Beef stroganoff recipes

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Healthy beef stroganoff

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Ingredients

  •  
    2 teaspoons olive oil
  •  
    500g beef fillet, fat trimmed, thinly sliced
  •  
    1 white onion, thinly sliced
  •  
    200g Swiss brown mushrooms, halved or sliced
  •  
    200g button mushrooms, halved or sliced
  •  
    2 garlic cloves, crushed
  •  
    1 teaspoon paprika
  •  
    1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  •  
    200ml salt-reduced beef stock
  •  
    60ml (1/4 cup) reduced-fat sour cream
  •  
    100g baby spinach
  •  
    2 x 250g pkt zucchini noodles
  •  
    Steamed green beans, to serve
  •  
    Baby parsley leaves, to serve

Method

  • Step 1
    Heat half the olive oil in a large non-stick frying pan over high heat. Cook the beef, in 2 batches, for 2 minutes or until golden. Transfer to a plate.
  • Step 2
    Heat the remaining oil in same pan over medium heat. Cook the onion, stirring, for 5 minutes or until softened. Add the mushrooms and increase heat to high. Cook, stirring, for 3-4 minutes or until browned. Add the garlic and paprika and cook, stirring, for 1 minute or until aromatic. Add the Worcestershire sauce and stock and bring to the boil.
  • Step 3
    Reduce heat to low, return the beef to the pan and gently simmer for 1-2 minutes or until heated through. Stir through the cream and spinach and cook until spinach has just wilted.
  • Step 4
    Microwave the zucchini noodles following packet directions. Serve the beef with the zucchini noodles and steamed green beans, and sprinkled with the parsley.

Beef stroganoff

 
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Ingredients

  •  
    2 tablespoons plain flour
  •  
    700g beef rump steak, trimmed, thinly sliced
  •  
    40g butter, chopped
  •  
    1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
  •  
    1 large brown onion, halved, thinly sliced
  •  
    2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  •  
    1/2 teaspoon sweet paprika
  •  
    400g button mushrooms, sliced
  •  
    1/2 cup dry white wine
  •  
    3/4 cup Massel beef style stock
  •  
    2 tablespoons tomato paste
  •  
    3 teaspoons dijon mustard
  •  
    1/4 cup creme fraiche (see note)
  •  
    Cooked fettuccine, to serve
  •  
    Chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley, to serve

Method

  • Step 1
    Place flour and beef in a snap-lock bag. Season with salt and pepper. Shake to coat.
  • Step 2
    Place half the butter and 2 teaspoons oil in a large frying pan. Cook over high heat until bubbling. Add half the beef. Cook, stirring, for 3 to 5 minutes or until browned. Transfer to a plate. Repeat with remaining butter, 2 teaspoons oil and beef.
  • Step 3
    Reduce heat to medium. Heat remaining oil in pan. Add onion and mushroom. Cook, stirring, for 5 minutes or until soft. Add garlic and paprika. Cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Add wine, stock, tomato paste, mustard and beef to pan. Stir to combine. Bring to the boil. Reduce heat to low. Simmer for 5 minutes or until sauce has thickened slightly.
  • Step 4
    Stir in creme fraiche. Serve stroganoff with pasta and parsley.

Speedy beef stroganoff

 
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Ingredients

  •  
    300g dried spiral pasta
  •  
    600g beef rump steak, trimmed, thinly sliced
  •  
    2 tablespoons plain flour
  •  
    2 tablespoons olive oil
  •  
    1 large brown onion, thinly sliced
  •  
    200g button mushrooms, thinly sliced
  •  
    2 garlic cloves, crushed
  •  
    2 teaspoons sweet paprika
  •  
    1 tablespoon tomato paste
  •  
    2 teaspoons dijon mustard
  •  
    2 teaspoons worcestershire sauce
  •  
    1/2 cup Massel beef stock
  •  
    185ml can light and creamy evaporated milk
  •  
    Chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves, to serve

Method

  • Step 1
    Cook pasta in a saucepan of boiling, salted water following packet directions, until tender. Drain.
  • Step 2
    Meanwhile, place steak in a large bowl. Add flour. Season with salt and pepper. Toss to coat.
  • Step 3
    Heat oil in a large, deep frying pan over medium-high heat. Cook beef, in batches, for 2 to 3 minutes or until browned. Transfer to a bowl. Add onion to pan. Cook, stirring, for 5 minutes or until softened. Add mushrooms and garlic. Cook for 5 minutes or until mushrooms are tender.
  • Step 4
    Return beef to pan. Add paprika. Cook for 1 minute or until fragrant. Add tomato paste, mustard, worcestershire sauce and stock. Bring to the boil. Reduce heat to low. Simmer for 5 minutes or until slightly thickened. Remove from heat. Stir in milk. Divide pasta between plates. Spoon over stroganoff mixture. Sprinkle with parsley. Serve.

Cheat’s beef stroganoff skewers

 
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Ingredients

  •  
    500g baby red potatoes, cut into 5mm slices
  •  
    200g button mushrooms, halved
  •  
    1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  •  
    40g sachet beef stroganoff recipe base
  •  
    500g beef strips
  •  
    1 small brown onion, finely chopped
  •  
    1 garlic clove, crushed
  •  
    1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  •  
    300g sour cream
  •  
    150g mixed salad leaves
  •  
    2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh chives

Method

  • Step 1
    Combine potato, mushroom and 1 tablespoon oil in a large bowl. Season with salt and pepper. Heat a chargrill pan on high heat. Cook mushrooms and potato for 4 minutes each side or until tender. Cool 5 minutes.
  • Step 2
    Meanwhile, combine recipe base, beef and 1 tablespoon remaining oil in a medium bowl. Weave beef strips onto 16 small skewers.
  • Step 3
    Heat same chargrill pan on high heat. Cook skewers, in batches, for 2 to 3 minutes, turning, until browned and cooked as desired.
  • Step 4
    Meanwhile, heat remaining oil in a small saucepan on medium-high heat. Cook onion, stirring, for 5 minutes or until just starting to brown. Add garlic and paprika. Cook, stirring, for 30 seconds or until fragrant. Reduce heat to medium-low. Add sour cream. Cook, stirring, for 3 minutes or until smooth and heated through.
  • Step 5
    Combine potato, mushroom and salad leaves on a large serving platter. Top with skewers and chives. Serve with warm dip.

Slow-cooker beef stroganoff

 
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Ingredients

  •  
    1 tablespoon olive oil
  •  
    600g Coles Australian No Added Hormones Beef Chuck Casserole Steaks, cut into 3cm pieces
  •  
    1 brown onion, thickly sliced
  •  
    400g brown mushrooms, thickly sliced
  •  
    2 garlic cloves, crushed
  •  
    3 teaspoons ground paprika
  •  
    1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  •  
    1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  •  
    400g can diced tomatoes
  •  
    1 cup (250ml) beef stock
  •  
    1/2 cup (120g) sour cream
  •  
    2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  •  
    1 tablespoons cornflour
  •  
    375g fettuccine
  •  
    40g butter
  •  
    1/4 cup chopped flat-leaf parsley
  •  
    1 tablespoon coarsely chopped dill

Method

  • Step 1
    Heat half the oil in a large frying pan over high heat. Cook the beef, in 3 batches, turning occasionally, for 5 mins or until brown all over. Transfer to a slow cooker.
  • Step 2
    Heat the remaining oil in the pan. Add onion and mushroom. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 mins or until onion softens slightly. Add the garlic, combined paprika and mustard. Cook for 1 min or until aromatic.
  • Step 3
    Spoon the onion mixture over the beef in the slow cooker. Pour over the tomato and stock. Cook, covered, for 4 hours on high (or 6 hours on low) or until beef is very tender. Add the sour cream and Worcestershire sauce and stir to combine. Combine the cornflour with 1 tbs cold water in a small bowl. Add to the beef mixture and stir to combine. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 mins or until the sauce thickens. Season.
  • Step 4
    Meanwhile, cook the fettuccine in a large saucepan of boiling water following packet directions or until al dente. Drain well. Return the pan to high heat. Add the butter and cook, stirring, for 2-3 mins or until nutty brown. Return the pasta to the pan with the parsley and dill and toss to combine. Season with pepper. Divide fettuccine mixture among serving bowls. Serve with the beef stroganoff.

Beef stroganoff with rice

 
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Ingredients

  •  
    500g beef strips
  •  
    2 teaspoons butter
  •  
    1 small brown onion, halved, thinly sliced
  •  
    1 garlic clove, crushed
  •  
    2 teaspoons sweet paprika
  •  
    250g button mushrooms, sliced
  •  
    250ml (1 cup) hot water
  •  
    1 Massel beef style stock cube, crumbled
  •  
    1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  •  
    1 tablespoon tomato paste
  •  
    300g (1 1/2 cups) white long-grain rice
  •  
    85g (1/3 cup) sour cream
  •  
    1 tablespoon coarsely chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley

Method

  • Step 1
    Heat a large non-stick frying pan over high heat. Add half the beef and cook, stirring, for 3 minutes or until brown. Transfer to a heatproof bowl. Repeat with remaining beef.
  • Step 2
    Melt butter in same pan over medium-high heat until foaming. Add the onion, garlic and paprika and cook, stirring, for 5 minutes or until onion softens. Add the beef, mushrooms, hot water, stock cube, Worcestershire sauce and tomato paste. Bring to the boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer, covered, for 45 minutes or until beef is tender. (To freeze, see note.)
  • Step 3
    Meanwhile, cook rice in a saucepan of salted boiling water following packet directions until tender. (To freeze, see note.)
  • Step 4
    Stir sour cream into beef mixture until just combined. Remove from heat.
  • Step 5
    Place rice in a serving bowl and top with beef stroganoff and parsley.

Easy beef stroganoff

 
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Ingredients

  •  
    2 tablespoons olive oil
  •  
    500g Coles Australian Beef Stir-Fry Strips
  •  
    1 brown onion, finely chopped
  •  
    200g button mushrooms, thinly sliced
  •  
    175g pkt MasterFoods Beef Stroganoff Recipe Base
  •  
    2 teaspoons MasterFoods Italian Herbs
  •  
    2 tablespoons light sour cream
  •  
    375g San Remo Fettuccine
  •  
    2 tablespoons chopped chives
  •  
    Steamed Dutch carrots, to serve
  •  
    Steamed broccolini, to serve

Method

  • Step 1
    Heat half the oil in a large frying pan over medium-high heat. Cook the beef, in 2 batches, for 3-4 mins or until lightly browned. Transfer to a plate.
  • Step 2
    Heat the remaining oil in the pan over medium heat. Cook the onion, stirring, for 3-4 mins or until softened. Add the mushroom and cook, stirring, for 2-3 mins or until mushroom is lightly browned.
  • Step 3
    Stir in the recipe base and herbs. Bring to the boil. Return the beef to the pan. Reduce heat to low. Bring to a simmer. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 8-10 mins or until the beef is tender. Add the sour cream and cook for 1 min or until heated through.
  • Step 4
    Meanwhile, cook the pasta in a large saucepan of salted boiling water following packet directions or until al dente.
  • Step 5
    Divide the pasta evenly among serving bowls. Top with the stroganoff and sprinkle with chives. Season. Serve with the carrots and broccolini.

Creamy chicken stroganoff pie

 
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Ingredients

  •  
    1/4 cup plain flour
  •  
    800g chicken thigh fillets, trimmed, cut into 3cm pieces
  •  
    2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  •  
    1 brown onion, thinly sliced
  •  
    200g button mushrooms, halved
  •  
    3 garlic cloves, crushed
  •  
    1/4 cup brandy (optional)
  •  
    2 teaspoons mild paprika
  •  
    2 tablespoons tomato paste
  •  
    2 teaspoons dijon mustard
  •  
    1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  •  
    1 cup chicken stock
  •  
    2 tablespoons crème fraiche
  •  
    2 tablespoons finely chopped flat-leaf parsley leaves
  •  
    12 sheets filo pastry
  •  
    Olive oil spray
  •  
    Steamed broccolini, to serve

Method

  • Step 1
    Place flour in a large bowl. Add chicken. Toss to coat. Heat half the oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Cook chicken, in batches, stirring occasionally, for 3 to 4 minutes or until browned. Transfer to a bowl.
  • Step 2
    Add remaining oil to pan. Add onion, mushroom and garlic. Cook, stirring, for 5 minutes or until softened. Add brandy, if using. Bring to the boil.
  • Step 3
    Add paprika, paste, mustard and Worcestershire sauce to pan. Cook, stirring, for 1 minute or until combined. Add stock. Bring to the boil. Return chicken to pan, with any juices. Reduce heat to low. Simmer, uncovered, for 30 minutes or until slightly reduced. Remove from heat. Add crème fraiche and parsley. Season with salt and pepper. Stir until smooth and combined. Transfer mixture to a 7-cup-capacity baking dish.
  • Step 4
    Preheat oven to 200C/180C fan-forced.
  • Step 5
    Place 1 sheet of filo pastry on a flat surface. Spray with oil. Top with another sheet. Spray with oil. Cut in half crossways. Scrunch pastry into 2 small bundles and place on top of chicken mixture. Repeat with remaining filo pastry sheets to cover filling. Spray all over with oil. Season with salt. Bake for 25 minutes or until pastry is golden. Serve with steamed broccolini.

Scalloped potato recipes

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Creamy scalloped potato tray bake

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Ingredients

  •  
    2 cups thickened cream
  •  
    2 garlic cloves, crushed
  •  
    4 large red potatoes, very thinly sliced
  •  
    2 teaspoons fresh thyme leaves
  •  
    2/3 cup grated 3 cheese blend (see note)

Method

  • Step 1
    Preheat oven to 220C/200C fan-forced. Grease a 3.5cm-deep, 21cm x 30cm baking tray.
  • Step 2
    Place cream and garlic in a microwave- safe jug. Microwave on HIGH (100%) for 1 minute 30 seconds or until warm.
  • Step 3
    Meanwhile, arrange half the potato, in layers and slightly overlapping, in prepared tray. Sprinkle with half the thyme and cheese. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Step 4
    Pour over half the cream mixture. Arrange remaining potato, in layers and slightly overlapping, on top. Pour over remaining cream mixture. Cover tightly with foil. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until potato is just tender.
  • Step 5
    Uncover. Sprinkle with remaining thyme and cheese. Season with salt and pepper. Bake for a further 15 to 20 minutes or until golden and potato is tender. Serve.

 

Scalloped potatoes

 
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Ingredients

  •  
    4 large potatoes, sliced thinly
  •  
    1/2 pkt french onion soup mix
  •  
    450ml pure cream or light cooking cream

Method

  • Step 1
    Preheat oven to 200C.
  • Step 2
    Layer the potato slices in a casserole baking dish.
  • Step 3
    In a bowl, combine soup mix and cream. Pour over sliced potatoes, making sure they are well covered. Bake in the oven for 45-60 minutes or until top golden brown.

 

Homemade battered potato scallops

 
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Ingredients

  •  
    750g large potatoes
  •  
    2 cups self-raising flour
  •  
    1 teaspoon salt
  •  
    1/4 teaspoon pepper
  •  
    1 3/4 cups soda water
  •  
    1 litre peanut oil (or canola/vegetable oil)
  •  
    2 cups flour, extra, for dipping

Method

  • Step 1
    Wash and peel potatoes> cut into thin slices, about 3mm (1/8 inch) in thickness, dry well.
  • Step 2
    Sift flour, salt and pepper into bowl, make a well in centre, gradually add water, mixing to a fairly thick coating batter; beat until smooth and free of lumps.
  • Step 3
    Coat potato slices lightly with extra flour, shake off excess. Dip each slice into prepared batter, making sure potato slices are well covered. Drain excess batter from each slice before frying.
  • Step 4
    Heat oil in large pan until shimmering. Deep-fry battered potato slices, a few at a time, until lightly golden. Remove from oil, drain on absorbent paper. Increase heat of oil slightly, add the potato scallops, re-fry until rich golden brown. Drain again, sprinkle with salt.

 

Seafood skewers with grilled lettuce and blue cheese dressing

 
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Ingredients

  •  
    1.5kg kipfler potatoes, scrubbed
  •  
    16 uncooked medium king prawns, peeled, tails intact
  •  
    16 cleaned baby octopus, heads removed (if octopus is a little large, halve)
  •  
    16 large scallops without roe
  •  
    750g firm white fish fillets, cut into 3cm pieces
  •  
    2 cloves garlic, crushed
  •  
    2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh dill
  •  
    2 green onions, thinly sliced
  •  
    1 tablespoon finely grated lemon rind
  •  
    1 tablespoon wholegrain mustard
  •  
    2 tablespoons olive oil
  •  
    80g blue cheese, crumbled
  •  
    2/3 cup sour cream
  •  
    1/3 cup mayonnaise
  •  
    2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  •  
    1 small iceberg lettuce, cut into thick wedges

Method

  • Step 1
    Place potatoes in a large saucepan. Cover with cold water. Bring to the boil. Simmer, uncovered, for 10 minutes or until almost cooked. Drain. Halve lengthways.
  • Step 2
    Place seafood in a large bowl. Add garlic, dill, onions, rind, mustard and oil. Toss gently to combine. Cover and refrigerate 3 hours or overnight. Thread seafood, alternating varieties, onto 16 metal or wooden skewers.
  • Step 3
    Mash blue cheese with a fork in a small bowl. Stir in sour cream, mayonnaise, Worcestershire sauce and 2 tablespoons water until smooth. Cover and refrigerate until required.
  • Step 4
    Preheat an oil-sprayed chargrill over medium-high heat. Cook potatoes and lettuce, turning, or until lettuce is just tender and potatoes are golden and crisp. Transfer to serving plates.
  • Step 5
    Cook skewers on chargrill until seafood is just cooked and changed in colour. Serve with potatoes, lettuce and dressing.
  • Step 6
    Pair this dish with Houghton White Classic.

 

Fish pie with mash

 
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Ingredients

  •  
    20g butter
  •  
    3/4 cup (185ml) olive oil
  •  
    1 leek, pale section only, washed, thinly sliced
  •  
    1/2 red onion, finely chopped
  •  
    200g button mushrooms, halved
  •  
    1kg black mussels, debeared
  •  
    25ml white wine
  •  
    4-5 desiree potatoes, peeled, quartered
  •  
    250g scallops
  •  
    250g green prawns, peeled, deveined
  •  
    300g white fish fillets (such as snapper or blue-eye), cut into 3cm cubes
  •  
    300g skinless salmon fillet, cut into 3cm cubes
  •  
    1 cup (80g) coarsely grated cheddar
  •  
    3/4 cup (75g) fresh (made from day old bread) breadcrumbs
  •  
    Salad leaves, to serve

White sauce

  •  
    30g butter
  •  
    1/4 cup (40g) plain flour
  •  
    1 1/2 cups (375ml) chicken stock (see Notes)
  •  
    1/3 cup (80ml) thin cream
  •  
    1 teaspoon finely grated ginger
  •  
    1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  •  
    1/2 lemon, juiced

Method

  • Step 1
    Preheat oven to 200C. Heat butter and 1/4 cup (60ml) oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add the leek, onion and mushroom and cook, stirring, for 15 minutes or until soft. Remove from pan and set aside.
  • Step 2
    Heat half the remaining oil in a large saucepan over high heat. Add the mussels and wine and cook, covered, for 1 minute. Shake the pan. Cook for a further 1-3 minutes or until mussels open. Remove from heat. Set aside to cool slightly. Remove the mussels from the shells and set aside.
  • Step 3
    Place potato in a large saucepan of cold, salted water and bring to the boil over high heat. Cook for 10-15 minutes until tender. Drain well. Return to the pan with the remaining oil and use a potato masher or fork to roughly mash. Season with salt and pepper and set aside.
  • Step 4
    To make the white sauce, melt butter a large saucepan over medium heat until foaming. Add the flour and cook, stirring, for 2 minutes or until mixture is bubbling. Gradually add stock, stirring, until thickened. Add cream, ginger, mustard and juice. Cook, stirring for 1 minute or until sauce boils and thickens. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Step 5
    Arrange the leek mixture, mussels, scallops, prawns, white fish and salmon evenly among four 2-cup (500ml) capacity ovenproof dishes. Pour the white sauce evenly over each dish. Top with mashed potato and sprinkle with cheese and breadcrumbs. Place dishes on an oven tray. Bake in preheated oven for 25 minutes or until golden and heated through. Serve immediately with salad.

Body Composition Analysis – Helps You Lose Weight and Keep Fit

Numbers shown on a traditional weight don’t tell us all about our condition. Therefore, instead of every day fantasy weighing us do more body composition analysis.

What is the study of the composition of the body?

Two people of the same height and with a very similar body structure do not necessarily weigh the same. I’m probably not weighing. One consists of different substances and for each letter in their proportions is somewhat different. It all depends on gender, age, physical condition, type of activity practiced, lifestyle and diet running. For example, active person taking care of the figure and applying a diet may weigh more than one as bodybuilding that does not practice sports and there is no fixed menu. It does not mean we have to weigh less stop motion and eat randomly. But rather that they do not look at each other through prism kg and BMI, which in most cases is not as reliable as we think. To achieve greater accuracy in determining the structure of the body and its condition, we developed a test called a body composition analysis.

Body composition analysis will carry on some dietary guidance, and in some sports clubs. Or almost anywhere where a professional analyzer is available. This device allows you to determine to what extent we are made of adipose tissue and what percentage is in our muscle mass, or muscle, water and bone. Such a distinction is possible by means of electrical pulses – during the test, the electrodes are tightened to produce a low intensity current. The current easy pass through lean mass upon contact with adipose tissue encounters significant resistance (fat has little water, the pulses pass through it with difficulty). Thus, this method is called BIA (bioimpedance).

Obesity hidden

Research bioimpedance method allows us to analyze the so-called. “Obesity hidden.” This is a condition where the body contains too much fat, but we have the right BMI. Then we can be satisfied with their weight, totally unaware that we risk type II diabetes, atherosclerosis, excessive fatness internal organs, hypertension etc. By studying the composition of the body, we learn so much fat should get rid of in order to improve The condition of the body. It will help us put together a proper diet and choose the kind of exercise that the proportion of fat relative to the muscles has changed positively.

BIA Professional Analyzers allow you to determine the amount of fat in specific areas of the body. They also tell us about the contents of the body of water, and even minerals. The analysis result is the basis for this precisely to calculate PPM or basal metabolism. Based on a nutrition expert, the maximum number of calories per day is that we have a supply to lose. For physically active people, with a satisfactory result, it calculates a total metabolism, which is the amount of calories needed and sufficient to maintain the current state.

Before the test

Research The BIA method is painless and completely comfortable, but before execution should be empty, wait two hours after the last meal, do not exercise and do not consume fluids. Before entering the analyzer, we need to get rid of jewelry and accessories, and the largest part of the clothes. In women during menstruation the result of the analysis may not be reliable because it is not worth it then make the measurement. The study is available to pregnant women.

Reference source: healthreport.dk

10 Common Symptoms of Oral Problems To Be Taken Seriously

Ever wondered why you love the old picture where you had that beautiful smile. The reason being your white, healthy and strong teeth. Not everyone is blessed with perfect teeth but you can take care and make them perfect. The healthier those teeth are, the happier you look.
Colgate loves your smile and contributes in protection of your teeth from all the oral problems. The first signs of tooth decay warn you about serious oral problems coming your way. Don’t ignore them.
Maintaining good oral hygiene is all you need to keep your teeth healthy. Regular dental check-ups, brushing and flossing daily, avoiding sugary foods and choosing the right toothpaste will keep that smile intact. Knowing the symptoms is important to protect your teeth from the forthcoming oral problems.

Here are some-

1. Toothache-Never ignore a toothache. It may look mild and chronic but can become sharp and excruciating if not treated on time. Consult a dentist whenever you have a toothache now.

2. “Cavities” is another way of saying tooth decay. Cavities are very serious. Left untreated, a cavity can destroy your tooth and kill the delicate nerves at its center, which may result in an abscess.

3. Plague and tartar-These form a film of bacteria on our teeth. They secrete acids that destroy tooth enamel, resulting in tooth decay. Plaque can also develop on the tooth roots under the gum and cause breakdown of the bone supporting the tooth.

4. Canker sores-They are small white swellings or sores surrounded by an area of redness. Canker sores are common, not contagious and often recur. Factors such as stress, trauma, allergies, cigarette smoking, iron or other vitamin deficiencies, and heredity lead to Canker sores

5. Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMJ)-TMJ means that the hinge connecting the upper and lower jaw isn’t working properly. This hinge is one of the most complex joints in the body, responsible for moving the lower jaw forward, backward and side-to-side. The exact cause of this misalignment is often impossible to determine.

6. Bruxism-If you wake-up with sore jaw muscles or a headache, you may be suffering from bruxism-the grinding and clenching of teeth. Bruxism can cause teeth to become painful or loose and can destroy the surrounding bone and gum tissue. For many people, bruxism is an unconscious habit.

7. Wisdom teeth -Wisdom teeth are the last molars on each side of the jaws. Since wisdom teeth are the last permanent teeth to come in, or erupt, there is often not enough room left in your mouth to accommodate them. If teeth are impacted, swelling and tenderness may occur. Wisdom teeth that only partially emerge or come in crooked can also lead to painful crowding and disease.

8. Dry mouth-If you have a dry mouth it can lead to more serious oral health problems or indicate that a more serious medical condition may exist. That’s because saliva does more than just keep the mouth wet-it helps digest food, protects teeth from decay and prevents infection by controlling bacteria in the mouth.

9. Bleeding gums- If your gums bleed every time you brush or floss then it’s the beginning of Oral problems. It can happen because of improper brushing, deficiency of vitamins, mouth sores etc. It will lead to severe problems like inflamed gums, sensitive teeth and weakening of teeth.

10. Sensitivity- If you have a sudden sensation when you eat anything too hot or cold your teeth are sensitive. It happens because of harsh brushing, untreated cavities, poor oral hygiene etc. The nerve endings are unable to handle extreme temperatures.

Being aware of the symptoms of oral problems is the first step to protection of your teeth. Start taking care of your teeth and keep that lovely smile on your face forever.

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How To Brush Your Teeth

The Ultimate Brushing Routine

An unknown author had said, “You don’t have to brush all your teeth – just the ones you want to keep.” He obviously had oral hygiene on top of his list of priorities. This also means, world over, people believe that brushing one’s teeth is the mantra to keeping them intact for as long as you live.

At Colgate, our aim is to protect and strengthen your teeth and help you maintain a dentist-clean feeling all the time.

It is very important that you brush your teeth with fluoride toothpaste in the morning and in the night to maintain good oral health. Brushing not just helps you prevent tooth decay, but it also prevents gum diseases, which in turn might lead to heart attacks and strokes in adults.

A research conducted by the University of Gothenburg’s Sahlgrenska Academy has revealed that people who brushed three times a day with a high-fluoride toothpaste had four times better fluoride protection in the mouth when compared to those who brushed twice a day with a standard toothpaste.

Researchers opined that massaging your teeth with a high-fluoride toothpaste after lunch increases the fluoride protection by nearly 400%.



At Colgate, our aim is to protect and strengthen your teeth and help you maintain a dentist-clean feeling all the time.

It is very important that you brush your teeth with fluoride toothpaste in the morning and in the night to maintain good oral health. Brushing not just helps you prevent tooth decay, but it also prevents gum diseases, which in turn might lead to heart attacks and strokes in adults.

A research conducted by the University of Gothenburg’s Sahlgrenska Academy has revealed that people who brushed three times a day with a high-fluoride toothpaste had four times better fluoride protection in the mouth when compared to those who brushed twice a day with a standard toothpaste.

Researchers opined that massaging your teeth with a high-fluoride toothpaste after lunch increases the fluoride protection by nearly 400%.

How to brush

All of us are aware that we should brush our teeth regularly. However, most of us are unaware of the right way to brush.

Two minutes: You absolutely have to brush for two whole minutes if you aspire to have a clean, healthy, plaque-free mouth.

Right angle: Your toothbrush should always be at 45 degree angle while you brush. Dentists recommend that you brush in a circular motion rather than the standard side to side or up and down. This will remove bacteria as well as food particles from your mouth effectively.

Interdental brushing: Your inside teeth, like the back teeth, pre-molar and molars are the neglected ones and in need of attention, failing which you will end up having a lot more cavities than you expected. And do not forget your tongue. Always use a tongue scraper to get rid of the bacteria and freshen up your breath.

Rinse: Rinsing thoroughly after every meal or snack is a good idea in order to have a caries-free (cavity-free) mouth.

Night brushing: This is indeed the best gift you can give to your teeth. A lot of small food particles get stuck in between the teeth every time we eat or snack. At night, the bacteria in the mouth has enough time to attack the food particles and deposit a kind of acidic substance on the enamel, which can eventually lead to caries.

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Flossing Between Your Teeth

In the last post, we discussed how to brush, In this post we will discuss more about flossing.

The Ultimate Brushing Routine – Flossing And More

Importance of flossing

The next most important part of your brushing routine should be flossing between your teeth. And trust us, flossing is a must. There is no escaping flossing if you want a clean, plaque-free mouth. Flossing not just prevents tooth decay, but is also essential for stopping periodontal diseases from developing. Flossing also helps in prevention of heart attacks and strokes.
Though brushing removes plaque from the surfaces of the teeth, flossing is required to get rid of the plaque from in between the teeth.

Mouthwash: Mouthwash is not a replacement for flossing. Like flossing, a mouthwash will not be able to remove food particles or plaque from in between your teeth. However, what a mouthwash does is it destroys the bacteria that brushing and flossing can’t, by using its various chemicals. When used after brushing and flossing, the mouthwash goes on a killing spree, destroying all the bad smell creating bacteria, leaving your mouth fresh and clean.

The right toothbrush: Ensure that your toothbrush reaches and cleans the last tooth in your mouth. Do not forget to brush the inside surface (palatal and lingual surfaces) of your teeth. Your gums can only take so much abuse, so always pick a toothbrush with soft, round bristles. In addition, there is a danger of the harder bristles harming the enamel on your teeth. And finally, if it is too confusing, you can always request your dentist to recommend the right toothbrush for you.

Diet: In addition to the routine of brushing, flossing and rinsing; it is essential that you have a healthy, balanced diet. Avoid consuming aerated drinks and sugary snacks on a regular basis. Tip: Limit the impact of the junk food you eat by rinsing your mouth with baking soda and water.

Rub toothpaste onto your teeth: Researchers of the University of Gothenburg’s Sahlgrenska Academy swear by this – Rubbing the front of your tooth with toothpaste apparently is like giving your teeth the third shot of fluoride, perhaps after lunch. This ‘massage method’ is said to be as effective as a third brushing.


Conclusion

Oral care is sometimes taken for granted with routine brushing. But with new research pointing to the mouth as the ‘gateway’ to diseases, oral hygiene has assumed great importance. The best way to healthy living is by keeping your mouth healthy, clean and free of bacteria and cavities.

Are there some great brushing techniques you’d like to share with us? Do write to us!

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References:www.mouthhealthy.org

Tips To Reduce Your Fear Of The Dentist

You’re on your back, your mouth agape but unable to utter a single word; you feel you may be a little drugged; there’s a bright light being beaming down upon you; as you squint to make out what’s happening, you see a masked figure leaning towards you, holding a tube in one hand and a sharp, shiny object in another…

Sound like a scene from a scary movie? While it may as well be a scene from horror movie for some, what it really is, is a description of one very terrified person’s visit to the dentist!

Fear of Going To The Dentist

The fear of the dentist

The fear of going to the dentist is a very common one, affecting people of all ages. So much so, that there’s even a name for it – dentophobia.

  • Dentophobia can occur for a variety of reasons:
  • For some, it may be due to a past bad experience, the memory of which has not left them.
  • For others, it may be because they are prone to gagging and having someone poke around their mouths gives them the feeling they might choke.
  • Another reason for developing dentophobia is because most Indians only visit a dentist when they’re already experiencing acute pain. Thus, there’s a strong and unpleasant association between pain and the dentist’s clinic.
  • Also, until some time ago, many of the procedures administered by a dentist involved some degree of pain and the fear of visiting just increased.

Tips to reduce your fear of the dentist

  • The best thing you can do to reduce your fear of the dentist is to go there for regular exams and not just when you’re already suffering from an oral problem. It is recommended that you visit your dentist once every 6 months. This is also a great way to check for cavities that can be fixed with a simple filling, as against a more complicated root canal procedure.
  • If you’re going to the dentist for the first time, make sure your first visit is a consultation and does not involve any surgical procedures. This will give you a chance to get comfortable with the dentist and understand what he or she is recommending for you.
  • Modern dentistry has really evolved from what it used to be just a few decades ago. A comfortable and hygienic chair, sophisticated equipment like cameras that allow you to see what’s going on in your mouth, soothing music etc., aid in making you more comfortable and taking some of that fear away.
  • Maintaining good oral health between visits is of utmost importance. Brushing twice a day with Colgate Total toothpaste gives your mouth the protection it needs against plaque, cavities, gingivitis, bad breath, tartar build-up and surface stains. Regular brushing along with eating foods that are good for your teeth will help maintain good teeth and your visits to the dentist should hopefully conclude with an A grade for oral health!

Maintaining good oral health and choosing your dentist with care will go a long way in reducing your fear of the dentist. So good luck and banish that fear!

Got more tips on how not to be afraid of the dentist? Share them with us!

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References:http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-12182855

The Best Homemade Toothpaste

EVER MADE (You Need 4 Simple Ingredients!)

How to make the most effective homemade toothpaste? In this article we are going to show you, which will help you whiten your teeth in all-natural way.

This is easy-to-make, safe and extremely effective. But first, you need to make some lifestyle changes, such as:

  • You should consume foods that contain high amounts of Vitamin D and Vitamin K2 (full fat milk, chicken, cream and grass fed butter). These foods will improve the health of your teeth.
  • You should practice oil puling in the morning for 15 minutes, 3 times per week.
  • You should floss your teeth every night before you go to sleep.
  • You should definitely avoid consuming refined white sugar and sugary stuff.

This amazing homemade toothpaste is also very useful and effective in removing stains from your teeth. It will whiten your teeth and might even help you with early decays.

Ingredients:

  • virgin coconut oil (3 tablespoons)
  • baking soda (2-3 tablespoons)
  • stevia (1 teaspoon)
  • essential oil mint (15-20 drops)

Follow the simple instructions.

It’s very simple – first, you need to melt the coconut oil. When it’s melted, you need to put all the ingredients mentioned above in a small bowl and mix them well. Now, you need to apply this mixture on your toothbrush and brush your teeth with it. Leave the mixture on your teeth for 3 minutes, and after that you need to spit it out and brush your teeth, as you always do.

Just follow the simple instructions and you are good to go. Your teeth will be whiter, and if you make some lifestyle changes – you can even heal early tooth decays. Note: don’t swallow the ingredients. And, if you are allergic to some of these ingredients, then you shouldn’t use them. Keep this toothpaste in dark and dry area.

reference source: “The BEST Homemade Toothpaste – EVER MADE (You Need 4 Simple Ingredients!)”, healthylifetricks.com. https://bit.ly/2LXz3wB

Braces And Dental Health – Dos And Don’Ts

That metallic smile you’ve been sporting will morph into a dazzling one, as soon as your braces are off. Meanwhile, you need to take extra care of your teeth to make sure they stay healthy and shiny!

At Colgate, we’re here to provide you with the tips and support you need to make sure your orthodontic treatment (the technical name for braces) is as smooth and hassle-free as possible.

Dental health tips for those who wear braces – Dos

  • Dr Ritu Jacob, a Bangalore-based orthodontist, advises her patients to brush at least three times a day, especially after meals. In fact, Colgate has a special interdental toothbrush made specifically for those with braces.
  • She also emphasises on the importance of flossing to keep food particles from getting stuck between the teeth.
  • Another tip to keep your mouth free of cavities is to use a fluoride mouthwash or a toothpaste like Colgate Total that contains fluoride.
  • Some braces-wearers might develop ulcers or traumatic irritation in the initial stage of the treatment. In this case, Dr Neha Sarda, a dentist from Bangalore, recommends applying an anaesthetic gel or wax on the braces for a while. If the irritation is too much, you could also use moist cotton for temporary relief.
  • Remember, your treatment is not over as soon as your braces come off. If you’ve been given retainers, remember to wear them regularly and take a good care of them.
  • Whatever happens, remember to keep your appointment with your dentist!

Dental health tips for those who wear braces – Don’ts

  • Dr Jacob is very particular about the type of food her patients should stay away from during their orthodontic treatment. Foods to avoid include sticky foods like chewing gum, sticky candy, corn on the cob, mozzarella cheese and popcorn.
  • Also avoid hard foods like ice cubes, as they might dislodge the braces.
  • All you lovers of colas will have to go without them through your treatment, as carbonated drinks are a strict no-no for braces-wearers.
  • As far as possible, don’t bite into food with your front teeth as this might lead to de-bonding of the braces.
  • Don’t play around with your braces. You don’t want an accident to happen.

Wearing braces may seem cumbersome, but with technology improvement in the field of orthodontics, you can have a safe and effective treatment. You could choose ceramic braces that are not as jarring to look at as all metal ones. And improved bonding material also helps in enhancing the overall experience for patients.

Do you wear braces? We’d love to hear from you with tips for a comfortable orthodontic treatment.

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All About Teeth Staining – Why It Happens, How You Can Avoid And Treat It

Q. What do Brad Pitt, Madhuri Dixit and your latest crush have in common?
A. A big, white smile that can brighten the dullest of days!
A genuine smile that reveals shiny, white teeth is truly an asset worth coveting. Unfortunately, many of us reduce the impact of our smiles by staining our naturally white teeth.
Most of us think that poor oral hygiene is the cause behind not-so-appealing yellow teeth. Dentists do agree that it is a contributing factor. However, it is not the only factor. There are instances when even well maintained teeth become discoloured over a period of time. In fact, a great way to avoid surface staining of teeth and unleashing that spectacular smile would be to use Colgate Total Advanced Whitening Toothpaste. Team Colgate’s sole purpose is to work towards keeping your pearly whites gleaming all the time. Read on to learn more.

Causes of teeth staining

Tobacco: Apart from causing serious health problems, tobacco and tobacco products like cigarettes and cigars are one of the chief causes of stained yellow teeth.
Certain food and beverages: An array of foods and beverages can lead to discolouration of your teeth. These include coffee, black tea, berries, colas, red fruit juices, curries, soy sauce and acidic foods.
Fluorosis: As a child, if you consumed water with high levels of fluoride in it, there are possibilities that you may develop stains on your teeth, which in turn can lead to fluorosis.
Grinding habits: Some people have the habit of grinding their teeth which leads to a severe abrasion on the edges of the teeth. This habit can make your teeth look yellow.
Enamel Hypoplasia: This is a condition which occurs as a result of having less enamel than normal. The tooth enamel starts looking chalky and the reason could be a systemic disease like rickets.
Old age: Studies have proven that the colour of your teeth ages as you do. This is not a condition to worry about and it need not necessarily be because of poor oral hygiene.

Visiting the dentist for teeth whitening

You’ll know it’s time to visit the dentist when the girls/boys are not sighing in unison when you flash that brilliant smile. On a serious note, a research conducted by the scientists of King’s College, London, revealed that people with stained, rotten teeth were considered as less popular and less clever when compared to those with white teeth who were rated as attractive and successful.
Now that you’ve decided to visit a dentist here are a few things to keep in mind:
• If you have sensitive teeth, inform your dentist about the condition well in advance as your teeth will be sensitive once you undergo the whitening treatment.
• If you have fairly bright teeth, you might not notice a great difference after the treatment. If your dentist holds a shade card next to your teeth and warns you that there might not be a dramatic difference, take his advice and save yourself a few the bucks!
• If your mouth is already a dental workshop with crowns, implants and fillings, the treatment is a waste. Only natural teeth will ‘change colour’ following a whitening treatment.
• Last bit of advice – all these products used during the whitening treatment taste awful, so be prepared. As long as you get back your irresistible smile, you should be happy!
So, it is time to look into the mirror and flash a smile under fairly bright light. If you find your teeth discoloured, it’s time to meet your dentist.
Last but not the least, brush your teeth with Total Advanced Whitening to keep your pearls white and gleaming!
Do write to us if you have more related information.

References:www.mdhil.com, www.mouthhealthy.org