Is the fig the next flavor craze? According to the Swiss company Firmenich it is. The 120 year old family owned company has been creating “fragrances and flavors for the world’s most desirable companies, delighting billions of consumers every day,” according to their company profile, so it stands to reason they know what they’re talking about.
Foodborne illness isn’t something everyone thinks about when making food choices. But, if you’ve ever experienced food poisoning you know it’s nothing to laugh at. Getting sick from eating food, especially food you may consider healthy, can and does happen
According to a new study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, a sedentary lifestyle is bad for us. That we know. It leads to health problems and possibly an early death. But, according to this study, if you did sit for 12 or 13 hours a day (easily accomplished with a desk job) sitting for 30, 60, or 90 minutes at a time was associated with the highest risk of death. Sitting for less than 30 minutes at a time was associated with a lower risk. So, while a sedentary lifestyle is always bad, at least getting up every 30 minutes and moving around can be helpful.
With the holiday and holiday parties around the corner, many people look forward to this time of year. But for many gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, and lap band patients, holiday parties pose a large mental and physical stumbling block. While it may be easy to take small bites of protein and vegetables around the dinner table or at cocktail hour, the dessert may be a higher hurdle to jump.
Celebrities swear by it. Clean living advocates advocate for it. Detox diets are based on it. It’s supposed to make your skin look radiant, flush toxins out of your body, and suppress appetite. All by adding the juice and possibly some rind to your water. Sound too good to be true? Then it probably is.
This flavorful soup is made with a spice blend called berbere and the spiced, clarified butter known as Nitter Kibbeh ( instructutions below ). Berbere spice blend can be made easily from scratch, or purchased in most spice stores. The unique and rich flavor makes this dish well worth the minimal effort to make. Recipe
Exercise is a key factor in weight loss. This is true for gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, and lap band patients also. As most weight loss surgery patients know, having bariatric surgery is not a magic weight solution, but a tool to help promote weight loss and keep it off. In order to maximize weight loss, exercise is crucial.
The cold weather in South Florida has us longing for warming, home cooked meals. Pork loin is a great choice because once you’ve dressed it and popped it in the oven, you can get a lot done around the house while it cooks, or even fit in some exercise. This is a simple, classic recipe
Don’t let Valentine’s Day weigh you down. It’s estimated that 58 million pounds of chocolate will be purchased during Valentine’s week, and 36 million heart shaped candy boxes will be sold. The average consumer will spend over $115 on Valentine’s Day food, gifts, and entertainment. Why not put your money to good use this Valentine’s
A new study is shedding some light on how our activity levels affect how long we live. Using data from over 3,000 people between the ages of 50-79, researchers examined participants’ activity levels using accelerometers for 7 days, then monitored them over the next 8 years. The results were surprising. Participants with the lowest level