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15 Nov

This is How Many Calories You Eat When You Don’t Get Enough Sleep

When we don't get enough sleep, we eat more to make up for the lack of energy. A new study shows exactly how much food we gorge on on those days when we're dozing off. Results showed that people who slept less than 5.5 hours ate an average of 385 more calories than those who had a proper night's rest. What's even worse is that when you're so tired, you're much more likely to eat foods that are high in fat and skip protein. Make sure you're getting not only enough sleep but full, restful sleep with our Sleep Tracking Kit. These ingenious devices allow you to track your sleep to see what factors are affecting your Z’s and how to improve the quality...
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24 Sep

Avoid Overeating with These 9 Appetite Suppressing Foods

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Overeating is a constant battle of restraint vs desire. Whether you’re binge eating an entire bag of potato chips, or find yourself shoveling candy into your mouth an hour after lunch because that salad has left your stomach feeling more vacant than a church on Monday, eating for the sake of eating or just to feel full and satisfied can often lead to trouble. After all, if we’re eating healthy and still hungry later, we’re probably more prone to grab something rich and filling, and not necessarily good for us. However, there are foods that act as natural appetite suppressants that will leave you feeling full until your next meal. Consider adding these nine foods to your meals or snack...
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24 Aug

7 International Food Photographers Whose Pictures Will Leave You Drooling

@_c2k: _c2k is a food photographer whose studio work is the stuff other photographers strive for. Her images feature a lot of Asian cuisine, all perfectly styled against clean, well-lit, white backgrounds. She shoots most of her images from a straight on, wide angle aerial view, allowing the impeccably placed, bright ingredients to speak for themselves. She doesn’t distract from the beauty of the food with extra props, tools or place settings, which gives the dishes an extra fresh and healthy feel. Scrolling through her Instagram feed will make you want to get adventurous in the kitchen and try out your own dumpling or chicken teriyaki recipe. Check out _c2k on Instagram here. María C: María C is a food blogger and photographer whose...
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26 Jul

7 Quinoa Recipes for Healthy Eating All Week Long

Health food fads may come and go, but quinoa mania seems to be sticking around a lot longer than the rest --- and for good reason. Quinoa is as versatile as it is good for you. Not only is it loaded with essential amino acids but it's incredibly easy to make in big batches to help get your meal prep game on point. Worried about eating meals and snacking healthy on a day-to-day basis? Cook up a ton of quinoa at the start of the week and follow these simple and delicious recipes to stay healthy and well fed with ease. 1. Kale and Quinoa Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms Courtesy of Cristina Cavanaugh/Begin Within Nutrition Mushrooms, kale, dried cranberries, garlic ---...
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23 Feb

5 Tips for Creating Stunning Food Photography

Everybody loves food photography. But oftentimes, taking compelling and delicious-looking images of food can be harder than the food-related hashtags on Instagram make it look. Food photography is more nuanced than many other types of photography. The beauty and the art of a strong food image is in the details. Everything matters, down to the last grain of rice, drop of milk or sprig of garnish. This makes food photography difficult, and at times, extremely frustrating. Unless, of course, you know a few tricks. 1. As is true with all photography, when taking pictures of food, lighting is everything. And in the case of food photography, natural light is your best friend. The first mistake most amateur food photographers make is...
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12 Dec

Livin Hive​:​ Replace Your Meat-Eating Habits with Mealworms

According to Racing Extinction, livestock farming is one of the main contributors to climate change. Humans eat way too much meat and the demand is literally ripping apart the world we live in. As a solution, many have turned to green vegetables to meet their caloric and dietary requirements. But that way of living does not appeal to everyone. For those who need a steady stream of meaty protein, the answer could be mealworms. You’ve probably heard of this alternative before, but because very few are practicing it, the option sounds completely off the wall. It also doesn’t help that food and game shows market the nutritious bugs as nasty and unappetizing. When in reality, (based on my own experience) cultured mealworms...
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9 Oct

The City of Counts: Barcelona at a Glance

Since hosting the 1992 Summer Olympics, Barcelona has transformed into a prime destination spot for tourists from all over the world. The city drew nearly 8 million tourists in 2014, and according to BarcelonaTurisme (Barcelona Tourism), it is not only a destination for leisure, but for business as well, drawing vacationers and CEOs alike to bask in the warm, Spanish sun. History Although there is evidence that humans have lived in the area since 5500 BC, there are two legends that detail the creation of the city. The first legend states that the Greek hero Hercules founded the city, while the other states that the Carthaginian Hamilcar Barca (father of the more famous Hannibal, who was known for waging wars against Rome)...
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19 Sep

M-Cuisine Collection Turns Your Microwave Into a Restaurant Kitchen

Contrary to popular belief, cooking with a microwave can be healthy. I’m not talking about the pre-made, undistinguishable stuff you get from the frozen food section at the grocery store. Preparing a meal with raw, natural ingredients and relying on the consistent cooking power of a microwave can generate very tasty results with minimal amounts of oil and sodium. Unfortunately, today’s kitchen appliances aren’t designed for microwave cooking. Individuals who are serious about using an electromagnetic machine are usually forced to create their own makeshift gear. But now, there’s a line of kitchenware that can help facilitate the underrated cooking method, called the M-Cuisine collection. Everyday Tools for the Microwave Chef Responsible for the clever appliances is Joseph Joseph, a British kitchenware company, and Yourmeus, a...
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3 Sep

This Super Electronic Nose Detects Spoiled Meat Instantly

Food poisoning is one of the roughest ordeals known to man. After falling victim to such devastating events, every meal can sometimes feel like a risky round of Russian Roulette. The problem is, your senses aren’t strong enough to detect microscopic wildlife lurking in last night’s pizza that you’ve had your eye on all morning. To protect yourself from being featured on Monsters Inside Me, you need the Food Sniffer. The revolutionary device is a powerful, electronic nose that detects deadly bacteria, including odorless ones. With an accuracy rate of 80-95 percent, you can be more confident about eating unsafe meat with looming expiration dates. “Having suffered through the horrible experience of food poisoning myself, I decided to create a device that would...
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22 Aug

3DAround Takes Food Porn to a New Level

It’s not quite smell-o-vision, but 3DAround, a food photography app from Dacuda, a smart scanning technology company is bringing foodies and techies the next best thing: complete 3D representations of food. And yes, their mission is to get people salivating. As social media is inundated with photo upon photo of one’s crappy home cooked meals (Instagram by far being the worst offender for soliciting this trend), 3DAround is looking to buck those basic 2D pictures in favor of something that looks, well, real. The app, which recently launched and is currently available in the App Store for iOS, enables a phone’s camera to function as a 3D camera, allowing users to create 3D models of their food in a matter of...
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