The Health Benefits Of Herbs And Spices

 

No snack or meal should be without spices and herbs. Food is made tastier by spices and herbs. Spices and herbs also provide health benefits. People should regularly cook using spices and herbs. And it is often better to use several spices and herbs at the same time.

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What I Learned From The 2015 North Las Vegas Food Expo

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When I joined the 2015 North Las Vegas Food Expo, I was a newbie then. I was quite overwhelmed with the large venue and the number of participants. At the same time, I was so excited to listen to the speakers who were experts in the field of investing in food and beverage products. Present also were several investors in small and big food brands that were eager to grow their food business in Las Vegas.

As an amateur food entrepreneur, I grasped a lot of important information on the trending food flavors of the year. Since then, the Las Vegas Food Expo has been held annually.

Are you curious about what’s in a food expo? If you are undecided, read on and find out why you should try and attend a vegas food expo.

  1. Get to know wholesale and retail sellers and buyers. The event is filled with importers, exporters, grocery food chain managers, distributors, and restaurant and bar owners. They attend to see what’s new, affordable and trending in the food industry. So if you think you’ve got what it takes, then display your product. Provide enough samplers so everybody that’s anybody can try it out.
  2. Share your story. Nobody knows your story better than you do. Tell them about your experience buying or selling small-time, and your dreams of going big. This is great for customer and business relationships as well.
  3. Network with others. This is the best part of joining a food expo. Aside from selling your food brand, you get to learn a lot from other vendors like you, and those that have had more experience and have a lot of lessons to share with you. You’ll know the latest trends in the industry, not to mention being able to have a snack with one of them perhaps!
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Food expos are among the most productive events that would benefit the community and its members as a whole. Check out that expo in your town, or the town next to yours!

 

 

 

 

Natural Foods That Will Help You Lose Weight

 

Different foods have varying effects on your body. Your hormones and your appetite will be affected differently by different kinds of food. The number of calories you burn can depend on the type of food that you eat. Below are some foods that will help you lose weight.

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Discussing The Health Benefits Of Outdoor Adventures At The 2016 Minneapolis Healthy Lifestyle Expo

Attended by a lot of participants from different backgrounds, the 2016 Minneapolis healthy lifestyle expo successfully discussed the health benefits of outdoor play for grown-ups. Let’s admit it. We all have this seemingly same thinking that outdoor activities are for children. We, as adults, would mostly stay in our homes, or maybe go on a small vacation but then again, with minimal physical activities.

The Health Benefits Of Outdoor Physical Activities

Mere exercise or workout sessions outside our houses (such as jogging, running, brisk walking to name a few) can become boring for most people. Without any motivation, such exercises can become dull and repetitive. Thus, most people would just let them go and opt to stay in the house. However, outdoor activities are far from being boring. Other than the enjoyment itself, here are the health benefits brought by outdoor adventures:

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  1. Increased productivity. Feeling blue and out of energy lately? You need a boost! The challenge and the increased physical movement of outdoor activities will give you a new sense of alertness, improved balance, and a new desire to be active every day.
  2. Improved emotional well-being. Outdoor activities will let you breathe in cooler and natural air to give your mind a clearer line of thinking. Outdoor adventures are usually activities involving nature and seeing the greens. It’s proven to be therapeutic as well.
  3. Better social skills. These adventures require you to communicate with other people who are also having fun with your chosen activity. It will grow your social circle and make new friends along the way.
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Activities That Adults Can Do 

Examples of simple outdoor activities and fun adventures that we grown-ups can do and enjoy are the following:

  • Hiking
  • Camping
  • Fishing
  • Bicycling
  • Watersports
  • Horseback riding
  • Kayaking 

The speakers have effectively convinced participants to join or even plan their own outdoor adventures. It was indeed a great expo, as it also did promote the health and social benefits of the often taken for granted adventures. Said manager Rudi Hargesheimer, “Everything about it(expo) is good.”

 

How Food Can Serve As Medicine – Part 2

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Research has shown that your health is strengthened by a diet that is low in products that are processed and high in plant foods. The Mediterranean diet is abundant in vegetables, whole grains, and healthy fats. It lowers the likelihood of obesity, some forms of cancer, diabetes, neurodegenerative conditions, and heart disease. Paleo diets and diets that are based on whole foods and based on plants protect against illnesses. Certain diets may even reverse specific health conditions. Coronary artery disease can be reversed by a diet that is based on plants. Type 2 diabetes can be eliminated in some individuals by a lifestyle that is very low in carbohydrates.

Can Food Treat Diseases?

Specific diets can increase the likelihood of disease, while others can lower it. However, diet alone cannot prevent or treat all conditions. A bad diet can increase the risk of disease, but other factors should also be considered. Lifestyle choices, occupational hazards, infections, age, pollution, stress, and genetics all affect the likelihood of disease.

A healthy diet can lower the likelihood of disease. However, food should not be used as a replacement for pharmaceutical drugs. Medicine is created and developed to treat illnesses and save lives. It may be very dangerous to replace medical treatment with diet alone. It may even be fatal.

Research studies exist that prove particular food can help with certain health conditions. However, there are also many false claims. For instance, some diets are claimed to be a cure for cancer. But these claims do not have any research studies backing them.

Foods With Medicinal Qualities

Many research studies have shown that berries contain plant compounds and nutrients that help combat illnesses. Diets abundant in berries helps protect the body against some forms of cancer and certain chronic conditions. Antioxidants can be found in cruciferous vegetables such as kale and broccoli. Diets abundant in cruciferous vegetables increase longevity and lowers the likelihood of heart disease.

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Large amounts of omega-3 fatty acids can be found in fatty fish such as sardines and salmon. Omega-3 fatty acids lower the likelihood of heart disease and reduce inflammation. Mushrooms such as reishi and maitake contain compounds that boost an individual’s brain, heart, and immune system.

Beneficial plant compounds can be found in spices such as cinnamon, ginger, and turmeric. Research has shown that turmeric helps in the treatment of metabolic syndrome and arthritis. Also, natural flavor is added to dishes by herbs such as sage, rosemary, oregano, and parsley. These herbs also contain compounds that promote health.

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Much research has been done on the health benefits of green tea. The health benefits of green tea include reduced likelihood of disease and decreased inflammation. Other foods such as fermented foods, seaweed, honey, olive oil, avocados, seeds, and nuts have also been studied because of the medicinal qualities they contain.

By now, you have understood that food can be your body’s “medicine,” in a sense. Constant consumption of the food mentioned here will heal your body, without the need for pills. Of course, this means that food as medicine is for prevention. If you are already sick, you won’t get cured by these medicine foods.