Is drinking wine good or bad for you? Here is what I think!

Some people take drinking wine very seriously, a bit too serious if you ask me! But all jokes aside, although some people might defend wine drinking vigorously, some might disagree with this.

So, in this post I want to show you when wine is actually representing a benefit for you and when is it actually harming your health. Remember, there can be such a thing as too much of a good thing.

Whether people agree with this or not, it is proven that wine lowers cholesterol levels

For some people having really bad cholesterol levels can affect their overall health and most of the time, they will need to adjust to making some lifestyle changes if they want to lower that cholesterol and live longer.

Some of these changes include working out and eating well but, does that mean you have to sacrifice drinking? No, my friend.

You can still enjoy a glass of wine from time to time to help keep your cholesterol levels on the good side of things and keep your health in optimal condition.

Want to keep your brain as focused as it can be? Well, I got great news for you!

I really do think wine helps your overall health. Imagine, not only is it making your body be as great and in optimal conditions as it can possibly be but also, it is making your brain function to its fullest potential.

I do not know about you but, I want to be as smart as I can be and know everything and anything there is to know in this world and if wine is going to help me with that, then why the heck not?

Now, how much wine is too much?

Some people might consider normal to drink wine throughout the day others, once a week and others just once per day.

Obviously, if you over do it, you are not being healthy but rather, an alcoholic. So, make sure you keep your wine drinking as moderate as it can be.

 

Do you like tasting wine? Here are the places you should visit to do so!

Seems like some people were just born to experience the beautiful art of tasting wine, right? For some, this is truly a task not everyone can master. Now, if you happen to be really unaware of this subject, then you probably don’t know that there are places that wine tasters go to so that they can experience this to the best!

This is what I want to talk about in this post. If you really are serious about wine tasting, then you know there are some places you must visit before you die! Here are some of the places I am talking about.

Sonoma County in California

There are many places in California you can visit if you are very much into wine tasting and this is definitely one of them! There are so many wineries to explore there you will not be able to do it in just one day! There are around 400 of them! Can you imagine all the fun you can have with wine?

Australia has lots to offer when it comes to wine!

Did you think Australia was only famous for its incredible wild life? Well think again my friends because there are also places to visit so that wine lovers can enjoy and examine a good glass of wine! I am specifically speaking about the Barossa Valley. There are lots of wineries and some of them even offer the tours for free! What could be better than that?

If you want your wine visits to be in the states, then you can choose to go to Oregon!

I am going to be honest with you right now, whenever I think of wine, the last place I think of visiting is Oregon! But, I did my research and it turns out Oregon is a great go to place for wine lovers! There is a place called the Willamette Valley that just offers the best of the best when it comes to wine so you better take note of that if you want to enjoy world class wine!

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.

How is your current job actually affecting your cardiovascular health?

It is not a secret to anyone that some people are at more risk than others when it comes to their heart and its health. But, even if you are the healthiest person and you work out and eat well, if you have a job that is risky when it comes to your heart health, you can still be at risk of heart disease.

If you only thought that the most damage jobs can do is some really back pain and stress then, you need to keep reading this post as you are in for a surprise.

Job stress is silently making your heart ill

It is no secret to anyone that job stress can really have a toll on your body. The list of side effects is endless and now, we need to add heart disease to that list my friends.

Do you really know how to recognize if you are actually being affected by stress at your job?

I just know you are asking yourself the following question: Do you really know how to recognize if you are actually being affected by stress at your job? There are some ways you can clearly know this:

  • If you get mad over the fact that there is coffee with sugar in the office rather than sugar free coffee and you make a big deal about it, you may be affected by stress
  • If you feel like you are having a really hard time getting that excel file done and you just feel like all the numbers get mixed as you see them, you may be having a hard time concentrating due to stress
  • If your blood pressure that probably is already high, just goes over the roof whenever you are faced with hard situations that stress you out. This is definitely affecting your heart.

How can I solve this or try to minimize it?

There are some stressful situations at work we just can’t avoid. So, as we are facing the music, there are some ways you can diminish the noise.

You can try things such as yoga, breathing exercises and taking a quick break during stressful situations.

 

 

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.

The Best Chinese Fried Rice You’ll Ever Have

Fired rice and chow mein possibly are the two most popular types of dishes based on staple foods of China—rice and noodles. Home-style fried rice can be as humble as basic egg fried rice or as luxury as this Yangzhou fried rice, a star throughout the country. The best tool for perfect fried rice is a wok, in which you can quickly move all the grains. Along with the movement, the grains are well separated while all the other ingredients and seasonings are well mixed. Now let’s start cookin’

Ingredients

  • 6 cups leftover white rice
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • ¼ cup diced Chinese ham (or you can use char siu )
  • 8-10 shelled shrimp, deveined
  • ½ cup green peas
  • ½ cup diced carrot
  • Pinch of salt to taste
  • ¼ teaspoon ground white pepper
  • 1 tablespoon light soy sauce
  • 2 green onions, finely chopped

 

Instructions

Slightly separate the grains of rice via slightly pressing the rice by a rice scoop. This step is optional but highly recommended for beginners.

Heat up around 1 tablespoon of cooking oil in wok and fry green beans and diced carrots until softened. Heat up 1 tablespoon of cooking oil in a wok or a nonstick skillet and fry shrimp until slightly seared. Transfer out.

Play rice in wok and dig a small hole in center, add the remaining 1 tablespoon of cooking oil and pour in beaten egg . Give a quick stir so the egg and rice can be mixed well quickly.

Add green beans, carrots, ham and shrimp, light soy sauce, sprinkle pinch of salt and white pepper. Give everything a big stir-fry and mix well. Then add green onion and fry for another 30 seconds.

 

Notes

Note 1: if you plan to make fried rice next day, you can slightly reduce the water when steaming the rice. So the grains are harder and better for fried rice. Soft rice is not a good option.

Note 2: You can use both wok and skillet for this recipe. If you do not have a old wok, a nonstick skillet is a better tool for a new wok.

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.