2008 September Healthy Diet Recipes
Great, Quick and Easy Healthy Recipes !
Grilling is a fast and healthy way to cook food, and you can prepare a wide variety of exciting and tasty dishes this way. One of the best ways to grill is outdoors on a barbeque grill in the summer, and there are two main types of grill you can use, a charcoal grill or a gas grill.
Charcoal grills give an authentic, smoky flavour to meat and fish, but they are more challenging to prepare and cook with. The coals need to be lit well before the cooking time to ensure that the flames do not burn the outside of the food without cooking the inside, and the ash and grease left over can take a bit of clearing up. Charcoal grills are less expensive though, and you can set them up almost anywhere, especially if you have one of those small disposable grill packs.
Gas grills are much more expensive and require a bottled gas supply, and they are generally heavier and less portable than charcoal grills. However they can be turned on with the switch of a knob, and the heat is instant and constant, so there is no waiting around for the flames to die down. Some gas grills also provide a smoker box, so that you can add wood chips to simulate that authentic smoky flavour that a charcoal grill gives. There is no mess of ashes and grease to clear up with a gas grill, and so they are very convenient to use in an everyday situation.
Grilling food is very healthy, as it allows the fat to drip away so it is a good idea to incorporate grilling into your diet. If the weather is bad you can also grill indoors on an electric grill. Modern cookers usually have a grill feature, called ‘top contact’ grills where bars in the top of the oven are heated and cook food on trays below. You could also buy a separate ‘closed grill’, which cooks thinner pieces of food, (burgers, fillets, sandwiches and sliced vegetables), between two pressed heating plates. These closed cookers are very easy to use and have digital thermostats and timers so that you can cook food precisely, and they are usually based on a sloping design that allows grease to drip away.
Banana bread has a lovely moist cake-like texture, and is a delicious way to use up ripe bananas. It is not as sweet as some other cakes, and it can be served hot with cream and slices of fresh banana, or at room temperature with a drizzle of icing for afternoon tea. A good banana bread recipe should be easy to follow, and the bread should stay fresh and moist for at least 4 days.
Banana bread recipes were first officially recorded in a set of recipes by the Pillsbury Company in 1933, but it wasn’t until the 1960s, after a revival in simple home baking, that banana bread become so popular in the western culture.
Here is an easy banana bread recipe that you can try at home:You will need:
· Heat the oven to 180C/Gas mark 4 and lightly grease a 25cm x 11cm (10in x 4½in) loaf tin.
· In a bowl, cream the butter and sugar until it is smooth and fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time and beat in well. Sift the flour, bicarbonate of soda and salt together, and slowly add half of this to the mixture and beat well. Now add the milk and remaining flour and mix until smooth.
· In a separate bowl mash the ripe bananas with a fork and then gently fold them into the mixture along with the vanilla extract. Tip the mixture into the greased loaf tin, and top with the chopped walnuts.
· Cover the top with foil and bake in the oven for an hour, or until the loaf is cooked through and browned on top. Cool in the tin a little before turning out.
· Serve immediately in thick slices, with a drizzle of cream and some slices of fresh banana.
Viagra is a medication used to treat erectile dysfunction and contains the ingredient sildenafil, which works by enhancing the chemical messages that are needed to stimulate and maintain an erection. Many men suffer from temporary erectile dysfunction at some point in their lives, and this can be caused by a number of physical and psychological factors such as depression, fatigue and alcohol. However one in ten men suffer from more frequent and long lasting erection problems, and this can cause a great deal of stress for both them and their partners. Viagra can benefit those men suffering from erectile dysfunction, and studies have shown that four out of every five men who have tried Viagra noticed significant improvements, regardless of the severity of the erectile problems and how long they had suffered from them.
As with most drugs there are some side effects to Viagra and these include dizziness and headaches, indigestion, nasal congestion, visual disturbances and palpitations. If you are concerned about any symptoms you experience whilst taking Viagra, or are worried about interactions with any other medications you are currently taking, you should seek further medical advice.
If you are considering taking Viagra it is a good idea to see you doctor, especially if you suffer from any other medical conditions. Viagra can be dangerous if you take it alongside other medications such as those containing nitrates, and also if you suffer from severe heart and liver problems or have recently had a stroke.
Viagra can be an expensive medication, and once you have confirmed with your medical advisor that it is safe for you to try the treatment, you may want to look around for some better deals. You may also be embarrassed by the idea of requesting a Viagra prescription from your doctor and taking it to your local chemist, and in this case buying online is a good option. There are various websites that sell sildenafil based medications, some of which are just as effective as Viagra and much more affordable.
Kushi Macro Diet and Diet Pills
Among hoards of diet regimes available for the troubled obese people, Japanese diet has acquired quite fame recently. No wonder even celebrities like Madonna are die-hard fans of Japanese diet.
Well, who doesn’t want to be like Madonna with that unique diet? Let’s see what it is-
Wonderfully enough, the Kushi macro diet was introduced through a restaurant in New York City by a couple, Mr. and Mrs. Kushi! They were the first to discover the macrobiotic way of cooking or use of macrobiotics in the day to day meals. Mr. Michio Kushi even has a book “The Macrobiotic Way” to his credit.
The basic principle upon which the Kushi diet is conceptualized is that, certain diets have certain effects on the human body and therefore, one should eat certain diet that helps gain adequate energy without gaining fat. Thus, Macro-diet propounds a diet that includes lots of vegetables(20-30%), white meat fish, some shellfish, beans and sea vegetables (5-10%), whole grains (60%), soy, nuts, soups (5-10%), milk drink prepared fro brown rice, etc. also the macro diet supports the use of unrefined sesame oil and/or corn oil for cooking.
Kushi diet along with supporting certain diet items, opposes certain food items that are unhealthy for the body. Avoiding these items helps one remain hale and hearty. Thus, if you want to enjoy good health with good physique, avoid dairy products (cow’s milk, margarine, and butter), meat, poultry, asparagus, spinach, refined grain cereals, eggplant, etc.
Kushi also warns you against certain food items that are absolutely dangerous for your health and so he says you should totally avoid them as far as possible. Do not consume refined sugar, curry spice, commercial soy sauce, and pepper (green and red) either directly or combined with any food.
This doesn’t mean that Kushi diet or Macro Diet is totally against snacking! You can have them even with your Kushi diet regimen in place. Just you need to balance the food ingredients in such a fashion that a meal plan is distributed for seven days period with three meals per day. With this diet, you will consume 2,126 calories per meal.
Definitely those who want to follow Macro Diet can be benefited in great way to combat dreads of twenty first century, which are hypertension and hypercholesterolemia. Also the Macro diet can aid the cancer treatment in a big way. Why not to give it a try then? You may use diet pills in order to help you lose weight, by the way.
Credit cards are so easy to use, it is difficult to remember that every time you pay for something on a card, you are adding to your debt. Before you realize it your credit card balance has risen, and you are suddenly struggling to afford the monthly repayments.
One approach to keeping your credit card debt under control is to set up one of the debt diets plan. Credit card debt diet will help you to approach your spending in a realistic and logical way, and enable you to combat your current debt, and guard against debt in the future.
Firstly you need to make a comprehensive list of all your credit and store cards, how much you owe on each, and what the monthly repayments are. You could also include any other repayments you need to make each month, such as car payment plans and personal loans. Add all the repayments together and compare the total against your monthly income. Realistically you can only afford to pay a maximum of 20%, (one fifth), of what you take home each month on debt repayments, so if you are on £1,000 a month, then you should be looking to repay no more than £200 on your debts.
If you are spending more than a fifth of your wages on repayments, you will need to look at a diet plan that can reduce these monthly outgoings, but still allow you to begin paying off your debts.
Sometimes you can reduce your monthly repayments by consolidating your debts into one personal loan. If you are considering this, then you should make every effort to cancel the credit cards you have consolidated, else you might be tempted to use them again. You do not want to end up in an even worse position, where you have a consolidated loan repayment and even more credit card debts to pay off each month as well.
Look to switching expensive credit cards to those offering 0% balance transfers. Make sure you check the fees involved in transferring balances, as these can sometimes make the whole process more expensive than retaining the previous, higher APR card. Generally the fee should be no more than 3% of the balance you are transferring.
If you can afford your existing credit card repayments, look to paying over the minimum amount, even it is only £5 or so. Also concentrate on paying the cards with the highest APR off first, as these will be the most persistent debts to get rid of. Try and ignore tempting deals from your credit card company, such as credit card cheques or higher limits, as these will invariable encourage you to spend more in the long run.
Whilst you are on a credit card debt plan you should try and avoid using your credit cards at all, and it might even be best to just cut them up so that you cannot be tempted.
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