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Healthy Cookware

If you have been trying to lose weight, save the planet or simply want to eat healthier in the New Year, you may be looking for healthy cookware options. Each of the following types of cookware has their advantages but they may also have disadvantages. After reading about them, consider which one fits your needs most.

Cast Iron

This cookware is naturally non-stick. Using it also adds iron to your diet. You can find this cookware pre-seasoned and with an enamel coating. It is good to be aware, however, that enameled or glazed cookware that is made outside of the United States may not be made with the same safety standards as that made in this country.

Anodized Aluminum

Even though some reports state aluminum reacts with foods and is not healthy, there have been no scientific studies to prove this. However, if you do not want to take a chance, you can use anodized aluminum that is harder and will not react with foods.

Stainless Steel

Considered as being one of the safest of all cooking materi…

Green Grilling Tips

Grilling isn’t just a healthier way to cook these days. It can also be one of the greenest if you keep a few important considerations in mind.

The main concerns will be in relation to air pollution and our carbon footprint when we grill. By planning ahead, we can make our grilling more eco-friendly and eat better than ever before as well.

Steer Clear of Petroleum

Petroleum is often found in lighter fluid and easy to light charcoal. You can usually tell by the smell. Use an electric starter or natural lighter instead, such as a charcoal chimney, an electric charcoal starter, or "fat wood" - pine wood saturated with resin which is highly flammable. Light it and your grill will be ready in no time.

Choose a Quality Charcoal

Not all charcoals are created equal. Look for natural charcoals and lump charcoal made from furniture scraps and waste wood with no chemical additives. This will reduce your pollution and also improve the flavor of your food.

Try a Gas Grill

Gas grills are much mor…

Donating & Selling Old Items

When there are things that are no longer being used, most people end up throwing them away, without realizing that this action is another reason for the continuous increase of wastes in the world. In this article, you will realize that donating or selling items is a much better thing to do instead of throwing them away.Anything that no longer serves you no longer earns a space in your life.

However, one obstacle when it comes to de-cluttering that most people face is deciding on what they can do with the things that they want to get rid of. Sad to say, you can easily get confused when facing this dilemma to the point that some people even get totally immobilized, and they end up failing to let go of their things simply because they can never decide where these should really go.

When it comes to reducing the number of wastes in the world today, do you know that you can help in your own way by donating or selling your stuff instead of merely throwing them to the trash?

Donate or Sell Your …

The Truth About Phthalates and Your Health

You may have read headlines saying that eating out can contribute to weight gain, heart conditions, and other health issues. Now there’s a study that says too many restaurant meals or fast food trips could also disrupt your hormones.

The culprits are a group of chemicals called phthalates, and they’re a subject of growing concern.

This latest study found that adults who ate out frequently had phthalate levels 35% higher than those who prepared most of their meals at home. While all kinds of restaurant, cafeteria, and fast food items increased phthalate exposure, cheeseburgers and sandwiches appeared to carry the highest risk.

This news is important because these chemicals have been linked to serious conditions including asthma, diabetes, obesity, and reduced fertility.

Find out what you can do to limit your exposure and eat healthier.

Cutting Back on Phthalates

It would be difficult to avoid phthalates completely because they’re in many items. That includes shampoo and dish detergent, as we…

Eco Friendly Beverage Bottles

Unless you have been living under a rock, you must be aware of the fact that going green is the talk of the town today. It s a trend which most people follow these days. This is a good sign not only for the global environment, but also our well being. For instance, if you have been to witness a marathon or an Olympic event, you will notice a lot of fluid consumption during the entire event. You don't have to inform a sportsperson to hydrate.

It's more of a natural thing which he/she may already know.  The amount of thrown away items you will see in the trashcan after the event will certainly keep you gazing over the fact that there is a need for a change. When we consider the massive amount of accessories involved in a sports event, it s obvious that going green is a healthy choice. Since there are truckloads of sports event happening in all parts of the world, imagine the immense contribution eco sports water bottles would have on the global environment. Since they are reusabl…

The Power of Yoga

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There are several ways of meditate that people use these days. One of the most ancient and powerful one is yoga. Basically, this is a variety of practices that were practiced in the Indian culture. They were termed as spiritual practices. It is believed that through yoga, one can understand past his or her ability. Using the meditation and asceticism that is associated with yoga, people tend to attain a level of insight that enables tem see pats their eyes and understand various phenomena that many cannot with their basic human instincts.
Yoga has existed for over 5000 years and is still going strong. The first place where yoga was used was in Mahabharata by the famous Lord Krishna. He was imparting the skill on one of his students known as Arjuna so that he may see life on another perspective and be able to live a quality life. Since then, yoga has set the pace for meditation practices.
Yoga works in such a way that it unites both the body and the mind making them one strong whole. Th…