Foodie Update, Healthy Eating

FOODIE UPDATE (Is Beef Processing Future a Meatless One?)

There’s a new burger in town, and the folks at Impossible Foods think that it’s the future of meat.

The California-based food business has announced that its Oakland plant is now online, marking the burgeoning company’s first large scale plant operation. After it ramps up, Impossible says the factory will have the capacity to churn out a million pounds of meat per month. But it’s not just any meat – these burgers are plant-based, and the company is betting 68,000 square feet on their success.

The Impossible Burger is being touted as the first plant-based “burger” that accurately emulates the flavours, textures, and aromas of real grilled hamburger meat. But the big difference is in its sustainability: Impossibles website says that, compared to cows, their burger uses “95% less land, 74% less water, and creates 87% fewer greenhouse gas emissions.” The company hopes to create an alternative burger that relies on fewer resources but also uses science to make it “bleed” like real meat.

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Could reducing overeating really be this simple?
If you’re willing
to spend 20 minutes on “eating”, you will soon enjoy better digestion, easier weight loss or maintenance, and
greater satisfaction with our meals.

Eating slowly can actually help you save more time on
improving overall health aspects
though you might spend more time on eating. Do you think it is worth trying few times to see the results?

How can eating more
slowly do all of that?
Lose weight
A growing number of studies confirm that just by eating slower, you’ll consume fewer
calories — in fact, enough to lose 20 pounds a year without doing anything different or
eating anything different.

The reason is that it takes about 20
minutes for our brains to register that we’re full. If we eat
fast, we can continue eating past the point where we’re full.
If we eat slowly, we have time to realize we’re full, and stop on time. Now, I would still recommend that you eat healthier foods, but if you’re looking to lose weight, eating
slowly should be a part of your new lifestyle.

Enjoy your food
This reason is just as powerful, in my opinion. It’s hard to enjoy your food if it goes by too quickly.

In fact, I think it’s fine to eat sinful foods, if you eat a small amount slowly. Think
about it: you want to eat sinful foods (desserts, fried foods,
pizza, etc.) because they taste good. But if you eat them fast,
what’s the point? If you eat them slowly, you can get the same amount of great taste, but with less going into your
stomach. That’s math that works for me.

And that argument aside, I think you are
just happier by tasting great food and enjoying it fully, by eating slowly. Make your meals a
gastronomic pleasure, not a
thing you do rushed, between stressful events.
Better digestion
If you eat slower, you’ll chew your food better, which leads to
better digestion.

Digestion actually starts in the mouth, so the more work you do up there, the less you’ll have to do in your stomach. This can help lead to fewer digestive problems.
Less stress Eating slowly, and paying
attention to our eating, can be a
great from of mindful exercise.

Be in the moment, rather than rushing through a meal
thinking about what you need to do next. When you eat, you
should eat. This kind of mindfulness, I believe, will lead to a less stressful life, and long-term happiness.

Give it a try.
How “slow” is slow
Set aside at least 20-30 minutes
for each meal, just eat with no
distractions like any “screens”.

You might think that it is a waste of time to spend such a
long time on just eating, given that you want to be productive and effective while eating. But you are actually fueling your body to perform well later. That’s important.

In terms of optimal number of chews, most studies top out 40 chews per bite. But our tips is that it makes sense to not
obsess over the number of chews, but simply chew until
your food liquefies and loses all texture.
Get to try slow eating

1. Sit down to eat in a calm environment with minimal
distractions. Don’t eat while driving, while watching TV, while texting, etc. Pay attention to your food.

2. Choose high-fiber foods that take more time to chew, such
as fresh fruits and vegetables.

3. Put down your utensils between bites. Take a moment.
Breathe. If you’re eating with other people, enjoy making
witty conversation for a few minutes.

4. Try setting a minimum number of chews per bite. This
will feel strange at first, but give it a try and see what you

5. Use smaller plates or different utensils such as chopsticks.

6. If you find yourself rushing, that’s OK. Put your utensils down and take a minute to re-focus. If slow eating isn’t habitual for you, this will take

7. Find another slow eater and pace yourselves to them. Picky little kids and chatty dinner
companions who hardly stop talking long enough to take a
bite are often ideal for this.

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Let’s be clear, New York City chef Pasquale Cozzolino did lose nearly 100 pounds, and he ate a lot of pizza in order to do so, but he did not attempt to subsist on it. He did not put himself on an oxymoronic pizza starvation diet.
Cozzolino was smarter about his weight loss.

Read on to See How
Cozzolino’s Pizza Story can Inspire You!
It all started after he’d moved to the United States in 2011
from Naples, Italy to work at a high-end Italian restaurant.
Overcome by the worries of such a major life change,
Cozzolino began stress-eating lots of cookies and soda.

Between his arrival in NYC and early 2012, his weight had
increased from about 250 to 370 pounds.
Credit: ABC News

At this point, Cozzolino knew he had to make a change. He felt terrible physically, and his family barely recognized him when he visited. He took
matters into his own hands. Many of us have had similar
experiences of weight-gain.

Sometimes we gain weight during phases of major change, other times the extra
pounds just appear, seemingly with no known cause. It can
be tempting to anxiously throw oneself (and a lot of
money) into the newest extreme diet.

Fortunately for Cozzolino, common sense won over any
panic-driven impulse to yo-yo diet. He researched his BMI
and calculated the number of calories he’d need to consume
to create a sufficient deficit for weight loss.

Cozzolino’s Pizza Diet is Not Hocus-Pocus, but Sensible Eating
Cozzolino began eating the so called Mediterranean diet
rather intuitively. He cut out desserts and sugary beverages, and added in fruits
and veggies.

He practiced portion control. He started
exercising regularly. Breakfast was often whole-grain cereal
and fruit. Dinners typically featured seafood and
vegetables, and included a glass of wine. And he ate a
pizza every day!

Note, that’s pizza margherita, a Neopolitan-style pizza pie made with homemade tomato
sauce and topped sparsely with mozzarella cheese and fresh basil.

The pizza dough
Cozzolino makes has few ingredients compared to typical American-style recipes. He combines just water, finely
milled wheat flour, yeast, and sea salt, then lets the dough
ferment for 36 hours. During fermentation the yeast eats up
most of the natural sugars, a process which produces a
more satisfying, complex carbohydrate dough.
Credit: ABC News

He asserts that his daily intake of homemade pizza works as a weight-loss practice because
it’s nutritional and satisfying.
Daily pizza consumption,
Cozzolino-style, he argues, staves off cravings for sugar-
dense binge foods. As he explains in a New York Post article, it “helps you to stay
away from junk food.
When you eat a pizza, you don’t need
anything else.”
Credit: ABC News

Pizza enthusiast and Lucky Peach writer Chad Roberston
concurs. In his article “ Pizza Gut,” Robertson explains how the fermentation process
actually “reduces the work our digestive systems have to do.”
You may have heard
arguments against the protein gluten found in wheat and
other grains. In short, gluten can increase inflammation in the intestines, which can
cascade into a number of other issues like nutrient

The Secret’s in the
Dough But Cozzolino has not stated a case against gluten. Rather, as Robertson explains, pizza dough like Cozzolino makes is both satisfying and nutritious because during the fermentation gluten (in addition to sugars) is broken-

Fermented foods give
us healthy gut bacteria, and people with healthy gut
bacteria have an easier time losing weight than those
Credit: ABC News

Unlike a lot of good cooks, professional or amateur, Cozzolino is not stingy with his
famous recipes.

Healthy Eating


And the seventy returned again with joy, saying, Lord, even the devils are subject unto us through thy name (Luke 10:17).
Satan has lost his right to this world! You never have to fight or struggle with him! When he shows up, or you perceive that he’s stirring trouble around you,
cast him out! Thats what James 4:7 says. Wow! What authority have has been given unto Us of Our Father.

To the main subject of the day, today is another day in which I will be discussing on “Healthy Eating Tips (Part 10)”

Eating a variety of foods does not guarantee all the nutrients you need, in the body, Rather, Eat foods that prevent disease and aid Healing.

Start the year by filling your kitchen with these “Top 10 Healing Foods”

The protein in this staple diet can prevent you from the negative effect of Serotonin. The vitamin B in the Chicken breast is a great source of energy which helps in burning fat in the body.

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