Côtes du Rhône—The Story Behind The Wine...

Jun 24, 2017 by

It’s summertime and that means everyone is hosting dinner and deck parties, where the food is served in heaping portions and the wine is definitely flowing. Of course, when you show up to the party, the wine you bring along says a lot about you — your personality and tastes, as well as how good a gifter you are (since the wine you bring goes to the host!). Selecting the best wine based on your host’s tastes and the foods being served doesn’t have to be challenge — if you know where to look for the best vino. 2015 was an incredible year for French wine and that is most true for Côtes du Rhône, whose 2015 vintage is topping taster lists around the world. Wine today is all about crowd pleasing, and if...

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Tips For Eating Healthy With a Tight Schedule...

Jun 13, 2017 by

Making healthy eating choices when you have a busy schedule is something that you should try to do regardless of the challenges in your agenda.  When you feel good about yourself it carries onto every other aspect of your life, so making the right choices nutritionally is something you should strive to do. Many people make the mistake of reaching for unhealthy choices when they are in a rush rather than reaching for something that gives them proper nutrition and won’t be stored as fat or unwanted calories.  However, being busy doesn’t have to mean being unhealthy. All it takes is being aware of the ingredients that you are putting into your body.  Here are the best tips for being busy and healthy. Always Keep Healthy Options At Home When all you have on...

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How To Increase Your Appetite Again After Being Sick...

Jun 2, 2017 by

When you become ill it can be challenging to have an appetite.  Even just getting the slightest thing down seems to take tons of energy.  Some people lose a significant amount of weight when they are ill since they aren’t eating as much as usual. When the illness finally subsides it can be hard to return to a normal appetite since our stomachs may be churning and quite sensitive after the upset cause on your stomach during your illness.  You will need food to get back to your former self, however, and provide your body with the fuel that it needs.  Here are some tips for making sure that you get your appetite back to where it needs to be. Avoid Unpleasant Smells Your stomach is going to be quite sensitive and your gag...

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The Many Faces Of Detox

Apr 13, 2017 by

For some people, the word detox evokes images of someone living on smoothies and fruit juice for a week and maybe spending a lot of time in the bathroom. For others, there’s still that image of a bathroom, or maybe someone rolling around in bed as they come off the drugs they’ve been addicted to. No matter the image you see, detoxing your body (or even your skin) is kind of similar no matter what you’re trying to banish. What Is Detox, In General? As a noun, the dictionary defines detox as “a process or period of time in which one abstains from or rids the body of toxic or unhealthy substances; detoxification.” As a verb, it is defined as “abstain from or rid the body of toxic or unhealthy substances.” So, as you...

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5 Best Foods for Immune System Strength...

Apr 12, 2017 by

Food holds a lot of power when it comes to our health and happiness. It can make us sick or protect us from the worst illnesses. If you’re looking for some morsels that will boost your immune system and protect your body from attack, here are some foods you should try. Ginger and Fennel Tea Both ginger and fennel are excellent for not only preventing illness, but also helping you recover quickly. They can decrease inflammation, reduce a sore throat, lessen nausea, and ease chronic pain. The best way to serve these two ingredients when you’re feeling ill is through a ginger and fennel infused tea, like Immune Tea from Dr. Smood. It will leave you feeling energized and refreshed. Spinach and Kale Smoothies Green smoothies are part of a popular health fad that...

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8 Health Benefits of Watermelon You Did Not Know...

Apr 11, 2017 by

We all know the watermelon. It is an incredibly delicious and mouthwatering fruit. Almost everyone around the world likes to eat the fruit. Like many people you may also just eat the fruit and throw away the seeds, you do not know the benefits that these seeds offer for your health, skin, and hair. Like many other fruit seeds, the seeds of watermelon have an abundance of proteins, minerals and fatty acids. These seeds are also rich in potassium, manganese, zinc, Vitamin B Folate, copper, phosphorus, and zinc. Another fact which you may not know is that these seeds provide a lot of energy; you will get 600 calories from a 100 gram of watermelon seeds. Watermelon is quite famous in Asian cuisines. People of the sub-continent love this fruit. They also use the...

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How Tea Can Change Your Life

Mar 20, 2017 by

When was the last time you sat down for a cup of tea? How did it make you feel? Tea can be good for your system, for your sinuses, and it can help you relax too. There are many different types of tea for you to choose from. Black tea, white tea, green tea, and herbal tea are just the basis of the options. You can opt for different flavors, you can find tea that has caffeine in it or is naturally caffeine free, and you can opt for loose leaf tea or tea in bags. Detox You can drink teas that have detoxing properties of all different kinds. There are teas with skin detoxing ingredients, which can help you fight blemishes and even acne. You can drink a tea that detoxifies your colon...

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Top 7 Winter Cocktails to help you get over Christmas...

Mar 7, 2017 by

Just because it’s past Christmas, it doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a good night out, or a great cocktail to start the evening off on the right note. Just so long as there’s no Sherry, Baileys, mulled wine, cranberries or any other festive flavours involved, right? Dakota Murphey, independent content writer working alongside Best Venues London, has put together a selection of 7 refreshing and indulgent winter cocktails that are perfect for the post-Christmas freeze. Skinny Bitch Are you detoxing this January? Watching your weight? The good news is that there’s a low calorie cocktail that will allow you to have fun without throwing you off course. Soaring in popularity over recent years, at around 90 calories per drink the Skinny Bitch is the go-to cocktail for any post-Christmas dieter. Ingredients: 40ml Vodka 85ml...

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How To Enjoy Your Favorite Pasta Dishes With Less Guilt...

Mar 3, 2017 by

Pasta is one of those meals where you like to pretend it’s good for you, since it does have tomatoes in it (and they have vitamin C in them, don’t they?), but you know it really isn’t all that good for you. Pasta can be pretty fattening and packs in a lot of carbs. Although, if you’re only indulging in pasta once a week or less then you’re at least doing something right. If you want to feel a little better about your pasta consumption you can make some of the following changes to your cooking routine. Pasta can be an entire meal in one plate and can be a great comfort food, so don’t nix it from your diet just yet. Look Into Organic Sauces When you’re shopping for pasta sauces you should...

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Four Things To Remember When It Comes To Your Diet...

Mar 2, 2017 by

Dieting, whether you have a particular weight loss goal or you just want to eat healthier, can be a struggle for some people. Food addictions are real, and many people also suffer from stress eating and other issues. When it comes to dieting what is considered healthy for one person might not be healthy for another. Even a complete diet overhaul may not be the answer to your weight loss goals either if that’s why you’re eating healthy. You may need to do more than eating salad and drinking protein shakes. Here are a few other things to keep in mind. If You Lose Weight You’re Going To Need New Clothes Even if you aren’t working toward a weight loss goal, a change in diet to healthier eating can cause weight loss. It will...

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