These are the best countries to retire in

If you want things in life to go as well as they can, you should plan. I know, some things are better when they are unplanned but others require you to do some adult planning if you want to make the most out of them.

Now, part of aging is considering where and when to retire. By now, you should have figured out what to do with the money you accumulate over the passing years, so, did you already decide where you want to spend your golden years?

Some like spending them living near the woods, others, near the beach and others just like spending their retired years taking care and playing with their grandchildren. All of these goals are good but, in this post I want to hint the best countries to retire in if you want to live somewhere else during your golden years.

Brazil

If you happen to love the beach, dancing and making lots of new friends on a daily basis, then this country is definitely the top choice for you!

People in Brazil are so welcoming and warm hearted you will feel like you have family away from home as you will not get that cold shoulder you might feel you are getting in other countries.

Colombia

South America has so many countries to choose from when it comes to retiring actually but, I consider this country to be at the top of the list of the South American countries you can retire in. Also, if you happen to have saved all your incomes in dollars, you will notice that Colombia is a cheap country to live in as you will only need a couple of thousands to live in a very comfortable way.

So basically, you only need to have a minimum wage salary on a monthly basis to live like a king in this awesome and very warm country.

Spain

I will not lie about this country. Not all Spaniards are very nice but, there is so much to like about this country when it comes to the food and its beautiful sceneries!

Don’t be scared of heart attacks, know what to do

It comes with no notice

A heart attack may be one of the scariest experiences to live, but not being prepared can be even scarier. When there are people who are more vulnerable to them it is advisable to know how to react and also recognize when they are happening.

As we could think of the people who are at risk of suffering, anyone would be susceptible of experiencing an event with the health of our heart. We all should be ready as no one is totally free or safe from a heart attack, and we are definitely not sure of when they might happen. Take time to know more about them and what to do in their case.

The elements you may have are vital

A defibrillator, among all the devices there may be, is a tool that may save our life in seconds. In situations of short time to think, for example in which people have heart problems, medicine and its advance in technology has been able to provide the necessary help with elements that are perfect for these moments of panic, the defibrillators is one example.

In Europe such equipment is very famous and common to see around, in France they call it defibrillateur cardiaque and they have done a great job in making everyone know more about it, science of nowadays have saved many lives and many hearts.

Call for help as soon as you can

After you have done as much as you can in order to help the victim of a heart attack, the next best thing is to call for help to the experts in the area. The emergency numbers in as many as you can have, the address of all the medical centers as surround the working or living area where you are, are also important in order to know who to call and where to go in these events.

There is less risks for your life in the moment of a heart attack, the new defibrillator and their technological advances have been the best innovation in the market of health in this field.

What exactly is ionic colloidal silver?

When it comes to health and medicine, I always want to keep up with the latest news so that I can be aware of the things that may harm my body as well as the things that favor it.

Well, today I want to talk about one of the thing that actually represent a good benefit to our body and that is argent colloïdal. If you had not even heard about it before, not to worry because I am here to save the day by showing you everything there is to know about ionic colloidal silver. You most definitely do not need to thank me but, you’re welcome.

Let’s begin by defining what it is

You got to start by actually knowing what this is exactly right? Well first of all, it is a mineral.

It works as a supplement to the body but some would classify it as non-essential.

Whether people label it as essential or not, it works as a supplement to the body but, some would classify it as non-essential. Why? Your body can clearly function without it. But, that does not subtract any importance to this mineral.

These products are usually sold under the category defined as homeopathic remedies and over the counter supplements for diets. So, you can kind of see why some people would think it is worthless to purchase these products but, I happen to think the contrary.

What are its uses?

Like I mentioned before, some might use for let’s say “beauty reasons” but there are many important uses to this product as well. This product has also been known for being used for things like:

  • Lung issues like bronchitis.
  • Skin conditions like eczema which, we all know can get pretty bad sometimes for the person affected by it.

Other things like stomach issues can sort of be diminished by ionic colloidal silver. So, you see? You CAN take this mineral serious and I consider that the results can vary from person to person and based on this, people will determine whether this product works for them or not!

What does it do?

Basically, it gets rid of all the germs that might be affecting you in an obvious bad way.

Best High Fiber Foods For Weight Loss

Do you associate dieting and weight loss with hunger? If so, you’ll be pleasantly surprised to find that eating high fiber foods can help you lose weight and keep your hunger at bay!

 

RASPBERRIES

There are fascinating recent researches on raspberries for managing obesity and type 2 diabetes. Raspberries contain a naturally occurring compound called ketone that can increase metabolism in our fat cells so that we may be less likely to deposit fat and also use up some of the fat that is already stored.

Red raspberries, along with a range of other berries, can help improve insulin balance, blood sugar balance, and blood fat balance in obese persons with type 2 diabetes.

 

COCONUT

Coconut is a very good source of B-complex vitamins such as folates, riboflavin, niacin, and thiamin, as well as minerals such as potassium, iron, and magnesium. It provides a significant portion of the daily recommendation of 25 grams of fiber from the American Heart Association.

 

PEARS

Pears are a good source of antioxidant and anti-inflammatory nutrients with its vitamin E and omega-3 fatty acids content. Remember to keep the skin in tact though because that’s where most of the nutrient is concentrated.

 

GREEN PEAS

The majority of the fiber in green peas are insoluble fiber. It’s packed with powerful antioxidants, anti-inflammatory properties and phytonutrients that promote overall health. Frozen peas are available year round and budget friendly, making them a practical addition to your diet. They are also easy to add to soups, salads and side dishes.

 

OKRA

Okra is a rich source of dietary fiber and several vitamins and minerals, including vitamins B1, B2, B6, C, folic acid, and zinc. It is high in antioxidants and may support improvement in heart diseases, type 2 diabetes, digestive diseases, and even some cancers.

 

BLACK BEANS

Not only are black beans an excellent source of fiber, they are also a very rich source of protein. Both fiber and protein can help regulate the passage of food through our digestive tract. This provides a steady digestive flow that can help to regulate blood sugar and promote overall digestive tract health.

The Best Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Cookie Recipe

These cookies with cream cheese and chocolate chip simply melt in your mouth. Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Cookies are simple, light and delicious, my favorite cookie recipe.

I often prepare them, for breakfast, with a glass of milk, for snack with a cup of tea or coffee, or whenever I crave for something sweet… I could eat them all the time. I like that they are simple, yet so delicious. My family and I prefer cookies that are not too sweet, but you can always add some sugar, if you wish. I usually make double dose of Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Cookies so that we can enjoy them for a few days.

 

Ingredients

1¼ cup all purpose flour
¼ cup cornstarch
½ teaspoon baking powder
¼ cup unsalted butter, room temperature
4 oz cream cheese, room temperature
1 large egg
1 tablespoon milk
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
1¼ cup powdered sugar
5-6 tablespoon chocolate chip

 

Instructions

In a medium bowl combine flour, cornstarch and baking powder. Leave aside. In a large bowl mix butter and cream cheese, with an electric mixer on medium speed, until it is fine and creamy. Add an egg, milk and vanilla extract and continue mixing. Then, add powder sugar and mix some more until the mixture is fluffy. Add dry ingredients and mix until you get fine dough. Finally, add chocolate chips and stir well. Leave in fridge for an hour.

Preheat the oven to 375 F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper. Take the dough out of the fridge. Shape it into balls. Place them in the baking sheets, 1.5 inch apart. Flatten the balls using your hands or some firm object. Sprinkle some chocolate chip, if you wish. Bake for 10 minutes. Take them out of the oven and leave to cool in the baking sheets for a few minutes. Transfer them to a wire rack to cool down completely.

Notes

Store them in well sealed container, at a room temperature, for about three days.

Quick & Easy Baked Cake Mix Donuts Recipe

Since this easy donut recipe starts with a cake mix, you can make them in any flavor you can find a cake mix in: chocolate, strawberry, lemon, white, etc.! We found a spice cake mix last week and the donuts made from it were absolutely delicious, especially when topped with a simple glaze.

Now, before I give you the recipe I will say this: cake mix donuts don’t taste exactly like donuts you’d buy at the store. Since they are baked instead of fried the consistency is a little different, although they are quite similar to “cake donuts”. The taste varies depending on the cake mix you choose.

Ok, ready to make cake mix donuts? All you do is mix one dry cake mix with 1 egg, 1/4 cup of vegetable oil, and 1 cup of water. Whisk the ingredients together until well combined – a few lumps will remain. I like to dump the batter into a large resealable plastic bag, then snip off one corner and use that to “pipe” the batter into the Mini Donut Maker, filling the bottom well as shown below.

Once all 6 wells are full, close the donut maker and wait 3 minutes. Open it back up and use the included fork to remove the donuts from the maker and allow them to cool.

Now, for the glaze! Melt 1 tablespoon butter, then whisk in 1.5 cups of powdered sugar and about 2 tablespoons of milk (start with less milk and add a little more as needed). The glaze should be somewhat runny, as you see below. Dip the donut halfway into the glaze, then turn the donut sideways to allow extra glaze to run off. Let it firm up on a cooling rack, adding sprinkles immediately if desired. After a few hours, the glaze gets firm enough to stack donuts on a plate without smooshing.

The Best Chocolate Covered Strawberry Cheesecake Recipe

Many people say cheesecake is one of the hardest things to make. With my recipe, they don’t have to be! I’ve gone through so many recipes and techniques that I’ve nailed down what makes them great. These cheesecakes are among my favorite things to cook (and eat), as they’re not only delicious but impossibly cute. Take them to your next potluck or office party to impress the pants off your friends!

 

Ingredients

For the crust:

  • 1 c. graham cracker crumbs
  • 4 TB unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/4 c. granulated sugar
  • pinch of salt

For the filling:

  • 16 oz. cream cheese, room temperature
  • 2 eggs, whites and yolks separated at room temperature
  • 3/4 c. granulated sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • dash of granulated sugar
  • Assembly and topping:
  • cupcake/muffin liners
  • melting chocolate
  • strawberries

Instructions

Preheat the oven to 375°F. In a small bowl, combine the graham cracker crumbs, sugar, salt and melted butter. Place cupcake liners in a muffin tin and begin dropping rounded Tablespoons of the graham cracker mixture into each liner. Press the crumbs into the bottom of the liner lightly, creating a crust.

Pre-bake for 8 minutes, then remove from the oven and reduce temperature to 350°F. In a large bowl, beat together the cream cheese, granulated sugar, salt and vanilla extract until fully combined and creamy. Beat in the egg yolks one at a time. In a small bowl using a hand mixer, beat the two egg whites on high speed until soft peaks form. Add a dash of sugar and continue beating for another 30 seconds – 1 minute.

Gently fold the eggs whites into the cream cheese, mixing to a smooth yet thin consistency, then divide among the 12 muffin liners until the cups are almost full.

Bake for 20 minutes. Let it rest at room temperature for about 10 minutes until the filling returns to its normal shape. Don’t worry about cracks in the surface, as you’ll be covering them with chocolate. Chill for a minimum of 2 hours before topping.

Using a double boiler, gently melt your chocolate, stirring occasionally to combine. At this point, you can keep the cheesecakes in their liners or choose to remove them to get results like the picture above.

With a regular kitchen spoon, pour chocolate on top of the cheesecakes making sure to coat the entire surface. Wait until the chocolate on the cheesecakes harden before dipping the strawberries in the bowl of melted chocolate and resting on top of each cheesecake.

Ways To Actually Wake Yourself Up In The Morning

Stop drinking caffeine late in the day

To get the best sleep, stop eating or drinking things with caffeine at least eight hours before you want to go to bed. That means soda, coffee, energy drinks, tea, and even chocolate.

 

Start an evening routine

Anything from a nightly cup of (decaf) tea to an evening bath or shower can get your mind and body relaxed and signal that it’s time to start slowing down.

Stop using your bed to watch Netflix

OK, sure, this sounds hard. But when you use your bed for things OTHER than sleep (or sex), your brain stops associating the space with relaxation. So move your binge-watching to the couch and get better shut-eye.

 

Make your bed easier to make

Making your bed is a great way to start the day (and some say this small habit can change your life), but having too many sheet and blankets and pillows makes this simple task too complicated. Pare down your sleep sanctuary to have only the layers you need to be warm and make it easier on yourself in the a.m.

Prepare your breakfast before you go to sleep

Whether it’s an actual overnight recipe or just prepping ingredients for your morning meal, having breakfast almost or all the way ready will be a welcome treat for your tired self.

 

Keep a notepad by your bed

Before sleep, make a list of everything you need to remember the next day, ideas you have, and anything else you want to stop from nagging your brain as you power down.

 

Turn your alarm clock away from you

If you can’t sleep or you wake up in the middle of the night and see a glowing time taunting you, it can make you anxious and less likely to get to sleep.

 

Turn the lights on as soon as you’re up

This signals to your brain that it’s time to WAKE UP. If you get up before dark but want a more natural light, get one of these clocks that slowly brighten as it approaches alarm time.

 

Actually make your bed

It’s one way to feel accomplished first thing in the a.m. and it sets the tone for your entire day. Plus, it’s much harder to fall back into a fully made bed.

 

Do NOT snooze

Whatever you do, don’t go back to sleep once you’re awake. It can restart your sleep cycle and make you feel groggy for hours.