Monthly Archives: June 2017

23Jun/17

Social Media Resources For Foodies

The great thing about social media is the freedom that it gives us to explore all the information that we have access to daily. For many people, this much freedom can often be overwhelming simply because they do not know how to get any benefit out of it. When so much of something is available, it can be easy to simply allow it to go to waste. However, finding a way to streamline all the elements that make the world around us so great would be the reason for making use of social media. If you love food, you can now engage in this form of media and get more out of the things you are already interested in. Simply having a look at some of these great foodie resources will probably be the beginning of your social media addiction, but it will allow you to stay educated and up to date.

Brand Eating via Twitter

This resource is best for people that are curious about the endless advertisements that air on television for all different types of fast food. If you want to know how something is without shelling out your own money, Brand Eating would provide you with the answers that you need. Here you will find the latest fast food offerings along with reviews that will be a resource of great value the next time that you are considering eating out.

Impulsive Buy via Instagram

Have you ever taken a picture of some food and shared it with a friend while shopping? If you answered yes, then this resource is one that you are going to love. These folks go through the aisles of your local grocery store and capture all the things that have just been released onto the market. Staying up to date with what is available at your local grocer is now something you can do with the help of their Instagram page. If food you purchase and cook really isn’t your thing, they also review fast food items. if you want to become an educated foodie, this is the way to do so.

Food Network via Facebook

This is where all your food dreams come to live if your happy place is the kitchen. Learning how to put the things you love onto a plate is now easier than it has ever been thanks to the amazing Food Network recipes shared.

01Jun/17

Should You Take A Raw Food Diet Plan Challenge?

There’s a movement today helped along by social media called the “challenge” movement. There’s the Mannequin challenge, the Ice Bucket challenge, and even a Don’t Judge Me challenge. Today we are bringing you a challenge that can do your body good; the Raw Food Diet challenge.

The raw food diet consists of eating foods such as green leafy veges, fruits with high amounts of sugar, and unprocessed foods that contain high amounts of unsaturated fats. And to kick-start a raw diet program, individuals are challenging each other to complete the diet on a three, seven, and in some cases 30-day diet plan.

Eating raw foods does not mean you must be Vegan. There are plenty of vegetarians that eat raw foods, as well as those who consume raw animal food diets. It all depends on what it is you are trying to eliminate and what you are trying to accomplish as an end goal.

A typical raw diet plan consists of eating whole, unprocessed foods, fruits, vegetables (including the green leafy ones), and raw seeds and nuts. Frozen items are fine, as long as there are no added preservatives or colorings.

What a raw diet does not contain is salt, oils, caffeine, alcohol, and anything considered fast food or take out. In some cases, grains are eliminated from the diet as are dairy foods, beans, meats, honey, and vinegar.

The claims behind the raw food diet are that cooking food above 118 degrees Fahrenheit will degrade the enzymes in foods, which aids in the digestive process. Raw foods are also seen to contain higher nutritional values and contain more antioxidants than their cooked counterparts. Cooked meats are said to contain toxins which can cause disease, although there are also claims to the opposite.

It is important to note that when feeding children, a raw food diet, attention must be paid to their vitamin intake. Vitamin D and Vitamin B12 are particularly important to growing children, and lack of these vitamins can lead to impaired development.

When purchasing foods for a raw diet plan, organic is the preferred aisle to shop in. If you’re on a budget and can’t afford everything organic, the most important foods to buy organic are those in which you consume the whole thing, such as spinach, strawberries, apples, peaches, cherries, pears, grapes, celery, tomatoes, potatoes, carrots, mushrooms, you get the idea.

It’s important to be aware that you are not going to feel 100% better just by starting the diet. When the raw food diet is started, most individuals will feel groggy, may experience headaches, and may feel tired or nauseous. This is your system processing the toxins out of your body. Once through the initial few days you should see your energy levels increase, you will sleep better, you will probably lose weight, your head will feel clearer, and even your skin will look brighter.

The raw food diet can be a challenge indeed, but try it and you will not only see the difference but feel it as well.