , — moneysavingcookbook @ 4:26 pm


This is the first post in The Money-Saving Cookbook blog. The blog will be a place to showcase the book and the values it promotes: value, economy, good nutrition, taste, great recipes, good food and saving money. We invite you to share your own ideas on saving money on food here and on our Facebook page. In addition to the cookbook, which has some easy original recipes, all of which can be created with spare change and can feed a family, we have a 2011 calendar with pictures of food, glorious food. We look forward to a long, mutual participation and sharing of ideas on ways to save money on food.


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