Nothing beats home-cooked food. Unfortunately, if you spend most of your time in the office, you must have barely enough time in the kitchen most days of the week. This only leaves you with the only opportunity of cooking during weekends.
Cooking on weekends breaks the monotony of having takeaway fastfood the whole week. Furthermore, occasionally flushing out a week’s worth of that greasy slob of meat you call food—by eating healthier during weekends—can do wonders to your body. If you still cannot find the incentives of cooking for yourself, treat it as a reward for having endured another week of work. Be a broccoli in a sea of fast-food burgers—at least during weekends.
If you are seriously wanting to eat healthier, then you should keep reading on. I have just found the one, best secret to make your recipes brim with health benefits—and it is inexpensive.
One Trick for a Healthier Diet
Whether cooking for yourself or your significant other, this simple yet awesome tip on how to make your recipes healthier might just be what you need to help avoid that one trip to the emergency room. This extremely simple trick can not only help you have healthier meals, but can also save your pocket. Also, did I mention that this trick has been scientifically-proven?
Both the US Food and Drug Administration and the US Department of Agriculture have testified on the benefits of this new practice. In fact, they are currently advising everyone to incorporate this interesting trick into their own recipes.
If you are ready for the big reveal, read on below and discover for yourself the trick that has been making waves in the food industry.
Get Off the “Superfood” Hype
The bomb has been dropped. “Superfood”, “superfruit”, or any variation of the term are nothing but a marketing approach to lure you into buying these specific food items that are claiming to provide certain health benefits.
Both the Europe and the United States Food and Drug authorities have reminded the public that the presumed health benefit claims of these so-called superfoods have little to no scientific basis. The European Food Information Council stated that it was “impractical for consumers to have their diet based on presumed superfoods when nutrients are provided readily from a diet using diverse foods, especially including fruits and vegetables.”
The proliferation of superfoods in the market is just one big marketing device as foods with awesome nutritional benefits have been here since forever. Common types of superfoods involve relatively rare fruits coming from different parts of the world. Fruits originating from China (goji berries), Oceania (noni), and Southeast Asia (mangosteen) which are unfamiliar to American consumers have been the most successful types of superfruits introduced in the market. By the end of the last decade, the “superfruit” manufacturing industry has become a fast-growing multi-million dollar enterprise.
Even the definitions of the terms “superfood” and “superfruit” have been obscured to mislead consumers on what they really represent. In fact, the US Department of Agriculture has yet to come up with an official definition for these. Furthermore, the food products classified to belong to the superfoods and superfruits category showed little to no signs of significant nutritional value compared to “non-superfood” items.
Medicinal Uses of Apple Cider
Treats Acid Reflux
Starting the list with a shocking revelation to many, acid reflux is actually the lack of acid in your stomach, not the overproduction. Consuming two teaspoons of apple cider vinegar daily would treat your acid reflux in no time. However, you must not drink it on its own. Instead, mix it with coffee, milk, or other beverages.
Lowers the Risk of Heart Disease
Study on rats have shown the effectivity of apple cider vinegar in lowering cholesterol and triglyceride levels. There are some that prove that this can also reduce blood pressure, a major risk factor in cardiovascular disease. Although there are many who say that it has been effective, no study with human subjects has scientifically proven this claim.
Protects You From Cancer
Cancer is a terrible disease, bringing heartaches to the people involved and to their family and friends. The good news is, apple cider vinegar can potentially save you from this suffering. Studies done in cells in test tubes and in rats have seen that this miracle “cure” is able to kill cancer cells. However, there have been contrasting observational study outcomes. In China apple cider vinegar was linked with lower chances of acquiring cancer, but Serbia reported the opposite. Until more substantial research is conducted, there will be no hard evidence.
Fights Bacterial Infection
Apple cider vinegar is said to have antibiotic properties, so it obviously must help in fighting bacterial infection. Those who prescribe this folk remedy recommends that you take two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar to alleviate suffering from diarrhea caused by bacterial infection, and from intestinal spasms. Remember that the vinegar must be diluted with a drink, and not taken on its own, though.
This is one of the most popular uses of apple cider vinegar. More and more people use it instead of medicine, a reason to believe that this is indeed effective. To get rid of nasty colds, combine two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar and a glass of water, then drink it. Repeat this three times a day to see the results.