• Beverages

    7 Ways Red Wine Is Really Good for You

    You’ve heard the rumors, and maybe you figured it’s too good to be true. But yes, it turns out there really are some health benefits to drinking red wine — in moderation, of course. If you’re a vino lover, consider these benefits the next time you’re choosing between red and white. Only red wine can boast these perks, so why not improve your health during a happy hour or dinner? 1. Heart health The number-one benefit of red wine is that it improves heart health. It contains resveratrol, which safeguards your ticker and arteries from saturated fats, and possibly wards off cardiovascular disease. If you have a family history of…

  • Beverages

    5 Best Energy Drinks to Get You Through Your Day

    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…

  • Beverages,  Cook's Tips

    The Basics of Storing Wine At Home

    According to Wine Spectator, there are very few fine wines that benefit from long term aging. That means when you purchase a bottle of wine, it’s best to consume it within a few years of buying it. Whether you’re thinking of going whole-hog and creating your own wine cellar or you just want a place to store a few bottles, here are a few things to keep in mind. Don’t Store It In the Warmest Room of Your House This is important if you live in a particularly warm climate or you like to keep your house warm. Temperatures that are higher than 70 degrees Fahrenheit will make a wine…

  • Desserts,  Healthy Eating

    Healthy Snacks for Kids

    To lead a healthy lifestyle is the mantra of many people today. As such, we see more individuals, couples, and families engage in a regular exercise routine and a barrage of information on multimedia about healthy food, recipes, and useful tips. A growing number of parents with small children are also pursuing the same path. With obesity still a major issue among growing kids these days, many moms and dads are concerned about the food their children eat as well as their physical activities. They make sure to prepare meals and snacks using only healthy ingredients so their children get the proper nutrients every day. If you’re looking for healthy snacks for…

  • Asian Recipes

    Famous Japanese Sweet Treats

    The Japanese are known for their healthy meals normally served in small portions. But much like other nationalities, they also indulge in sweets. And they’re not just eaten after meals because they’re also popular as snacks that can be eaten at any time. Japanese sweets were originally called kashi or gashi which referred to the nuts and fruits used in making them. Japan has various traditional and modern sweets. The traditional ones are known as wagashi usually made from plant ingredients and served with tea. Many use red bean paste as the main ingredient. The word wagashi was first used during the Meiji period from 1868 to 1912. Such term was…

  • Healthy Eating

    Four Tips To Eating Well On The Go

    Life is busy these days. Whether or not you have kids to take care of, you at least have a career and a life and those things can keep some people busy for days. Plus, so many people are taking work home with them that they have less time to make a healthy meal. You don’t have to settle for a diet of fattening, salty, unhealthy fast food though. There are a few things that you can do to ensure that you are eating healthy every day, and even getting the vitamins and nutrients that you need. Some of it requires some planning ahead, but not all of it. So,…

  • Healthy Eating

    4 Vitamins To Pay Attention To In Your Diet

    Generally speaking, people do a pretty good job of 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 necessary elements of your diet, then the following information will give you…

  • Food Business

    How Restaurants Respond To Food Poisoning

    No restaurant wants to be responsible for 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 caused 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 sicknesses, such as raw fish or rare meat, be ready. Post a warning in the restaurant and on the menu stating that these…

  • Healthy Eating

    3 Nutrition Concerns You Should Talk To Your Doctor About

    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…

  • World Cuisines

    Unique Places to Enjoy Food and Drinks

    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. Christmas is the same, as are most of the other holidays. Halloween, Valentines Day, 4th of July, etc.…