Eating well and eating healthy is something we used to take for granted. Nowadays, with more diseases and infirmities plaguing humanity, along with the ever-increasing difficulty of making a decent living in the present economy, a healthy food lifestyle has become somewhat of a luxury. This is far from an ideal situation; good food and good health are things every human being should have, from the humblest of people to the most wealthy and important among us.
It disheartens me to think that only those with bigger paychecks can even hope to afford to buy clean and healthy food. Mass-produced junk that passes for food appears to be cheaper and more readily available, but the ramifications to one’s health from consuming these foods will surely more than make up for the apparent cheapness.
This is why I espouse the idea that more people (even city dwellers) should participate in the business of growing and selling organically and humanely grown livestock and produce. The benefits of such an undertaking will be almost immediate in its manifestation, and I’ll give you, the reader, a few of those positive effects in the hopes of encouraging you to consider (Read More....)
By Stacey Thompson
Just about everyone who has tried to make radically healthier changes to their daily food consumption have realized that this is easier to accomplish with some kind of support system aside from your own will to succeed. It is a great help for people to cheer you on, support you, give you advice, or even criticize you on your way to better eating and overall health. Sometimes, you just can’t trust yourself as you are prone to self-rationalization (you are the best person to convince yourself to do anything), and an external perspective can be very useful.
We live in an age that a community can be in touch with one another, regardless of where they are physically. Health and fitness communities span countries, or even continents; they can share recipes, compare notes, and keep tabs on each other’s progress. Despite the widespread contagion of contaminated food, questionable chemical and genetic concoctions supposedly for human consumption, and strains of resistant bacteria, there has never been a better time in human history to sculpt the healthiest human beings ever to walk the planet.
It is because of the (Read More....)
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Now, more than ever, the news is full of health scares and epidemics caused in no small part by the quantity-over-quality approach to food production, and it’s happening all over the world. China might be the foremost violator of health standards, but our country is just as at fault, feeding our citizens with food that is inherently unhealthy for us.
Many of us have already been beating the drums against eating factory-farmed and genetically tweaked foods, but the majority would rather cover their ears and keep consuming the more accessible, bigger, allegedly more flavorful stuff that lines our grocery shelves.
The result? Obesity, diseases, and infirmities of all sorts manifesting in us. Worse, our children just as badly affected. Why do we do this to ourselves? (Read More....)
Some people cannot resist certain restaurants because they serve great food. Famous chefs from all over the world are preparing great cuisines for some of the top restaurants all around the world. Being a chef today is not only prestigious but those who can distinguish themselves above their competition may also make a lucrative amount for their efforts.
With that being said, even the best local restaurants are looking for people who have been trained in some of the best culinary schools. This means everyone can prepare their taste buds for luxurious appetizers, astounding entrees and awesome deserts. Presently, the preparations for these foods are being made with the health conscious people in mind. However, just because a dish is healthy, it does not mean the food is not great. So, eating out today in local restaurants is ideal for many. In fact, people go to their local restaurants for various reasons. Listed below are two top reasons why eating at local restaurants is ideal:
Dieters Can Choose Meals According to Specific Diet Plans
In the past, most dieters would not think about going to a restaurant to eat because they had to watch their calories. In essence, they would have to turn down lunch and dinner dates, since they did not want to break their diet. As a general rule, eating out in restaurants was considered to (Read More....)
3Roast Parsnip and Garlic Soup by MichellePetersJones on Flickr
When you’re looking to spice up dinner creations, garlic is a staple that can be used to make many intriguing new dishes. From appetizers to desserts, a little garlic can go a long way in making your meal flavor-rich and tasty. Recipe selections offer a range of fresh ingredients and all highlight that kitchen workhorse, fresh garlic.
Garlic-infused recipes fall into five main categories:
-Cold Shrimp with Garlicky Vinaigrette: Cook one pound of shrimp in boiling water for two minutes until just pink. Remove the shells and set aside to cool. Whisk (Read More....)
To keep the strawberries fresh longer in the refrigerator, use 1 Part White Vinegar to 10 Parts Water.
Soak the strawberries, leaves and all in the vinegar/water mixture for a few minutes. Then drain the strawberries in a colander until they are completely dry.
Then place strawberries in an uncovered bowl in the refrigerator. The vinegar/water mixture kills any mold spores on the strawberries and keeps them fresh longer. The vinegar does not affect the taste. This also works for all kinds of berries: blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, and apples. (Read More....)