Tuesday, June 23, 2015

How to Make A Creamy Scrambled Eggs

Cooking scrambled eggs is simple and easy however if you overcooked it, it becomes rubbery and dry. What you want is a buttery, creamy, smooth scrambled eggs. Here's how it is made:
3 large eggs
1½ tablespoon of whole milk (½ tablespoon for each egg)
1¾ teaspoons cornstarch or potato starch (½ + 1/8 teaspoon for each egg)
3 tablespoons unsalted butter (1 tablespoon for each egg)

1. Crack the eggs and put it in a bowl.
2. Use another bowl and pour the  milk and cornstarch and then whisk it together until it is free from lumps.
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3. Pour the milk and cornstarch mixture to your eggs and beat it.
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4. Season it with salt.
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5. Use a non-stick skillet, pre-heat it on high heat until hot. Then add butter.
6. After the butter is melted, add the beaten eggs.
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7. Allow 3 seconds to pass, the edges of the eggs should have started to bubble then remove the skillet from the heat to stop the cooking process. Start stirring the eggs. Mix it up to 13 seconds when the eggs have absorbed all the butter, but remain partially undercooked. Then transfer it to a plate.
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Wednesday, June 17, 2015

McDonald's McLobster

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Do you want lobster but can't afford it? Try McDonald's McLobster, they will be offering their version of lobster roll named McLobster from June 17 up to June 30 or while supplies last. McLobster is made with 100%, real Atlantic lobster according to the fastfood company and it is priced at just $7.49 +tax. Unfortunately, it's only available in Canada.

The limited-time McLobster is part of their “Great Canadian Taste Adventure” campaign to promote Canadian inspired flavors. The other other added menu included in the summer promotion are, maple and bacon poutine, a chocolate nanaimo sundae, cottage country chicken and the Western BBQ burger.

source: http://www.mcdonalds.ca/ca/en/promotions/flavourpassport.html

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Health Benefits in Quitting Diet Soda

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Experts said that giving up diet soda will improve your overall health.

- It will help you think clearly since artificial sweetener aspartame disrupts brain chemicals, nerve signals that can lead to headaches, anxiety, and insomnia, in a study done by the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

- You'll taste your food better since drinking diet soda with artificial sweeteners overwhelmed your taste buds with sweets and alters sweet receptors in your brain that prolongs sugar cravings rather than satisfies them.

Heather Bainbridge, RD, from Columbia University Medical Center Weight Control Center said:

“We often see patients change snack choices when they give up diet soda. Rather than needing sugary treats or something really salty like pretzels and chips, they reach for an apple and a piece of cheese. And, when they try diet soda again, they find it intolerably sweet."

- It will help you lose weight. Despite being diet soda with no sugar in it, drinking daily will increase your chance of becoming obese in the next decade by 65% according to Diabetes Care since it is connected to an increase in metabolic syndrome—obesity, high blood-pressure, high triglycerides—which leads to heart disease and diabetes.

- Improve your kidney function. When you get rid of unhealthy ingredients in diet soda, your kidneys will be clearing toxins, stabilizing blood pressure, and absorbing minerals.

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Friday, June 5, 2015

Herpes Virus Causes Disgusting Blister Finger Infection

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Blister Finger Infection, herpes

Live Science reports a 23 years old man consulted his doctors for his finger that has blisters, doctors diagnosed that the cause is not bacteria but herpes virus which usually affects the genitals or causes cold sores around the mouth. Sometimes this virus can infect the fingertip, the condition is called herpetic whitlow.

Experts said that herpetic whitlow infections poses a serious risk if not treated immediately or if improperly treated since it can lead to complications such as herpetic encephalitis, which is a herpes infection that attacks brain. Expert said that bacterial and herpetic whitlow requires a different treatment.

The symptoms of a herpes virus infection usually subside on their own, but the virus hibernates within the body's nerve cells. If the person with herpes virus experience some triggers, like stress it become active again, that results to outbreaks.

Whitlow propagate in warm, moist environments. People who suspect they have whitlow should have it checked by a doctor immediately, since the infection can spread to the whole hand, and sometimes even to the tendon, which is very hard to treat and will generally require surgery of the hand.

Friday, May 29, 2015

How Many Cups of Coffee is safe to take per day?

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Coffee has been a daily ritual for most of us, we can't function without having a cup of coffee in the morning. It has also a lot of health benefits like decreasing the risk of stroke and prostate cancer, it also known to fight depression in women. However, too much of anything is always bad.

According to the FDA, 400 mg per day of caffeine (approximately 4 cups of coffee) is a safe amount of caffeine for healthy adults. Taking too much caffeine (500mg above) can cause tremors, restlessness, irritability, insomnia and stomach upset.

Also a Mayo Clinic research found out that healthy young men who drinks over 28 cup of coffee weekly(above 4 cups of coffee a day) increase the risk of death from different causes of about 56%. As for healthy younger woman the increase is 100%.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Ticks in Toronto tested for Lyme disease

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Ticks are nasty and it can be nastier if it carries lyme disease. Blacklegged ticks ussually hang around in tall grass and wooded areas and they often latch on to campers and hikers. Health officials in Toronto said that they are testing ticks that are found in Morningside Park and on Algonquin Island for Lyme disease. They have also tested ticks in the Rouge Valley which tested positive to Lyme disease.

Health officials said that people with Lyme Disease has shoot up from 128 cases in 2009 in Canada to 682 by 2013.

Officials said people who are in outdoor a lot should check for ticks after outdoor activities like walking the dog, hiking, or mowing the lawn. They also suggest wearing long sleeves and pants and clothes that are ligth colored.

Symptoms of Lyme disease include a red bull’s-eye rash, headaches, fever, fatigue, and muscle pain.

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Restaurant Serving Human Flesh

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A hotel restaurant in Anambra, Nigeria has been raided by cops last year when authorities discovered they were serving  human flesh. Police discovered 2 human heads that were still bleeding, they were draining the blood into a plastic bag. Other items found were 2 AK-47 rifles, 2 army caps, 40 rounds of live ammunition, and a lot of cell phones.

A pastor in the area who frequented the place said, he didn't know that it was human meat that he ate at such [an] expensive price. Authorities have arrested 11 people connected with the restaurant and it has since been shut down.

Cannibalism still exist even though it's 2015, another one is Australian chef Marcus Volke who killed and cooked his girlfriend before killing himself. In Brazil, a couple were arrested for killing potential nanny candidates and then cooking their flesh into meaty empanadas.