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Top 10 Strange Dishes

The best breakfast in England is a combination dish of bacon, tomatoes, sausage, mushrooms, spicy
beans,black pudding and a fried egg? That sounds a little strange. British people won’t think so. After all, food culture differs from country. Get your taste buds ready for these 10 strange national foods
around the world as you probably haven’t experienced before.

10. Kopi Luwak Beans – Asia

 Kopi Luwak Beans
There is not much one can do to introduce this food gently, so we’ll just keep it simple It’s poop.

Namely, poop from a luwak. Okay, perhaps that’s a bit of an exaggeration but the beans do come from animal feces, and then they are cleaned and roasted to make a coffee, which is apparently not as bitter
as the traditional version of the drink. The idea behind the fecal beans is that they have gone through the
digestive process in the animal body and are already perfectly fermented. As long as the beans are cleaned, it shouldn’t matter the origin, right?

9. Capybara – Brazil & Venezuela


If the thought of eating your guinea pig or the local beaverhas ever crossed your mind, then you might want to take a trip to Brazil and try some Capybara. This animal is one of the largest rodents in the world, and it’s pretty cute. But if you live in South America, you may find these rodents on your plate instead of in their natural habitat. In Brazil, not only do they consume capybara, but they use their hide for cloth.

8. Fried Tarantulas – Cambodia

Fried Tarantulas

Anyone who’s afraid of spiders will either celebrate this dish or run off into the corner to get sick. Fried tarantulas are considered to be a delicacy in Cambodia. Gordon Ramsay has even sampled this dish on television. They are easy to prepare and cheap to buy, and full of bug protein. So what does fried tarantula taste like? Some describe it as bland, a dish that needs flavoring with a crunchy outside and a soft center. If you really want to turn your stomach, sometimes the spider’s stomach is filled with a brown paste-like goo, which are usually spider eggs.

7. Breast Milk Ice Cream – England

Breast Milk Ice Cream

The Icecreamists Shop made international headlines when it came out with a new ice cream flavor made with human breast milk. The idea behind it was, if it’s good enough for children to consume, then why not humans of all ages? The ice cream flavor, affectionately
dubbed “Baby Gaga”, was made using human donor milk, about which the Food and Drug Administration conveyed their reservations. The reason being that diseases can be transferred through human breast milk and there are specifications about storage and handling of the human body fluid.

6. Muktuk – Greenland


While consuming muktuk is a tradition in Inuit culture and a staple food item, it began as a method of survival. Mutuk is made from the skin and blubber of  bowhead, narwhal, and
beluga whales and was often consumed raw, if not near frozen. The consistency is chewy and soft, and the delicacy contains lots of protein and vitamin C. Nowadays muktuk is not consumed much for sheer survival, giving chefs the chance to play with this delicacy. It can be served sliced up and fried, baked, and sometimes even pickled, and often enjoyed with soy sauce.

5. Shirako – Japan


Before you pass too much judgment on shirako, remember that several million people consume caviar…Shirako is the sperm sack of the male codfish, and can be cooked or served raw. It is a creamy white blob with an interesting taste and texture, that may  not sit well with tourists. The translation of shirako means “white children” and it’s in season during the winter months. So if eating male sperm sacks doesn’t sound appetizing to you, make sure you know what you’re eating in Japan and get the name of what’s on your plate.

4. Tacos des Sesos – Mexico

Tacos des Sesos

This dish takes the concept of “brain food” to the next level. Translated as “brain tacos”, that’s essentially what you are eating the brain of an animal. This dish has recently crossed the border and
can be found in cities such as Los Angeles, CA. Of course, these cow brains which are ground up and seasoned for a Mexican delicacy also carry some risks concerning mad cow disease. So if you feel daring, make sure the establishment you order this delicacy from is up to health standards.

3. Airag – Mongolia



Does this sound appetizing? Well, Airag is the fermented milk from a horse. Also known as kumis, the beverage is made by fermenting the milk for days or hours on end while stirring and churning. The yeast in the milk make it carbonated and the fermentation brings about the alcoholic content. Basically, if you don’t mind the origin of the drink, it has been testified that it can be tasty and that provides a nice little buzz.

2. Rocky Mountain Oysters – North America

rock mountain

The name “Rocky Mountain Oysters” is a bit deceiving due to the fact that these are not actually oysters, but instead they are buffalo and bull calf testicles.To make them more appetizing for human consumption, the testicles are boiled, rolled in flour, and fried because everything tastes better when it’s fried! This dish has been served mainly in Canada and the United States. Sometimes sheep and goat testicles are used as well. In cultural folklore, they say that consuming animal testicles can actually make a gentleman more of a man.

1. Human Placenta – Worldwide


Yep, probably the weirdest dish on this list might not be so weird after all since the consumption of human placenta has been a tradition in many cultures for years. The practice is actually called placentophagy, and is probably one of the most bizarre practices in the world. This has been catching a lot of attention in the last 10 years, as many mothers will eat their own
placenta after giving birth. The variations of eating placenta go from making a soup to blending
it into a shake. The placenta has a lot of vitamins and nutrients and is said to help protect against postpartum depression.


10 Foods That Help You Sleep Well


1. Fish

Most fish, especially salmon, halibut and tuna, boast vitamin B6, which is needed to make melatonin, a sleep-inducing hormone triggered by darkness.

2. Jasmine Rice

White rice has a high glycemic index, so eating it will significantly slash the time it takes you to fall asleep, according to an Australian study. In particular, jasmine rice in particular brings on shut-eye faster; research published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that people who ate a meal that included jasmine rice fell asleep faster than

3. Tart Cherry Juice

Melatonin-rich tart cherry juice has been shown to aid sleep. Drink a cup of tart cherry juice twice a day for relief of severe insomnia.

4. Yogurt

Dairy products boast healthy doses of calcium, helping to prevent being calcium-deficient, which can make it difficult to fall asleep.

5. Whole Grains

Whole grains are rich in magnesium and consuming too little magnesium may make it harder to stay asleep.

6. Kale

Green leafy vegetables like kale are loaded with calcium, which helps the brain use tryptophan to manufacture melatonin. Spinach and mustard greens are other good options. Green leafy vegetables boast healthy doses of calcium too.

7. Bananas

Bananas are well-known for being rich in potassium, they are also a good source of Vitamin B6, which is needed to make melatonin.

8. Chickpeas

Chickpeas boast vitamin B6 too, which is needed to make melatonin.

9. Fortified Cereals

Fortified cereals also boast vitamin B6, which is needed to make melatonin.

10. Almonds

Almonds are rich in magnesium, a mineral needed for quality sleep. A study published in the Journal of Orthomolecular Medicine found that when the body’s magnesium levels are too low, it makes it harder to stay asleep.

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Top Ten best food for burn fat

1. Almonds


These extra-lean nuts are packed with filling fiber, protein and powerful antioxidant, vitamin E, all of which your body needs to produce energy, build and maintain muscle tissue, and regulate blood sugar, also to prevent cravings that eventually may lead to overeating. But this is just the beginning of almonds benefits, they also block calories, and, because of the composition of their cells, they help reduce the absorption of all of their fat.

2. Eggs


Eggs are one of the better sources of protein and amino acids, which balance your body levels, therefore you feel less hungry throughout the day, because of their protein and fat. Begin your day with a couple in a delicious omelet.

3. Soy


Soybeans are the perfect option for almost any meal thanks to their incredible versatility, and they are also packed with antioxidants, fiber and protein.

4. Apples

A large apple has five grams of fiber, but it’s also nearly 85 percent water, which helps you feel full, they also contain quercetin, a compound shown to help fight certain cancers, reduce cholesterol damage, and promote healthy lungs, have you ever notice apples appear in almost every healthy list? That’s got to mean something!

5. Berries


Berries are known for being nature’s powerful antioxidant, which help you get more results from your workout by improving the blood flow, but they are also loaded with fiber, which traps food particles and shuttles them out of your system before they’re fully digested.

6. Leafy greens


They are so low in calories that you’ll burn more calories eating them than what they provide, and they are also loaded with filling fiber and calcium, an essential ingredient for muscle contraction. In other words, they help fuel your workouts.

7. Yogurt


Yogurts with probiotics help you keep a healthy digestive system, which translates into a lower incidence of gas, bloating, and constipation, therefore a beautiful flat tummy.

8. Veggie soup


It has been shown that you can eat a snack with the same amount of calories as a broth-based soup and you will lose more weight with the soup¸ and it’s a simple way to get your vegetables!

9. Salmon


Seafood is an excellent (maybe the best) source of healthy omega-3 fatty acids, which promote fat burning by making your metabolism more efficient and may daily improve the glucose-insulin response, so in other words, you can see Seafood as an excellent source of abs-friendly protein.

10. Quinoa


Quinoa is a super-food that consists of a nutty flavor and crunchy-yet-chewy texture, and it is packed with fiber and protein.

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Top 10 Ways to be an Early Riser


That moment when your alarm goes on… (ahh Im so warm and cozy in bed: might as well snooze? snooze, snooze, 5 more minutes. Uh oh! ok Im late now! do you know that feeling? Then this is a must read! Other than loosing those last 10 pounds, becoming an early riser is one of the hardest things to accomplish, yeah dragging yourself out of bed cause you have to go to work doesn’t count.

I’ve met a lot of people who are used to waking up at 5 a.m everyday! Go to the gym have a full nutritious breakfast and then go to work, by 6.30 a.m they’ve done more than what some of us have done in a full day. Old me used to think how could they do it? If I barely have time to eat breakfast, sometimes I even skip it and ..oh gosh if only I wouldn’t have pushed the snooze button once again I would’ve had time to wash my hair.

After doing some research on how to become an early riser, I can say its easy just following these 10 steps!

1. Go to bed earlier:

Try and turn the TV off, read your last chapter or check Facebook for a last time at least 8 hours before the time you want to wake up, if you continue this habit, you wont sleep late and then will be able to wake up 15-30 minutes earlier than usual.

2. Have a good reason to get up:

Exercise, read, take a nice walk with your dog, share a nice breakfast with your family, start a morning project.

3. Reduce your caffeine intake:

It is recommended to have only one or two cups of coffee every morning. Having more caffeine will contribute to those late nights.

4. Stretch:

Stretching gives your body a boost of energy, it looses up your body and helps you feel more relaxed, stretching with a good breathing routine will clear your mind and make you feel amazing!

5. Just Breathe:

Breathing deep, start the day feeling thankful for what you have, your family, your work that beautiful house and the beautiful things in life, block those concerns of having a full agenda, that’s not what you want first thing in the morning it is going to cause immediate negativity leading to stress, Take a few moments to close your eyes and breathe deeply.

6. Drink Water:

If we are dehydrated we are going to feel more tired and weak, there are a lot of benefits about drinking water first thing in the morning since hydrating on an empty stomach cleanses the colon which basically means that you are flushing your waste out of your system, also water gives your body an energy boost, wait more good news, by drinking a glass of cold water your metabolism speeds up.

7. Exercise:

This is the best solution for controlling your sleeping routine, if you have a good workout, preferably in the morning, at the end of the day, after doing everything in your agenda, your body will naturally feel tired and you will fall asleep faster, this happens cause your body is mentally and physically tired, other as if you didn’t work out, you’d just be mentally exhausted by a long day you had. One of the ways that your body naturally wakes you up is by increasing levels of hormones like adrenaline, which causes your heart to beat faster, this happens when you exercise.

8. Wakey wakey eggs and bakey:

Eat breakfast! The night before think ahead a healthy, nutritious idea for breakfast this helps you save sometime, also if time is the reason why you are skipping it think of faster breakfast options like a smoothie. Eating breakfast will start your day off full of energy and happiness, since eating breakfast improves concentration and performance.

9. Take an early shower:

That feeling of fresh and clean we get after taking a shower, will definitely wake you up, also it will help start up your nervous system and invigorate your mind and body.

10. Wake up to happy or mellow music:

Soothing sounds are better in the morning, it is better to wake up with a smile other than a scary annoying beeping sound, happy and mellow music helps with the stimulation of your brain and wakes you up in a good positive mood.

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