Fats and cooking oils are major staples of the ketogenic diet. These ingredients help add healthy fats to your meals to help you achieve ketosis, but they also come with many other added health benefits. But it’s important to know that not all fats and oils are created equal! Many popular oils like canola oil […]
Cats often get fed all sorts of food from around the house, particularly if there are leftovers that nobody wants. At the same time, they do have a habit of getting into food that wasn’t really meant for them. Most of the time, this isn’t a big deal and in small quantities most food won’t cause any lasting harm to your cat.
However, people often overlook the fact that cats have a different metabolism than humans (and other pets). Because of this, some food that is safe for humans may be extremely risky for cats. In some cases, the food you give them could even result in health problems or death. Realistically, most of us need to be paying much more attention to what our cats eat than we actually do.
Coffee drinker or not, most people know that one of the most sought-after aspects of the beverage is that it contains caffeine, which has the magic property of giving people the ability to cut through the morning grogginess and stupor. However, there are other sources of caffeine or energy-boosting compounds that hail from natural origins. Gurarana, ginseng, and even raw cacao (the stuff that is used to make chocolate) have this ability. There are also other unusual collaborations in the form of stimulating snacks, drinks, and other unexpected items.
Coffee is delicious, but what do you do to those grounds once they’ve been used to make your morning brighter? Please don’t say straight to the landfill! There are many ways that you can reuse coffee grounds for either sustainability reasons or just saving money since it can serve multiple handy purposes.
Typically these recipes call for damp freshly spent coffee grounds, but if you are going to save some for the long haul, make sure you dry the used grounds before storing, because they will mold otherwise (eww).
Nutrition is a funny thing. In theory, we should be eating food that is good for our health most of the time. Yet, actually knowing which foods are healthy and which ones are not has proven to be quite a challenge. After all, food can be quite complex chemically and this means that foods may often have unexpected impacts on the body.
One of the biggest examples of how healthy food can be confusing comes from diet recommendations, especially those that the government makes or endorses. Over time these recommendations change, which often leads to changes in the diets that people follow as well.