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10 Interesting Facts About Japanese Cuisine That May Surprise You

Facts about Japanese food culture

Ever since my first visit to the land of the rising sun, Japanese food has been my favorite international cuisine. The simplicity, the bright colors, the freshness, the unique flavors, I could literally eat Japanese food every day.

Food is an important part of Japanese culture, so much so that the UN officially included Japanese cuisine, otherwise known as “Washoku”, in the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage List. This is an acknowledgment of the significance of Japanese cuisine, not just in Japan but around the world.

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Best Single Serve Blenders for Making Delicious Smoothies on the Go

Best single serve blenders

Single serve blenders are the perfect solution for those that want to prepare easy smoothies on the go, but don’t want to invest in an expensive blender with too many unnecessary features.

These compact-sized blenders are designed with convenience in mind, so you can quickly prepare a healthy drink without too much effort.

We’ve had a look at some of the best single serve blenders available on the market today and have selected our top six.

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Best Spirulina Powder Supplements (And Why They Are Worth Your Money)

One of the most popular and hyped up health foods from recent years is spirulina. Some say it’s a fad that will just disappear as time goes by, others say it’s the greatest thing since sliced bread.

I usually don’t get too excited about just one food in particular. Rather, I prefer to focus on maintaining a healthy balanced diet, eating a wide variety of different foods that all offer their own unique sets of nutrients and health benefits.

But there’s no denying that spirulina has a very rich nutritional profile. So much so that I use spirulina powder as a regular ingredient for my green smoothies. It’s just very convenient for me to add a teaspoon of spirulina powder each time I prepare a smoothie and enjoy its health benefits that way.

Let’s have a closer look at what spirulina actually is and what some of the best spirulina powder supplements are.

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8 Delicious Kale Smoothie Recipes

Kale smoothie recipes

Kale is not everyone’s favorite leafy green, but it is definitely one of my most used green smoothie ingredients. Not only is kale a very nutritious vegetable, it’s also a smoothie ingredient that blends really well with fruits and other greens.

This is why I’ve selected 8 delicious kale smoothie recipes that will hopefully inspire you to consume more of this powerful vegetable and take advantage of its health benefits.

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The Pulse Button on a Blender Demystified

Pulse blender button

You may have come across the word pulse in a recipe or in an instructions guidebook for a blender or food processor. While it’s a completely legitimate word, many don’t actually know what the meaning of a pulse button is.

In all honesty, I had never heard of this word either before I became a green smoothie fan several years ago.

The pulses that you can eat are the edible, dried seeds of plants in the legume family, such as peas, lentils, edible beans and chickpeas.

But that’s not the type of pulse I am referring to in this article. We are going to have a closer look at the pulse function on blenders and food processors. It turns out, pulsing is actually quite a handy feature to have!

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Best High End Blenders (Powerful Machines That Can Blend All Foods)

Powerful high end blenders

Blenders have become common household kitchen essentials in recent years, as blending fruits and vegetables is an easy and simple way to get vital nutrients in without having to spend hours in the kitchen. Drinking nutritious green smoothies on a regular basis can have a big positive impact on your overall health and well-being.

Investing in a blender may be one of the best decisions you’ll ever make in regards to your health. This article looks into the best high end blenders available on the market today. Professional, powerful blenders that can turn all kinds of foods into creamy smoothies, nut butters and delicious soups.

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Best All Natural Whey Protein Powder

Best all natural whey protein powder

Whey protein powder is a popular supplement that typically helps with building lean muscle and supports the recovery process after a workout.

As there are literally hundreds of whey protein powders available on the market, it’s difficult to figure out which type of supplement is best for you.

While some prefer to consume protein from natural food sources, for others a whey protein supplement is a better solution. If you’re looking for a good protein powder, make sure it’s a natural product with no nasty ingredients.

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Health Benefits of Drinking Fresh Smoothies

Health benefits of drinking fresh smoothies

We all know that consuming fruits and vegetables on a daily basis plays an important part of a healthy lifestyle. Despite being aware of this, many find it challenging and time-consuming to incorporate them into their diet.

Luckily, there are ways to get those healthy nutrients without having to cook elaborate dishes or carry a lunchbox filled with fruit and vegetables everywhere you go.

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