Looking to carry the team? Avoid consuming these items. Never is a strong word. Most nutritionists would probably balk at declaring any food as something you should never eat. But there are certainly foods that athletes should eat less of if they're looking to maximize their performance on game day. And, as much as it may be hard to swallow, they're really foods that everyone should probably eat less of.
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Moderation isn't a new concept, but understanding why things might not be good for you and how they can effect your performance is always the best course of action. At least, that's what we were all told in those after-school specials, right? Knowing is half the battle? As such, nutritionist Kelly Aronica has noted nine foods that athletes should avoid especially if they're looking to carry the team.
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Refined White Flour
Athletes have increased needs for vitamins and minerals. So they should avoid refined white flour and maximize their intake of those
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Looking to carry the team? Avoid consuming these items. Never is a strong word. Most nutritionists would probably balk at declaring any food as something you should never eat. But there are certainly foods that athletes should eat less of if they're looking to maximize their performance on game day. And, as much as it may be hard to swallow, they're really foods that everyone should probably eat less of.Read More »from Be the Best: 5 Things Athletes Should Avoid
A new study takes a look at all filtered Yelp reviews.Just as 19 companies were fined $350,000 for posting fake Yelp reviews, the Internet has uncovered a Harvard study that finds that roughly 16 percent of reviews are marked as fraud.Read More »from How Many Yelp Reviews Are Fake?
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The study takes a look at all filtered reviews, which Yelp identifies as fake through a series of algorithms. Users can still see filtered reviews, but they have to dig around with the settings, the study notes.
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"What does a filtered review look like? We first consider the distribution of star-ratings. The data show that filtered reviews tend to be more extreme than published reviews. This observation relates to a broader literature on the distribution of opinion in user-generated content," the study says.
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Overall, the study analyzed restaurants in Boston, looking at "every Yelp review that was written from the founding of Yelp in 2004 through 2012,
YemenA high murder rate, common kidnappings, and violent riots are probably not things that anyone wishes to see at the top of a travel description. But what if you were to find out that along with the potential risk of danger, these destinations could provide you with exceptional local eats? Could the quest for finding new culinary adventures make you overcome the fear of hazardous situations?Read More »from The World’s Most Dangerous Food Destinations
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The unfortunate truth is that places with some of the most breathtakingly beautiful landscapes, historic sights, and - yes- exceptional food specialties have become shadowed by political unrest and street violence. But the adventurous traveler, those with incurable desires to go off the beaten path, who brave danger to seek truths, fight for justice, or just thrill-seek - will usually be the first to tell you that their culinary discoveries, be they roadside stands or meals shared by those less fortunate, are often better, or at least more memorable than any
- The Daily Meal | Shine Food – Thu, Sep 26, 2013 2:11 PM EDT
Delete the delivery guy's number from your speed dial.Everyone loves pizza. Instead of ordering in, try one of these creative and refreshing recipes at home.Read More »from Don't Order In: 7 Awesome Pizza Recipes to Try at Home
Chicken Thai Pizza Recipe
If pizza is your pick, try this spunky and robust phenomenal Thai pizza with chicken, onion, and carrots with peanut sauce. Keep these pantry friendly ingredients on hand for a last-minute meal.
Click here to see the Chicken Thai Pizza Recipe
Asparagus Pizza Recipe
My go-to cooking method for asparagus is to toss it in some olive oil and stick it on the grill. And while that is certainly delicious, this time I wanted to think out of the box a bit and try something different with one of my favorite spring vegetables. The result? Asparagus pizza!
Click here to see the Asparagus Pizza Recipe
Naan Pizza Recipe
Pizza is always delicious, but sometimes you want to switch it up a little. This pizza uses premade naan, fragrant spices, and sweet and spicy mango chutney to bring together the flavors of India in a new and unexpected way - and it's super easy to
Do some cooking...with your dishwasher.Guys, we totally know what to do with that otherwise-useless dishwasher you have. Do some cooking.Read More »from Would You Cook Salmon in Your Dishwasher?
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Consumerist brought us to this fascinating story from Real Simple about what can and can't go in your dishwasher, and two items stood out to us: potatoes and salmon.
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According to the masters of multitasking, "Potatoes can get nice and clean in the top rack with a rinse-only cycle (no detergent). Sound crazy? It makes mashed potatoes for 20 a lot quicker," they write.
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As for salmon? Wrap it up in some foil with some lime juice, salt, and pepper, and run the dishwasher on normal. Why you would, according to Real Simple: "It's an Internet cliché that happens to work. Impress friends! Make kids laugh!"
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But of course, this tends to leave your dishwasher
For tomato lovers, there is no better time of year than late July through September.For tomato lovers, there is no better time of year than late July through September. Also known has the heavenly tomato months (OK, I may have made that up), but it is when tomatoes are in season and taste the best. Yes, you can get them year round, but they don't have that incredible flavor that you get with heirloom and vine-ripened tomatoes.Read More »from 7 Tasty Tomato Recipes to Try Right Now
Most tomatoes from the farmers' market really only need a sprinkle of good quality salt when they are perfectly ripe - anything more dilutes the lovely flavor of them. However, they can also be used in a variety of dishes that taste infinitely better when made with fresh tomatoes in season. When shopping, look for tomatoes that are firm but with a slight give and without blemishes or bruises. And please, do not commit the sin of refrigerating them. They should be kept at room temperature, otherwise they will turn mealy in the cold and lose their flavor.
Tomatoes are not only tasty but also incredibly healthy: They are full of the carotenoid
The Pioneer WomanLike it or not, we're living in the "Era of the Blog." In a country where just about everyone has the ability, with the click of a mouse, to not only consume but create content, it seems like anyone with an opinion to voice has taken to their laptop and started a blog. This is obviously nothing new (as anyone who used to have a Xanga account can tell you), but the fact alone that anyone, anywhere, can set up a platform and instantly reach millions of readers is one worth celebrating. So for the fourth year running, we're ranking the top food-oriented blogs, ranked according to readership and social media following.Read More »from Read All About It: The Best Food Blogs on the Web
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There's plenty of time to argue the merits of what makes a food blog great, be it the amount of breaking news, quality of the recipes, layout, industry usefulness, or wide appeal, but for today's (and previous years') purposes, we took a very objective approach: we tracked down nearly 200 leading food blogs, using "best-of" lists from sites
- The Daily Meal | Shine Food – Thu, Sep 26, 2013 11:26 AM EDT
Ben and Jerry's GraveyardHigh on a hilltop overlooking the Ben & Jerry's plant in Waterbury, Vt., is a small plot of land surrounded by a picket fence. Inside, tree limbs cast ominous shadows over a collection of nearly 30 gravestones, each bearing a solemn epitaph. This admittedly spooky place is none other than the Flavor Graveyard, the final resting place for notable flavors that have been cast aside.Read More »from The Flavor Graveyard: 5 Ben & Jerry's Flavors that Didn't Last
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These flavors found their way into the graveyard for reasons as varied as the flavors themselves. Some were longtime favorites whose popularity declined over the years (Devil's Food Chocolate); others popped up to take advantage of a fad or trend that quickly faded (Makin' Whoopie Pie). Still others were released with high hopes but just didn't sell (Peanut Butter and Jelly). Some were made only available in scoop shops (White Russian). And while once in a blue moon a flavor is taken out of retirement, the vast majority of these flavors will never see the light
Club Sandwich: Most expensive room serviceThe fact that ordering room service will make for a costly meal is nothing new. But a less-known fact is just how much the average room service price can fluctuate depending on the location of the hotel. A report conducted by TripAdvisor reveals the most and least expensive cities for room service, and the results might surprise you.Read More »from Where is the Most Expensive Room Service America?
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New York City, often perceived to be one of the most expensive places in America for a night in a hotel, is actually not even in the top three when it comes to the average cost of room service. In fact, hotels in New York City had the lowest average price on one particular minibar item: peanuts. Though peanuts might not be the top item in mind for most hotel guests, if staying in New York, this might be the best choice. A closer look at the statistics reveals that if guests at a New York hotel are craving a club sandwich, they'll have to shell out an average of $21.75 - the second-highest price in
There are so many delicious things you can make with artichoke.When you think of artichokes, what comes to mind? Some people may think "ugh, spiky" or "too much trouble, not worth it" or simply just "ow." It's true; this relative of the thistle family does not seem to want to be eaten, with barbs at the end of each tough, outer leaf, and sharp little hairs on the inside (aka "the choke") that, if one isn't careful, just scatter all over the kitchen countertop or floor. Never mind those warnings of "piso mojado" telling you to watch your step at the pool - there could be spikes on the floor of your kitchen!Read More »from 7 Amazing Artichoke Recipes
Artichokes are kind of like the oysters of the vegetable world in that way; lots of risk for seemingly little reward. But encased in that tough, protective outer covering is a hidden jewel of eating nirvana that is oh so amazing. And so people love them anyway. Besides, if you've ever enjoyed an oyster without having to shuck it yourself, you know that if someone else is doing the work, it doesn't really matter how much toil and trouble went