Propane or gas grills are nothing else than barbeque grills that use propane gas as fuel, instead of charcoal like traditional grills. They come in two flavours, permanent grills that are connected to your home gas circuit and are stationary or portable grills that go on wheels and use refillable propane tanks as fuel. The benefits of propane grills, especially when compared with their charcoal counterparts, are many.
Easier to Use
Anybody who has had a barbeque delayed because they couldn’t make their charcoal barbeque work will fall instantly in love with propane grills, as they are much easier to use. Just turn it on, like your kitchen’s grill, and start cooking! It is also much easier to control the temperature, avoiding the risk of burn burgers or half-cooked meat that can lead to stomach problems. No starting fluid also means your dinner won’t taste of butane, ever.
Easier to Clean
Along with being much easier to use, propane grills are also much easier to clean, as there’s no coal residue left. You’ll need to remove the remaining bits of food, but that’s all. No more fighting with a charcoal mess or the remains of stinky starter fluid. And since propane is much cleaner than charcoal you won’t generate so much smoke the neighbours call the fire brigade ever again. Continue reading “Benefits of Propane Grills”
Boneless chicken breasts are very low in fat, but high in protein. More importantly they are bursting with flavor! The boneless chicken breast is like a blank canvas just waiting for you to put your tasty touch on it. The possibilities are endless!
One of the best aspects of preparing a chicken breast is marinating it. You can combine ingredients that you probably have in your fridge to make delightful marinades, or make your own dry rub with seasonings in your spice cabinet. Be creative! Lemon juice, garlic, black pepper, rosemary, soy sauce, hot sauce, spicy mustard, dijon mustard, curry, barbecue sauce, sweet and sour, buffalo sauce, pesto, beer, and wine are just a few examples of simple marinades or dry rubs.
Herbal supplements have found their respectful place in the health industry. Unlike the pharmacological drugs and products these are safer since they are natural in their ingredients. With no artificial chemicals, and no synthesis, or chemicals included, herbal supplement has been encouraged by health expert for all age group. From little children to old age, everyone can be safe in the shelter of herbs and the herbal products.
There are many who prefer to grow the common used herbs in their own garden, so that they easily use them in the purest form when they need. Supplements are used for various health conditions and has also found profound success. Weight loss, depression, gastro intestinal conditions like indigestion, acidity, kidney or liver function improvement, alcohol withdrawal, dysmenorrheal and other menstrual troubles or erectile dysfunctions, insomnia, etc. Thus herbal supplements have made their presence felt in various health conditions. There are also supplements that are used for additional nourishment with vitamins and minerals as its constituent.
One supplement that has captured attention of the world is Green Tea. Widely used in China and other Asian countries and now also in the west, Green tea has a number of properties that has made it a good heath supplement. Let us study the general properties and use of Green tea. Continue reading “Why Is Green Tea Popular?”
Organic tea has been growing in popularity in recent years, as the organic movement as a whole has grown. Brands that specialize in organic tea, such as Rishi Tea, Choice Organic Teas, Organic India, and Numi Tea, have been growing in popularity, and even mainstream tea companies whose products are available in supermarkets have begun to add more organic offerings.
Why is buying organic tea important?
The main two benefits of buying organic tea are avoiding toxic chemicals in your tea and protecting the environment in the areas where the tea is grown.
Many people are not aware of it, but the production of tea can involve harmful and toxic chemicals used as pesticides. Most tea is grown in countries like China and India that have lax environmental standards when compared to the standards of countries like the United States or countries in the European Union. When used carelessly, these chemicals can contaminate teas and pose health risks to people drinking the tea. Tea, especially green tea, is promoted for its cancer-preventing properties, but many of the chemicals used in its production are known toxins or carcinogens. Continue reading “Why Buy Organic Tea?”
Lunch is a difficult meal for many people trying to lose weight. It’s tempting to go to a shop near the office and grab something there, but often this is no good for the waist or the wallet! Alternatively, you may choose to bring something in from home – and the most obvious choice is a sandwich. However, given that one should try to restrict the amount of carbs one eats in a day, a sandwich may not be the best choice.
So, here’s some suggestions for some sandwich-free lunches.
This may not be many people’s first choice for a filling, satisfying lunch but it is worth doing every now and again particularly if you know you’ve got a carb-rich dinner that night. A fruit salad is healthy, delicious and makes you feel great for being so healthy!
Let’s sing the praises of chocolate! Dark, creamy, sweet and bitter – a little chocolate makes everything better. As far as “treats” go, you could do far worse.
Chocolate in the many forms we know and love is derived from the pods of the cacao tree. Ripe pods boast 20 to 50 beans each, which are then fermented to reduce bitterness. After cleaning and roasting, the shells are cracked to reveal the “nibs” found within. These are usually ground into an oily paste and blended according to manufacturer’s needs.
The potential health benefits of chocolate are many. Most importantly, cacao is a great source of magnesium. That’s one of the reasons some women crave chocolate during menstruation, when they’re low in that mineral. Magnesium balances brain chemistry, builds strong bones, and is associated with feelings of happiness. Cacao is also high in sulfur, which helps form strong nail and hair and clear skin. It also detoxifies the liver and supports healthy pancreatic function. Perhaps best of all, cacao also contains the chemicals phenylethylamine (PEA) and anandamide. PEA is an adrenal-related chemical that we create naturally when we’re in love. It also plays a role in feeling focused and alert. Anandamide is also known as the “bliss” chemical, because we release it when we feel great. Chocolate really does make us happy! Continue reading “Chocolate is Healthy Too!”
Preferably, it’s a heck of a lot easier to use an electric frying pan. This way you can make your sauce. Add about 2 Tbls. of extra light virgin olive oil into your pan. Take two nice size garlic cloves, peel them, smack them with a knife, chop them up and put them in your pan. Slice up some red onion (about 3 inches long and a half inch thick). Quarter a handful of mushrooms and sauté them on low along with the onion and garlic. This is a great meal with a yummy Pinot Grigio so I’ll pour myself a glass and use about a quarter cup of it to throw into the sauté. Let that reduce a little and stir it around a few times. Next, add about 2 or 3 Tbls. of Balsamic Vinegar (I like Colavita because it’s a little sweeter), stir and cover. Onto the next station!
For anyone that is looking to lose weight and seeking information on ‘how to do a low calorie diet’, one of the most essential qualifications for doing so is to eat less. No matter what type of diet you may be on, it will be necessary for you to pay attention to the foods that you are eating and the quantities of them, too. That means spending a few minutes looking fort he right food. That food is the food that offers the lowest calories possible but still packs a nutritional punch to it. If you can secure this type of diet, you will find rewards happening each day in dropped pounds.
Consider Fiber And Protein
One of the best ways for you to get that full feeling without filling up on lots of food is to consume foods that are rich in good fiber and lean proteins. Now, you’ve heard all about low carb diets and those are anything but the best choice for you. Unfortunately, you’ll need to invest a few minutes in finding out what carbs are good carbs and which are the right ones. The fact is that you can’t just cut them out. If you do, you’ll end up having to restrict yourself for the rest of your life. Instead, consider a low calorie diet solution. Continue reading “Eating The Right Foods – How To Do A Low Calorie Diet”