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Unhealthy Food VS Healthy Food

Common in our diet are processed foods that contain high doses of fat, sugar, sodium and calories, with little nutritional value. These unhealthy foods had to be commonplace, and they had to be high in trans fats, saturated fat, sugar, or salt. Some of the most unhealthy foods in the world include high-sugar cereals, sugary drinks, deep fried foods, refined products, canned soup, margarine, processed lunch meats, ice cream.

Processed foods are typically high in refined carbohydrates that break down to sugar in your body, and are low in nutrients including fiber. They are loaded with artificial ingredients. The artificial colors, flavors, preservatives, and texturants in these unhealthy foods are touted to be “safe,” but can actually lead to many health problems, according to numerous studies.

Dairy products contain protein, calcium, B-12, and riboflavin. But whole-milk products also have an overabundance of fat and cholesterol. If you drink 16 ounces of whole milk a day, for example, it adds up to 1,904 calories, 105 grams of total fat, 59.5 grams of saturated fat, and 315 milligrams of cholesterol in a week’s time.

Butter or margarine is probably high in saturated fat that makes fats more solid at room temperature. In years past, most margarine also contributed high amounts of unhealthy trans fat, though many have been reformulated. Replace butter or margarine to canola oil or olive oil in your cooking and baking when possible is the best option because these oils are rich in mono- and polyunsaturated fat.

Most high-sugar foods like pastries, sodas and candy bars contain very little essential nutrients. People who eat them instead of other more nutritious foods will probably become deficient in many important nutrients.

Ice cream is offensive in many categories, with high levels of fat, saturated fat, sugar and calories. Study notes that due to its high saturated fat content, ice cream is one food that can contribute to heart disease.

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Unhealthy foods are addicting. Processed foods stimulate dopamine, a neurotransmitter that makes you feel good even though the food lacks fiber and nutrients. This can lead to excessive food cravings and, ultimately, food addiction.

Maintaining healthy diets can be tricky.For instance, you might be eating too much of raw food or you might be eating raw food, but eating too much of one category and not enough of another. Sufficient amount of plain water, good sleeping habit and enough exercise also play important role in your overall health.

Safety Tips For Online Shopping

Here’s a checklist of what you can do to minimise the risk becoming a victim of Internet fraud.

Use Trusted Websites/Vendors – There are many simple ways to improve your safety when buying online. By shopping from trusted vendors you can be sure to stay safe.

Don’t Shop Publicly – Do not do any transaction when using an unsecured Wi-Fi connection. These blackhat hackers can easily hack your personal information through this unsecured Wi-Fi connection.

Make Sure your Device Is Protected – To ensure that your security program’s protection stays updated, keep its virus and malware signatures up-to-date. Ensure you have effective and updated antivirus/antispyware software and firewall running before you go online.

Choose Credit Over Debit Cards – Credit cards can be the safer choice for online shopping. Remember that paying by credit card offers greater protection than with other methods in terms of fraud, guarantees and non-delivery. If someone manages to intercept your financial information online, they can do less damage and you have more recourse than if you’d used a debit card. This is for two reasons:

  • Credit cards have spending limits, while debit cards—which are directly linked to your bank account—do not.
  • You can dispute fraudulent charges made to a credit card without being out-of-pocket the amount in dispute, but money withdrawn directly from your checking account by a debit card is much more difficult to recover.

Payment Via Secure Payment Site – When making a payment to an individual, never transfer the money directly into their bank account but use a secure payment site such as PayPal or Google Checkout, where money is transferred between two electronic accounts.

Website Security – Make sure the order checkout area is encrypted. Before you purchase anything from a website, verify that the vendor has encrypted its payment form. There should be a padlock icon in the browser window frame, which appears when you attempt to log in or register. The website address should begin with ‘https://’ instead of “http:”. The ‘s’ stands for ‘secure’.norton3002501

Double Check – Double check! Double check! Double check! Double check all details of your purchase before confirming payment.

Keep Copies Of All Correspondence – When you place an order online, most companies will send you an e-mail confirming the order has been received.Print or save the confirmation and keep it until you receive your product.

With risks that differ from traditional stores, online shopping requires extra precautions. To protect yourself and your information, follow these steps before you key in your credit card information and proceed.

Storing Different Cigars

Most people who smoke cigars prefer a few different varieties. Much the same as fine wine, no two cigars are exactly alike. When using a humidor, it is always advised that you separate different cigars so their aromas and flavors don’t react with one another.

The most expensive way to do this is by using a different humidor for each cigar. Now don’t get me wrong, we would love if you bought a few humidors from us for this purpose, but that is beyond the price range of most of us.

The easiest, and least expensive way is by using dividers. Dividers fit inside your humidor, either lengthwise or width wise and essentially create sections in which you can store different cigars. You can put a mild cigar in one compartment, a full bodied cigar in another compartment and never worry about the flavors mixing up with one another.

Radio Controlled Plane (RC Plane) For Beginner

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When you are going to buy your first RC Plane, you should go for something that will be fairly cheap to purchase, and will give you a chance to learn how to fly remote controlled planes before you move onto more advanced planes. If you buy the first plane that you see, you could end up having a very bad experience for your first time, and be completely turned away from the hobby. This is why it is very important to know that there are many different characteristics that you can look for.

First you need to assess your own building skills. You can buy airplane kits that require you to build the entire thing from scraps of wood, or you can buy kits that just require you to snap a few parts together. If you want to make a huge, prolonged project out of your radio controlled plane, then you can buy one that requires full assembly. However, you should always be sure that your building skills are up for it. If you don’t want to spend the time required to do this, or if you don’t have the prowess to build it, then you can buy a plane that does not require any assembly at all.

Next you will want to look for something that has stability for people without are flying for the first time. It may not seem like it, but to fly a radio controlled plane you need at least some skill. But, if you search for the right item you can find something that is more geared towards beginners. Slow flying speed is always a benefit, just as driving slow is a good way to learn how to control a car for the first time. You will want a light plane with larger wings that can catch the wind better. This will make takeoff easier. You will also want to look for planes that have flat bottoms, and wings mounted high on the body. If you get a plane that has all of these features, your maiden flight will be as smooth as possible.

Next you need to consider the model of the airplane you are going to buy. You can get model replicas of almost any type of plane, from the first Wright Brothers’ plane to modern military jets. If you are buying a model plane, you are probably already interested in planes to begin with. Think of what plane you are most intrigued by when you look through plane books, and see if you can find a kit that is modeled after that plane. This will give you a personal interest in the model that you are getting. When you fly it for the first time, it will be almost like being in the cockpit of the actual plane.

After you have decided on these issues when picking your plane, the rest is just up to personal preference. Hope these can help you to get your first radio controlled plane that suits you. But if you pay close attention to these and pick your plane carefully, you will find that radio controlled flying is a great way to spend your time. It is a very rewarding hobby, and it can last you a lifetime if you choose planes that are compliant with your level of skill. After all, you don’t want to go out on your first flight and then crash your plane directly into the ground or a tree.

How to Light a Cigar

160x600 bannerTo light your cigar you need the correct lighter. Some cigar buffs use cedar strips for the job. Most people prefer to use a long wooden match or a butane lighter. When using a long match, wait until the sulfur burns off before lighting the cigar. Long wooden matches are the best because they look cool and they stay lit longer. Avoid candles, paper matches, a stove, and lighters that use lighter fluid (naphtha) because the chemicals and odors can affect the taste of the tobacco.

First cut the head of the cigar (the sealed end, just take off a little bit). Take the cigar in your hand and light your flame source. Now while slowly rotating the cigar bring the flame to the foot of the cigar lightly toast the foot until the entire foot is warmed and blackened. Now put the cigar in your mouth and start lightly puffing on it and turning it, bring the flame close to but not touching the cigar. The puffing will make the flame “jump” from the match to the cigar. Keep puffing and turning until completely lit.

When the cigar is lit, remove it from your mouth and look at the foot to make sure it is burning evenly. If it isn’t, you can gently blow on the foot causing it to ignite the tobacco which is not burning or you can apply a flame to that area. If you have an area which is burning faster than the other areas, simply wet your finger and apply under the quick burning area, this should slow it down.

Superfoods

Superfoods are a special category of foods found in nature.Though there is no legal or medical definition, superfoods are nutrient powerhouses that pack large doses of antioxidants, polyphenols, vitamins, and minerals, nutrients that we need but cannot make ourselves. Eating them may reduce the risk of chronic disease, and prolong life, and people who eat more of them are healthier and thinner than those who don’t.

The Benefits of Superfoods

  • Improving your nutrition: All the superfoods are rich in the nutrients your body needs, and they’re very low in bad fats and processed sugars that can ruin a diet.
  • Strengthening your immune system: The nutrients and phytochemicals in many superfoods keep your immune system strong so you’re less likely to catch colds and the flu.
  • Fighting free radicals: Superfoods are rich in antioxidants, which destroy the free radicals that can damage the cells in your body. This protection improves your health, reduces your risk of disease, and helps you age gracefully.
  • Reducing the risk of cancer: The nutrients, fiber, good fats, and phytochemicals found in superfoods reduce your risk of several types of cancer.
  • Keeping your heart healthy: Those same nutrients, fiber, good fats, and phytochemicals also protect your heart by reducing inflammation and keeping blood vessels healthy.
  • Feeling better: Superfoods help you feel more energetic.
  • Boosting metabolism and watching your weight: Many of the superfoods are high in fiber and low in calories, so you can load up your plate without adding many extra calories. Some of the superfoods that are a little higher in calories are rich in protein, fiber, and good fats that keep hunger at bay, and some superfoods actually increase the number of calories you burn.
  • Maintaining your youthful complexion: The antioxidants in superfoods reduce damage to your skin, and many foods are rich in vitamin C that keeps connective tissue strong. The combination means beautiful, healthy skin.
    Flooding you with flavor: Who says healthy has to be dull and flavorless? Superfoods are delicious and can be used in all kinds of recipes.

List of Superfoods:

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By choosing foods packed with nutrition, you’ll get the most out of your munching and get serious health rewards.