Microwaves are a common part of most modern kitchen nowadays. In order to cook or reheat food, a microwave utilizes electromagnetic radiation that falls in the microwave spectrum; hence the name microwave. After its invention, a lot of myths about the microwave started gaining popularity and people became hesitant to use it for their cooking needs. Although a microwave is extremely safe when it’s used as directed, there are still some myths around that cause reluctance in people’s mind about using it. Let’s separate the facts from the myths, so that you can use your microwave without any doubt. Читать дальше “Facts and Myths about Microwaves” »
With just a few simple additions to your grocery list, you can make an authentic Mongolian beef recipe that will knock everyone’s socks off. Spicy Mongolian beef is actually a lot easier than it sounds, and with a big skillet or wok, the recipe practically makes itself. Enjoy this Mongolian beef dish on its own or with some steamed white rice. Читать дальше “Spicy Mongolian Beef” »
Losing weight is about eating right rather than eating less. For fast results, seek out foods that help you feel full without the need to load up on calories. Make sure you add these top choices to your grocery list. Читать дальше “Best Food for Weight Loss” »
The key to keeping your body happy is keeping it hydrated. But sometimes, plain old water just doesn’t cut it and drinking the recommended 8 glasses of water seems more like a chore. If you want to go beyond ‘trying to remember to drink water’ to making it a habit, it’s time to make water more interesting. Instead of turning to sodas and sugar filled drinks, make your own healthy flavored water to suit your tastes.
Chocolate is the ultimate comfort food, the delicious stress buster and the yummiest mood enhancer known to man. But then we have been trained over the years to resist chocolate. It is after all not healthy right? Wrong!
Turns out, medical research has established that chocolate is actually good for us. It seems dark chocolate is good for the heart, circulation, the brain, and is the cure for a host of health challenges including obesity. In fact, it has been given the status of “super food” thanks to its high antioxidant content. The antioxidant activity of (dark) chocolate is equivalent to or higher than that of fruits and berries like blueberry, cranberry and pomegranate.
The secret behind these super powers is the ingredient cocoa which is packed with healthy chemicals like flavonoids and theobromine and is also the source of the distinct taste.
In this day and age of rising living costs, it’s all too easy to forego eating healthy in order to save money. We often think that healthy eating and a balanced diet costs too much money when we’re on a tight family budget, but you don’t have to restrict yourself to cheap junk food, two minute noodles or toast. In fact, you can feed a family well on a tight budget with a well-planned shopping list, and we are about to give you some tips and show you how. Читать дальше “Feeding a Family on a Tight Budget” »
Can something as simple as taking 10,000 steps each day really help solve your health problems? Well it’s certainly true you will burn about 400 calories. That can’t be a bad thing! Regular walking is known to reduce blood pressure, and lower the risks of heart disease and type 2 diabetes. It can also help lift the mood and lower the risk of depression. A long term study found that bus drivers, who sit all day, have far higher rates of death from heart disease than bus conductors who walk about. So let’s take a look at how you can incorporate 10,000 steps into your day without making significant changes to your lifestyle. Читать дальше “Have You Taken Your 10,000 Steps Today?” »
Condensation is a common problem in homes that causes serious problems, yet most homeowners do not understand that they can prevent it in an easy manner. Condensation causes mold growth which eventually damages occupants’ health especially lungs and the throat. It also destroys property including causing wallpapers to peel, and causing growth of molds on furniture, walls, textile, mirrors etc. You will need to replace or fix these items regularly, and this means a long shopping list. Fortunately, you can cut the costs down once for all, if you take measures to stop condensation permanently.