Iced tea, one of the most popular drinks in the US has started becoming popular in other countries as well. According to a recent survey done by health experts, around 2.2 billion gallons of tea are consumed in the US every year, out of which about 85 percent is drank chilled. So, what are the reasons behind the huge popularity of this beverage?Brewed from the same herbs as their warmer counterparts, iced tea is not only a refreshing drink in summertime; but, protects our body from deadly diseases like cancer, gastric ulcer, and heart ailments. Now, let us take a look at some of the most important health benefits that can be enjoyed once you start consuming iced tea on a regular basis:
Prevents agingLike the paint that defends our outdoor furniture from rust, iced tea contains antioxidants that protect our body from the ravaging effects of pollution and helps us stay younger.
Reduces the risk of heart diseasesBlood clots in our body can cause heart attack and stroke. According to doctors, drinking iced tea on a regular basis keeps our arteries clog-free. Another study found that people who drink at least three cups of tea a day, is likely to be 70 percent safer from killer heart ailments than those who don’t do so.
Protects our bonesWe all know that drinking milk is the best way to protect our bones. But, what many people may not know is that drinking tea also helps in building and maintaining strong bones. Health experts are of the opinion, that people who drank tea for more than 10 years is likely to have stronger bones when compared to non-drinkers.
Boosts our immunity systemDrinking such chilled beverages on a regular basis strengthens our immune system and helps to fight many diseases and infections. Polyphenols (useful antioxidants found in tea) protects our body from the deadly grasp of cancer, which is another great reason to make iced tea a part of your daily menu.
Drinking tea is a great way to increase metabolismWith fast-paced life style in this digital era, number of people suffering from slow metabolic rate and overweight
July 23rd, 2016 in
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Drinking a daily vitamin packed drink of your choice that includes romaine lettuce, celery, stalks kale, apples, lemon, and fresh ginger (or make your own drink).To eat healthy we need to eat daily one pound of raw vegetables for each 50 pounds of body weight. By juicing this amount, it is very easy to get 50% of your body weight’s requirement of raw vegetables.
Raw food is important to our body because when it is consumed, it does not raise our white blood cells like cooked food does. It did not change when raw foods or low temperature cooked foods were consumed.
Health juices are not a new thing over history. Limejuice cured scurvy in the 16th century, saving thousands of sailor’s lives. But our generation has only recently discovered the nutritional and biochemical properties of fruit and vegetable fresh juices.
But our generation has only recently identified the dietary and biochemical attributes of fruit and vegetable fresh juices.
But our generation has only recently found the dietary and biochemical qualities of fruit and vegetable fresh juices. Juicing is the least expensive and most economical strategy to keep up with the health of the person in our time today. It was found that the best time to take a juice drink is in the morning and throughout the evening.
Recently squashed juices from vegetables and fruits include more minerals and vitamins, along with enzymes, than any processed or fresh juice.
When making your juice, always incorporate a dark leafy vegetable for instance spinach, broccoli, cabbage, or beet tops. It was found that the best time to take a juice drink is in the morning and while in the evening. Within ten minutes after ingesting the drink they are made available to the bloodstream.
The fiber is lost due to the juicing process but a higher amount of nutrients goes into the body and its system.
July 23rd, 2016 in
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Most people will recognize pasta and pizza – two of the most popular dishes that form part of the Italian cuisine. However, Italian cuisine has a lot more to offer than just these two well known dishes. Most importantly, Italian cuisine also has a rich and tempting history – just like the different dishes that form part of its offerings.
All over the land of Italy, all the Italians always maintain a distinctive cooking habit or style that shines in their eating habits, their styles of preparing a meal and the way they select local ingredients. Right from the pre-Roman era till date the Italian food history has gone through a considerable change.
In the ancient times, the preparation of food was very important. One of the ancient and surviving cookbooks is known as the Apicus. The Apicus dates right back to 1st century BC.
It was after the downfall of the Romans that the spread of the Italian cuisine began. Individual states started to uphold their separate traditions and identities. Every region started its own special and unique method of cooking, from the very basic preparation of the meatballs to characteristic varieties of cheeses and also the wine produced in any locale.
For example Northern states developed the Tuscan beef, on the other hand black truffles was prepared in Marches, and the very famous Mozzarella and Provolone cheeses developed in South, simultaneously being the host of a lot of citrus fruits.
There were varieties in bread, pasta, and other different food preparation methodologies according to the region. The eating habits were also a total contrast as the people in Southern Italy loved hard-boiled spaghetti, but those from the North preferred the soft-egg noodles.
Different cities started to become famous for their specialties like Milan for Risotto, Bologna for Tortellini, while Naples for Pizzas.
In these past few years the Italian cuisine evolved greatly due to the wealth from outside influences which added a flavor and an appeal. The ancient Greeks with their wealthy imports from various places added an exotic ingredients and spices to the Italian
July 22nd, 2016 in
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The Caribbean is known for its golden beaches and is certainly the main attraction for going on a holiday there. There are many islands to choose from however Barbados is the one that comes to most people’s mind when you mention the Caribbean.
There is 70 square miles of beach to enjoy along a 21 mile stretch so it’s never far to venture to get to the seaside. If it is beach you are after (there are many other things to do in Barbados or on the other islands) then it is all at your disposal. For such a luxury place there are NO private beaches, every metre is available to the public despite hotels placing themselves right next to the beach in order to give that perception. Therefore you can swim or sunbathe on any place you see fit.
With the Atlantic Ocean and Caribbean Sea both surrounding Barbados you have the choice of the calmer clear blue seas and white sands that are found featured on the typical postcards or if you want a more adrenaline filled adventure head to the east of the island where the crashing waves are filled with surfers.
However you came to the island, via plane or the increasing popular Caribbean cruise and stay holidays, you will find a holiday type to suit your nature. Diving is well catered for in the Caribbean with it being possible to obtain the PADI divers’ qualification at all levels. Even if you don’t go for the qualification, diving is something definitely worth experiencing with the beautiful coral reefs to take in and for the more experienced there are around 20 sites to explore.
There is plenty of seeing in the Caribbean so if you go with the option ensure you give yourself enough time to fully enjoy the island.
July 20th, 2016 in
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A wireless BBQ thermometer is a very useful kitchen tool that can be used to check the temperature of the meat while it is in the oven or in a grill,with this device you need not check the meat manually by poking or standing close to the area where the meat is being grilled or barbequed.. The thermometer works with the technology of digital waves that can measure the temperature of the meat that are placed on the grill with the help of a probe.
If you have a wireless BBQ thermometer then you need not have to go any where near the grill to check the temperature of the meat, as you would be indicated through a digital monitor or through an audio signal whether your meat is cooked and is ready to be served. Since the gadget is wireless most of the latest and good models would have a range that varies within 50 to100 metershence you can stand 50 to 100 meters away from the grill and do other works and still monitor how your meat is being cooked.
There are a wide variety of models for this unit that you have the option of choosing out of a multiple choices.the models include the ones that can sensor heat of only one type of meat and those that can sensor two types of meat cooking on the same grilleach model has got individual features.the main advantage of this gadget is that you need not have to open the oven to see how your meat is cooking, and not even have to remain any where close to the grill
With this wireless thermometer you could monitor precise temperature thus helping you cook your meat with perfection.,as the gadget can ensure cooking at the right temperature your meat will be cooked just right and never be under or over cooked.
Even if you love to prepare a BBQ recipe but find it hard and time consuming, to save your time and make the coking process less tedious BBQ thermometer is what should be used., To reduce your involvement
July 20th, 2016 in
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While everyone knows that there’s no such thing as a “free lunch,” travelers do like to look for a free breakfast and will often select a hotel that offers one.
That’s just one finding from a recent survey-conducted by Harris Interactive and commissioned by Best Western International. The survey findings offer some insight into what travelers of all ages look for when booking a hotel and what customer service means to them.
Here are some key highlights:
The top three considerations travelers indicated when choosing a hotel were price (78 percent), convenient location (64 percent) and free breakfast (49 percent).
Interestingly, travelers 55+ are more likely to choose a hotel based on convenience of location (70 percent) than younger travelers between the ages of 18 and 34 (56 percent), who don’t feel location is as important when booking a hotel.
On the other hand, younger travelers between the ages of 18 and 44 tend to book hotels that offer fitness centers and pools (45 percent).
Travelers of all ages agree that room service or a restaurant on-site is important when choosing a hotel (18-34: 31 percent and 55+: 31 percent).
Regarding customer service provided by hotels, U.S. adults who stay in hotels say that free parking (75 percent), the concept of feeling “at home” when they’re a guest (67 percent) and having a strong knowledge about the local area-and thus being able to share valuable tips and highlights (63 percent)-score highest when it comes to excelling at “customer care.”
Other top responses include offering free essential toiletries (beyond shampoo and soap) when they’re forgotten (63 percent), providing a free airport shuttle (54 percent), providing a free local newspaper or USA Today (51 percent), offering free products in the room (such as coffee, mouthwash or lotion) (35 percent) and providing a free bottle of water in the room at check-in (35 percent).
“For more than 60 years, Best Western has provided travelers with convenient locations and a range of amenities including breakfast and free high-speed Internet,” said Best Western’s Ric Leutwyler. “Guests who see
July 20th, 2016 in
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