• heart

    Heart disease has been considered as one of the leading causes of deaths across the world. Thus, preventing anything more serious to happen must be the primary goal of every individuals and choosing the right food for the right person is one of these.

    However, despite the massive literature about the importance of proper diet in preventing different forms of heart diseases, it’s not enough to actually encourage people to observe proper intake of the right food.

    With the right diet and self-discipline, achieving a healthy heart is just within reach. For people looking to improve their heart vitality, starting with the right food at the right time is the first step toward this goal.

    Oatmeal

    oatmealRich in omega-3, potassium, and folate, oatmeal is a great alternative for greasy breakfast without sacrificing the right amount of energy every person needs to last the whole day. A right serving of oalmeal is also proven effective in decreasing the level of cholesterol in the blood, which can cause different serious illnesses.

    There are actually different types of oalmeals for different individual so it doesn’t have to be that boring when opting for oatmeal, as what many people thought it would.

    Salmon

    salmonJust like oatmeal, salmon is also rich in omega-3, which can decrease the blood’s viscosity and effective in lowering blood pressure. With the right amount of salmon every week, you will surely decrease your likelihood of developing heart-related illness including cardiac arrest.

    Salmon are also good source of antioxidant called astaxanthin. Experts, however, warn the public to only prefer wild salmon over cultured ones as the latter contain harmful chemicals, which can add more susceptibility to different forms of illneseses.

     

    Avocado

    avocadoDubbed as the healthiest fruit in the world, avocado contains fats that are essential in a healthy heart. Monounsaturated fat-rich avocado is effective in lowering the levels of bad cholesterol and increasing the amount of good cholesterol in the body.

    Another important mechanisms of avocado in the body is they facilitate the optimum absorption of other important carotenoids such as lycopene and beta-carotene.

    Indeed, taking care of one’s heart must be considered lightly, but rather of great important since having a healthy heart means a healthy and happy life. So before trying to change anything, start with knowing the right food and hopefully, keep them as your preference.

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  • turkey

    Thanksgiving is not complete without the turkey. Whether we like it or not, preparing that much anticipated meal of the year will be there for the next couple of centuries or so. So if you hate preparing it because you it’s just to much for you, then there’s still a hope.

    For beginners in particular, preparing turkey can be a tedious task, especially without hands-on background or having observed a person making this dish. This recipe is ideally made for beginners and those who have no idea what to do and how to do it.

    What you need:

    • turkeyfood12 lbs medium size turkey; dressed
    • 1 pc. of 6-Oz dried bread stuffing
    • 1 cup of water
    • 1 tbsp. butter
    • 1 cup celery; chopped
    • 1/4 medium onion; chopped
    • 4 pcs. of torn toasted bread; small pieces preferred
    • Fresh ground pepper; salt
    • 2 tbsp. vegetable oil

    Steps

    Before preparing the turkey, set the oven temperature to 175 C or 350 F. Do the cleaning. Remove all unnecessary parts of the turkey.

    By reading the direction found on the stuffing, prepare it accordingly

    In a separate pan, melt the butter under low-medium heat. Once the butter starts to melt, sauté the onion and celery and stir occasionally to avoid burning it. Prepare the sautéd onion and celery.

    Add the sautéd onion and celery into the stuffing mixture you prepared earlier. Add seasoning such as ground pepper and table salt.

    Stuff the turkey body with the prepared stuffing. Fill the turkey’s entire body cavity as well as its neck. Spray the turkey’s skin with the oil. Do this evenly to avoid burning the turkey.

    To avoid burning the roasted turkey, wrap it with aluminum foil and roast for about 3-4 hours. Don’t forget to preheat the oven.

    Traditional Turkey Stuffing Recipe

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  • tortilla

    With all the kind of unhealthy food that are readily available today, it’s virtually impossible to keep on track and maintain a healthy diet. But no matter hard it is to maintain a proper and healthy diet, it is certainly important for people, more than any other food like fruit smoothies.

    Unlike the ordinary tortilla chips you can usually buy from the store, preparing your own baked tortilla at home is much better. Aside from the fact that you have all the freedom to put anything you want, you also know what’s in it.

    What you need:

    tortillas21 oz of packed corn tortilla

    1 tbsp. cooking oil (vegetable)

    3 tbsp. lemon zest

    1 tbsp. cumin (ground)

    1 tbsp. powered chili

    1 tbsp. salt

    Steps:

    Preheat the oven up to 175 C or 350 F

    Decide for the shape and size of your tortilla. Cut the uncooked tortilla according to desired size and shape and place in a oven tray in one layer.

    In a separate bowl, mix the lemon zest and the vegetable oil and carefully put the mixture on the wedge until the desired moisture is achieved.

    Using a separate mixing bowl, mix the remaining ingredients including salt and powered chili then do the same procedure on the first mixture. Spray the mixture evenly.

    Let it inside the oven for about 7-8 minutes or until the desire color is achieved. Observed proper crispiness of the wedges but avoid burning it. Best served with salsa of your choice. For garnishing, use your imagination.

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  • liver

    Just like our heart, the liver plays an equally important role in our overall health. The liver functions as the filtrating system of the body where all the toxins go through and harmful elements are eliminated.

    Thus, a faulty liver can mess up one’s body, which can result to a more serious medical condition that in most cases, can be life-threatening. That is why it is very important for people to know what are the food that enhances liver vitality and health. Below are some of the common food selections that are known to be rich in essential nutrients needed for a healthy liver.

    Tomatoes

    Although tomatoes are generally known as a hearty food, it is also a very good source of glutathione, which detoxifies the liver. Just as it protects the person to develop skin and breast cancer, a good amount of tomato on a daily basis can be a good way to prevent common liver diseases.

    Avocado

    Again, avocado is said to be the healthiest fruit in the world. Rich in monounsaturated fat, avocado is great liver food as it is a hearty fruit. Just like tomatoes, avocado has a power to help the body produce glutathione in the body.

     

    Apples

    Since liver works primarily in cleansing the body’s level of toxicity, apples, as they are rich in essential chemicals, help the liver improve its cleansing power. Apples’ abundance of pectin, which is a naturally-occurring body chemical in the intestine, helps the liver improve it’s toxin filtration processes.

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    Olive oil

    Another important example of healthy, chemical needed for better performance in breaking-down high-toxin level is the olive oil. It provides support for the liver as a liquid based toxin absorber particularly in eliminating harmful chemicals.

    Walnuts

    Another good source of glutathione is the walnuts. On top of this, walnuts are also a good source of omega-3 and other essential amino acids that are essential in the cleansing function of the liver.

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  • dessert

    For most people, what symbolizes Thanksgiving the most is the turkey. For centuries now, roasted turkey has been the star of Thanksgiving. However, Thanksgiving is not all about the roasted turkey that most people have grown familiar with.

    This time, let’s feature unique desserts that are perfect for Thanksgiving, and will surely add flavor to it. For families with lots of children, having the queen turkey with stuffing is not enough to satisfy the taste buds of many children. After all, kids will be kids.

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