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McDonald’s Australia Is Offering Wagyu Beef Burger

The beef is from Wagyu cow raised in Australia. The burger comes with bacon, caramelized onions, lettuce, classic cheese and McDonald’s tangy sauce.

The price of the burger is A$12.50 (about US$9.60).

Egg White Frittata with Three Veggies


8 cups washed kale, tough ribs removed, chopped into 1-inch pieces
2 tablespoons water
1-1/2 cups liquid egg whites or 12 large egg whites
1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil
1 teaspoon chopped fennel seeds
1 tablespoon minced garlic
crushed red pepper flakes
1/2 cup thinly sliced red onion
1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  2. Place the kale in a microwave-safe dish with 2 tablespoons of water, cover with parchment paper, and cook on high until tender, 3 to 5 minutes. Drain excess water, and reserve.
  3. Whisk the egg whites in a mixing bowl and set aside.
  4. Pour the olive oil into a large nonstick skillet, place over medium-high heat, add the fennel seeds and garlic, and cook until the garlic is golden brown, about 1 minute.
  5. Add the red pepper flakes and onion.
  6. Reduce the heat to medium and cook the onion until soft, 3 to 4 minutes.
  7. Add the tomatoes and kale, season, and cook until the mixture is hot.
  8. Add the egg whites and mix well. Once the egg whites are almost set, transfer the skillet to the oven and bake until the eggs are cooked through, about 2 minutes.
  9. Remove the skillet and serve hot.

Makes 4 servings.

Source: The Negative Calorie Diet

In Pictures: Japanese Breakfasts

A Big Breakfast Could Aid Weight Loss, Glucose Control

Honor Whiteman wrote . . . . . . .

You may have heard that breakfast is “the most important meal of the day,” and a new study helps to support this. It found that eating a big breakfast and reducing lunch and dinner size may be key for people looking to lose weight and improve their blood glucose levels.

Led by researchers from Tel Aviv University in Israel, the study found that adults who were obese and had type 2 diabetes lost more weight and had better blood glucose levels after 3 months when they had a high-energy breakfast every day.

Lead study author Dr. Daniela Jakubowicz, who is a professor of medicine at Tel Aviv University, and colleagues recently presented their results at ENDO 2018, the annual meeting of the Endocrine Society, held in Chicago, IL.

Obesity is a leading risk factor for type 2 diabetes; excess weight makes it more difficult for the body to use insulin — the hormone that regulates blood glucose levels — effectively.

According to the Obesity Society, it is estimated that around 90 percent of adults who have type 2 diabetes are overweight or obese.

In terms of treating obesity and type 2 diabetes, switching to a more healthful diet is often the first port of call. But, as Dr. Jakubowicz notes, it’s not always what and how much we eat that might cause problems; it’s also the time of day at which we eat.

“Our body metabolism changes throughout the day,” as Dr. Jakubowicz explains. “A slice of bread consumed at breakfast leads to a lower glucose response and is less fattening than an identical slice of bread consumed in the evening.”

With this in mind, Dr. Jakubowicz and colleagues sought to find out more about how the timing of food intake influences weight loss and blood glucose levels.

Source: Medical News Today

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