Functional foods are certain foods which are nutrient dense but also serve another purpose or ‘function’ in our bodies. These foods provide health and wellness benefits by reducing risk of certain diseases or health issues. Some basic examples of functional foods are fruits and vegetables which provide our bodies with nutrition but also contain other active components to provide our bodies with further benefits (more…)
Whether they’ve been chasing toddlers around all day or go to work, when it comes time to put the evening meal on, many women simple don’t feel like cooking. It is an effort to think straight when you are tired and have to make sure the laundry and the children’s homework is done, so you tend to choose the easiest recipes to cook, something that doesn’t have you measuring out 15 different ingredients and using 5 different pots to cook one single recipe. In fact, any recipe that includes more than 4 ingredients is banned from at least two busy people’s kitchens.
But even tired cooks still want to keep the family’s diet as healthy as possible. A recipe does not have to be complicated to be healthy. When you think about it, healthy food is not difficult to cook at all. In fact the healthiest food you can have is salad, which does not require any cooking and often, hardly any preparation apart from washing and slicing or grating. Not to mention, many salads can be bought already prepared.
If you are not very knowledgeable about wine it could be helpful to find out how to choose the best wine for whatever meal you are having for that celebration or to impress the boss. To that end, here are some tips from those that are expert on the subject to help you choose the right wine, or at least a good one.
- Read the label, but don’t buy it because the label is pretty. If the label states what the wine is in generic terms such as table wine, it means that it was made from grapes harvested from a wide area – even a whole country. While the quality of the wine may be okay, the taste is often very bland.