Avoiding Fried Food For Keeping The Body Healthy

afffktbhFast food restaurants have been very popular in previous decade. They are still popular, but more and more people realize that fast food is not the best one to be eaten. While many people still eat highly processed food, many are realizing that their diet should be more natural and simple. Fried food is to be avoided because it can cause body inflammation. That is especially important for those people who need to have special diet for rheumatoid arthritis, says Frank Price of the CPS Foundation. Even if you are healthy, you should think about this and make some changes in your eating habits. It is the best to eat raw and fresh fruits and veggies. But some vegetables can’t be consumed raw and you have to process them somehow. Otherwise they would be toxic and cause you stomach ache. But in case you cannot eat certain veggies raw, choose cooking them rather than frying them. If you ever fry, use olive or palm oil for frying. But cooking the veggies or putting them on grill is always a better solution then frying them, according to Foodpast.com. That is also valid for meat. Meat is best when cooked or grilled but not fried. And cooked food will also taste well. Continue reading

Keep That Pet Happy, And Your Home Will Thrive!

ktphDesigner collars, beds, and leashes. Home cooked meals and afternoons at the spa. In the face of all that we can do for our animal companions these days, I sometimes wonder if I pamper my cats and dogs enough. What do pets need to lead happy, fulfilled lives?

The key to pet happiness, I believe, lies not in “luxury” items, but in understanding an animal’s nature. One reason my family and I moved to a new house last year was to give our dogs a bigger yard. I am sure their rollicking runs mean more to them than designer coats or gourmet biscuits ever could. And for cats, a

Re-Covering The Old Pieces

rcopWhether you’re incorporating a hand-me-down sofa into your living room or simply sprucing up outdated upholstery, re-covering furniture in complementary fabrics can transform mismatched parts into stylish wholes, says Jason Roberts of Portland’s MCM League. Reasons to consider refurbishing old pieces are construction (it’s better to update sturdy antique and vintage furniture than replace them with lesser-quality pieces), design (the look of a favorite armchair may prove difficult to find again), and COST (new covers are generally priced far lower than new furniture). To make your decision just a little easier, we tried three options on the sofa and armchair above–reupholstery, custom slipcovers, and Sure Fit slipcovers.

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Pick The Plants, Perfect The Garden

Once you’ve decided on the overall style of your garden–whether formal, semiformal, or naturalistic–define, divide, and conquer should be your design mantra. Following these three principal steps of landscape design will make the process of laying out a garden, which can seem overwhelming at first approach, much more manageable, successful, and enjoyable, says Meredith Jackson of Meredith & The New Yorkie.

Step 1

ptp“Frame” your garden by defining the landscape’s outer boundaries. Any landscape, no matter its size, needs concise definition to be visually effective. A landscape without a boundary is like a painting without a frame: Even the most exquisite canvas looks better with the proper border around it.