Changing your diet to stop snoring doesn't necessarily mean going on a weight loss program although they may have the same out come.
There is a preconception that snoring is the sole domain of overweight middle aged men. NOT TRUE. It affects both Men and Woman of all ages, shapes, weights and sizes.
Is there any type of food you can eat to stop snoring?
As it turns out, there are some foods that are better than others when it comes to reducing snoring.
Here are some possible dietary additions that might help. (Ladies and Gentlemen: you might want to mention these things to your bed mates as foods that just might mitigate the snoring routine...)
Remedy: Eating onions is a good way to help reduce congestion. Yes, onions. While they might not lead to the most aromatic breath, onions act as natural anti-inflammatory. Often, they help to reduce the symptoms of cold and flu. Onions not only act as natural decongestants, but they are also a best source of antioxidants.
Remedy: You can try drinking honey and lemon in hot water. The honey and lemon can also act as a good snoring solution. Honey acts as an antiseptic and also natural decongestant. You can also include a few teaspoons of honey in a fresh lemonade or lemon juice and drink the mixture before going to bed
Remedy: The mixture of lemon and thyme is also a best one to reduce the mucus in your air passages. You can drink lemon tea before going to bed or, you can add thyme to roast dinners or casseroles
Remedy: Including hot foods like garlic and horseradish to your diet can help reduce snoring. These foods can help to dry up the airways and nasal passages thus reducing the excess
Foods that might be working against you:
If you're an ice-cream eater (you know the routine; television and a bowl of luscious mint chip or precious chocolate fudge swirl...); you might want to skip this snack if you're feeling amorous. Dairy foods cause snoring and the closer you eat them toward bedtime, the worse or "louder," things can be.
Here's how it works: dairy products can increase the mucus in your nasal passages, thus your airways become narrower and restrict the flow of oxygen.
Remedy: You can try switching to soy products, rice or almond milk to see if it makes a difference for you. Extra mucus can also form with the consumption of baked foods, chocolates, fried foods and frozen foods closer to bedtime.
And finally, the last culprit is alcohol. That late night martini is actually working against you. It doesn't lead to a better quality of sleep, so, avoid consuming alcohol.
Ironically, sedatives, which may be prescribed like sleeping pills, can cause you to snore during sleep as they may actually suppress your breathing drive.
Aside from what you eat, controlling your portions and actually losing weight can be one of the number one ways to eliminate or greatly reduce snoring.
Good luck and remember,
"eat right and sleep tight."
McDonald's Big Mac Extra Value Meal.
In an action likely to rock the fast-food industry, McDonald's Wednesday said it will post calories for all items on its menu boards and drive-thru menus in the U.S.
The move by the world's largest fast-food chain comes as consumers, regulators and activists are pressuring the industry to improve food quality and share more nutritional information with consumers.
As the fast-food behemoth, McDonald's (MCD) gets the most attention and criticism for its actions, and the rest of the industry often follows its lead. Industry rivals are expected to quickly follow McDonald's menu changes, which start next week.
"It's the right thing to do," says Greg Watson, senior vice president of menu innovation for McDonald's. "It's what a leader would do."
Other factors are also in play. President Obama's health care reform includes a proposed regulation still under review by the Food and Drug Administration that would require many chain restaurants to post calories on menus and menu boards. But no one expects any action on that front until well after the presidential election.
"It's an important step forward," says Michael Jacobson, executive director of the advocacy group Center For Science in the Public Interest, which has been a long-time critic of McDonald's. "The other fast-food chains will feel the competitive pressure to provide the same information."
McDonald's has been a leader, but a "reluctant" leader on several nutritional fronts in recent years, Jacobson says. The company was among the first major chains to knock the trans fat out of its french fries. It was among the first to put fruit into kids' meals. And it was early to offer an array of salads.
Panera was the first major chain to post calories on menu boards back in April 2010. "We knew that posting calories on our menu boards could only help us because it helped our guests," says founder Ron Shaich.
Not everyone is applauding.
"They fought and fought and fought against this, and now they act like they wanted it all the time," says Kelly Brownell, director of the Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity at Yale University.
Not so, says McDonald's spokeswoman Danya Proud, who insists that McDonald's supported a clear, federal regulation but objected to all of the different local regulations in places like New York City and Southern California
McDonald's isn't stopping here, either, says Watson. It plans more seasonal fruit and veggie options, such as blueberries and cucumbers. And it's testing an egg-white breakfast sandwich on a whole grain English muffin.
SEVERAL AMERICAN fast food chains are to set up shops in the breakaway regime, according to the Cyprus Today newspaper
“It comes as part of an embargoes’ smashing increase in popular brands available in the country”, the paper alleges.
Cyprus Today claims that “Popeye’s Louisiana Kitchen” and New York pizza chain “Sbarro” will be opened by Levent Food firm across the north of Cyprus.
The paper publishes statements by the general director of Levent Food, Ekrem Ergil who stated that these two chains along with “Burger City” will be opened at the 11.000 square meters Lemar entertainment complex which will be built in occupied Famagusta.
Currently no international retail chains operate in the Turkish occupied north, but several dozen ‘fake’ McDonald’s style called ‘Big Mac”, complete with the famed golden arches restaurants do operate.
A mammoth bacon cheeseburger in the US has taken the crown as the world’s biggest burger.
While incredibly unhealthy, the record breaking one-ton bacon cheeseburger is the ultimate food craze. At 2,014 pound and a 10-foot diameter, a Minnesota casino managed to enter the Guinness World Record book with a bacon cheeseburger that had to be lifted with a crane.
It seems only yesterday that the previous world’s biggest burger was being announced, weighing in at 352kg. But on 2nd September 2012 at the Black Bear Casino Resort in Minnesota, that record was blown out of the water, with a Guinness World Record breaking 2,014 lb burger!
To break the record, the bun and burger must be cooked on the same day and so a specially constructed outdoor oven was used to cook the bun (7 hours) and the burger (4 hours) before the 2 were combined with: 60 pounds of bacon, 50 pounds of lettuce, 50 pounds of sliced onions, 40 pounds of pickles and 40 pounds of cheese!
Finally together, the behemoth of burger was announced as a Guinness World Record breaker: “What I saw today was a feat of remarkable teamwork that resulted in a world record burger that actually tastes really good,’ said Guinness Records rep. Philip Robertson (slightly surprised that the burger actually tasted good by the sounds of it).
The remainder was cut up and fed, for free, to guests that had congregated around the mammoth of meat. A reasonable reward after watching people cook a giant burger bun for 7 hours we imagine. No word on whether it included a drink and fries.
Check out this time-lapse of the burger being built:
Would you try a bite from this beast of a burger?
Do you know Halloumi? Did you ever try?
If you answer the above questions with 'Yes', then I know that you love Halloumi and you will like my collection of delicious and healthy Halloumi recipes.
If you answer the above questions with 'No', then I want to invite you to get to know Halloumi and discover how many different dishes you can prepare in a fast and easy way with LetsEat's collection of the Halloumi recipes.
What is Halloumi Cheese?
Halloumi is a traditional cheese from Cyprus, the island in the Mediterranean Sea.
Halloumi cheese has a higher melting point than other cheese what makes it suitable cheese for grilling and frying. You almost won't find any BBQ in Cyprus without the use of halloumi.
Sometimes you might also come across haloumi cheese or hallomi cheese, which is the same and refers to Halloumi too.
It is also very common in warm months, to eat halloumi together with watermelon. The juicy slices of the watermelon are quite refreshing while the slices of halloumi give the delicious taste.
Halloumi is also one of the dishes that are usually served within a Cyprus Meze and very often you also will see a few slices of halloumi accompanying a cold beer ordered in a taverna.
Halloumi, Hallomi or Haloumi Cheese?
Halloumi is produced worldwide nowadays, although its origin is in Cyprus and the East Mediterranean. Within the US halloumi is registered as a protected cypriot product. The reason for not being registered within the EU is to find in a dispute between dairy producers and sheep and goat farmers about the percentage of cow's milk allowed to be used, if any.
In Canada halloumi is registered as hallomi without the 'u' cause of a difference with a local dairy producer.
Haloumi Cheese, with only one 'l' is just one of the typical typing errors for Halloumi Cheese.
Halloumi-crumbed chicken breast Recipe
- 80g halloumi, finely grated
- 2 tsp lemon zest
- 2 tbsp bread crumbs
- 2 chicken breast fillets
- 1 egg
- 1/3 cup flour
- salt and pepper
- vegetables to serve
- Mix the halloumi, bread crumbs and lemon zest together in a wide shallow bowl and season it with a little salt and pepper.
- In another bowl, whisk the egg.
- In another bowl, tip in the flour.
- Crumb the chicken fillets by dipping them in the flour bowl. Shake off the excess then dip them in the egg. Let the excess egg drip off and then place them in the final bowl – the halloumi crumb. Press them in firmly so they’re well coated.
- Pre-heat the oven to 180C fan-forced.
- Heat a little oil in a frying pan and cook the chicken for 2 minutes on each side until it is browned.
- Transfer the fillets to a lined baking tray and cook them for a further 15 minutes or until cooked through.
- Serve the chicken with vegetables or salad.
When it comes to dieting, it’s hard to separate fact from fiction. Is low-carb the way to go? Should I only eat during certain hours? Should I cut out this or that? Sometimes it seems like there are 5 right answers for every question. Well, wonder no more. Click through to find out the truth behind some of the most popular myths.
1. Low-Carb Diets Are the Best Way to Lose Weight.
Sure, if you cut out carbs from your diet you’ll probably see some dramatic weight loss in a very short time period. But it’s not sustainable, and it’s not really all that healthy. Carbohydrates are an essential part of your diet, and, once you go off that diet, you’re likely to gain most of the weight back. Instead, try eating better carbs, like whole grains, nuts, seeds, and fruits and veggies
2. Some Foods Are So Low in Calories, You Lose Weight When You Eat Them!
Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: eating celery, cabbage, citrus fruits and other low-calorie fruits and veggies will actually burn calories. Unfortunately, that’s not true at all — these foods are very low in caloric content, but the calories you burn from actually chewing and digesting them are not even close to making up for the caloric content of the food.
3. Physically Active People Need More Protein.
While it’s true that you need protein to build muscle, the Average western diet contains more than enough of the stuff. Consuming too much protein is, in fact, the bigger issue here.
4. You Gain More Weight From Food Eaten After 8PM.
A calorie is a calorie, whether you consume it at 3PM or 3AM. It may take a little longer for your body to burn off that late-night bowl of ice cream than it will your lunch, since you’re more active during the day, but timing isn’t the issue.
The problem here is that late-night snackers have a tendency to overeat because they haven’t eaten balanced, regular meals through out the day. Want to cut out that late-night snacking? Don’t skimp on breakfast, lunch and dinner!
5. Dieters Should Always Avoid Fruit Juice.
Fruit juice in general is not the enemy: all of those fruit “drinks” and “cocktails”—and anything that’s anything less than 100% juice—are. That stuff is chock full of added sugars and high-fructose syrup, which should be avoided by dieters. One thing to keep in mind, though, is that whole fruit is better for you than even 100% juice, since it contains the natural fibers that are left behind in the juicing process
6. Brown Grains are Always Whole Grains.
Just because your loaf of bread is brown doesn’t mean it’s actually whole grain — there are plenty of products that achieve a rich brown color through food coloring alone. Make sure to read the nutrition label before purchasing.
7. Drinking Lots of Water is the Key to Weight Loss.
Water is great, water is important, but it doesn’t help you burn calories, it doesn’t boost your metabolism, and it won’t make your fat magically disappear. Instead, try replacing some of your calorie-filled beverages with plain ol’ H20; upping your water intake alone won’t help you shed the pounds.
You either love it or you hate it, according to the slogan.
And if you are a Marmite fan, the good news is that one of its main ingredients may fight superbugs.
A study found that at very high doses, vitamin B3, also known as niacin, drastically increases the body’s ability to fight the MRSA bacterium, which can cause life-threatening infections if it enters the bloodstream via wounds.
Marmite contains niacin. Super doses of the vitamin could kill superbugs including MRSA.
US researchers believe the ingredient – which is also found in beer, bread and other foods containing yeast – could be used to develop new drugs.
Researchers carried out a number of experiments on both rats and human blood, the results of which were published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation.
Overall they found that high doses of vitamin B3 increased the number of neutrophils, a type of white blood cell that kills bacteria.
Adrian Gombart, of Oregon State University, said: ‘This is potentially very significant, although we still need to do human studies. It’s a way to tap into the power of the innate immune system and stimulate it to provide a more powerful and natural response.’
But the scientists urged caution, as the research used extremely high doses of the vitamin – far more than is in Marmite or vitamin supplements.
Co-author Dr George Liu, also from Oregon State University, said: 'This vitamin is surprisingly effective in fighting off and protecting against one of today's most concerning public health threats.'
Dr Gombart stressed that so far there was no evidence to suggest normal diets or conventional-strength B3 supplements could help prevent or treat bacterial infections.
Ten years ago he discovered a human genetic mutation that makes people more vulnerable to bacterial infections.
Further work showed that niacin has the ability to "turn on" anti-microbial genes that help the immune system fight off bacteria.
Tired of the usual ketchup and mustard? Give these regional and international toppings a try!
South-Western Hot Dog Toppings: Refried beans Chipotle mayo Chopped cilantro
Hawaiian Hot Dog Toppings: Canned crushed pineapple Diced mango Red onion
Greek Hot Dog Toppings: Tzatziki Feta Chopped black olives
German Hot Dog Toppings: Sauerkraut Hot German brown mustard Sliced onion
BLT Hot Dog Chopped bacon Shredded lettuce Chopped tomato
Asian Hot Dog Toppings: Wasabi mayo Pickled ginger Sliced scallions
Veggie Lover's Hot Dog Toppings: Corn relish Pickles Chopped zucchini and yellow squash
California Hot Dog Toppings: Avocado Grated carrots Sprouts Green Goddess salad dressing
Local authorities and 55 local business in Mexico City rolled up their sleeves to prepare the 700kg sandwich
Each section of the 700 kg (154 lb) super torta had a different flavour cooked up by local chefs
Thousands of pieces of bread, lettuce, onion and tomato were mixed with more than 70 ingredients, including hundreds of litres of mayonnaise, mustard and spicy sauces
Dozens of people rolled up their sleeves yesterday in Mexico City to help create a monster sandwich.
Measuring an impressive 53-metres in length (173-feet) the massive sandwich didn't break the world record, but still manged to become the biggest that Latin America has ever created.
Local authorities and 55 local business rolled up their sleeves to prepare the sandwich - known as 'torta' in Mexico.
Thousands of pieces of bread, lettuce, onion and tomato were mixed with more than 70 ingredients, including hundreds of litres of mayonnaise, mustard and spicy sauces.
Bigger is better: Dozens of people in Mexico City crafted a 53-metre-long monster sandwich - making it the biggest sandwich ever made in Latin America
Bigger is better: Dozens of people in Mexico City crafted a 53-metre-long monster sandwich - making it the biggest sandwich ever made in Latin America
According to the Guinness Book of World Records, the largest sandwich ever made was in 2005 in the United States and weighed 2,467.5 kg (5,440 lb), while the honour of the longest sandwich goes to two Italians who constructed a sandwich over 630 metres (2066 feet) long in 2004.
For organisers, the sandwich exceeded the record they set one year ago when they prepared a baguette some three metres (9 feet) shorter than Wednesday's (August 01) effort.
'It's great that they broke the record; I think it was 53 metres and the torta is very tasty,' said fair participant, Ivon.
With large crowds waiting for a taste of the mammoth sandwich, torta lover Paulina Barrera gave chefs the thumbs up for their creation.
'It was worth waiting; it is delicious. I'm eating the turkey, delicious, very good,' she said.
The long torta challenge is part of a three-day fair that looks to support the traditional Mexican sandwich and more than 20,000 local businesses across the country dedicated to producing the delicious baguette.
Event organisers expect more than 350,000 visitors during the fair and hope to sell hundreds of thousands of tortas.
We have just implemented the Top Fans application onto our page. Every month the top fan will be awarded a free takeaway up to the value of €10 .Top fans is an external application added on the LetsEat Facebook page.
We have no control how the winner is chosen. We thought we would explain in detail what the application is and how it works. Based on user participation people are awarded points for likes, comments and posts.How does the point system work?
Posts, comments and likes are all worth 1 point each. But don’t just try to create the most posts and comments. Your score is weighted by the quality of your participation. Higher quality activity (on topic and engages with the community) will earn extra points. Lower quality activity (off topic and spam) will earn less points. And consistent activity over time is more valuable than repeatedly performing the same action, such as clicking the Like button on every post.How many points did I just earn?
When you post or comment or Like while on Booshaka, we’ll let you know right away how many points you earned. But keep in mind that those points will keep growing if the community rallies around you! On the other hand, if your activities are repetitive or off topic, then they’ll be worth less overall.Do I get points for posting directly to the Facebook page?
Of course! Although your score won’t be updated until the next day.How often do you calculate the rankings?
The rankings for each page are calculated once a day. The rankings reset at the end of each month. So you can always climb to the top!
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