The partaking of food and drink together is a huge way that we as humans connect. Just think about it. Especially with the nearing of the holidays, it is a perfect example of how so many things we do in communion with each other revolve around food!
Thanksgiving may be all about giving thanks for what we have and how we got to where we are, but it has been made into a holiday centered around food and beverages like turkey and eggnog. Not to be consumed at the same time, of course. Read more »
Generally speaking, people do a pretty good job having a relatively balanced diet. Most foods, and meals by proximity, have a good balance of fat, carbohydrates, sugars, vitamins and minerals, etc. But, there are a few vitamins to pay particular attention to. In some instances, lack of these vitamins can even make you sick or make you susceptible to disease.
For a bit of general knowledge in the field of nutrition, you should have a basic knowledge of vitamin D, E, C, and then your B vitamins. If you can’t already talk about the basics of these necessarily elements of your diet, then the following information will give you a good refresher. Read more »
It’s always a choice whether or not to live a healthy lifestyle, which includes eating the right food. But what makes life in the modern age interesting is that you can use, and support, the technologies that make nutritive eating that much more applicable.
Without too much of a bend in your general way of thinking, there are ways to support agriculture companies that use solar power, install nutrition apps on your phone, regularly search through nutrition magazines, find where science and nutrition interact, and support the organic movement – and those are all ways to prop up your own style of life in terms of eating habits. Read more »
The are numerous reasons for people to be looking for specialty restaurants, or restaurants that cater to certain diets, like gluten free and vegetarian. Maybe you have an allergy issue, but you enjoy going out to eat nonetheless. Just as there are many different diets people are on, for whatever reason, there are also many different restaurants and a few different ways to find them.
It’s not always convenient for people that eat specialty diets, even if it’s because of an allergy, so it makes sense to do some research ahead of time. Read more »
You have probably read a ton of articles on wine pairings, but wine isn’t the only alcoholic beverage you can enjoy with a nice meal. That being said, maybe you want to know some other pairings to enjoy this holiday season, or any time of the year.
The most important thing to remember is that you should only drink in moderation. Read more »
If you’ve been to see the doctor recently, you know that your physician or medical assistant makes it a priority to address any of your concerns or questions before you leave the office. However, for most people, it’s often difficult to remember any medical questions or concerns that arise in your daily life, even if you do have a question at one point. But just because you can’t remember them doesn’t mean they’re not important to bring up with your medical provider, especially if they have to do with your daily nutrition.
Because your body gets the vitamins, nutrients and energy it needs from the food you eat, it’s vital that you make eating right and taking care of your body a priority. At times, you may experience problems or issues that can affect your ability to give your body the nutrition it needs. For this reason, if you experience any of the following symptoms, make a note of it and be sure to talk to your doctor about it next time you’re in his or her office. Read more »
Cooking in a small kitchen can be challenging. It always feels like you don’t have the counter space or the tools you need to get everything to work. If you’re trying to prepare multiple dishes at the same time, it’s even worse. There simply isn’t enough space to work in!
Still, going out to eat all the time is not cheap or healthy. It’s clear that cooking at home is the more economical and health conscious way to eat. With a little planning and organization, you can make anything in your kitchen and have all the space you need. Read more »
One of the things that seems to be a constant every winter is the flu. One of the best ways to avoid getting this nasty tummy bug is to get your flu shot every year, although that isn’t a guarantee that you won’t get sick. The flu shot usually helps with a strain or two of the flu, and there can be numerous strains.
If you have symptoms of the flu then it’s pretty much too late, you’ve got it and now you need to try not to spread it by staying home. Symptoms include vomiting, diarrhea, fills, body aches, and stomach cramps. The more sleep you get the quicker you can get better.
You can work to avoid the flu, with or without your flu shot, by following some pretty easy steps for getting rid of germs and staying healthy. Read more »
No restaurant wants to be responsible to a case of food poisoning, but the fact is, it happens. When cooks are less than vigilant, or even when a shipment is not what it should be, you run the risk of a lawsuit.
What do you do if you’re selling food that causes food poisoning? This article breaks it down.
An Ounce Of Prevention
Always be sure that you are ready for the eventuality of food poisoning. If your restaurant serves foods that are more likely to cause sickness, such as raw fish or rare meat, be ready. Post a warning in the restaurant and on the menu stating that these items may cause illness and that you are not responsible! Read more »
In a perfect world, you would get plenty of sleep each night and indulge in a diet rich in vitamins and nutrients. You would exercise daily, rest whenever you needed to and never, ever get stressed out. Unfortunately, this is the real world; where you may not always eat right, you’re usually busy and never get enough sleep. What you need is energy, and the fastest way to intake enough energy to carry you through the day is with an energy drink. Included here are the five best energy drinks to get you through your day.
The longest running, most popular energy drink in the book is coffee. Seeming to be a drink that crosses all ages, nationalities and socioeconomic statuses, coffee is a universal energizer. Some studies have shown that coffee may have other health benefits than just a caffeine boost. Read more »