Looking For Affordable Children’s Clothing?

clothingWhether you’re in the market for one gift idea for your child, enough for an entire group of youngster, or a school of 500 to 1000 students, one thing remains the same; you’re in need of quality clothing at an affordable price. Different kid’s clothing will fall into dozens of price categories within scores of quality types, so being confident that you are getting the most for your dollar is essential.

Surprising Yummy Ways To Use Chips In Your Food

Surprising yummy ways to use chips in your foodBelieve it or not, potato chips can add that extra oomph to your everyday dishesBelieve it or not, potato chips can add that extra oomph to your everyday dishesIf you thought that eating potato chips involved just opening the bag then devouring the crispy goodness inside, you’re in for a yummy surprise. It takes a bit of creativity, but adding potato chips to your meal—and we don’t mean just on the side—works really well. You can bake it, fry it, dip it, or use it as a topping, and the result would be an extra boost of crunch. [Read more...]

6 Foods that Fight Off Belly Bloat

6 Foods that Fight Off Belly BloatIt’s time to de-puff that pouch! Bloating — fluid building up between cells in your body — can be caused by poor digestion, too much sodium, or your period. But according to experts, if you pay attention to what you’re eating, you can usually avoid it. Good news, right? Stay in bikini-ready shape all year long with these bloat-busting bites.

Water with Lemon
A lot of people skip sipping on water when they are bloated, when in reality they should be doing the opposite. “People tend to think that when they’re holding on to water they should cut back drinking it, but that’s not the case,” says David Grotto, RD, a FITNESS advisory board member and author of 101 Foods That Could Save Your Life and The Best Things You Can Eat. Retaining water is actually your body’s way of holding on to fluid so you don’t dehydrate. If you’re having a bloating problem, that’s the time you want to push fluids, not restrict them, says Grotto. Since lemons are a natural diuretic and a gentle laxative when added to warm water, consuming the liquid can help reduce the amount of salt retained in the body. Just make sure you drink from the glass and not through a straw, so you don’t take in any extra air. [Read more...]

4 Biggest Mistakes You Make With Your Juicer

4 Biggest Mistakes You Make With Your Juicer1. Starting with room temperature produce
Hoping for a cool, refreshing beverage? Believe it or not, extracting juice from fruits and vegetables generally causes the temperature of the juice to rise about 10 degrees. For a refreshing drink, be sure to start with cold produce.

2. Not compressing ingredients
To get the most juice from leafy greens, roll the leaves together into a ball prior to juicing. Compressed, you get more juice because you’re pressing the veggie — not just air. [Read more...]

How Do You Make Leche Flan So It Turns Out Creamy & Firm?

How Do You Make Leche Flan So It Turns Out Creamy & FirmMarifer writes: “How do you make leche flan creamy but firm? I’ve been trying for so long, but my leche flan always turns out runny. Please give tips on how to make leche flan, because it’s so hard to make!”

Chef Ramon Antonio says: First of all, consider the eggs you use. Freshness is more important than egg size. Free-range or farm eggs are far better in flavor and quality than the sapid supermarket ones we have all grown accustomed to. You would actually say you have not tasted the real flavor of eggs until you have tried a freshly-laid one in a farm. [Read more...]

Scientists Figure Out Why Fiber Fills You Up

Scientists Figure Out Why Fiber Fills You UpExperts have long suggested that fiber keeps us feeling full because it takes a long time to digest, but new research challenges that notion-and may point the way to a new anti-hunger pill. The key is a short-chain fatty acid called acetate, which emerges as fiber is digested. Acetate then makes its way to the brain’s hypothalamus, where it builds up and triggers chemical reactions that tell us we’re full, Time reports. Researchers reached this conclusion by scanning the progress of a dietary fiber called inulin through the bodies of mice.

Those mice who ate fatty diets rich in inulin gained less weight than mice who didn’t eat inulin. But one electrophysiologist not related to the study points out that the mice were fed dietary fiber levels of about 11%. He tells Nature that at such a level, “the room would be full of mouse farts”-and perhaps the mice were eating less because they felt gassy. The researchers plan to next test the idea in humans. [Read more...]

The Slow death of Purposeless walking

The Slow death of Purposeless walkingWalking is a luxury in the West. Very few people, particularly in cities, are obliged to do much of it at all. Cars, bicycles, buses, trams, and trains all beckon.

Instead, walking for any distance is usually a planned leisure activity. Or a health aid. Something to help people lose weight. Or keep their fitness. But there’s something else people get from choosing to walk. A place to think. [Read more...]