The seasons are shifting here in Okinawa, Japan and so are the fruits and vegetables readily available at the supermarkets and farmers’ markets.
An unfamiliar fruit or vegetable can be slightly off-putting. How do I cook this? Which part do I eat? How should I cut this open?
I teach English at a Japanese school and I always look forward to lunchtime because of my curiosity about Okinawan and Japanese cuisine. …
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requires that a nutrition facts label be present on all packaged foods and beverages. The nutrition facts label provides the Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA) for the fat, cholesterol, sodium, carbohydrates, fiber, sugars, carbohydrates, and protein content in a particular food or beverage item. The RDA also provides the percentage of vitamin A, vitamin C, thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, calcium, and iron.
The nutrition facts label is intended for you to make mindful and informed food choices. But what happens when that label isn’t accurate?
The FDA allows a 20% margin of error of information on nutrition labels. Studies have shown even greater errors in restaurant meals nutrition reporting. …
“You wouldn’t put a bumper sticker on a Ferrari.”
I’m sure we’ve all heard that phrase at one point or another. It’s probably the oldest saying in the book about the topic of tattoos.
Typically, a person that believes tattoos are trashy or a bad decision may make the argument: “you wouldn’t put a bumper sticker on a Ferrari”.
Don’t get me wrong if you have tattoos, I do not think you’ve ruined your body.
As a matter of fact, my husband has a fairly large tattoo on his ribcage. My brother-in-law has a few tattoos, one of which is a kettlebell with the chemical compound for happiness, which is very creative and beautifully done. …