• 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…