Is The Best Dog Food Tables Scraps?

We all love our dogs, and with the love that they show us in return we often find it hard to say no to them, especially when they give us that pleading look. This look is often seen when they are stuck like glue by our sides when we are eating, and it is so difficult not to sneak them a morsel every now and then, but are we doing them any favors when we are doing this?

Dogs love food, and typically we give them the food that we buy at stores. It seems so unpalatable when we look at it, especially when compared to the food that we enjoy at our dinner table. Unfortunately for our dogs, the table scraps that we feed them are often the worst part of our meal. They usually consist of fat trimmings and the things that we just don’t feel like eating. But the problem runs even deeper than that. Most people don’t realize that not only are table scraps harmful to our pets, but the food that we buy at the store for them is also harmful. The governments don’t put as much of a restriction on what goes into our pets food as it does in our food. Even if you see that the package says that it is unprocessed, or chemical free, that just means that once it gets to the dog food factory no chemicals are added, but the raw food stuff that they get is totally full of chemicals.

So make sure that you are feeding your dog well, not only by giving them healthy food, but making sure that the dog food that you buy at the store is actually good for them as well. Dogs that live on a truly healthy diet outlive our dogs by many years, and I don’t know anyone that wouldn’t want their dog around for a longer time.

Food Processor Reviews – Three Amazing Processors Reviewed

The Food Processor is an amazing invention for the kitchen. It can help you prepare different kinds of dishes in a relatively short span of time. Once you get the hang of using one effectively, you can cut short your time in the kitchen considerably, and yet come up with exciting dishes at the dinner table.

So many working women who do not find sufficient time to cook meals for their family resort to take-out dining almost inevitably. While it can help them save time, it may not be the healthiest option when compared to cooking at home. If they only knew how a processor can help them save time and money, and provide their family with nourishing meals every day, they would probably go whole-heartedly for it. There are many different kinds of kitchen processors made by various different companies. Let us take a brief look at three powerful processors available today.

The KitchenAid KFP750 Processor

The KitchenAid KFP750 is a popular food processor with eye catching features. It can dice and slice your food in less time and with minimum effort. The KFP750 has a durable construction and works very silently. You can use the ‘pulse button’ for quieter operation. The processor comes with a multi-purpose blade to process all types of food items. With dual feed tubes and dishwasher-safe bowls, this is a great processor to have in your kitchen to save you a lot of time and effort in preparing dishes.

The Cuisinart DFP-14BCN Processor

Cuisinart is a very popular brand with over two hundred designs ranging from 4 cup to 20 cup capacity bowls. Cuisinart has a range of products from hand-held blenders to full-sized processors. The lower end models start at around $20 while the full-featured ones go all the way to around $1000. The Cuisinart DFP-14BCN 14-Cup model is one of the most favored models in the Cuisinart range of processors. It can slice, knead, chop, shred, mince, mix and even emulsify a wide range of food stuff, making it an extremely versatile tool in the kitchen.

The Kitchenaid KFP 740 Processor

The Kitchenaid KFP 740 Processor comes with a powerful 0.5 HP motor. The stainless steel blades can dice, slice, chop and puree, cutting down the time spent in the kitchen considerably. The pulse feature provides more precise control with the processor. The KFP 740 has a durable sealed housing for silent operation. The processor comes with a 9 cup work bowl and a 4 cup mini bowl for extra convenience. With dishwasher-safe components, the KitchenAid KFP740 Food Processor is a great accessory for every modern kitchen.

Choose one of these powerful and feature-rich food processors in your kitchen to help you come up with exciting dishes quickly and effortlessly.

Food = Freedom? A Yogic Perspective

It matters what you put down that hole of yours. Your mouth. You can put nutritious food, stuff that sustains you and enriches your mood, health and happiness. Or you can put the other so-called, food-stuff that goes in your mouth but isn’t nutritious, stuff that ends up coagulating in the body and gunking it up so eventually the body breaks down and disease happens.

It’s your choice.
According to the CDC, 75% of the $2 trillion spent on healthcare in the U.S. was due to chronic disease including heart disease, cancer, stroke and diabetes. The top 2 healthcare costs based upon claims to employers were heart disease and stroke. According to the ADA (American Diabetes Association), 65% of 65yrs and older who died of heart disease 2004 also had diabetes. Also according to ADA, diabetics are at 2 to 4 times greater risk of stroke as well. If we just tackle pre-diabetes, we tackle 95% of diabetes cases, subsequent heart disease and many incidents of stroke plus we put a MASSIVE dent in healthcare costs.

Only 5% of people with diabetes have the Type 1 form that just happens to a young child and has nothing to do with predecessor diet/lifestyle. The other 95%, we cause ourselves and it starts with pre-diabetes, progresses to Type 2 diabetes and often leads to heart disease/cancer/stroke/death. ADA statistics report a full 8% of the population having diabetes in 2011, that’s 25.8 million people. And astonishingly reports 79 million people having pre-diabetes, basically standing in line waiting to get Type 2 and many of them are doing very little about it! If all 79 million got Type 2 diabetes tomorrow, over 100 million people would have diabetes. That’s nearly half the population. (WHAT!!)

If this isn’t an epidemic, what is? It’s a problem of EPIC proportions that will collapse our nation if we let it.
If you can’t do it yourself, work with people trained in a holistic modality doctors, yoga therapists, and holistic nutritionists. These folks work with you regularly, even weekly at certain times, and they are thinking about your whole being. They know you really well, inside and out. You should work with a variety of folks so you can learn as much as possible about your body, take control of your health and make sure you don’t become diabetic.
As a nation, I think we are moving toward a blended system, albeit at a really, really slow pace. Our 15 min, wham bam thank you mam expensive doctors visits are apparently NOT WORKING folks. Seek other council – find communities and professionals that devote their time to health and well-being and work with them.

Unfortunately, we still want to take pills instead of losing weight and we keep getting fatter as a nation starting with our kids. It’s unsustainable to the nations healthcare dollar. There will be a point where we can’t afford to subsidize anyone’s healthcare because everyone is so fat. We have increasing rates of ‘diabetes’, well no kidding right – we’re fat – it doesn’t take a genius to put two and two together. We have increasing rates of cardiovascular problems, well hello, ditto once again – it’s because we’re fat. Just look around and inventory any given room.

So why are we so fat?

We’re so fat because we eat crap. Sometimes we know we are eating crap. But sometimes we don’t. Labeling is so deceptive and we trust labels unfortunately. If something says healthy, low fat, whole grain we assume its good and we think that we know what that means and we eat it. In actuality most items on grocery store shelves should be called disease-causing agents with something that reads (this item causes diabetes and heart disease because its really only sugar and salt since its so over-processed), certainly NOT food. I assume the word food means sustenance, something we put in our hole to sustain our life and not to take away from our life, so if it takes away from our life it can’t be food in my opinion. These disease-causing agents are so far from any original whole form of food and has been roasted, baked, fried away into oblivion, really having no remaining nutritional value left – just empty calories. Even if there is some nutrition our food is laden with preservatives and sodium to gunk up our system just so it can exist on the grocery store shelf for a long time without spoiling. And then we can say that we are doing that so we can ‘feed our nation’ and the grocery stores can make money. Yeah, feeding poor people sodium filled prepared and canned food to make them fat, diabetics with heart problems – that sounds like something we should be proud of, right? We are the entitled nation; we want the options after all, don’t we? We expect a million options of processed foods on the shelves, right? Almost all categories of food have disease-causing options available; in fact, most ‘categories’ themselves are ‘disease-causing categories’ of so-called ‘food’.

“Buyer beware” – should adorn most labels.

So what should you eat? You know the answer – anything home cooked or raw from SCRATCH:

• fruit & vegetables (local/organic best) – ideally fresh but frozen not too bad

• any whole grains prepared from scratch not quick cook crap or sodium filled prepared crap (rice, quinoa, millet, amaranth, wheat berries… ),

• legumes of all kinds – lentils, split peas, black beans, pinto beans, cannellini beans… (NOT canned, you must soak over night, rinse, then cook them, it takes time and planning),

• occasional whole grain bread,

• nut butters (freshly prepared best),

• steel cut oats and other grains prepared for your AM porridge

• yogurt (I prefer plain Greek),

• a modest and decreasing amount of eggs, fish & seafood, chicken, occasionally red meat,

• a minimum of cheese and any other dairy product except yogurt which is good for the gut.

• olive or canola oils and clarified butter for cooking

• natural sweeteners like honey, agave, maple syrup in moderation

• lost of spices and herbs

• seeds like flax seed and tahini (which is made from sesame seeds) to make it all taste

The options are endless, you can prepare food with these ingredients from any ethnicity around the world – its just home cooked, or you can buy it prepared at the grocery store provided you know exactly what’s in it and that its been freshly prepared. Find a cook! Invite the ‘portion control board’ to every meal and eat sensible portions in accordance to your caloric needs to maintain a healthy weight or lose weight to get there.

At any given time I have some assortment of home cooked brown basmati rice, fresh vegetable stir-fry, sautéed spinach and onions, pressure cooked steel cut oats, and grilled chicken in the fridge. All of which can be simply heated on the stove. No time? Then pay someone to prepare it because I feel it’s that important. No money you say… wrong. Give up those processed foods – chips, bars, frozen stuff, juice boxes, candy at many $ per package and you’ll have plenty of cash for bulk rice and vegetables and a chef – don’t think so, split the chef with your neighbor. Make it a priority. I believe its my duty to feed my family properly. Isn’t your family that important to you? Get some help.

And why are we so lazy?

We’re so LAZY because the advances in the medical profession have been so great that we can live a really long time even if we’re fat and diseased and suffering but we still want to live as long as possible even in our suffering state because after all who wants to die. Most of us do not really want to die but for some reason we’re OK with suffering. We call it ‘old age’ or ‘aging’ and like to complain about it, commiserate among friends rather than taking control of our life and relinquish from suffering. We’ve become complacent and it’s allowed, it’s actually encouraged in our society. Our society is set up to keep us fat. So many of us sit around all day and work like crazy at desks, never moving around, seldom breathing fresh air. Am I wrong? No. Who takes a walk on their lunch break? Very few people. When we’re not working we are spending ‘quality time’ huddled around TV’s, computers, and gaming stations eating processed food and getting fat and diseased because we’re ‘tired’. Well fat people get tired easily.

We’re so busy with important work and this quality time that we never cook, so we stuff our hole with fast crap-food and continue working and sitting. We eat at our desks, in our cars, while walking, snacking on the run. The idea of wholesome eating is a thing of the past for most of us. Our lifestyle, doesn’t offer the time to take proper care. Who takes a walk after dinner anymore? Who socializes and gets caught up on the day while laboring joyfully over a meal? Do you sit around a table to eat even or does everyone eat separately, when they ‘have time’, microwaving up their portion? Social graces and culture has changed in this regard.

Time for shift, folks – it starts with YOU. Pass this article to anyone you care about. Spread the word. Its time for personal responsibility.

NY Steakhouse has many varieties of foods to fill your appetite

Steakhouse is a perfect place for the steak lovers as it gives them all the pleasures of eating the food that they enjoy most. You can get various food items that can give you a delicious taste. Enjoying an evening at your favorite steakhouse with your family and friends can become one of your unforgettable evening in your life. You get involved with the activities like fooding, talking, listening music, dancing, drinking and many other that you forget about rest of the things of your life. It’s really awesome to spend your quality time in such a wonderful ambience. Steakhouse New York will let you have a wonderful and superb experience of your life.The steakhouse gives you only pleasure and excitement that you always want to visit this place for the purpose of dinning and enjoying.

Steak lovers call it the most happening place to be as they get a chance to take a break from their work. This is the place for all those who love food and they are always ready to make out some reason for outing. The ambience rejuvenates you and you want to spend maximum time with your friends or family in steakhouse. NY steakhouse has all the varieties of foods with specialization in dishes made of meat. You can get any type of food that you like, some are continental, mexican, chinese and many more. The restaurant has some specialty as well that makes it favorite place of many individual. Whoever gets the foods of his desired taste, he prefers to visit that restaurant quite often to make his taste bud experience the same taste. The main purpose of visiting the steakhouse is the mouth watering taste of the dishes. You can visit the restaurant anytime whether for the purpose of lunch or dinner. It’s always an adoring moment to visit the steakhouse with your spouse or beloved ones to enjoy the candle light dinner.

The inside ambience of the steakhouse is the most attracting thing that lets you to get involved with many activities. The atmosphere is exciting as you find people talking, enjoying and having all the fun. A beautiful atmosphere can change your upset mood into a happy mood and thus you can shed all your work pressure. The lighting system has to be flimsy that everyone happens to have only fun and enjoyment. The furniture also needs to be comfortable and elegant in looks and design so that it fascinates lot of visitors. You can even party with your friends and colleagues and can enjoy all the service in the restaurant. It’s an appealing place to dine out as well as to party with your friends and relatives.

It’s a general perception that steakhouse is famous for beef products but this is not true. You can enjoy many other food stuffs to make that is available in the restaurant.Basically, there are two different ways to prepare this food, one is half cooked and other one is full cooked. It has been found that steak lovers prefers half cooked than full cooked as it is more tastier. The full cooked beef is little drier and the half cooked beef is wet. Many of us like to start with some appetizers as it is a type of starter. You can also find some drinks to start with and almost every restaurant has this option to please its guests. In New York, you can come across various steakhouses that caters to give the best service to its guests.