Beer Batter Shrimp Po’ Boy


Beer Batter Shrimp Po’ Boy                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            If you love shrimp then you’re gonna want to try this  yummy Recipe I just found.Just follow the Instructions below and see for yourself.Not only does beer give the shrimp great flavor, but it is scientifically proven to make superior batter. As soon as the beer-battered shrimp hit the pan, CO2 bubbles begin to dance and foam up around the shrimp. A panko dredging assists the process, and, as a result, the shrimp are left trapped in a flavorful and lacy-light crust. Pile them high on bread with mayo, lettuce, and tomato.                                                                                                                                                                                             Recipe from Mark Bittman’s Kitchen Express

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Beer Batter Shrimp Po’ Boy

Heat oil for frying. In a bowl, mix together one can of beer; one and one-half cups cornmeal (or panko) and pinches of salt, pepper; and paprika. Dip shrimp into batter and fry in batches until golden, about three minutes (flip once). Serve on split crusty Italian or French loaves with lettuce, tomato, and mayonnaise; lemon juice and hot sauce are also great here.                                           Beer, Black pepper, Cook, Cooking, Eating, Food, Health, Healthy Ways to Lose Weight, Home, Human nutrition, Lettuce, Nutrition, Po’ boy, Scientific method, Shrimp, Tomato

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5 Healthy Habits the Hippies Got Right


5 Healthy Habits the Hippies  GotTofo Burger Right

Reblogged: from Yahoo on Shine                                                                                                                                        I grew up in Center City Philadelphia in the 1970s, an enclave of clog-wearing moms and bearded dads. I went to a school run by peace-loving Quakers, and even my own mother, more preppie than hippie, went through a phase of growing alfalfa sprouts on our kitchen counter. Of course I rolled my eyes at all of it, but looking back, many of the food and lifestyle choices these aging hippies espoused were spot on. Here are five ways the “me” generation got healthy living.                                                                                                                                                                        1.They dug tofu: The first time I ever had a tofu “burger” was at a backyard barbecue thrown by a friend’s vegetarian parents. It was literally a slab of tofu an inch thick, thrown on the grill and then stuffed between a hamburger bun. While this was not the most creative way to make a burger substitute, you can’t argue with its healthfulness, especially when compared to red meat. Studies show that tofu, which is produced from soy beans and is the only plant-based food that is a complete protein source, can lower risk of heart disease and improve bone health. Unfortunately, most Americans are still a little wary of the stuff: compared to the Japanese, who consume about 8 grams of soy protein daily, we only eat a gram. Brown rice                                                                                                                                 2. They were big on brown: As a kid, everywhere I looked I saw the color brown: brown corduroys, brown shoes, and yes, brown food. The first time I ate brown rice I was bewildered by its chewiness-why was this so different from the boil-in-the bag stuff I had at my grandmother’s house? The difference is that brown rice hasn’t had its endosperm-the healthy outer coating-stripped away. This is where all the nutrients are, including the fiber and antioxidants that keep your heart healthy and reduce risk for diseases like cancer and diabetes.                                                                                 RELATED: Beyond Coregasm: The Top 5 Workout-Induced Pleasures They were vegetarians                                                                                                      3.They were vegetarians: That tofu burger wasn’t the only non-meat meal I encountered growing up; odd, sesame-coated macrobiotic noodles, seaweed salad, and an oatmeal-colored dip someone told me was called “humus,” which would later become best friend to baby carrots and afternoon snackers everywhere. In addition to the ethics and environmental benefits of eating a vegetarian diet, studies show vegetarians weigh less and have lower risk of all major diseases, including heart disease, stroke, cancer and diabetes. And more and more Americans are following a vegetarian or modified vegetarian diet-currently about seven million people in the US consider themselves vegetarian. They understood the benefits of meditation. They understood the benefits of meditation.                                                                          4.They meditated: When I was 11 years old, I joined a friend’s family on a car trip from Philadelphia to Chicago . Every morning before we could get back on the road, we had to wait 20 minutes while the mom meditated. At the time we mocked it relentlessly, but looking back, it likely gave her enough patience to endure a long car ride with restless, bickering kids. Meditation’s value as a stress reliever and all around mood booster is impressive; extensive research has proven that it can lower risk of depression, beat anxiety, and improve mental health. And it doesn’t take much. Studies show that people who practice mindful meditation-sitting quietly with your eyes closed and repeating a word or “mantra” over and over-for just 20 minutes a day reap significant benefits.                                                                                                                 RELATED: 10 Surprising Things You Didn’t Know About Your Skin They let it mellow.                                                                                                                    5. They let it mellow: Anything yellow that is. This was such a common occurrence in my youth that I started to think Philadelphia had a serious plumbing problem. But resisting to the urge to flush saves three gallons of water each time. If a family of four flushes six times a day (the average amount an individual needs to pee in a day) that’s 24 gallons of water wasted. While I must admit it’s not a practice I particularly love, if you drink enough water so your pee is clear-which is a sign of proper hydration anyway-then nothing “yellow” need mellow.  This one I think is a little nasty but it was part of the post. Oh well they were hippies what can I say. I have a family of four but I’m not going to let it mellow I got after my son all the time about this.I know it’s good to conserve water and all but In my home if you use it you better flush it!

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Weight Loss Success: Raul Robles Began Tracking His Calorie Intake And Lost 150 Pounds


 Weight Loss Success: Raul Robles Began Tracking His Calorie Intake And Lost 150 Pounds.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Reblogged: from Huffington Post                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Name: Raul Robles                                                                                                                                                                 Age: 53                                                                                                                                                                                Height: 5’11”                                                                                                                                                                        Before Weight: 344 pounds
                                                                                                                                                                                        How I Gained It: I basically survived on fast food during my college years. I was active so I was able to keep my weight at bay. As I got older I continued to live off of fast food but I was less active. At first I gained only a few pounds. Once I started working at my current job in 1998 (where I sit at a desk for the vast majority of the day), I began to put on weight like there was no tomorrow. Fast food was cheap, I disliked vegetables and fruits and I developed a 2-liter-per-day diet soda habit. I continued to gain weight, progressing from 225 to 308 pounds in 2004 when I was diagnosed with diabetes. I continued to gain weight for the next six years, pushing the scales to my highest weight of 344 pounds in 2009.

Breaking Point: My wife had always supported me, but in late 2009 she confessed that she was scared that I was on the road to an early death. She suggested that I speak with our doctor and inquire about the possibility of bariatric surgery. I, too, was concerned with my health and decided that even though I had never made a concerted effort to lose weight, I was willing to take this drastic step. My real “Aha!” moment was during a mandatory health education class for bariatric surgery candidates. I had an assignment to calculate the number of calories for a “regular” meal. What I estimated to be a meal of 700 calories was actually a meal consisting of 1,880 calories! I could no longer hide my head in the sand. I had to take responsibility for what I had done to myself!

How I Lost It: I decided that I would put into play the information I was learning at these mandatory health education classes. I vowed to walk for 30 minutes per day. I would eat at least 40 servings of vegetables and fruit a week. I would drink at least 64 ounces of water daily. And, in what is probably the most important decision I have ever made, I began tracking my food intake on SparkPeople.com. I gave up diet soda and vowed to minimize my trips to the local fast food establishments.

I was initially amazed by the weight I was losing. I lost 14 pounds the first month, 11 pounds the next month and then 17 pounds the following month. My clothes were fitting more loosely and I had more energy! By the end of the six-month class I had lost more than 75 pounds and, after consultation with my wife, decided that I had the tools to continue with this weight loss journey without bariatric surgery. By the end of the first year, I had lost more than 125 pounds! Along the way, I increased my daily exercise to one hour and began light jogging! I still track every piece of food that enters my mouth, and I also track my daily cardio and strength-training activities.

Two-and-a-half years later, I have lost a total of 152 pounds. I am currently working on reaching a weight of 180 pounds, but I am concentrating on building up my muscles and decreasing the amount of loose skin around my belly area. While I don’t have six-pack abs yet, the excess skin is slowly melting away. In a nutshell, I think I have been very successful in this endeavor because I have never approached it as a diet, but as a lifestyle change. I thank Spark People for this mindset, and for all of its helpful tools, information and support that I have taken advantage of. I am living proof that change is possible. Life is awesome!

Raul Robles Success Story

Raul Robles Began Tracking His Calorie Intake And Lost 150 Pounds

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The Dangers of Rapid Weight Loss


Rapid weight loss through CONSTANT exercise.

Rapid weight loss through CONSTANT exercise.

The Dangers of Rapid Weight Loss                                                                                                               Are you interested in losing weight?  If you are, are you looking for a rapid weight loss?  Rapid weight loss, also commonly referred to as quick weight loss or fast weight loss, involves losing weight in a short period of time, often anywhere from two to seven days.Each year, in the United States, hundreds of thousands of Americans are interested in rapidly losing weight.  Many people wish to lose weight before an important event, like an upcoming vacation or a wedding.  While it is defiantly possible to understand how you can want to lose weight quickly, namely as fast as possible, you need to proceed with caution.  Although it is possible to lose weight, at least a little bit of it, in a relatively quick period of time, you should know that there are dangers associated with doing so.One of the many dangers of rapid weight loss is some of the many measures that some people take. For instance, it is common to hear of individuals who have decided not to eat, while trying to achieve a rapid weight loss.  Going without food, for even a short period of time, can be dangerous to your health.  A better alternative is to cut back on the food that you do eat or to just make sure that it is healthy foods in which you are eating. By limiting your calories, you should be able to achieve at least a small weight loss in the time that you were looking to.  It is just very important that you do eat.

In addition to eating healthy, another component of weight loss is exercise.  Unfortunately, many individuals do not realize that it can take up to one week to notice the signs of exercise. With that in mind, the more weight you need to lose, the sooner it is that you may start seeing results.  While exercise is a major component of losing weight, it is important that you do not overdo it, especially if you haven’t had a regular exercise plan.  Running on the treadmill for three hours, instead of thirty minutes, may help reduce your calorie intake, but, at the same time, it may also land you in the hospital.

Another problem that is often associated with rapid weight loss is the taking of medications or other weight loss products.  The good news is that many of these products do work and some are even safe, but you may not be able to tell what you are getting. If you are interested in using a weight loss product, like a diet pill or a cleanse, to help you lose weight, it is important that you do the proper amount of research first.  This research may involve checking product reviews, to see if the product is effective, or speaking with a healthcare professional.

As you can see, it is important that you proceed with caution when trying to achieve rapid weight loss. Although unexpected events or appearances do pop-up, most individuals have at least a months worth of notice before attending a large event, like a wedding or even a vacation.  As soon as you know about your upcoming event, you are advised to start trying to lose weight then, if you are interested in doing so.  Rapid weight loss can be dangerous; therefore, you shouldn’t rely on it if possible.                                                         Healthy Ways to Lose Weight,diet, Dieting, dieting programs, Eating, Fitness, Health, Loss Weight, Physical exercise, Rapid Weight Loss, Shopping, Top Weight loss, United States, weight loss, weight loss programs, Weight Loss Tips, weight tips

When Should Your Child Eat Organic?


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When Should Your Child Eat Organic?                                                                                                                                   Feeding a family is never easy. Putting the right foods i front of your brood takes time, money and thoughtfulness. But what exactly does right mean? It’s tough to know, given all the competing information about organic vs. nonorganic foods. “Buy most things organic if money’s no object; but for most people, this isn’t the case,” says Bridget Swinney MS, RD, LD, author of Eating Expectantly, Baby Bites and Healthy Food for Healthy Kids. “I suggest families look at what their children eat on a regular basis and then look online to see how those foods rank in number of pesticides.” Then, buy organic versions of the favorite foods that are high in pesticides and standard items for the rest. Or take a look at this cheat sheet from nutrition experts on which kid picks are worth buying organic-and which aren’t. Photo by Thinkstock Buy Organic: Apples and Celery Sliced apples and ants-on-a-log are quintessential kid food, but think twice before buying non-organic apples and celery. These items absorb more chemicals and fertilizers than most produce. In fact, they’re the top two foods on the Environmental Working Group‘s (EWG) Dirty Dozen list, which ranks produce for pesticide exposure.

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English: Trader Joe’s organic milk label (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 When People Think Healthy Food:             They almost immediately think ‘apples’,” says Isabel De Los Rios, certified nutritionist and founder of BeyondDiet.com. “Unfortunately, some apples are actually more harmful than healthy” because of the pesticide residues.Other popular children’s foods in the Dirty Dozen to buy organic: strawberries, potatoes, grapes and peaches. See 50 tasty foods under 100 calories. Buy Non-organic: Pineapple and Corn As a rule of thumb, you don’t need to buy organic produce with thick skins or peels. “They’re less absorptive of chemicals and fertilizers,” says Heather Stouffer, founder of Mom Made Foods. As a counter to the Dirty Dozen, the EWG created the Clean 15, highlighting produce that’s the lowest in pesticide exposure. Sweet corn and pineapple hold the second and third slots, respectively (#1 goes to onions, which aren’t a popular kid pick). Other conventionally grown, nutritious and child-friendly produce that made the Clean 15 list: sweet peas, mangoes, cantaloupe, watermelon and sweet potatoes. Buy Organic: Milk Unless your child has an allergy, he probably consumes a lot of dairy. And because some farms apply pesticides directly to cows’ hides and feed their cattle pesticide-treated grains, it’s important to serve organic milk, says Stouffer. Swinney, who recommends children drink two to three servings of milk daily, says, “Even if milk is low in pesticides, a child is getting at least 14 servings of it a week, so the pesticides add up.” If your child eats a lot of yogurt and cheese, opt for organic with those too. De Los Rios adds that hormones such as rBGH (recombinant bovine growth hormone)which extends the duration of a cow’s milk production cycle-are another reason to consider buying organic milk. Though BGH hasn’t been proven to have harmful effects on children, “You’ll greatly reduce your child’s exposure to growth hormones and antibiotics,” she says. However, Chris Galen, Senior VP of Communications for the National Milk Producers Federation, notes that both organic and non-organic types of milk are heavily tested for quality and safe for kids to drink. Discover 7 foods that boost every type of bad mood. Buy Non-organic: Bread Between toast at breakfast and sandwiches at lunch, kids eat a lot of bread. In this case, though, organic doesn’t always mean healthy. “The ingredients are much more important than whether or not the label says ‘organic’,” explains De Los Rios. “Many kinds of organic bread contain high amounts of sugar, processed oils and refined flour.” She urges parents to look for brands featuring a short ingredient list with no added sugar. Whole-wheat, rice, spelt and millet breads all offer fiber and a rich mix of vitamins and minerals, thanks to the whole grains in each slice. Buy Organic: Eggs “The quality of an egg is only as good as the quality of the chicken that lays it, so it’s crucial to serve your child only organic eggs,” says De Los Rios. She asserts that organically raised birds deliver eggs that are higher in brain-boosting omega-3 fatty acids as compared to eggs that come from conventionally grown birds. Look for packages marked specifically as “organic,” a term that’s regulated by the USDA; “natural” and “cage-free” are largely unregulated terms. Learn which 8 foods help you live longer. Buy Non-organic: Peanut Butter Peanut crops are exposed to relatively high levels of pesticides, but by the time they turn into peanut butter the residues aren’t significant. “I recommend buying conventional peanut butter because it has relatively low amounts of pesticides,” says Swinney, citing a 2006 study by the USDA Pesticide Data Program.                                                                                                                                                                                                    However, Stouffer adds, if your child eats a lot of PB&J sandwiches-or is the type to smear peanut butter on everything from apples to pretzels-consider choosing organic peanut butter for the healthier ingredients. Buy Organic: Meat Whether it’s a beef burger or chicken nugget, organic is the way to go. “When purchasing meat and poultry, the extra cost per pound for foods with the label ‘antibiotic- and hormone-free’ is worthwhile. The USDA strictly regulates this language,” says Stouffer. But why is it worth it to pay almost double? “Many scientists suspect that giving our livestock antibiotics to help them gain weight is contributing to the rise of antibiotic-resistant bacteria in people,” says Stouffer. “When your child is sick with a serious bacterial infection, you need to know that the antibiotics are going to work.” Check out foods that look like the body parts they’re good for.  Healthy Ways to Lose Weight,Baby Bites, Bovine somatotropin, Eating, Environmental Working Group, Food, Health, Healthy Was to Lose Weight, Human nutrition, Milk, Nutrition, Organic food, Organic milk, Peanut butter, Pesticide, United States Department of Agriculture, USDA

Anti-obesity proposal fails again at McDonald’s


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McDonalds Happy Meal

McDonalds Happy Meal (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Anti obesity proposal fails again at McDonald’s                             OAKBROOK, Ill., May 24 – McDonald’s Corp investors soundly rejected a shareholder proposal that would have required the worlds biggest fast-food chain to assess its impact on childhood obesity.
The subject was a major topic of discussion at Thursday’s annual shareholder meeting, which also served as a send-off for retiring Chief Executive Jim Skinner – whose nearly eight years at the helm will be remembered as a time when the price of McDonald’s stock tripled.The shareholder proposal, which also failed last year, returned amid growing concern over the social and financial costs of obesity in the United States and around the world – not only in terms of healthcare-related expenses but also lower worker productivity and diminished quality of life.

Nearly one-third of U.S. children are overweight or obese. America is one of the fattest nations on earth, and the Institute of Medicine, in a 2006 report requested by Congress, said junk food marketing contributes to an epidemic of childhood obesity that continues to rise. The institute is the health arm of the National Academy of Sciences.

McDonald’s executives on Thursday defended the brand and its advertising.

“We’re proud of the changes we’ve made to our menu. We’ve done more than anybody in the industry around fruits and vegetables and variety and choice,” said Skinner, who will retire on June 30 and who received a standing ovation from investors.

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McDONALD’S HEALTH FOOTPRINT

As one of the largest and most influential companies in the restaurant industry, McDonald’s often bears the brunt of criticism from consumers, parents and healthcare professionals, who want it to serve healthier food and curb its marketing to children.

While the chain has added food like salads, oatmeal and smoothies to its menu, it has pulled ahead of rivals and delivered outsized returns for investors with help from its core lineup of fatty food and sugary drinks.

Corporate Accountability International, a business watchdog group, for the second year in a row backed the obesity proposal, which was endorsed by 2,500 pediatricians, cardiologists and other healthcare professionals.

It called on the company to issue a report on its “health footprint.” The document would evaluate how diet-related illness would affect McDonald’s profit.

In the time since the last shareholder vote, McDonald’s has changed the contents of its popular Happy Meals for children – reducing the french fry portion by more than half and automatically including apples in every meal.

It also won the dismissal of a lawsuit that sought to stop the company from using free toys to promote its Happy Meals for children in California.

Dr Andrew Bremer, a pediatric endocrinologist and professor at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in Nashville, presented the proposal at the meeting and said McDonald’s has chosen to employ “countless new PR tactics” that create a perception of change while “unreasonably” exposing shareholders to significant risk.

“It is not enough to point to so-called healthier menu items when children are still the target of aggressive marketing of an overwhelming unhealthy brand,” Bremer said.

McDonald’s board of directors recommended a “no” vote on the proposal, calling it “unnecessary and redundant.”

Shareholders heeded that call. The proposal received 6.4 percent of votes in support, up from 5.6 percent a year ago.

Incoming CEO Don Thompson, who said his two children eat at McDonald’s, was forceful in his response to questions from Corporate Accountability representatives.

“I would never do anything to hurt them or any other children, nor would we as a corporation … Do me the honor, and our entire organization, of not associating us with doing something that is damaging to children. We have been very responsible,” Thompson said.

McDonald’s stock was down 0.5 percent at $91.03 on Thursday afternoon on the New York Stock Exchange.

(Reporting By Lisa Baertlein; editing by Matthew Lewis)

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