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Gnocchi (pronounced “nyo-kee” and derived from the German word for “knuckle”) are tasty little dumplings, and one of Italy’s oldest pastas, dating back to the 12th century. Traditional ingredients vary from region to region, with recipes including potatoes, flour, semolina, ricotta cheese, spinach, and even bread crumbs

Berries are rich in polyphenols, a class of phytonutrients which in addition to their potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects may improve brain function by preventing cell death, enhancing communication, repairing damaged tissue and encouraging the growth of new brain cells.

Fresh #apricots are well-suited for low-fat diets because they are particularly rich in #fiber, especially insoluble, which absorbs water and helps contribute to a feeling of fullness. Their fragrant aroma alone makes fresh apricots a dieter’s delight.

Millions of women suffer from an underactive metabolism, also known as hypothyroidism, which often goes undiagnosed. This results in fatigue, weight gain and simply feeling like you’ve run out of gas. Hypothyroidism accounts for more than 6 percent of miscarriages and can be cause for learning disabilities in the child. Treating a low thyroid is both safe and easy during pregnancy. The earlier it is treated the better

A 2012 study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that #apples were linked with a lower risk of developing type 2 #diabetes because of a class of #antioxidants, #anthocyanins, that are also responsible for red, purple and blue colors in fruits and veggies.

Washing your hands is the most effective thing you can do to protect yourself against a number of infectious diseases, such as influenza and the common cold. Not only will it help keep you healthy, it will help prevent the spread of infectious diseases to others.

When to wash your Hands ( Not Exhaustive )

- Before, during, and after cooking
- Before and after caring for someone who is sick.
- After blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
- After using the toilet.
- After touching an animal or animal waste.
- After touching garbage.
- Before treating your wounds and after touching a sick or injured person
- After cooking raw meat or poultry.
- After changing diapers or cleaning up a child who has used the toilet.