Category: Health

The Best Ways to Talk to Your Teen About Substance Use

Talking to a young adult or teen is quite a challenging process. However, having ongoing, meaningful conversations about alcohol and drugs are keys to help your children to be healthy and safe. There are hundreds of kids at a young age who are getting admitted to the rehabilitation center every year. Check this out in various websites to get a clear picture about the horrific details about drug abuse in children.

Below mentioned are few ways one should approach their children with regard to drug abuse.

Choose a good place and time- You need to find the appropriate time to raise the subject of drug use like before bed, after dinner, on the way back from school, etc.  Better to take the kid out for a drive or take a walk, as with less eye contact the child won’t feel he is under the microscope.

Approach your talk with your children with active listening, openness, and ‘I’ statements- You need to keep your mind open if you wish to have a productive conversation. You should remain curious and calm so that the child would be more receptive in listening to things you are saying. Better to ask open-ended questions so that you would get a better response other than a ‘no’ or ‘yes’. Always use ‘I’ statements so that you can easily express yourself without making your child feel judged.

Offer support and empathy- Teen years could be tough, let the child know that you understand what they are going through. You should make them learn that everyone struggles one point of time or another, but alcohol or drugs are not the healthy way to deal with your problems.

Understand about the parent’s influence- Parents have the greatest influence. Kids who learn about risks related to drug issue at home are less likely to try out them.…

How To Change Your Body By Educating Yourself About Nutrition

Nutrition is one of those subjects that can either be totally ignored or overly hyped. Any group you see, you are bound to spot one who does not care about nutrition and one who is overly conscious about nutrition. Even when the group plans a fun trip and uses MOVOMOVO to save some money, you are bound to see the conscious member of the group, pick and choose what they eat.

If you have been ignoring your health and eating anything and everything, just because your body has been able to process it or because you are busy traveling, now is the time to educate yourself on nutrition and give your body a break.

Here is how you can bring about a change in your body:

  • Learn – Learn more about all food items you usually eat. Find out which of your favorites are nutritious and which are not. This information will help you make a healthy choice the next time you have both items in your hand.
  • Read – Read up more on nutrition and find out which all foods fit the nutritious category. For all that you know, you could find something interesting but have been avoiding for some unknown reason. This could be the reason for you to start eating something nice and healthy.
  • Contents – When you buy a product, be sure to read the contents and the nutrition chart printed on it. Though this chart may not be completely reliable, it will give you an idea about the nutritional value of the food item. When you start doing this on a regular basis, you will see yourself opting for more nutritional food items.

When you start opting for more nutritional food items, it will show on your body. Even if you are on the thinner side and need not lose any weight, you will see yourself losing all the unwanted fat and getting more toned and healthier in a few days. You will feel more energetic and fresh too.

How I Use My Meat Grinder for Vegan Food

This might seem strange hearing a meat grinder being used for vegan food, but ever since I turned vegan I use my old meat grinder for all my vegetables. I have never looked back, but could part with my grinder and thought of ways I could still use this handy kitchen device without letting down my Vegan-Hardcore friends. Then I begun using kidney beans to grind up and found that they cam out just perfect for cooking with and preparing bolognaise.

Why I keep my Grinder for Vegetables?

I hope you are not feeling disgusted with me using a meat device to grind up my vegetable? If so, I hope by the end of this article you will forgive and understand my reasoning. Firstly, finding the best meat grinder 2018 is not easy and they can be expensive if you do not know what to look for. I went through 2 meat grinders before I finally settled on one and then the thought of throwing this quality grinder away once I became a Vegan seemed to go against the very reason I became a Vegan in the first place. I wanted to change the world through the little things and wasting a perfectly good kitchen device seemed like the wrong thing to do.

Great Items to Use in the Grinder

Cooking is a passion of mine and I love it. However, saving time of preparing food in the kitchen is a must, especially with 3 kids running around the house. Therefore, I take meal preparation seriously and use my large meat grinder for all the vegetable to minimize the need to chop and cut vegetables, which I recon save me around 2-3 hours a week.…