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3 Ancient Fast-foods To Consider In A Healthy Diet

Posted by on Nov 19, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Have you ever considered that a good old pizza, perhaps a curry, or even a few chunky slices of rye bread could play a major part of a healthy, nutritionally rich, low fat diet? If you haven’t yet, it’s worth looking a little closer. The quest for the best nutritionally balanced foods has been on-going far longer than magazines and daily newspapers began promoting their latest health diets. New diets throw up both highly beneficial, and occasionally not such beneficial discoveries. However, when looking at human eating habits over the past few millennium, it would be fair to say the foods consumed then, and still today, are well and truly nutritionally tested. In the case of 3 common, cheap and perhaps unfashionable foods, each consumed for centuries or more, it’s easy to overlook their proven nutritional value in favour of eating something new, trendy and often more expensive. So, here’s a brief description of the 3 foods, and a few long established nutritional facts about them: 1. Rye bread This simple ancient food is a staple part of many European countries like Sweden, which lies 8th on the Life Expectancy List. Offering high-fibre and low-fat satisfaction, it also registers a low glycaemic index, therefore reducing rapid blood sugar spikes. Rye bread is a hearty and filling carbohydrate often overlooked for the less nutritious white wheat-based breads.  2. Pizza Many forms of this famous simple food exist for good reason.  It contains plenty of nutritional requirements, especially when made simply with wholegrain flour, tomato, olive oil and a protein-like tuna or mozzarella cheese. Italy, where it was made famous over a thousand years ago, lies 7th on the Life Expectancy List, and it’s no coincidence that pizza generally contains the staple ingredients used everyday throughout the entire country. Unfortunately, with oversized and high fat versions, this clever, all encompassing simple fast-food has become somewhat misunderstood. However, in its simplest form, it is without a doubt a complete, balanced and enjoyable meal to consume.  For more information, contact a business such as Caffe Belgiorno. 3. Dal with brown rice This cheap, low fat and highly nutritious food has been eaten for thousands of years  There are few foods which contain such a convincing array of benefits as dal. Couple those benefits with the addition of brown rice, and you have what’s known as a ‘complete protein’. In other words, combined, they contain all the essential amino acids humans require, which cannot be produced internally. Red lentils take around 15 minutes to cook, and when cumin, garlic and salt are added, they lose the bland image they’re often associated with.   These three traditional foods, are often not considered in health-style publications, yet they offer many of the nutrients humans require for a balanced and satisfying diet. In the increasingly analytic and complicated world of food, sometimes it pays off to look back at the simple foods and recipes which have existed so successfully for so long. Next time you eat, of course in moderate quantities, a simple traditional pizza, a lentil curry or a rye bread sandwich, it’s worth thinking about the good these often underrated ancient foods can do for you....

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Mobile Phone Etiquette In A Restaurant

Posted by on Nov 14, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Is the use of a mobile phone in a restaurant appropriate?  Each day adults and teens spend hours on mobiles socializing, keeping up to date with news, playing games and even working.  When the time comes to sit at a restaurant or cafĂ©, what are the social etiquette rules that need to be applied with respect to the use of mobile phones? Mobile Phone Etiquette Most people have no qualms placing a phone on the table when sitting for a coffee or meal with friends and family members. Sometimes the phone never gets touched, but when a call from mum comes through, should it be ignored?  When table discussion debates the scores of the latest football match should one refer to Google to get the facts? If the conversation is becoming rather dry and boring is Facebook the answer? It seems that executives in high-level boardrooms also break many of the social etiquette rules, albeit more discretely, holding their devices under the table in an effort to monitor emails and messages.  Many consider use of a mobile phone in a social setting inappropriate and a clear signal to a host that other people or things are more important. Mobile phone etiquette Etiquette advocates claim that mobile usage at the dining table demonstrates a lack of respect for others and results in a significant decline in face-to-face interaction. If an important call is scheduled to be received whilst with friends or colleagues, it’s polite to advise everyone straight up and limit phone use to that one call only.  When the incoming call does arrive, adjourn to a quiet area of the restaurant or outside.  In addition, if there is a need to be on-call for business reasons, switching a phone to silent and activating the vibration feature will ensure distractions are limited.  When friends call to catch up on the latest news or text messages are received asking what’s for dinner, these really should be ignored until the meal or coffee chat is over.  Activating voicemail will capture any missed calls and consider turning on the ‘do not disturb’ feature that is common on the iPhone and other devices.   So should a phone be kept out of sight at a restaurant?  Lines are definitely blurred on this point of discussion. There clearly are instances where staying in contact is essential and other times where it’s simply a matter of habit. Where possible, don’t bring a mobile phone out of a bag or pocket during a social gathering, particularly if it’s too tempting not to be looked at or played with. For more information and advice, contact a restaurant like Empire Grill to see what they recommend concerning mobile phone...

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