Facts and Myths about Microwaves 12.04.2016

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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.
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Sweet Balsamic Steak 12.04.2016

Sweet Balsamic Steak
Serves 2
If you think you know all about steaks, try this juicy and tender balsamic steak. Who knows, maybe it will become your favorite one!
  1. Cherry tomatoes, 2 c
  2. Balsamic vinegar, 3 T
  3. Fresh basil (chopped), 1 handful
  4. New York strip steaks, 2
  5. Salt, ½ t
  6. Black pepper, ½ t
  7. Garlic powder, ½ t
  8. Extra virgin olive oil
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  1. Preheat your oven to 400 F. Combine the cherry tomatoes, a tablespoon of olive oil, salt, pepper, and the balsamic vinegar in a mixing bowl. Coat a baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. Place the tomato mixture on the baking sheet, roast for 20 minutes (tomatoes should burst slightly.)
  3. Remove the tomato mixture from the oven, garnish with basil, set aside.
  4. Season your steaks with salt and pepper. In a large skillet, heat two tablespoons of olive oil and saute the steaks on medium-high; about 4 minutes per side (or to desired doneness.)
  5. Transfer the steaks to a serving dish; let sit about 10 minutes. Spohe tomato mixture over the steaks and serve.
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Make Healthy Flavored Water at Home 08.04.2016

flavored water

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.

Fruit and herb infused water is easy to make, nutritious, practically calorie free and extremely refreshing.
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Chocolate is a Superfood – Here is Why! 07.04.2016

chocolate benefits

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.

Below are some sweet reasons you should keep adding chocolates to your grocery list, all of them backed by medical science. The rule of thumb of course is that the darker the chocolate, the better.
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Feeding a Family on a Tight Budget 07.04.2016

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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.
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Have You Taken Your 10,000 Steps Today? 06.04.2016

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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.
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Ways to Help Reduce Condensation in Your Property 06.04.2016

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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.

The following are some ways to reduce condensation on property.
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