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Antioxidant Food Sources

Antioxidant Food Sources

Antioxidants are substances that help our bodies fight free radicals-natural but toxic chemical reactions that occur in our bodies and damage our cells. Different antioxidants combat different free radicals, so it’s wise to know and use a wide range of antioxidant foods and vitamins that 

Can Fast Food Be Healthy?

Can Fast Food Be Healthy?

It is possible for people to make healthy food choices even if they only have a short time in which to prepare their meals. The first thing to realize is that it is often that healthy choices do not always mean a need for two-hour 

Fried Chicken – ALWAYS in Style

Fried Chicken – ALWAYS in Style

Everyone’s Favorite Food – Fried Chicken

You know what EVERYBODY (well, I suspect ALMOST everybody) in the US has eaten at some point? Fried chicken. Like the ongoing arguments about barbecue and what is the best kind, best sauce, best everything, every fried chicken has its own set of supporters.  Some people like some of the big fried chicken chains. Some people swear by grandma’s secret recipe. Some folks like some good old Shake ‘n Bake.  I’ve cooked fried chicken in cast iron skillets – and love it. Also grew up with some “oven-fried” chicken and I have to admit, I loved that too. Something about wrapping chicken in some breading and frying it up slow and getting a crunch going on it.  Just writing this is making me wish I was having some fried chicken for dinner. But I digress…

The Colonel – KFC

I have to admit a serious fondness for “The Colonel” – Kentucky Fried Chicken®  I have to admit that fried chicken was just not such a big thing when I was growing up until KFC opened up in my hometown in the mid-70s.  There was no “extra crispy” in those days – just the good old-fashioned Original Recipe version.  And it was good. 50 years later – it’s STILL good. D*MNED good. Sadly my local KFC location – well, I BET it would be a GREAT place to actually open up a a fried chicken restaurant.  These people seem to always be completely caught off-guard when the dinner crowd descends on them around 5-5:30. I’ve given up going there.

BoJ’s – Make MY chicken spicy!

Next chain – Bojangles®. I love the spicy taste of some good Bojangles friend chicken. ALL of their chicken is “extra crispy”. I’m currently on a diet and that is one of the foods that I really miss eating on a regular basis. Before this diet, I have to admit a weekly visit (at least) to grab a 2 piece white meal with fries and a biscuit.  Yeah, a whole lot of oil in that food, but THAT is good old-fashioned COMFORT food.  Peeling off that crunchy skin bite by bite – a little salt on it – savoring each and every bite. Gnosh down in to that delicious fried chicken – still juicy.  There is little that can compare to good fried chicken.

How about Popeyes Fried Chicken?

I got sucked into the whole hysteria around Popeyes chicken sandwich vs Chick-Fil-A a while back. I had always wanted to see how it was. Sadly, there was no Popeyes particularly near me until about a year and a half ago. I vowed to go. While my wife loves Chick-Fil-A and forces us there with some frequency – have to admit that I don’t really mind too much  – she had no desire to go to Popeyes. She had heard that their chicken was spicy. I went there then one day on my own to find out what the hullaballoo was all about with that chicken sandwich. Pfffft. Same chicken as they normally serve.  I admittedly do like their fried chicken – it is, after all, fried chicken. I don’t really believe that i have EVER met a fried chicken that I don’t like. When it comes to there being anything special about their fried chicken sandwich? Not so much. Pretty disappointed honestly.

Chick-Fil-A – Sandwich for you and me

I don’t think that there is any chain chicken sandwich that can possibly beat Chick-Fil-A honestly. They are consistent. They are FAST. The food always tastes good. The staff is unbelievably friendly, competent and just on top of it. I have never had a “yeah, it must have been an off-day” sandwich from these folks. Always good. Always hot. ‘Nuf said.

The Golden Skillet – Best Fried Chicken in Henderson NC

Found a little place in Henderson North Carolina though that ALSO puts the whammy on some chicken – The Golden Skillet of Henderson NC. They do a lot of other foods too – seafood and I believe even some barbecue – but trust me on this one – these people KNOW some chicken.  We had it at a family outing the other week and it was a bite of heaven.  I’ve become quite an aficionado of fried chicken over the years – it helps that I MANAGED a couple chicken and barbecue restaurants for about 5 years in my past. It comes down to the taste of the breading, the amount of breading, can you get the breading to STICK properly, is the chicken kept at a good temperature, is it old, was the oil they cooked it in old?  So many factors go in to getting a good mouthful of fried yardbird.  Let me tell you – if you want some good fried chicken in Henderson NC – go to the Golden Skillet.

Understanding Food Bars And Energy Drinks – Insider Tips

Understanding Food Bars And Energy Drinks – Insider Tips

On the market today, there are thousands of different food bars and energy drinks. There used to enhance your workouts, plus help you lose weight if this is what you are trying to do. Are these products really effective, and can they really help you 

Best Superfoods For Cancer Prevention

Best Superfoods For Cancer Prevention

Research has shown that over 50% of all cancers can be prevented by eating the right foods every day. These are called superfoods. For those that have been eating superfoods for quite some time, this is old news. Just the mainstream media is behind on 

Learn About These Important Superfoods to Boost Your Immune System

Learn About These Important Superfoods to Boost Your Immune System

You know that if you want to keep your body healthy you need to eat a balanced and nutritious diet and get enough exercise while making sure to drink enough water. All that is great advice, but where are the specifics? Naturally, certain foods have the required nutrients to strengthen our immune system, while other foods don’t. “Superfoods” are the name given to any food that provides abundant nutrients, such as those that are beneficial to the immune system. Do you want to know what some of the superfoods you can eat that will strengthen and protect your immune system are? You’ve come to the right place. Read the rest of this report to discover three of these superfoods.

Almonds are a fantastic immune boosting superfood that a lot of people forget about. The strength in almonds is that they are loaded with magnesium. Magnesium is important because it helps make your cells as strong as possible. It is also key in the boosting of your immune system. Almonds are great because they taste really good and are really easy to find. Just about every grocery store carries almonds – plain and fancy. My favorite way to eat almonds is to spice them up with garlic and hot sauce and then bake them in the oven until they’re nice and crisp. They also make great almond cookies. When you buy granola or muesli, add some diced almonds. They’re also delicious added to other cold cereals and cooked cereals as well. I keep bowls of plain almonds around my house and grab a handful from time to time. They’re good raw.

Do you like vegetable juice? It’s one of the easiest ways to strengthen your immune system, as well as supplying your body with vitamins and minerals. Do you remember watching the V-8 Juice commercials where they tell us that adding veggie juice to our diet is good for our body? What they say is the truth. Of course, buying and drinking V-8 Juice isn’t the only thing you can do. You can blend up your own vegetable juice at home. You can use the vegetables that are in season or combine the flavors to suit your taste. Adding veggie juices to your daily routine helps ensure that you also get the vitamins, fluids, and minerals that your body needs to be in optimum health.

Baked sweet potatoes are another delicious superfood that perks up your immune system. Sweet potatoes give your body beta-carotene. It’s been proven that beta-carotene is important to have a healthy and strong immune system. Other veggies have beta-carotene also, but sweet potatoes are the most versatile superfood with this nutrient. Of course, you can bake them. This enhances their flavor and makes them welcome at any table. They make great french fries. Just cut them up the same way you do normal potatoes. Mashed sweet potatoes instead of mashed potatoes are a nice treat for your family. The different methods you can discover for preparing sweet potatoes are practically endless. Each day new foods are being discovered that have the ability to strengthen your immune system. The name given to these nutrient-packed foods is “superfoods.” This discussion of three of the immune-boosting superfoods is a good place to start building up your immune system. Use these to form the foundation of your new immune boosting diet. It won’t take much time to do a little more research and discover many more superfoods to help you maintain your health.

How the Right Dieting Approaches

How the Right Dieting Approaches

Everybody wants to be able to be as healthy as possible by using good methods for dieting. This should always be the goal–and it isn’t as difficult as you might think it is. Most people are trying to use shortcuts though, via the different diet