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What is Cooking "Sous Vide?"

Featured image courtesy of Vacmaster The term sous vide is French, and if translated literally means ‘under vacuum’. While it may seem like an advanced method of cooking, sous vide is easy to master, especially if you own a vacuum sealer, and results in deliciously cooked food. Another benefit is that many sous vide dishes can be prepared ahead of time, ready to cook using this method saving you valuable time. The sous vide cooking method is quite simple. You can use a bag, preferably using a vacuum sealer, to prepare the mean you want to prepare. You then submerge the entire pouch into a water bath cooking it to a specific temperature. How it works Water circulates in your...

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The Miracle Of Adding Ginseng To Your Diet

Ginseng is a flowering plant that has been implemented as a health supplement for ages throughout the world. Ginseng supplementation has many benefits, including more mental stamina, a better mood, a strong immune system, and even increased physical endurance. Its scientific classification of Panax in Greek translates roughly to “universal healing.” Throughout history, cultures in both Asia and the Americas have used ginseng as an herbal supplementation in order to alleviate symptoms of pain and chronic illness in addition to promoting recovery. Though an ancient herbal remedy, people today continue to find that many supplements add ginseng because of its health benefits. The following post explains the transformative properties of ginseng and why it's important to add this herbal wonder...

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6 Foods To Help You Break Bad Habits

As human beings, our lives are often full of bad habits. Some everyday bad habits that we have are cigarette smoking, excess drinking, and binging on junk food. Aside from not being good for your physical health, these habits can also have a negative impact on your life, from being fined $5000 for drunk driving or going to jail. The following are six foods that can actually help you break a bad habit if you're involved in one. They can play an important role in the detoxification, which is simply the natural process of ridding the body of harmful substances. It's not an exhaustive list, but it's an excellent place to start. 1. Honey Honey is a superfood that can...

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What's the Best Type of Sugar for Your Body?

  Sugar is the essential nutrient that is the power fuel for our cells. Without sugar consumption, our cells would not have the basic capabilities to perform the essential metabolic functions that keeps us alive. But sugar comes in many different forms and variations that affect our health differently. In general, we want to do our best to avoid simple sugars. Since it's a simple sugar, this variation gets sent straight into our bloodstream. This causes glucose levels in our body to skyrocket—bringing many negative health issues along with it. If left unchecked, high rates of sugar consumption can lead to weight gain, diabetes, and even tooth loss later in life. We want to do our best to reduce our...

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5 Fat-Friendly Diets to Kick Start Healthy Lifestyle Changes

  There is no shortage of diet and lifestyle plans available for anyone looking to change to a healthier way of eating. Here are 5 diets which encourage the consumption of healthy fats to aid in weight loss. Ketogenic Diet One of the most popular ways of eating today is this high fat, low carbohydrate diet. This plan encourages healthy fats such as coconut oil and full-fat meats to help you feel full faster and longer. This lifestyle focuses on macros or percentage of calories. The low carb ratio causes your body to burn fat instead of storing it. Atkins Diet Similar to the ketogenic diet with limitations in carbs, it differs in the amount of protein used to create...

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