Starting a Food Blog for Your Health...

Feb 22, 2018 by

Accountability is a key ingredient in dieting. If we aren’t careful, we can fool ourselves into thinking that we are eating right and well. However, when we look closely, that handful of trail mix or that quick stop at McDonalds adds up. One way to hold ourselves accountable to our diets is documentation. Historically, this has been done through a diary. This idea still holds up today, but the value and power of that diary have been magnified by the internet. If you log your diet and exercise through a blog, you not only keep track of your food, progress, cheats, successes and failures, you share it with the world. By opening up yourself to worldwide observation you have created a powerful motivation to stay on track. And nowadays, finding a great domain name...

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Exercises Following Shoulder Injury...

Feb 20, 2018 by

One of the largest and most complex joints in the body, the shoulder is a combination of bones, ligaments, tendons, cartilage and muscles, designed to be amazingly flexible to allow for our wide range of motion. We tend to take this remarkably strong and versatile joint for granted until it demands our attention by malfunctioning or becoming injured. When something does go wrong with the shoulder, we quickly realize just how much we depend on it. Shoulder pain or decreased range of motion may mean there is an issue with the joint itself or with the surrounding muscles, ligaments and tendons. One of the more common problems is a tear in the rotator cuff, which is the group of four tendons and muscles that stabilize the shoulder joint. Our ability to rotate our arms...

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Does Coffee Damage Teeth?

Feb 20, 2018 by

Coffee. First thing in the morning. No exceptions. No negotiation. Even if you, personally, are not a coffee drinker, you probably live with one and recognize the futility of trying to converse or do pretty much anything until at least that first cup of coffee has been consumed. It doesn’t matter if we are talking about folks living in a high-rise in New York City or on the family farm in Iowa. For more than 60 percent of Americans, coffee starts the morning with us and travels with us throughout the rest of the day.   It may be that there are places where people are more obsessed with the kind of coffee they drink than others are. Single-cup coffee makers are rapidly finding their way into homes in small town and rural areas...

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Try These 3 Healthier Alternatives to Frying Your Food...

Feb 20, 2018 by

It really is too bad, not to mention totally unfair, that it seems to be a rule of the universe that those things we love the most are so often the worst for us. Not everything, of course. Puppies, walks on the beach, clean sheets on the bed. These are all wonderful and, shoes that are mistaken for chew toys aside, positive additions to our lives. This is not the case when it comes to fried chicken, greasy burgers, French fries, chicken tenders, mozzarella sticks, hush puppies, egg rolls and, well, you get the picture. We love fried food, and it is bad for us in so many ways. Fried foods are known to be prime contributors to obesity, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol and lead to Type 2 diabetes and heart disease. Researchers...

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Foods Associated with California...

Feb 20, 2018 by

What springs to mind when you think about California? Hollywood and movie stars? The Golden Gate Bridge? Yosemite? Big Sur? The breathtaking coastline? Hearst Castle? The redwoods of Muir Woods? The list can go on and on. One thing that might not immediately spring to mind, but should, are the many things natives and visitors, alike, love to eat and drink that are just so “California”.   California wine, naturally, tops the list. A visit to the Golden State just wouldn’t be complete without a trip to Napa Valley and its wonderful vineyards and wineries. The French have been making wine since the 6th century BC. Who would have believed that in only a couple hundred years the vineyards of California would be producing wine that is in high demand all over the world?...

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Best Food Trucks In New York City...

Feb 20, 2018 by

Is there anything better than street food? Sure, family holidays a couple times a year are great, just like picnics on the beach and backyard barbecues with friends. And, no one is trying to minimize those intimate dinners with the special people in our lives, whether at the hottest new restaurant or lovingly prepared at home. But, be honest, is there anything that makes your heart start beating a little faster and your mouth water more than discovering that your favorite food truck is nearby? Even before Jon Favreau came out with “Chef”, a film about a highly acclaimed chef walking away from his position at a well-known restaurant to becoming his own boss with a food truck, Americans were crazy about food trucks. Movie-goers got to follow him from Miami to Los Angeles...

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New York City: So Much Food, So Little Time!...

Feb 20, 2018 by

New York City is like no other place on the planet. If you are a New Yorker, you cannot imagine wanting to live anywhere else. Tourists arrive by the millions every year. If you ask them why they come, you will likely get a long list that includes Broadway shows, the Statue of Liberty, carriage rides in Central Park, the Museums, going to the top of the Empire State Building and other favorites. When they go home, though, what they will remember and tell their friends about is the food! The variety of cuisine in New York City is unparalleled. Whether it is noon or 3 o’clock in the morning, every type of food imaginable is available. Hail a cab, hop on the subway or just stroll down the street, and you can find...

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Top 10 Best Places to Eat in NYC...

Feb 15, 2018 by

We all like to travel, but sometimes lack of funds prevents us from doing it the right way. We can’t visit all the exotic foreign countries we’d like to experience first-hand, and most importantly we can’t step foot in the restaurants within those respective countries to taste the unique delicacies of each region. Then again, maybe we can. Here are the top ten restaurants you can find right in New York City. If you want a distinct offering for your taste buds, then these are the places where you need to be. If you’re a proper francophile, then Le Coucou has what you’re searching for. You’ll experience great seafood like lobster, halibut beurre blanc, and caviar. Give their foie gras a try–if you don’t know what it is, then it’s better not to ask....

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What Is the Treatment for Growth Hormone Deficiency?...

Feb 15, 2018 by

A right balance of hormones is essential for the human body. Without all the hormones being produced in their designated amounts, it would be almost impossible for a human being to function and live a healthy life. However, when there is a deficiency of a crucial hormone like the Growth Hormone, it is important to understand what it means and how it is going to affect. What is Growth Hormone? Growth Hormone[1], also known as Somatotropin, is a peptide-based hormone which is responsible for growth, cell reproduction and cell regeneration. It is secreted by somatotropin cells which are present in the lateral wings of the anterior pituitary gland of the brain. A balanced secretion of the Growth Hormone is essential for the healthy life of a person as it regulates and controls the physical...

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What Is Memphis BBQ?

Feb 9, 2018 by

Memphis BBQ What is American food? Some may say that American food is hot dogs, hamburgers, and apple pie. Others will beg to differ, saying that true American food is barbecue. The tastes of Memphis barbecue can be traced to the roots of the people who have lived their entire lives in Memphis. The taste represents the city and its people, in a way that only food can. After the troops came home from World War II, small restaurants began to pop up in the low income areas of Memphis. A few of these restaurants are still around today and some have been able to parlay their local success to become a national chain. Types of Memphis BBQ There are two ways to go about preparing Memphis style barbecue. You can apply a dry...

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How do CILTEP and Procera AVH Work?...

Jan 31, 2018 by

Nowadays, it is quite common for professionals from all walks of life to turn to brain enhancing supplements to sharpen their memory. In other words, it is not just students but investment bankers, scientists, entrepreneurs, and even Silicon Valley nerds who take the help of brain boosters to compete with their peers. A fairly simple logic seems to work in favor of memory pills. Just like athletes need to take supplements to improve physical performance, other professionals need to take brain supplements for enhancing their mental faculties. Today, many nootropic drugs are available on the market that claims to improve cognitive functioning. However, it becomes difficult to choose one that will be work best for you. This is where comprehensive and unbiased information on brain enhancing supplements, available on Smart Pill Guide, comes to...

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Great Places to Picnic Around Long Island & NYC...

Jan 25, 2018 by

As the end of January approaches, it’s hard not to feel a little annoyed at the cold weather, wishing it would just go away already. Symptoms of the January blues include: trying (and failing) to eat healthy, noticing how dirty and worn-out your winter coat is getting, and daydreaming about when the temperature will rise above 60 degrees again. We’re here to indulge your daydreams, and start planning your spring weekends around getting some fresh air! Here are some great, away-from-the-crowds places to go picnicking in the New York City and Long Island area: Shore Road Park & Parkway Bay Ridge, Brooklyn This park runs along the southwest portion of Brooklyn, following the path of the Belt Parkway. Most of the time, you’ll see people jogging and enjoying the shoreline, but this park is...

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Top Diners on Long Island

Jan 19, 2018 by

Diners are as essential to the Long Island experience as pronouncing “ohs” as “aws” and drinking on the Long Island Rail Road. They’re the places we converge after a night out or for Sunday breakfast. The only place where you can get a fairly authentic gyro and a stack of pancakes at 2am. So, where do Long Islanders go when they choose which diner to go to? We’ve compiled a list of some of the best diners on Long Island for your convenience.   1. Landmark Diner Roslyn, Nassau County For over 45 years, Landmark Diner has lived up to its name as being an essential establishment on the island. With two stories and fashioned with an old-school, retro motif, Landmark prides itself on being the quintessential American dinner. It’s state-of-the-art water filtration system,...

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Nootropics for Beginners

Jan 17, 2018 by

Wading through the uncharted waters of nootropics can be confusing for many newbies. If you are entirely new to nootropics or have tried and are yet to find any satisfactory results, this mini guide is for you. I’ve tried to answer the most basic questions about finding the right nootropics for you, and attempted to cover all the possible angles from ‘what’ to ‘why’, ‘who’ to ‘how’, and ‘when’ to anything else. There is no denying nootropics can be puzzling or even intimidating for people who have never used them before. Sometimes, it can be difficult to make sense of the vast world of nootropics, even if you’ve been using them for a while. So, I’ve decided to create a mini guide to help you find the right nootropics by answering five crucial ‘W’...

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Healthy Eating Trend: The Best Oils for Healthy Cooking...

Jan 17, 2018 by

Your diet and lifestyle have a direct impact on the health of your heart. When you prepare your food, it’s recommended you eat something that is rich in nutrients and healthy fats. With oil, there is a difference in the type of fat that you can get. Before I recommend oils to use for your healthy cooking, let me explain the different types of fats that are found in oil. Oils are liquid fats that come from the seeds or nuts of plants. The ratio and type of fats contained in each oil usually differ.   Saturated Fats: Also known as Solid Fat, it is usually solid around room temperature and found mostly in animal foods like meat, cheese and milk.   This saturated fat is found less in poultry and fish, but more...

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Activated Charcoal: Detox Tool or Fitness Fraud?...

Jan 16, 2018 by

It seems as though every fitness media outlet has latched onto the newest trend: activated charcoal. The black powder is said to have medicinal purposes as a powerful detoxification agent, and is treated in a way that is safe for human consumption. Before being a fitness fad, it was commonly used in emergency rooms to treat mild poisonings. Basically, activated charcoal is supposed to flush out all toxins and chemicals from your body, giving you a clean slate to begin a healthier lifestyle. All of this sounds good, but how effective is activated charcoal at removing these so-called “stored toxins”? According to Livestrong, there is no evidence to show that the human body has stores toxins to begin with, or that charcoal can somehow extract them from your body. If you’re trying to use...

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Fun Fitness Classes in NYC to Help With Your New Year’s Resolution...

Jan 11, 2018 by

Now that the second week of January is coming to a close, how are your new year’s resolutions coming along? Less than stellar? Well, you’re not alone. Statistics show that only 8 percent of people actually keep their new year’s resolutions. If you’re one of the millions of Americans that pledged to lose weight in 2018, week three typically tends to see a steep drop in motivation. If you’re in the New York City area, however, there are a lot of creative, unique, and fun fitness class options to help keep you motivated!   Learn Japanese & Korean Sword Fighting – Sword Class NYC   Was your other resolution for 2018 to learn more about other cultures? Kill two birds with one stone and sign up for a Beginner Iaido – Siljun Dobup class....

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Get LIIT: All About The Long Island Iced Tea...

Jan 9, 2018 by

Oh, the infamous Long Island Iced Tea. The stuff of graceless nights and blurry memories. Despite its name, it’s traditional recipe actually lacks tea. Its contents are nothing short of a formidable concoction featuring 5 different alcohols; vodka, tequila, light rum, triple sec, gin, and a splash of cola for good measure. Compared to other cocktails, the Long Island Iced Tea’s alcohol content is quite high at 22 percent, which makes sense considering the drink is almost entirely liquor. The deceptive cocktail tastes like a refreshing, bittersweet, light drink, so handle with caution. Although some credit its origins to an older, prohibition-era version of the drink to Ransom Bishop of the community of Long Island in Kingsport, Tennessee, it’s quite different than the drink we know today, featuring maple syrup and whiskey in lieu of...

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Food & Fun: San Diego Restaurant Week...

Jan 9, 2018 by

It’s time once again to celebrate San Diego’s rich cultural and culinary scene at San Diego Restaurant Week, running from January 21st to the 28th. This year, over 180 restaurants around the county are participating, ensuring everyone can experience the food and fun. With the slogan “Eat. Laugh. Share.” organizers hope to inspire an environment and “experience that extends far beyond the dinner plate.”   As typical with most restaurant weeks, participating restaurants offer three-course, prix-fixe meals as a part of the celebration. The menus are specially designed to showcase the best dishes the establishments have to offer, ensuring a delicious and quality meal. Depending on the restaurant, dinners typically range from $20 – $50. If you’re looking to stop by for lunch, prix-fixe ranges between $10 – $20. While there is no need for tickets...

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5 Dishes That Represent Today’s Houston...

Jan 8, 2018 by

When you think of signature dishes for US cities, you might think of New York’s pizza, Chicago’s hot dogs, or Philly’s cheese steaks. However, Houston is quickly becoming one of the biggest hot spots for food tourism, due in part to its growing population and cultural diffusion. Currently, over 2 million people from many cultures and creeds call Space City home. Given the dynamically changing nature of Houston’s cultural scene, we’ve nominated the following as candidates for Houston’s signature dish. Pho The traditional vietnamese soup is taking hold in Houston in a big way. Although it’s an unlikely candidate for the humid southern city’s signature dish, it’s jam packed with all the things Houston loves about food: comfort, richness, and beef. We suggest checking out Pho Binh, a local chain that started in a...

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Food Delivery Services Are Changing How We Eat...

Dec 28, 2017 by

In the twenty-first century, how we purchase food is changing rapidly, and growth of thefood delivery business has sent shockwaves out through the food industry. This isn’t only because it is shaking up moribund business models; the food delivery business is also changing the way Canadians think about where their food comes from. Because of the growing desire for convenient, locally sourced food, more and more consumers are turning away from traditional shopping patterns to embrace innovative solutions that bring ethical consumption together with 21st century flexibility. Over the past couple of years, the overarching trend in eating is local and fresh foods. As processed foods are being crossed off the grocery lists of people of all ages, background, and income brackets, a groundswell of new producers is coming forward to meet their needs. But while...

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It’s Time To Renovate that Kitchen!...

Dec 27, 2017 by

You want to be a better cook. You want to be a happier person in your home. You want to get better at all things related to food. That means it’s time to renovate that kitchen! And the sooner you start planning, the sooner you can get around to making those results happen. Consider getting a home improvement loan to start your kitchen process. Do some research to see what kinds of kitchens have been showcased in magazines or online. Decide how much of your remodel is going to be do-it-yourself. And then think about the fact that your kitchen renovation isn’t just for you, it’s also an investment in the value of your home. Getting a Loan Renovating your kitchen is not going to be a cheap process. That means you may need...

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6 Super-Fast Ways Busy People Can Eat Healthy...

Dec 20, 2017 by

If the last time you saw a delicious-looking, balanced meal was on your favourite celebrity chef’s Instagram page, then it’s time to do something about it. Eating healthy should be high on your priority list, even if your schedule is packed 24/7. With these super-fast ways to eat healthy, you can be the healthiest busy person you know. Hydrate on the go Love it or hate it, water is a crucial part of good health and whether you feel thirsty or not, you should be drinking enough water. However, when you are hopping from meeting to meeting, it’s easy to forget to drink some water. Consider having a water cooler in the office to make it easier to hydrate. Start carrying water with you so you have no excuse not to drink. If you...

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Check Out These Great Restaurants in San Diego...

Dec 13, 2017 by

There’s a lot about San Diego that makes it one of the greatest cities in the United States. From it’s beautiful weather and beaches to the rich cultural diversity, there’s something for everyone here. If you’re trying to avoid getting a sunburn or tired after a long day of museum hopping, do yourself a favor and explore the city’s vibrant gastronomy scene.   Pisco Rotisserie & Cevichería – For the 6th year in a row, the World Travel Awards named Peru the World’s Leading Culinary Destination. For those of us who don’t have any vacation days left for a Peruvian excursion, taking a trip down to Liberty Station to visit the neighborhood’s newest restaurant will help us get our ceviche fix. The menu, designed by executive chef Emmanuel Piqueras, places emphasis on traditional ingredients...

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How to Enjoy Sweets and Treats on a Healthy Diet...

Dec 13, 2017 by

Yes, we said the ‘D’ word and the ’S’ word in the same sentence. Afraid? Don’t be! The most important part of any diet is the mental relationship that you have with food. There is no such thing as the perfect diet that will send your fat cells packing and give you the perfect body. Why? Because there is no one food that makes you ‘fat’ and no single food that makes you ‘thin’. Royalty Free Photo The important thing is to understand that everything begins in the mind. Does this mean that you can stuff yourself with nice treats all the time and expect to be healthy? Of course not! But it does mean that you’re allowed to have that delicious treat every now and then. And dessert is definitely on the cards!...

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