The Good Thing About Tea

Millions of people spend billions of dollars seeing doctors, paying for visits, getting check-ups and buying expensive medication, but never realize that God created the miraculous human body to run near perfect and cure itself naturally. And the travesty is not only the financial aspect of the ‘silent killer’, but by lowering your high blood pressure with synthetic medication you could be hurting your body by not curing the cause. If you don’t know already, high blood pressure got its nickname, the silent killer, because it does exactly that… it will kill you with NO WARNING. In fact, over 50,000 people died last year because of this disease. I recently read one article which called it a ‘widow maker’. And …

The Beach Of Bibione Meets The Wine With “September Fest”

From different years the Venetian seaside resort Bibione puts the warmth of September’s sun near the wine’s taste which comes from its biological farming. Thought this end season’s month is far, the Venetian golden beach already developed the next calendar of “September Fest 2008”, big wines’ and grapes’ festival. Residents and tourists that know Bibione from some years consider “September Fest” the most important summer season’s event. Wednesday the 3th and Thursday the 4th of September all people with the entry ticket will taste the best DOC wines (wines whose origin and production is government controlled) of the Venetian area Lison Pramaggiore. Lison Pramaggiore is a wine area near the historic town Portogruaro and few kilometres far from the famous …

Tea’s Potential For Weight Loss

Losing weight is a topic on the mind of many. It’s no secret that long term weight loss and maintenance require long term life changes. In order to successfully lose weight and keep it off you must consume fewer calories each day than your body uses. This allows your body to use stored fat as energy, rather than food. So, eating less is just half the equation. Since you can only reduce your calorie intake by so much, it’s critical to also increase the amount of calories your body uses each day. This is why exercise is so important. Exercise burns calories while you’re exercising, but also increases your metabolic rate for several hours after you finish. Exercising by lifting …

Red Wine Benefits – Improve Your Health

If you drink alcohol then you should definitely think about drinking red wine. There are several health benefits of drinking red wine. The experience is extremely enjoyable and the drink would be a logical option for you. Let us have a detailed look at the health benefits of red wine. Scientists firmly believe that the key is to health a benefit of red wine is the antioxidants present in it. These are also known as Flavonoids. Flavonoids work towards reducing the low density lipoprotein or LDL production. LDL is also known as ‘bad’ cholesterol. Red wine also plays a great role in increasing the production of HDL or high density lipoprotein or ‘good’ cholesterol in the body. The combined effects …

Recipe: Apple Streusel

Dr. Steven A. Schnur’s new book, The Reality Diet, has recipes the entire family will enjoy–including the kids. Packed with yummy desserts (non-sugar), high-energy breakfasts, and easy-to-fix dinners, we know you’ll enjoy them all, including this one for Apple Streusel. Streusels, along with cobblers and crisps, are American classics. But like most things American, streusel has its roots in another country, in this case Germany—and Streusel is a German word meaning “sprinkling.” 1/4 cup 2:90 granola 1 teaspoon brown sugar 1 teaspoon sugar substitute 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon 2 tablespoons light margarine, chilled and cut into pieces Nonstick cooking spray 1 large unpeeled apple, cored and sliced One container 2:90 vanilla yogurt with fiber (providing up to 90 calories) Preheat …

Reasons For You To Eat Whatever You Please

In the past, I had trouble naming one specific favorite food of mine. Today though, I tend to love pizza best. However, for those who have trouble answering this question I think it is fair to say that they can at least point out a broader area of cuisine they prefer, such as Italian, Mexican, American…you get the idea. In our society today, we are fortunate to have a vast array of food choices before us, which makes it all the more easier finding a great place to eat out. America is becoming a nation of obese people not because we are lazy – not in the least. It is the wide ranging food choices and the portions they are …

Should You Drink Red Wine?

You definitely should consider drinking red wine if you drink alcohol. Considering the health benefits of red wine and how enjoyable the experience can be, I think that red wine is the logical choice for the drinker. Let us begin by looking at the health benefits of red wine. To understand these benefits requires a short explanation: Red wines are a rich source of biologically active compounds known as phytochemicals, which are chemicals found in plants. In particular, phytochemicals called polyphenols are found in red wine. Two polyphenols in red wine are catechins and resveratrol, both of which are antioxidants. Antioxidants are any substance that reduces oxidative damage (damage due to oxygen such as that caused by free radicals). Free …

Peanuts Are Loaded With Anti-oxidants

Research now claims that peanuts rival many fruits when it comes to their antioxidant value, according to the University of Florida’s research. Peanut not only contain a wide variety of helpful antioxidants, but they contain the ‘good’ fat. “When it comes to antioxidant content, peanuts are right up there with strawberries,” said Steve Talcott, assistant professor of food science and human nutrition at the University of Florida. “We expected a fairly high antioxidant content in peanuts, but we were a bit shocked to find that they’re as rich in antioxidants as many kinds of fruit.” The study researched a dozen different varieties of peanuts measuring their ability to block the aging effect of free radicals that occur naturally in the …

Pairing Food And Wine And No Rules

The matching of food and wine have been around for long period of time and at one time there was may rule to proper wine food pairing but these days with all the various types of foods those rule don’t all really apply. The old rules of wine food matching is primarily red wine with red meat and white wine with fish and poultry however they don’t take into consideration the complexity of today’s multi-ethnic and subtly flavored foods and the corresponding wide range of wines from around the world that are now conveniently available to almost everyone and the wine and food together will each heighten the enjoyment of the other. These days you’re more likely to hear food …

Paintings of Food and Wine

I’ve been buying paintings of food and wine to resell to restaurants. I make a good profit doing this. I have a real talent for matching the painting of food and wine to the restaurant that should hang it in their dining room. I have purchased over one hundred paintings so far and I’ve sold over eighty of them to restaurant owners. I sold a painting of food and wine to a martini bar that was opening up in a neighboring city. I took a photo of the Michael Godard painting called Pop Olive and took it straight to the owner in person. He loved the painting and hung it in his bar. The Michael Godard paintings always seem to …

Outdoor Bar Furniture – A Necessity If You Want To Entertain Outdoors

After hemming and hawing for most of the summer, you finally decided to put in a brand new deck in your backyard. Now, the thing is complete and you want to create the ultimate place to entertain. To do that, all you need to do is purchase some outdoor bar furniture, and you and your friends will be having a good time in no time. Outdoor bar furniture is available in all sorts of styles and designs, making it easy for you to create a relaxing space where everyone can sit back, relax, and enjoy themselves. One spot that you could create is like a hybrid cocktail/bar type area. Like, you could go with a nice bar for serving drinks, …

Pub Tables – Perfect For Conversation

A special kind of dinette set is the pub table. A pub table and pub table set is perfect for casual eating or casual conversation. It is convenient for regular casual meals, or for more exciting social activity like board games or poker. In fact, the pub table is gaining popularity as a dual functioning dinette set and source of leisure activity. And as they often do not take up much space, they can also be utilized just as easily indoors as they can outdoors. From the most casual to the most formal, and whether it is purchased as a set or as individual table and chairs, the pub table is available in almost any design, style or finish. Some …

Pros and Cons of Guided Wine Country Tours

Are you interested in visiting wine country? Whether you choose to visit the wine countries in California, New York, or Washington, you may be pleased with all of the options that you have, especially where wine tours are concerned. One of those options is making reservations for a guided wine tour, as compared to touring local wineries yourself. When it comes to deciding how you should tour wine country, you may be unsure which option is best for you and the rest of your traveling party. To help assist you in the decision making process, a few pros and cons to guided wine tours are outlined below. By examining these pros and cons and then applying them to your own …

Preparing The Freshest Cup Of The Brew

The Coffee Roaster, which is a mechanical device, comes in all type of shapes and sizes. This particular machine can also range in a few hundred dollars to nearly a thousand in prices. However, in this case a high priced product does not usually guarantee that it will be a high quality machine. This article will help you to choose the perfect coffee roaster by giving you helpful tips on what machine to choose. How much involvement do you want? When you decide to buy a coffee roaster you should also think about how much you will be involved in roasting the beans. There are many of us who like to experiment by mixing, stirring and measuring the roast. If …

Piña Colada Slush

Dr. Steven A. Schnur’s new book, The Reality Diet, has recipes the entire family will enjoy–including the kids. Packed with yummy desserts (non-sugar), high-energy breakfasts, and easy-to-fix dinners, we know you’ll enjoy them all, including this one for Piña Colada Slush: A favorite of tropical drink lovers, a piña colada is a cool and refreshing drink to finish the day with. Serve it in a frosted glass for an even cooler experience. 1 1/8 cups diced fresh or canned pineapple One container 2:90 vanilla yogurt with fiber (providing up to 90 calories) 2 teaspoons marshmallow fluff 2 teaspoons sugar substitute 1 teaspoon coconut extract 6 to 8 ice cubes Combine all of the ingredients in the jar of a blender. …

Light, Bright & Sparkling: How To Choose Your Next Bottle Of Wine

Plenty of people are intimidated at the thought of buying wine, because ‘wine is so confusing’. That is not too far from the truth, because the sheer variety of wine can certainly be bewildering. Therefore, most wine buyers, unless they are experts, prefer to stick to tried and tested brands and vintages. However, you can be a little adventurous when you choose your next bottle of wine. Don’t believe us? Here’s how: First up, trying new wines is not as risky as you think. Sometime ago, the Wine Market Council released data that showed that Merlot, Chardonnay, and White Zinfandel are the most popular wines in the U.S. However, with close to 20,000 different wines available in the country, there’s …