Super-Candy.comSuper CandyTumblr (3.0; @super-candy) Four Tips To Protect Your Body Now To Show Less Signs Of Aging Later On<p><center><img src=""/></center><br/><br/> We’ve all heard the phrase as soft as a baby’s bottom, and many of us go to extreme measures to keep our youthful appearance as we get older and our skin changes in tautness, suppleness and appearance. <br/><br/> So what measures can we take to ensure we keep ourselves looking as young as ever without resorting to drastic surgery? <br/><br/><b>Sunshine</b> <br/> We all know that the sun expels harmful rays which can harm our skin and our eyes. Although the sun’s damage may not be seen early on in life, as we get older the tell-tale signs of spending too much time in the sun can be seen on our skin and in our eyes. Sun-speckled skin and skin with an orange leathery appearance are unwanted signs of too much time in the sun, and further damage can be seen in our eyes. As we get older, we can develop eye problems such as cataracts and glaucoma. But these eye diseases can be speeded-up with too much time spent in the sun. Always wear sunglasses with UVA and UVB protection to protect your eyes and further lessen the chances of any eye disease as a result of the sun’s harmful rays. <br/><br/> Not being out in the sunshine at all is incredibly difficult and an unnecessary measure – in fact some sunshine is good for us. But make sure you limit your time and ALWAYS wear sun lotion. <br/><br/><blockquote>Anti-aging tip: Avoid too much sunshine and always wear sun protection in the form of lotion and <a href="" target="_blank">sunglasses</a>.</blockquote> <br/><br/><b>Water</b> <br/> Drinking up to eight glasses of water a day is incredibly important as it hydrates our skin and lets our body breathe. Without it, our skin would be incredibly tired and thirsty and end up creased and wrinkled over time. <br/><br/><blockquote>Anti-aging tip: Keep hydrated</blockquote> <br/><b>Moisturise</b> <br/> Just like drinking water, your skin needs to retain moisture so it doesn’t dry out and look lifeless. Apply a light moisturiser to your face and body at least twice a week to ensure healthy vitamins and minerals stay in your skin. <br/><blockquote>Anti-aging tip: Apply a little moisturiser every night before bed so your skin can drink in the goodness overnight.</blockquote> <br/><br/><b>Eat well</b> <br/> For all aspects of our health both now and in the future, eating healthily is incredibly important. From vegetables and fruit to meat and cereals, food is an important aspect of our lives which we shouldn’t take for granted. They key is everything in moderation. <br/><br/><blockquote>Anti-aging tip: Blueberries are incredibly high in antioxidants and goodness for our body: try adding a handful to cereal for a tasty treat.</blockquote> <br/><br/> So with these four tips you can say goodbye to tired skin and hello to a youthful you!</p>, 06 Jun 2012 14:41:00 +0200agingskinhealthtipskoreandollReady for Summer?<p><center><img src=""/></center> <br/><br/> It’s almost that time of the year again… the season for summer! I can’t really explain it; I just know that of all the season summer is my favorite of all. There’s just something about the heat and the fun vibe it gives off that I am attracted to. Year after year, I look forward to spending time outside and under the sun. To walk barefoot in the beach, and run around with small waves running over my feet. Nature is simply wonderful in so many ways. <br/><br/><center><img src=""/></center> <br/><br/> Although, as much as I love summer and spending time at the beach, I get quite conscious over how I look. How and in what way? I am not all that confident over my looks. I worry even at the smallest things and walking out in the beach looking like a big hot mess is one of it. Some of you would say “who cares anyway?” well… I do! I want to look and feel good about myself. Yet I lack the motivation. I really want to get fit and all toned but I am not good at keeping up with a routine like exercise and controlled diet. I try as much as I can, and try to stay on top of it. Yet most often than not I always end up falling off the wagon which is why I have started resorting to other means to stay fit. Nothing too major and in fact I am not really big on taking weight loss pills so I just try to eat equal portions of food, plenty of water and avoid sodas. If there’s anything else that I would take I’d say dietary supplements or other products that aren’t as harsh and still boost my system. With sites like <a href="" target="_blank">usp labs prime</a> I have just about everything I need from product to support, interaction and videos to follow all in one place taking out the need to check out and follow multiple sites.</p>, 05 Jun 2012 01:19:00 +0200usp labskoreandollThe 10 Wonder Foods<center><img src=""/></center> <p>These are ten foods that every diet should include if you want to live a long and healthy life.</p> <br/><h1>Olive oil</h1> <p>Olive oil is rich in antioxidants and should be used in place of butter or sunflower oil during food preparation. Research has shown that regular olive oil intake can decrease the chance of heart attacks, diabetes and even some cancers. I do believe however, that even this wonder food should be used in moderation.</p> <br/><h1>Garlic</h1> <p>The wonderful thing about garlic is that it can be added to any meal and make it taste absolutely amazing. This food product contains vitamin C and B6, which all helps in fighting germs in the body. By eating garlic regularly, it is said that it can protect the body against cancer, diabetes and heart disease.</p> <br/><h1>Oily Fish</h1> <p>The Sea has not only provided us with beauty and entertainment, but also one of the best sources of omega 3, which has given us so many health benefits. Fish is one of the healthiest foods to eat and gives us protection against heart disease by promoting good circulation; it also helps with arthritis and even stroke. In particular, salmon is extremely healthy and is said to be one of the best fish to eat. Fish should be eaten at least once a week.</p> <br/><h1>Tomatoes</h1> <p>Tomatoes are high in vitamins A and C. They can be eaten cold and warm, therefore be sure to use them as often as possible. Studies have shown that tomatoes are great for fighting cancer in general.</p> <br/><h1>Spinach</h1> <p>Spinach is also an antioxidant that flushes toxins out of the body. This food can be added to salads and adds great flavours to stir-fries. For women, it is important to know that spinach can reduce the chances of getting breast cancer.</p> <br/><h1>Nuts</h1> <p>If you ever feel tempted to eat something unhealthy during your breaks at work, rather snack on a handful of nuts. It is packed with protein which strengthens your bones. Nuts can be grated in salads, soups and even roasted with your other vegetables.</p> <br/><h1>Avocados</h1> <p>Avocados are actually a very fatty food, although, it is the good type of fat that you want in your body. They contain potassium to control blood pressure and heart disease. Rather eat half and avocado every day instead of chocolates.<br/><br/></p> <br/><h1>Apples</h1> <p>Apples have been proven to lower cholesterol levels; it lowers bad cholesterol and increases good cholesterol. Your cholesterol can be lowered by 10% by adding just one apple a day to your diet.</p> <br/><h1>Berries</h1> <p>Berries contain some of the highest traces of antioxidants than any other food. They can repair cells and tissues in the body, therefore, preventing varicose veins, peptic ulcers, cancer, cataracts and heart disease. Berries can be stored in your freezer and added to smoothies and yoghurt.</p> <br/><h1><br/> Oats</h1> <p>A good hearty bowl of oats first thing in the morning is just about the best thing you can do for yourself. If you have diabetes or cholesterol, this should be the first thing to add to your diet. By consuming one bowl a day of oats can lower your cholesterol levels by 8 – 20%.</p><p>Nicole de Freitas loves to keep healthy by taking regular <a href="" target="_blank">health supplements</a> and excercising!</p>, 13 May 2012 11:24:00 +0200readsfoodiekoreandollThe Best of Thai Cuisine<center><img src=""/></center> <p>You can never go wrong with Thai food. Unless you can&#8217;t stand spicy food, that is. Then again, you can always ask for the non-spicy version if it comes to that. Indulging in Thai food is one of the best things you can do, and if you are uninitiated to this cuisine, it is about time that you discover it!</p> <p>You can find excellent Thai restaurants all over the world, but I have to say that my best gastronomic experiences were in the country itself. This is to be expected, just as with any other cuisine. If you ever find yourself in Thailand - you should make it a point to do so, actually - make sure you check out these dishes, which I consider to be the best of Thai cuisine.</p> <h1>Green Mango Salad</h1> <p>What better way to start a meal than with a fresh salad that gives a crunch that you can&#8217;t beat? Green mangos are not native to many western countries, but once you develop a taste for them, it is hard to forget the flavor. Thai green mango salad is one of the best ways to experience this fruit, which is naturally sour in flavor. Made right, however, you will not be overwhelmed with the sourness. Instead, it will be a delightful blend of sour, sweet, and salty flavors. Green mango salads usually include toppings such as shrimp (my choice!), pork, or chicken.</p> <h1>Tom Yam Goong</h1> <p>Another lovely starter is this soup called Tom Yam Goong. If there is only one soup that you should try, it is this! Tom Yam Goong consists mainly of shrimp and mushroom and has a sour and spicy flavor. The secret lies in the generous use of herbs such as lemongrass, shallots, and lime leaves. Before you even take the first spoonful, you will already fall in love with the aroma! Oh, and if you eat it with a steaming cup of rice, Tom Yam Goong can also serve as a main dish.</p> <h1>Thai Chicken Satay</h1> <p>Satay is a popular dish in Southeast Asia, but one thing you should know: there are so many kinds of satay, but it is hard to compete with Thai chicken satay!</p> <p>Satay is made using strips of chicken, which are marinated in a special sauce. As usual, what makes Thai chicken satay stand out is the blend of spices used in the marinade. Think lemongrass, turmeric, shallots, and more. To make the dish all the more luscious, don&#8217;t forget to get generous helpings of the peanut sauce.</p> <h1>Pad Thai</h1> <p>This dish has given me more joy than any other Thai food. At the same time, it has given me a lot of heartache, if only because I can&#8217;t seem to find a version that truly satisfies my taste buds outside of Thailand.</p> <p>Pad Thai might very well be the signature dish in Thai cuisine. This dish has so many variations, but it basically is made with noodles mixed with tofu, shrimp, bean sprouts, and meat (usually chicken or pork). Often, it also comes wrapped in a coat of light scrambled eggs. What makes it even more special is the topping of finely ground peanuts. My mouth waters at the thought!</p> <p>This is no doubt a very limited list of what Thai cuisine has to offer. If you are limited in time and choices, however, make sure you get a taste of these dishes. You&#8217;ll fall in love with Thai food, for sure.</p><p>Sunny Craig is passionate about food of any kind. He will try just about anything, but he will always come back to his tried and tested favorites. His love affair with Thai food started when he went to <a href="" target="_blank">learn Thai in Bangkok</a> many years ago, and the rest is history as they say.</p>, 12 May 2012 12:16:00 +0200thai cuisinethaifoodiecuisinedeliciousreadskoreandollHow to Make a Killer Classic Risotto<center><img src=""/></center> <p>Rice is usually associated with Asian cuisine, but it plays a big role in Italian cooking as well. In Italy, the most popular rice dish is a Risotto, and it&#8217;s a perfect blend of creaminess and chewy texture that only comes from perfectly cooked rice. It takes a certain level of skill to get the perfect risotto, and you have to watch over the cooking process carefully. It&#8217;s definitely not something you can prepare by simply turning on a rice cooker and waiting half an hour. But if you do it properly, you&#8217;ll be rewarded with flavorful rice that goes with any kind of meat or seafood. It absorbs all kinds of flavors you want to add, and it will reflect your own creativity.</p> <p>The best thing about making classic risotto is you don&#8217;t need anything fancy. All it takes is a simple medium pan and the right ingredients. Start off the process by adding a touch of olive oil to your pan. Now add as much garlic as you like, while saving some for the end of the cooking process as well. You want to begin with a nice aromatic base, so add some onions and let them brown gently. After a few minutes, it&#8217;s time to add your rice.</p> <p>There are three main types of rice for risotto, and all of them have their own advantages and disadvantages.</p> <p><strong>Arborio rice</strong> - this is the most commonly used brand of Rice with risotto, and it&#8217;s the safest bet for a simple traditional recipe.</p> <p><strong>Carnaroli rice</strong> - you need to be careful when using this rice because it cooks quickly. It also absorbs moisture at a rapid pace so you need to keep the mixing constant.</p> <p><strong>Vialone Nano</strong> - go with this kind of rice if you want something with more texture and chewiness. It works perfectly whenever you&#8217;re adding something extra like seafood to your risotto.</p> <p>Once you&#8217;ve added your rice to the pan, it&#8217;s time to put some liquid in as well. You can start off with a cup of white or red wine in the beginning. Let it cook until it evaporates, and then add enough stock to cover your rice. You can use any type of flavor stock you like, and make sure to experiment to find your favorite.</p> <p>As your broth cooks, it will evaporate until your rice is visible again. At this point, you simply add more broth and repeat the process again. Do this about three times, or until you feel your rice is done. It might seem time-consuming, but making rice this way actually gives you a lot of control as long as you pay attention. Make sure to periodically taste test your result oh and add salt-and-pepper accordingly. Of course you also have the option to spice things up with a wider range of herbs and seasonings that will boost the flavor of your risotto even more. When it&#8217;s done, let it sit for a few minutes and then serve alongside your main dish.</p> <p><strong>Have Fun with It</strong></p> <p>The real fun of making risotto is being apart the process every step along the way. Your patience is rewarded by seeing uncooked rice turned into a culinary masterpiece blended with natural flavor. And it doesn&#8217;t just stop with the rice. You can find inspiration from some of the best chefs in the world who use ingredients like lobster and mushrooms to take the risotto to a whole new level. Don&#8217;t be afraid to go all out and splurge on the best quality ingredients you can find because it&#8217;s definitely worth it when you taste the extraordinary results.</p><p>Rice isn&#8217;t just a basic staple, it&#8217;s one of the most interesting foods in the world. This article comes from <a href="" target="_blank"><a href="" target="_blank"></a></a> where rice in all its forms is celebrated and explored. If you&#8217;re looking for great recipes, a good home rice cooker, or general information, you can find a lot more by visiting the site.</p>, 11 May 2012 08:21:00 +0200risottoricefoodiekoreandollCultures- Where Food is Family<center><img src=""/></center> <p>Across the globe in a little kitchen in Tuscany, Italy a family is preparing for a meal. They laugh, drink, pick at dinner and enjoy each others company. They love what they eat and eating is part of their lifestyle. Most people only think of Italy, when they think of a love of cooking involving a close family. But, other countries practice this as well. France, has long been known as a culture rich for having the latest styles and best smelling perfume. But, did you know that they have always had a tight knit family based centered around cooking? </p> <p>French cooking is based on regional food sources. The food is filled with choices and rivals that of China with the variety regionally. The food is earthy and full of flavor. The people are just as enthusiastic as any other culture. France is filled with the culture of enjoying one another’s company. The food is therefore very social. The food of France varies by region. In France Foie Gras is especially tasteful and traditional. It is one of the most popular dishes in France and comes from a fattened animal liver. It is made through a process called gavage, when a bird is literally force fed to fatten them up. It is the national dish of France, and enjoyed in many kitchens and homes across that country.</p> <p>Food is the main ingredient in holidays and family time. This occurs most commonly in Italian culture. Rather, Italian culture is the best known place for cultural ties. Culture and food are hand in hand. Each culture uniquely twists different food sources based on history and the environment in which they live. Indian food, is also another source that families gather together to make. The food is based on thousand year old recipes and is typical of Indian dishes. Food from India contains curry and a unique culture of vegetarianism. When you learn more about how other cultures gather together at the dinner table, you will be able to apply this to your own family. </p> <p><strong>Cultures that eat for Family Time</strong></p> <ul><li>Italian cultures</li> <li>Greek culturesChinese culture</li> <li>French culture</li> </ul><p>People connect with one another through food. It provided immigrants to America with a way to feel at home, in a strange land. The preparation and distribution of each ethnic food, is a book on family life in that country. It also is a lesson in that countries etiquette. In the western world a box of chocolates is a great way to say thank you to a host at dinner time. In another part of the world a gift of cabbage would do the trick. In China, food is prepared for many occasions and as a daily get together with family. But, you need to know your table manners when eating in China. They differ greatly from Western cultures. For instance, as a guest of honor at a Chinese meal you will receive the best pieces of food from each plate. You will lead the way on eating, and everyone will take a cue from you. The fish head is reserved for you and the lips and eyes are considered a delicacy. Also, when eating with a Chinese family if you do not want to be the guest of honor you can only give up this responsibility to the person on your left. That way you may be able to eat more comfortably, as most of us are not used to such treatment. </p> <p><strong>Chinese Guest Of Honor Table Manner Points</strong></p> <ul><li>Pick the choicest morsels first</li> <li>Initiates the food dining process</li> <li>Can end the dinner if so chooses</li> </ul><p>The only way a guest of honor can end a meal is by rising up. The other diners are literally a captive until you are finished, so they will go on drinking tea and wine until you give them the cue. This could prove to be a horrible situation if you eat with a Chinese family without a clue. </p> <p><strong>How to Host  A Culture Night</strong></p> <ul><li>Invite honored guests over</li> <li>Put a little information out regarding culture</li> <li>Cook as a family unit</li> <li>Feast until your hearts content</li> </ul><p>Food can be produced easily when you use the <a href="" target="_blank">best meat slicer</a> you have. The slicer will cut the meat thin for Japanese steak, gyros and more. It is something that is a handy dandy day tool in the kitchen and a machine that can make your ethnic dining choices easy to prepare. I enjoy food and as Anthony Hopkins said “I love life because what else more is there?”.</p><p>Melissa Cameron, works from home as a chef, consultant and caterer. In her spare time she tests new gadgets. Her latest projects are <a href="" target="_blank">electric meat grinder</a> reviews. <strong></strong></p>, 10 May 2012 13:43:00 +0200foodieculturefamilykoreandoll6 Top Facts and Tips About Nutritional Value of Various Foods<center><img src=""/></center> <p>Many a times, despite being conscious about our health, we are ignorant about various food items and their actual nutritional value. It’s always better to be well informed. Here are a few top facts about nutritional quotient of food items which we are generally unaware of:</p> <p><strong>1. Fat Free Food May Make You Gain Weight </strong></p> <p>This is really strange and most people are unaware that fat free food can make you put on a few pounds! This is because their calorific value may be the same as that of normal foods. So what if they do not have “fat”; if they have the same amount of calories, then you are bound to gain weight!</p> <p><strong>Tip</strong>: Always read the ingredient section of food items to know the exact calorie value.</p> <p><strong>2. Carbohydrates Can Cause Weight Gain If They Increase Calorie Intake </strong></p> <p>The same story goes for carbohydrates which are relatively harmless in a general intake. In fact, people who maintain a good physique are ones who have a good carbohydrate and protein rich diet and keep a check on their calorie intake.</p> <p><strong>Tip</strong>: Monitor your diet and ensure that you are not increasing the calorie value.</p> <p><strong>3. Iron Intake Is Important For Respiration </strong></p> <p>Iron in the blood hemoglobin helps to carry oxygen to various parts of the body. Due to deficiency of Iron in the body, a person may feel fatigued or tired as proper oxygenation does not take place.</p> <p><strong>Tip</strong>: Eating red meat and fish and vegetables like chick peas, beans etc. is good for iron content in the body.</p> <p><strong>4. Caloric Value Is Almost Tripled With Deep Fried Foods </strong></p> <p>Caloric density increases greatly with frying of foods because this way, the oils reach up to every corner of the food. For instance, a baked potato will have around 0.2g of fat and this is increased to 3.7g when cooked into French fries. This drastic increase in calories also happens depending on the type of cooking oil used. For instance, cooking in partially or completely hydrogenated Trans fat is bad for health as it increases cholesterol and chances of heart ailments.</p> <p><strong>Tip</strong>: Try to avoid fried foods and stick to fresh salads and vegetables as they are far healthier.</p> <p><strong>5. You Can Stay Healthy And Lose Weight With Yoghurt </strong></p> <p>Yoghurt is known to benefit people of all age groups. As it’s rich in calcium and is a milk product, it helps in reducing weight too, if included well in the diet.</p> <p><strong>Tip</strong>: Avoid sugar or flavored yogurt and try having it in your diet. It’s good for health, skin, fitness, weight loss etc.</p> <p><strong>6. Lack of Water Can Be Confused For Hunger </strong></p> <p>Research show that this is true! It happens quite often that the mind confuses thirst for hunger. You could be dehydrated and feeling low and weak, for instance. As a result, you could end up consuming a good deal of calories instead of drinking water or fat free beverages to quench your thirst and meet the body’s requirement. It’s advisable to be careful of this situation!</p> <p><strong>Tip</strong>: Drinking a good deal of water is not only good for metabolism, it is good for all functioning of body organs.</p><p>Author is a health and fitness enthusiast with a lot of knowledge in the areas of health, fitness, skin care, hair care and other health related subject. She is a regular and popular blogger. <a href="" target="_blank">Click Here</a> to read more article on acne and food on her blog.</p>, 09 May 2012 07:28:00 +0200readsfoodienutritionkoreandollHow To Loose Weight With 3 Simple Tips<center><img src=""/></center> <p>If you are looking to loose weight fast these following tips will help you achieve your goal. As you probably already know there are many weight loss programs in the market that offer fast results, a high percentage of people who use these programs do notice fast results however as soon as they quit their diet and return to their old eating habits they start winning weight again. This should not be a concern for you as there are many good tips to lose weight fast and keep healthy habits in the long term.</p> <p><strong>Tip#1: Clear Your Mind</strong></p> <p>One important aspect of losing weight fast is to be in the right mental state. This means setting a reasonable goal about your ideal weight and being fully aware of the effort that will be involved to achieve your goal. This might look like a simple decision but trust me most people fail at this first step. Stay motivated and focus is the key here, you should be willing to take only the right decisions if you really want to lose weight fast.</p> <p>It is tempting to jump into the first diet that promises fast results without knowing if this is the right type of diet for you. Everybody is different and what works for others might not work for you, some people literally try every diet in the books without noticing any significant results, this of course contributes to a feeling of discouragement and they finally give up on their losing weight dreams.</p> <p><strong>Tip#2: Smart Training</strong></p> <p>Despite of what is commonly believe when it comes to training weight lifting exercises are more important than cardiovascular training in order to lose weight fast. Building muscle can potentially help you burn more calories than any other aerobic exercise, even when you are not training your muscles continue working which can double the benefits of your exercises and therefore lose weight faster.</p> <p>Appropriate nutrition should always come together with the right exercising and don’t forget to dedicate a small portion of your time to cardiovascular training, although it is not as effective for losing weight it is still a good exercise to maintain your body and heart healthy.</p> <p><strong>Tip#3: Be Aware Of How Your Metabolism Works</strong></p> <p>Your metabolism is controlled by the endocrine system its main function is to control all the nutrients that enter your body and regulate stress. If you eat processed food, sugar and sodium, you are jeopardizing your weight loss as your body will not be well regulated. Extreme dieting can also be dangerous and not recommended at all.</p><p>Deborah F. Cochran works for <a href="" target="_blank"><a href="" target="_blank"></a></a> and enjoys regular exercising. She is also a current student of Nutrition at the Costa Rican National University.</p>, 08 May 2012 20:22:00 +0200readsweight lossweightdiethealthfitnesskoreandollWhy Do Basic Workouts at Home?<center><img src=""/></center> <p>Trekking is a wonderful hobby and pastime. Not only are you introduced to fresh air, you are also exercising at the same time. People who take time to trek feel more relaxed and at ease in their homes. Some are even not contented with the work out the journey has provided. At times, they also enjoy workout programs in their homes.</p> <p><strong>At Home</strong></p> <p>Working out at home is extremely easy. You are not bound to follow anybody else’s orders and you are free to start and stop at any time. There are, however, some downsides to this.</p> <p>One downside is that there is no one to guide you along the way. The main reason why people employ the aid of instructors is the difficulty in doing some exercises. There needs to be someone who can teach the proper execution of these exercises. If there is fitness equipment involved, they would also know what to do. Without proper training, we could hurt ourselves if we attempt it on our own. Most home workouts solve this lack of trainer problem by providing instructional videos.</p> <p>These instructional videos usually contain basic fitness information so that one knows the importance of physical activity. It may also include some safety tips to ensure no accidents occur in your residence. More importantly, there are tons of exercises included in the video which are portrayed in various levels so that one can follow whichever level he prefers. Usually, one person performs the basic movement while another does the intermediate and another handles the expert.</p> <p><strong>Exercises</strong></p> <p>The typical exercises being taught are the same ones taught during PE in school. In order to be proficient with the insanity workouts, we must first be good with the basics. First basic exercise to master is the sit-ups. Sit-ups are a good way to remove belly fat. In order to perform this exercise, one must lay flat on his back and have his feet rest against any firm surface. To start, simply raise your back until it lifts off the surface you are lying on. Repeat several times until you feel your abs burning.</p> <p>Another simple exercise which is frequently neglected is the push up. It is the basic form of the bench press. It targets the chest and is performed similarly too. If you push the barbell up and down when you do a bench press, the push up is the same. You instead lay flat on your belly and push up from the floor. The movement in the arms is the same. The only difference is that you are lifting your weight. That is why it is the basic form. Our bodies weigh an average of 120 to 200 pounds. In bench presses, weight lifters reach up to 300 and even more pounds.</p> <p>Intense workouts make use of these basic ones so it is important to be prepared. It is better to start out with the basics and be well-versed on how they are performed. Sooner or later, when you are ready, insanity workouts will be a piece of cake.</p> <p>Article written by Andrew Ellis of <a href="" target="_blank"><a href="" target="_blank"></a></a> experts in steam showers, steam cabins and whirlpool baths</p>, 07 May 2012 11:29:00 +0200readsworkoutdiethealthexercisefitnesskoreandollThe Unique Cuisine of Hawaii<center><img src=""/></center> <p>Hawaii is an extremely popular tourist attraction; though it&#8217;s one of the fifty United States, it&#8217;s so different from the Lower 48 that it can seem like a whole other world—and it is. From the tropical blue seas and the active volcanoes to the Polynesian culture and truly multicultural cuisine, the islands are a totally unique place. If you&#8217;re planning a trip to Maui, here are some foods to keep an eye out for; they&#8217;re deliciously, distinctly Hawaiian.</p> <br/><h1>Taro</h1> <p>This tuber in the Araceae family is native to Southeast Asia, but has been introduced to many other parts of the world and is thought to have been brought to the Hawaiian islands by the very first Polynesian sailors in 300 AD. When they arrived, Taro became a staple part of their diet, so important that it became a part of their cultural mythology. The primary food made from the corms (or bulbo-tubers) of this plant is poi; it&#8217;s made by mashing the cooked corms until they become a thick liquid. This ancient dish is still a popular meal in much of Hawaii today.</p> <br/><h1>Spam</h1> <p>Hawaiians consume the most Spam per capita in the United States; it&#8217;s so overwhelmingly popular that the local McDonald&#8217;s restaurants feature it on the menu. The potted meat was introduced to the islands during the Pacific Theater occupation in World War II, when American soldiers were issued the tins as rations and ate it for every meal. Surpluses were sold or traded to the local population, who loved it and made it a fundamental part of their cuisine. Be sure to try Spam musubi, a snack that consists of a grilled slice of the meat that is bound to a block of rice with nori seaweed like a sushi dish.</p> <br/><h1>Breadfruit</h1> <p>The breadfruit&#8217;s name comes from the taste it acquires when it&#8217;s been cooked; it has a flavor similar to potatoes, and has been described akin to freshly baked bread. The trees were brought to Hawaii by the Polynesians, who spread it wherever they traveled, and it&#8217;s a staple food in many regions in the tropics. Recipes vary from family to family, but the cooked mash is often mixed with poi, the pulpy taro tubers that are also a fundamental part of Hawaiian diets. They can be cooked on an open fire and filled with coconut milk, sugar, butter, and other fruits.</p> <br/><h1>Loco Moco</h1> <p>This native dish is an excellent example of the many influences that come together to form Hawaiian cuisine. The essential version of this dish consists of a bed of white rice, which is topped with a hamburger patty, a fried egg, and brown gravy. Some restaurants will include pork, chili, spam, teriyaki beef, shrimp, or oysters. It&#8217;s massively popular all over Hawaii, and many restaurants have their own special versions. Loco Moco was thought to be created at one of two diners in the 1940s in the town of Hilo.</p> <br/><h1>Poke</h1> <p>This raw fish salad is often served as an appetizer. It usually consists of yellowfin tuna (or ahi) sashimi, which is marinated in soy sauce, sea salt, sesame oil, chiles, and oils. It is similar to the European carpaccio and tartare dishes, but only in concept. Like many Hawaiian dishes, it&#8217;s heavily influenced by Japanese and Asian tastes and ingredients.</p><p>Jamie Matzke represents Diamond Resorts International a leader in worldwide vacation resort destinations. Check out <a href="'anapali-Beach-Club" target="_blank">Diamond Resorts International Ka&#8217;anapali Beach Club</a> in magnificent Maui.</p>, 06 May 2012 13:30:00 +0200readsfoodcuisinehawaiiloco moco pokespamtarokoreandollSome Easy Remedies to Help Cure and Prevent Constipation<p>Constipation is a condition that may appear due to various factors and it is important to know the many possible constipation remedies available to address the problem. It is widely known that a diet low in fiber may play a role in constipation. Thus, a dietary modification which includes more fiber is one of the most ideal constipation remedies that can be done independently.</p> <p>Insoluble fiber, which passes through the body almost unchanged, gives stools bulk and a soft texture, making them easier to pass. Foods that are high in insoluble fiber include whole grains, fruits, and vegetables. Wheat bran, brown rice, or whole grain bread are also known to be good sources of insoluble fibers. Soluble fiber dissolves in water and forms a gel-like substance in the intestines. Prunes and figs can be added to breakfast or eaten as a snack.</p> <p><strong>Coffee Helps to Get Things Moving</strong></p> <br/><center><img src=""/></center> <p>Most coffee drinkers know the power of a hot cup of coffee in the morning to help move things along. The caffeine in coffee will loosen your bowels. By stimulating the colon and loosening the bowels, a strong cup of coffee is one of the quickest and most effective constipation treatments. However, it is ill advised too much of coffee as it is also a diuretic which can increase fluid elimination.</p> <p>Having less than adequate fluid in the body can also go on to contribute to your constipation problem. A pharmaceutical approach to constipation remedies is a route some may opt to take. There are many over the counter products to choose from in price ranges and formulas that can suit your needs.</p> <p><strong>Laxative Products Can Also Help</strong></p> <p>Seeing a professional regarding the different types of laxatives is advisable. Probiotics, such as lactobacillus acidophilus, are live microbial organisms that are naturally present in the digestive tract. Some of the ways they are thought to promote health include suppressing the growth of potentially harmful bacteria, improving immune function, enhancing the protective barrier of the digestive tract, and helping to produce vitamin K. Research has shown that probiotics also contribute to eliminating constipation and promoting goo digestion.</p> <p><strong>Ever Considered Acupressure?</strong></p> <p>Acupressure is a traditional healing practice which has also been recommended to be one of the natural constipation remedies that can be applied. This practice involves the application of finger pressure to specific acupuncture points on the body. There is a certain point in the intestinal areas that acupuncturist claim as the constipation area. Although it hasn&#8217;t been studied for constipation, it is a simple home remedy that may work for some people.</p> <p>There are several constipation remedies available and it is crucial for the sufferer to know more about these options to know which may suit his or her needs.</p><p><strong>Author Bio:</strong> Robin Gilford has previously worked in the health care industry as a alternative practitioner of Eastern medicines.  Nowadays he runs a number of automotive websites dedicated to the GPS industry.  For more information on his latest project all about how you can keep your GPS navigation device, such as Garmin up to date, please <a href="" target="_blank">click here</a>.</p>, 05 May 2012 12:42:00 +0200readsremedycuretipshealthconstipationkoreandollTips for Eating Healthier for Professionals<p><center><img src=""/></center><br/> There isn’t a single person on the earth that hasn’t ever been on a diet, or at least trying to eat healthily. This is a common problem no matter the age, sex or nationality. Therefore, many of us are counting calories for one reason or another. A lot of professionals have created long and complicated diets, but if you aren’t keen on any of them and just want to live healthy, here is the best advice for you. <br/><br/><h1>Diet or not?</h1> <br/> To eat healthy does not mean to be on a diet, it means to choose wisely what exactly you eat and how it is prepared. That’s why you’d better not regard it as a strict temporary diet, but as a normal way of eating. The easiest ways are familiar to everybody: drink a lot of water, don’t dine eat late at night, always have breakfast, and avoid fast food. But is it just that easy? <br/><br/><h1>What really is healthy?</h1> <br/> We all want to try to eat better but are the foods we consider healthy, really healthy? With the contemporary growth of the product market and the overworking of most people, there is hardly time to cook or enjoy a calm meal, not in a rush. Nevertheless, this is even more important than what or how much exactly you eat. It’s better to eat fresh dishes which are really the healthy ones. Forget about the microwave and the stand-up snack and sit down to find pleasure in the food. <br/><br/><h1>Alternative</h1><br/> For people that do not have the chance and time to prepare their own meals every day, but still want to eat good food, there is a substitute that provides the necessary dose of energy and substances. For busy professionals living in the UK, there are services that provide fresh and healthy food every day at people’s doorsteps, according to their demands, goals or tastes. When you try it, you will love the idea and you might even start trying to find time to prepare it yourself. <a href="" target="_blank">Click here</a> to find out more about eating healthy without the stress!</p>, 04 May 2012 14:25:09 +0200readseatingeathabitprofessionalkoreandollGood Cookies are Good Business<center><a href="" target="_blank"><img src="" alt="good cookies" width="500"/></a></center> <br/><p>Girl Scout cookies make nearly everyone happy. Who doesn&#8217;t like to break open a fresh box? The scouts are happy because sales fund many of their annual programs. The caramel-y ones get stuck in your teeth and delight your dentist. But there&#8217;s always an occasional sorehead who will complain about all of that sugar and fat. Everybody knows that Girl Scout cookies are meant to be a treat. Thin Mints are not a diet food but this is not the time to watch that bottom line, if you know what I mean. <br/><br/> If you can afford enough cookies to get tremendously fat during the short time when they&#8217;re available, we&#8217;re pretty sure that your bank account is healthy. Of course, if you charged them, that&#8217;s bad for another bottom line. But your emotional well-being can use the boost and so can the economy. It&#8217;s good business for the Girl Scouts and the credit card company. Buy a few boxes and everybody&#8217;s happy.</p><p>From: <a href="" target="_blank">Top Business Degrees</a></p>, 03 May 2012 16:22:00 +0200readscookiesinfographickoreandollThe burgeoning British love affair with Asian food<center><img src=""/></center> <p>Roast beef and Yorkshire pudding. Fish and chips. Bangers and mash. Chicken Tikka Masalla. *Screeches to a halt* I thought I was talking about our great nation’s favourite traditional dishes, so how did that mouth watering creamy, spicy little number sneak in there? </p><p>It sneaked in, of course, because Chicken Tikka Masalla is one of Britain’s favourite meals (although, it has apparently been knocked off the top spot now by &#8230; a Chinese stir fry!) </p><p>For curry lovers like myself visiting a local English Festival recently, it was somewhat satisfying to find that in between the stalls of fruit chutneys and wines, beers and fudge, there nestled a stall full of tempting Indian snacks. And totally at home they were too, with as big a throng around them as at the fish’n’chip van or the Women’s Institute tea tent. </p><p>And this is because nine out of the top ten dishes that Britons cook regularly are Asian, with <a href="" target="_blank">curry (including vegetarian) recipes</a> easy to follow (unless you’re me, but we’ll come to that later) for a full and satisfying meal. Add in the accompanying rice and vegetables and it’s also a lot healthier than the stodgyness of a shortcrust steak and kidney pie and chips. </p><p>The latest survey reports that three out of seven meals a week in the average British household now originate from Asia, with our children much more open to trying new and different tastes than our parent’s generation. I certainly don’t ever remember having anything like that cooked by my mum and we would only occasionally be treated to a takeaway. </p><p> ‘Curry’ is a generic term, meaning any meat or vegetable cooked in a spicy gravy and I have to admit, my favourite part of my Indian meal is wiping up the leftover sauce with a Peshwari nan bread; then there’s the swamping of the king prawn butterfly or the onion bhajias in raita dip and hearing the sizzle of onions and peppers with the chicken shashlick &#8230; I may have to hit the shops again this afternoon now, I’ve made myself hungry. </p><p>Do we ever manage to capture the full flavours ourselves though? Being somewhat culinary challenged, only once have I been truly satisfied with what I’ve prepared. I’ve resorted to the bottles and jars but it’s never, ever tasted the same as my local restaurant – and I find that sometimes, a shop bought tikka masalla is hotter (I invariably find the chilli and bite right into it!) than the real thing. And I don’t do hot, not at all – korma and masalla are pretty much my limit! I like to taste the flavours and not have to wash them down with gallons of water! I even bought a spice rack, with one of everything I may need but, gradually, they ran past their sell by dates. It’s an ongoing desire I’m scared I may never fulfil: To prepare an Indian banquet I can enjoy as much as one prepared by an expert. </p><p>Quite apart from that, cooking at home can also be a lot less embarrassing than eating out: Picture the scene – a quiet table for two in a romantically lit Indian restaurant, a selection of spicy delicacies placed before a couple on only their second date. And me, manfully (or rather, ladyfully) yet elegantly, trying to slide the shish kebab off the skewer but succeeding only in shooting a plateful of rice and vegetables across the table into his lap &#8230; *blushes at the memory* The waiter asked if there was anything else he could get us. “A clean table cloth would be good” mumbled the soon to be ex &#8230; </p>, 02 May 2012 11:18:00 +0200readsasianfoodbritishkoreandollInfographic: Good Sleep Hygiene<center><a href="" target="_blank"><img src="" alt="sleep hygiene" width="500"/></a></center> <br/><p>A lot of people have difficulty getting to sleep due to a lack of good sleep hygiene. Good sleep hygiene is defined as sleeping habits that are conducive to getting rest at night. Sleeping hygiene starts with creating a relaxing place to rest. The bedroom should be neat, clean, and organized with a comfortable bed that suits you. The bed and the bedroom should not be used for any other purpose than sleep, so there should be no eating, watching television, or reading in bed. It is best to exercise early in the morning and stop those types of activities after the evening has started.</p> <p>A hot bath or shower will often help you feel more relaxed and get you ready for sleep. Setting a sleep schedule in terms of when you wake up and go to sleep is also very helpful because it trains your body and sets up the expectation to sleep at a certain time each night. Eating in the evening or near the bed time is not recommended because digestion can often prevent the body from sleeping. Substances like alcohol, caffeine, or nicotine can impede sleep and it is suggested that you remove them from your diet or at the very least restrict their intake during the evening.</p><p>[<a href="" target="_blank">via</a>]</p>, 02 May 2012 07:23:00 +0200hygienereadssleepinfographickoreandollDenver is to Beer, as Napa is to Wine<center><img src="" alt="denver beer" width="500"/></center> <br/><p>Colorado is typically known for its luxury ski resorts, beautiful surroundings, and an average of 300 days of sunshine every year. What people don&#8217;t know is that Colorado has a secret. It&#8217;s not widely known that Colorado, the &#8216;Mile High State&#8217; is the top beer producing state in the country. With 115 breweries, including the Coors brewery, the largest in the world, Colorado produces more beer per capita than anywhere else in the country.</p> <p>According to legend, the first permanent structure to make its home in Denver, Colorado was a saloon. It&#8217;s no wonder Colorado became the top beer producing state in 2007, taking the title away from California, The Golden State. Along with it&#8217;s title for the most beer produced, Colorado is home to the highest saloon in the United States. Sitting at 10,580 feet above sea level, the South Park Saloon, in Alma, Colorado will have you slurring your words in no time.</p> <p>The rapid increase in craft brewing in Colorado has brought The Great American Beer Festival to the Mile High State for nearly 30 years. As the oldest and largest gathering of beer brewers in the nation, The Great American Beer Festival offers more beer on tap than anyplace in the world. Who wouldn&#8217;t be proud of that?</p><p>Author Jason Lancaster is the president of <a href="" target="_blank">Spork Marketing</a>, a Denver Internet Marketing company. He is an amateur beer aficianado and an expert at <a href="" target="_blank">auto parts marketing</a>. </p>, 01 May 2012 02:54:00 +0200readsdenverbeernapawinekoreandoll5 Ways You Could Be Sabotaging Your Weight Loss Efforts<p>Many well-meaning dieters unknowingly sabotage their own weight loss efforts – are you one of them? Here are 5 surprising ways you could be forcing your body to hold onto the extra pounds – even when you’re doing everything else right.<br/></p> <p><strong>Not Eating Enough</strong></p> <p>It’s a little counter-intuitive, but by restricting too much, you could risk putting your body into severe starvation mode, which causes you to hold onto that extra weight for dear life.<br/></p> <p><strong>Not Paying Attention to Portion Sizes</strong></p> <p>Conversely, many of us struggle with the opposite problem: eating too much. Unfortunately, even if you’re eating totally healthy food all the time, you’re still not going to lose weight if you’re eating too much of it.</p> <p>Finding out what correct, healthy portion sizes actually look like was really surprising at first. They seem so small, especially since I live in the U.S. (the Midwest, no less!) where restaurant portions are constantly getting bigger. You do get used to it, though, and since eating several smaller meals throughout the day is the healthiest way to go, controlling your portion sizes is a good way to start with that.</p> <p>So, how much of each food should you be eating? Here are a few common guidelines to give you an idea:</p> <ul><li>Meat – For chicken and red meat, a serving is about the same size as a deck of playing cards. You can get away with a larger portion of fish, however: aim for the size of a checkbook.</li> <li>Peanut Butter – 2 tablespoons, the recommended serving size, is about the size ofa golf ball.</li> <li>Pasta – 1 serving is roughly the size of a tennis ball.</li> <li>Vegetables – Honestly, eat as many as you want. But a serving is the size of a softball.</li> <li>Cheese – 1 oz. is the size of 6 dice.</li> </ul><p><strong>Skipping Meals, Especially Breakfast</strong></p> <p>Skipping breakfast might make you feel like you’re getting less calories overall, but actually, breakfast eaters are 50% less likely to be obese than those who skip the morning meal. Breakfast literally serves to “break your fast” after sleeping for 8+ hours – by skipping it, you’re tricking your body into thinking that you’re starving. Also, skipping breakfast puts you at risk for bingeing later. Mid-morning, you’ll find yourself so hungry, you’ll eat anything in reach even if it’s not the healthiest choice.</p> <p>So what makes up a good breakfast? Try to include complex carbs that digest slowly, plenty of fiber to keep you full all morning, and protein for sustained energy. Oatmeal with milk and fruit is a great choice. If you’re rushed in the morning, try a yogurt based fruit smoothie with some ground flax to boost the fiber content.</p> <p><strong>Drinking Your Calories</strong></p> <p>It’s easy to overlook the calories in sports drinks, juices and that morning coffee, but they really do add up. An 8oz serving of juice alone can have as many as 150 calories! Stick with water when you can and don’t forget to factor in the calories when you do indulge in a calorie-laden drink.<br/></p> <p><strong>Mindless Eating</strong></p> <p>Even if you keep track of the calories you take in at meal times, you might be overlookingthose little “bites” here and there that can add up significantly over the day.</p> <p>Just think about it: you take a sip of your husband’s latte in the morning, eat a couplecrackers sitting out on the break room table at work and lick the mixing spoon when you’re done baking brownies for your kid’s bake sale. Those three “harmless” actions alone can add up to almost 100 calories! It will take a little practice, but it’s important to be mindful of those tiny sips and nibbles.</p> <p>Bottom line: knowing the pitfalls dieters often face is half the battle. Now that you’re aware of these common dieting sins, you can put healthier habits into place. But knowledge is useless unless you actually put it into practice. Just like understanding how the <a href="" target="_blank">best elliptical machines</a> at the gym work won’t get you into shape any faster if you don’t hop on, understanding nutrition won’t help you maintain a healthy weight unless you actually use what you know as you make choices about what to eat.</p><p>Tracy Martin is a freelance health writer. She stays fit by chasing her three little kids around, hiking with her husband, and training on an <a href="" target="_blank">elliptical trainer</a> on the rare occasion she can actually sneak away to the gym. She is devotedly passionate about healthy, natural living, fitness and nutrition.</p>, 30 Apr 2012 01:54:05 +0200readsweightweight lossdietkoreandollFast Food America-Revolutionized Unhealthy Eating<p>The amount of food we were and are ingesting when the movie Super Size me premiered in 2004 was and is horrendous. How this affects our lives and our children’s lives is even more disturbing. In each day there are at least 1:4 Americans that visit a fast food chain. Also, McDonald’s feeds 46 million people a day, about as much as the country of Spain. This means that despite all of the information that everyone has regarding the unhealthy lifestyle a fast food diet promotes, they are still eating there. Fast food can cause obesity and if left unchecked the deaths from this surpass the deaths from smoking. In order to ever get that super sized drink, fries and food out of your system you would have to walk for seven hours without a break. Imagine, if you made a day of dieting like that. The amount of time that it would take for you to burn off all of that food would be phenomenal. </p> <p>When the movie was released, the Surgeon General of the United States admitted that obesity is caused in part by fast food. Then he went on to state that obesity is an epidemic. It still is, years later children and adults are affected with an unhealthy lifestyle. The soda pop, candy, and unhealthy snacks that kids have access to in their schools are a contributing factor. A part of the culture that promotes obesity. Then when children arrive at home they are usually ready to sit some more. They might go online and chat with friends, their parents might sit in the next room watching televisions and all of this leads to an unhealthy life. </p> <p>The documentary highlighted the blatant unhealthy choices that Americans and others were making on a daily basis. The first Ronald McDonald was fired because they said he was too fat. Imagine that, a fast food restaurant fired an authentic looking clown that came from them because he was too fat. </p> <p><strong>Fast Food Facts</strong></p> <ul><li>McDonald&#8217;s feeds as many people in a day as the whole of Spain.</li> <li>Ronald McDonald was fired for being too fat.</li> <li>Schools promote the fast food culture with candy and soda machines for students.</li> </ul><p>Fast food is dangerous to your health and to your children’s health. Obesity can cause hypertension (which leads to a heart attack), coronary heart disease, sleep apnea, breathlessness, asthma, polycystic ovarian syndrome and more. Yet, people still continue to take their children to these places. It is official obesity is now a global epidemic and was declared so by the World Health Organization. </p> <p><strong>How to stop the fast food life</strong></p> <ul><li>Have a meal at home</li> <li>Prepare your lunches at home and take them with you</li> <li>Have healthy snacks on hand</li> <li>Exercise daily</li> </ul><p>There are many ways to encourage your children to live a healthy lifestyle.”It is all about quality of life and finding a happy balance between work and friends and family.” Phillip Green said this, and it is true when you think about home cooking versus fast food.  First, as a family you need to look at the facts of what eating fast food can do to you. Then observe that eating healthy will ensure that you have a longer life, and a more exuberant attitude in it. The food may be fast, but it is also fatal if ingested daily. Many foods in America are not eaten at home anymore. Why? The culture is simply to fast paced and too much involved with trying to get the best the quickest. We have put our health second to making money. That is why fast food chains flourish and more Americans are diagnosed with diseases relating to or caused by obesity. A recent statistic observed that one in three children will develop diabetes in their lifetime. This is directly linked to an unhealthy lifestyle. As a parent you are the only one who can ensure that your child will learn how to eat with proper nutritional value.</p> <p><strong>How to get healthy</strong></p> <ul><li>Look for organic foods</li> <li>Eat as a family</li> <li>Practice portion control</li> <li>Eat three well balanced meals a day</li> <li>Use <a href="" target="_blank">home meat slicers</a> to have your own deli meat.</li> </ul><p>Food is a part of living, an enjoyable piece of the pie. When we practice healthy eating habits we ensure that our children will have a better life, filled with healthy experiences. </p><p>Melissa Cameron, is a cook, executive chef and full time dabbler of everything. She uses <a href="" target="_blank">home meat grinders</a> and loves the products they produce.<strong></strong></p>, 29 Apr 2012 19:21:00 +0200readseatingunhealthykoreandollInimitable Role of Online Medium on Mother’s Day<p><center><img src=""/></center> <br/><br/> When it comes to mother’s day you have to go beyond the normal to WOW your mommy with a choicest gift of her lifetime. No doubt that, shops are normally saturated on mother’s day as people always have special sentiments attached to their mothers and they miss no chance to celebrate this day at its prime. Everybody seems to stand in the queue to present something very nice to his mom. If you also want to give something special to your mom then you have plethora of options available now. <br/><br/> You had emotional moments with your mom when you were a child. You stayed with her right from your birth time, played with her, read with her and she did everything to make you feel happy. Now it’s your turn to make her feel on the top of the world. All she needs is your love and nothing else. Shelling out few bucks from your money to buy her something completely filled with your love is not a big deal. Believe it or not but your loving gesture on mother’s day will fire her passion to the limits. <br/><br/> Even if you are living across continental boundaries, you can easily utilize the online podium to send your love to her. First of all jot down her likes and dislikes and then plan to send something extremely enticing. For example if your mommy has great crave for flowers then you should find an online florist capable to send variety of flowers to your sweet mom. With few keystrokes, you will be able to send your mom’s favorite without stretching your legs at all. Similarly if you don&#8217;t have budgetary limitations then you can surprise your mom with a nice jewelry gift as well. The online platform can provide you everything with a click of mouse. This one stop shop can give you everything beyond your expectations. Lots of options are there to fit in the <a href="" target="_blank">Mother’s Day Gifts</a> favorable to your price baskets. <br/><br/> The delivery time of the gift is also crucial as the gift needs to be delivered on or before mother’s day and not after it. So you need to count on the online shopping site that has great repute. If the site allows you to track your gift status, it will be an added bonus. The online way is one of the most preferred ways to pay tribute to your mom. Nowadays social media is also playing tremendous role in connecting you and your mom together via internet. You can send free greeting cards to your mother in split of a second. You can even write a handwritten lovely note for your mommy, scan it, and send it through social media sites like Facebook etc. <br/><br/> The online medium has literally breached all types of geographical boundaries and has played a pivotal role in expressing your loving emotions to your mom. Sitting across continental boundaries, you can easily share your whole day with your mom. The latest free online web cam technology has literally given a unique opportunity to all mother’s day enthusiasts to talk to their moms as if their moms are sitting in front of their eyes. <br/><br/> Author: Ann Baker is a teacher, writer and poet. When she’s not teaching she spends her leisure time writing blog articles such as <a href="" target="_blank">Gift Basket&#8217;s for Mother&#8217;s Day</a> for various blogs.</p>, 28 Apr 2012 23:49:00 +0200readskoreandollHow Some Diets Cause Bad Breath and Measures to Prevent It <p>Most people think of following a diet regimen when they are trying to lose weight. There are various types of diets designed for that purpose and many are very effective. But do some diets cause bad breath? This article attempts to answer this question. <br/><br/> Low carb diets that are considered ideal for slimming down can cause bad breath. This is due to certain chemicals called ketones being released in the breath when the body burns fat. Atkins diet and South Beach Diet are very popular low carb diets that include mainly protein and little, if no carbohydrates during the preliminary stage of the dietary regime. Dieters are advised to eat chicken, fish or meat and vegetables which do not have any carbohydrates. <br/><br/><b>How Low-carb Diets Cause Bad Breath</b><br/> Low-carb diets that are high in protein and fats will have carbohydrates of 25% lower than the required daily quantity. Low carb diets avoid fruits, vegetables and cereals and instead contain more of meats, milk, eggs, cheese, seafood and mayonnaise. <br/><br/> Low-carb diets reduce the amount of carbohydrates in the body and as a result the fat is burnt by the body to create energy. This process is called ketosis and the water usage by the body becomes more than usual. When more water in the body is used up, amount of saliva in the mouth is reduced, leading to dehydration which can be unpleasant. A dry mouth is also conducive to the growth of bacteria, which is a cause of bad breath or halitosis. Moreover, ketones released during ketosis disturb the pH balance of the body, contributing further to bad breath. <br/><br/> Low-carb diets contain more protein. Ammonia is produced when the body burns protein and people on high-protein diets release more ammonia in their breath leading to bad breath. <br/><br/> Another interesting fact is that even when your protein consumption is too low, you can have “ketobreath” or bad breath. This results from the body burning up its own muscle protein and breaking it down. A low fat diet can also contribute towards bad breath. <br/><br/><b>Tips to Manage Diet Induced Bad Breath </b><br/> • “Keto breath” can be controlled by drinking plenty of water. This will help in keeping mouth hydrated and prevent dryness. <br/> • Chewing sugarless chewing gums and sugarless mints, especially those that contain Xylitol that kills bacteria can help. Xylitol also helps to prevent cavities.<br/> • Include fresh fruits, whole grains and a wider range of vegetables in your diet.<br/> • Neutralize the acidity in the mouth by taking balanced meals in the correct proportions.<br/> • Another option to fight bad breath is by brushing the tongue to drive out the bacteria located here. You have to brush the back of the tongue which is the part where bacteria accumulate. <br/><br/> Celebrity diets such as Raw Food Diet, One Meal a Day Diet and the Dukan Diet can also create mouth odour. Whatever be the diet scheme you follow, if you know how bad breath is caused and how it can be controlled, you can continue your diet without developing unpleasant mouth odour. It is also important to keep the mouth hydrated at all times, whether you are on a diet or not. <br/><br/> The Author: Mark Brown is a blogger who has who has published many posts and articles on subjects including of oral health and cosmetic dentistry. He writes in association with a one of the largest UK based <a href="" target="_blank">restorative dentistry</a> firms who have the cost of dental implants in Britain, making implant treatment affordable to people than ever before.</p>, 27 Apr 2012 11:09:00 +0200readskoreandoll