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Umami, the fifth taste

Umami….the fifth taste.  It is directly connected to the brains pleasure center.  Want to know why everyone loves pizza?   Tomatoes & cheese are major triggers of umami.   Add mushrooms & you have an umami trifecta!  Mother’s milk is filled with umami, fat & sugar…..now you understand that blissful look on baby’s face!  MSG is the

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The more color, the more nutrients!

From book: Eating on the Wild Side
By Jo Robinson

Tomatoes: Here is what you need to know. 

“Raw tomatoes are good for you but cooked tomatoes are akin to medicine. “
Cooking develops the lycopene.  Just 30 minutes of cooking doubles lycopene.

I know you want to know how to choose the right tomatoes as it is the season, & I will get to that.  Meanwhile, some really good news:

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Nutrition & Food Research

From book: Eating on the Wild Side
By Jo Robinson

This new reesearch based on 6000 plus scientific studies.  Over 400 generations, we eliminated nutrients & replaced our once-wild fruits & vegetables with better-tasting, easy-to-harvest varieties that are full of starch & sugar, but lack the vitamins, minerals, & polypohenols of the original wild versions.

Current sweet corn has the same impact on your blood sugar as eating a Snickers bar or a doughnut.

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