There is a battle taking place near your home without you even realizing it. McDondalds and Taco Bell are duking it out for breakfast sales. Last year TB decided to throw their hat into the early morning food game. Naturally they had to come out with some creative and very different menu offerings than their competitors. LoopNet says that McDonald's has been feeling the financial pain even worse than before their breakfast sales began declining. They have a semi-new idea that they hope will keep their loyal customers and possibly bring in some new ones as well. McDonald's is considering making their breakfast menu available all day, rather than just in the mornings. The company's major concern is the lack of space in the kitchen to prepare both menus simultaneously. Taco Bell is unconcerned, in fact they just released a very modern commercial slamming McDonald's breakfast and encouraging consumers to switch their loyalties. The public will have to stay tuned to see what each of the rivals do next in the battle of the breakfasts.
For the last four decades, Americans have been advised to cut back on their sugar intake and fat consumption. Though the proclamation was issued, individuals have actually consumed approximately 67 percent, 39 percent more sugar, and 41 percent more meat than at the turn of the century than they had 50 years prior and nearly 25 percent more calories than they had in 1970, according to the United States Department of Agriculture. To the surprise of no one, Americans continue to pack on the pounds and are at greater risk for a myriad of health issues, such as cardiovascular disease and diabetes, as well as premature death.
The 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee recently released its recommendations regarding dietary cholesterol, indicating that it does not have a significant impact on blood cholesterol levels. What is the response of the media? A newspaper headline grabs the readers attention with, Back to Eggs and Bacon? An uninformed reader might now think that bacon and eggs are healthy. Quite the contrary!
A recently published study revealed that the was a 400 percent increase in deaths of individuals under the age of 65, from type II diabetes and cancer, and attributes the staggering rate to the heavy consumption of animal-based protein foods.
Individuals are advised to become informed consumers with regard to their dietary intake of fats and sugars.
Winter is ending, spring is on its way, and that means that Easter is right around the corner. The Easter bunny is likely stuffing store shelves with teeth rotting sweets even now. Chocolates, marshmallows, caramels; you name it and there is a cutey holiday version of it. One of the most famous Easter treats is the adorable Peeps. Available in a variety of shapes, colors, and flavors, this dessert has a huge following. There is a new drinkable version in the refrigerated coolers of your local grocery store in the form of flavored milk. Consumers can get their sugar fix from Easter Egg Nog, Marshmallow, and Chocolate Marshmallow. Jason Halpern says parents be warned if you give this to you kids and tell them it is milk they may never drink the regular stuff again, the Real Deal adds! Perhaps call it a milkshake or a treat so that nutritious calcium filled white milk isn't overshadowed by makers of Peeps.
We all know how healthy greens can be. Green smoothies have become more and more popular and people often make a green-based salad for one of their meals. Of course green vegetables and green salads have plenty of nutritional benefits but there are a lot of other fruits and vegetables that are being forgotten about that offer a lot of benefits as well. Basically, when making a salad you should think outside of the box and attempt to make something a bit more colorful. Your body and your overall health will thank you.
The winter months are bit tougher when you are going to be making a salad. Imaging advantage suggests there are a lot of produce items that you just simply can’t find. Root vegetables, basic vegetables, grains and other items are still in full effect though and you can use these items to create some unique and tasty delicacies. Even something as basic as celery can be used as a base for some wonderful salads. You should never rule out any product item.
In the summer there are so many different items available to make a healthy salad from. You can even grow many of your salad ingredients in your very own yard. You can add fresh blueberries to a spinach salad or you can create a whole new recipe using sliced radishes, orange sections and pistachios for a healthy crunch. Pair some of these items with a homemade and simple vinaigrette and you can skip the main course.