Month: February 2018

Health in a Rush: Tips to Get the Most Nutrients from Your Diet

Americans are in love with healthy eating at the moment, and you should feel good about that because this type of diet helps improve life expectancy among other things. The only problem is that getting all the nutrients you need in a day can be hard. You may be leading a pretty busy life, and sometimes you do not have time to do what you need to do to eat healthy, like cooking from scratch. The following are a few ideas that may ensure you get all the nutrients you need in a day.

Stick to Superfoods

No matter how healthy you want to be, sometimes it is hard to make sure you are getting all the nutrients you need. Many people lack certain vitamins and minerals, even with a good diet. This is the reason you need to focus on superfoods. These foods are naturally enriched with more nutrients than other foods out there. For example, unsulfured black strap molasses has a lot of minerals, and it can be used as a natural sweetener. There are also a number of other foods out there, like bee pollen that are considered superfoods, so be sure to keep an eye out for these kinds of foods.

Eat Raw

Cooked food is great. It can taste delightful, but there is a benefit to eating raw, so consider adding these types of foods to your overall diet. Raw foods allow you to consume all of the nutrients and vitamins in the item you are eating. Granted, there are some foods that you cannot eat raw, so make sure that you pay attention to that. For example, eggplant should be cooked before eaten. No one is saying you should switch to raw food completely, but do consider adding raw recipes to your week from time to time. Best of all, eating raw means you do not have to waste time cooking.

Juice it Up

Juice from stores are normally watered down and are full of extra ingredients no health-conscious person wants to consume, but that does not mean you cannot enjoy a glass of juice. All you have to do is make your own juice by using the best cold press juicer you can find. Real juice contains a lot of fruit or vegetables in one cup, meaning that it can replace a meal. This is a pretty easy way for you to get some of the nutrients you need in a day without wasting much of your time. You are going to have to figure out blends that really hit the spot, like orange and carrots or apples and ginger. Do not be afraid to experiment and enjoy the blends you come up with.

These are just some of the ways you can try to pack more nutrients and vitamins into your day, but there are other things that you can do. Be sure to purchase local because fresher produce contains more nutrients. You can also take vitamin and mineral pills if you … Read More

Fun And Easy Cocktails For Your Home Bar

A healthy respect for tradition isn’t that common in society nowadays. In music, art, and film, it always seems like we’re looking for a sugar rush, the next big thing, the hot new fad. One place where tradition has never really fallen by the wayside is behind the bar of your local watering hole, where classic drinks like the good ol’ gin and tonic and Bloody Mary are as popular as ever.

Old Favorites

But why go to a bar for the same old, same old, when you can make the old favorites at home? There’s a bunch of drinks, from the Manhattan to the Negroni, that have been mixed to perfection 1,000 times over, and using the magic of the internet you can easily take advantage of mixologist’s delicious attempts at the perfect cocktails at your home bar.

What’s Your Dream Bar ?

Anything from a marble-topped island where you drink from solid gold goblets to the kitchen sink where you sip your scotch counts as a bar. While either end of the spectrum might not be to your liking, you could do a lot worse than checking out the custom options at Dawnvale’s site. Dawnvale is a leader in the UK when it comes to installing amazing bespoke bars, and could be the missing link between you and a dream home bar where even James Bond would shake his martinis.

Three Classic Cocktails

As for fun drinks you could whip up at this dream bar, why not start with the aforementioned Negroni? While it’s not a mild cocktail, this uber-Italian favorite will impress as a continental alternative to more standard fare like the Mojito. You’ll need:

1 oz. London dry gin, 1 oz. Campari, 1 oz. vermouth rosso, and a cocktail glass. Mix in a cocktail shaker and shake firmly with some cracked ice. After, strain the cocktail into a chilled cocktail glass, and garnish with a small twist of orange peel.

The Manhattan is another long-established classic that has roared back into prominence. It’s not the most difficult cocktail in the world to make but has a strong and bold taste. You’ll need:

2 oz. rye whiskey, 1 oz sweet vermouth, 2 dashes Angostura bitters. Stir the ingredients with some cracked ice, straining afterward into a chilled coupe. Garnish with a brandied cherry.

A hearty drink, the Dark ‘n’ Stormy is said to have been designed by Royal Navy officers in Bermuda who were looking to make a cocktail included the ginger beer they were brewing to stave off seasickness. Ideal on a boat or dry land. You’ll need:

1 part black rum (Gosling’s Black Seal recommended), 2 parts ginger beer (any brand), and lime. Fill your glass with ice, add the run, then pour the ginger beer over it. Squeeze the lime to mix its juice into the brew, then garnish with the wedge.

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