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Tu Hsiao Yueh restaurant in Taipei, Taiwan

Tu Hsiao Yueh restaurant in Taipei, Taiwan

Travel
Taiwanese cuisine features a number of regional local specialties that continue to be perfected throughout current generations. Tu Hsiao Yueh is a family owned restaurant that originated in the southern part of Taiwan, renowned for the development of the widely popular Tan Tsai or Danzai noodles. Today, the fourth generation of the family runs the restaurants, sharing their great-grandfather's dishes with the world. Tainan is the Former Capital of Taiwan Tainan literally translates to "Southern Taiwan" and is the fourth largest city, after Taipei, Kaohsiung, and Taichung. It is the oldest city on the island and is famous for its history and relics. The Chinese first settled in this part of Taiwan in 1590. Shortly thereafter, the Dutch arrived and used Tainan as their homebase ...
Weight loss – Five pitfalls to avoid

Weight loss – Five pitfalls to avoid

Health
Sustained weight loss is possible when tempting pitfalls are avoided. The following are five pitfalls to avoid for weight loss: Television The entire nature of television is that it is a sedentary, passive entertainment that is conducted while sitting down for extended periods of time. Time spent watching television is definitely time spent not moving very much. Therefore, there is no opportunity to burn calories. Worse, most people take snacks to eat in front of the television. These snacks are often of the salty, highly caloric variety. If television is a relaxing and enjoyable pastime, it does not have to be totally excluded from life. One way to avoid gaining weight is to walk on the treadmill while watching television. Another suggestion is to change the type of snacks that ...
Nanotechnology Is infiltrating our foods

Nanotechnology Is infiltrating our foods

Technology
In various laboratories around the country, scientists are producing nanotech’s to put in food. Gone are the days when the Chef and the fire created the taste and flavor of our prepared food. Now they’re manipulating atoms into chemicals that will be put into food. And the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is doing nothing. They won’t even comment on this part of the industry in interviews. At the Institute of Food Technologists conference in 2009, nanotechnology was the subject. There were over 13,000 scientists, chefs and manufacturers. They held a session on nanotechnology and it was packed to overflowing. Studies have shown that nanoparticles may cause risks to human health and when eaten may cause DNA damage that may help in causing cancer, heart, and brain disease. Nano-Fo...
Tips to speed up metabolism naturally

Tips to speed up metabolism naturally

Health
Following fad diets contributes to a sluggish metabolism. Age and lifestyle also play a role in how fast or slow your metabolism is. Speeding up your metabolism can help you burn more calories and lose weight faster. How to Speed Up Metabolism There are a few ways to speed up your metabolism. One way is to take diet pills that promise quick weight loss by increasing your metabolism. These products may work for the short term, but they also come with side effects like jitters and a racing heart. Another way is to make exercise a part of your daily routine. Interval training and resistance training are especially good for boosting metabolism. Exercise increases your heart rate and allows you to burn more calories even when you are at rest. An easy way to speed up metabolism natu...
Visiting Costa Rica on a vacation

Visiting Costa Rica on a vacation

Travel
Costa Rica is one of the hottest ecotourism destinations on the planet. Boasting astounding fauna and flora, and stunning natural wonders; this compact nation of just 4 million people is high on the list of must-visit destinations for travellers seeking natural attractions and adventurous excursions. Looking for Costa Rica itinerary ideas? See Costa Rica - the Highlights in Under two Weeks. Conservation in Costa Rica When it comes to sustainable travel, Costa Rica is regarded as one of the most environmentally switched on nations in the world. How the country will cope with the rapid rise in popularity of ecotourism is yet to be determined, however, and there is concern over the long-term impact of tourism on Costa Rica's delicate environment. Visitors to Costa Rica should tak...
Guide to nutritional healing and whether herbal medicines good

Guide to nutritional healing and whether herbal medicines good

Health
Nutritional healing is the science of treating diseases with herbs, foods and specific kinds of bacteria. The basic philosophy of nutritional healing is that certain diseases, such as diabetes and hypertension, can be caused by poor nutrition. Eating a nutritious diet helps address specific diseases and conditions like anxiety, acne and chronic diarrhea, among many others. The reason for this is that nutrients affect the chemicals and hormone levels your body naturally produces. Nutritional Medicine Nutritional medicine is one aspect of nutritional healing that addresses your nutritional imbalances and helps you adopt a healthier diet. Nutritional medicine also involves the therapeutic use of nutrients (fatty acids, vitamins and minerals) and non-nutrient bioactive compounds (like he...