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These 9 Recipes Have Hidden Health Benefit

Whether you’re trying to get your kids to eat more greens or you want to improve your nutrition in the new year, there’s a healthy recipe for you. If you pick the right ones, you won’t even notice the extra serving of vegetables or whole grains. Luckily, you don’t have to look very far. Here are some of the best recipes to transform your family’s diet and get you on the right track in 2021. 1.  Sticky Sesame Cauliflower by Chocolate Covered Katie Cauliflower has been enjoying the spotlight for a few years, thanks to its health benefits and versatility. From the veggie’s high fiber and choline content to its ability to replace carbs and meats, cauliflower can really do it all. You can even substitute florets for chicken with this Asian-inspired recipe. Top with sesame seeds and scallions and serve with a side of rice and vegetables. 2.  Zucchini Ricotta Roll-Ups by Plant Based News If you love lasagna but want to go light on the carbs, try these zucchini lasagna roll-ups. Instead of che

COVID 19 - Delta and Delta Plus Variant

SARS-CoV-2 Delta variant, also known as lineage B.1.617.2, is a variant of lineage B.1.617 of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. It was first detected in India in late 2020. The World Health Organization (WHO) named it the Delta variant on 31 May 2021. It has mutations in the gene encoding the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein causing the substitutions T478K, P681R and L452R, which are known to affect the transmissibility of the virus as well as whether it can be neutralised by antibodies for previously circulating variants of the COVID-19 virus. Public Health England (PHE) in May 2021 observed secondary attack rates to be 51–67% higher than the alpha variant. On 7 May 2021, PHE changed their classification of lineage B.1.617.2 from a variant under investigation (VUI) to a variant of concern (VOC) based on an assessment of transmissibility being at least equivalent to B.1.1.7 (Alpha variant); the UK's SAGE subsequently estimated a "realistic" possibility of being 50% mor

Coping with #Stress

  Coping with Stress The COVID-19 pandemic has had a major effect on our lives. Many of us are facing challenges that can be stressful, overwhelming, and cause strong emotions in adults and children. Public health actions, such as social distancing, are necessary to reduce the spread of COVID-19, but they can make us feel isolated and lonely and can increase stress and anxiety.  Learning to  cope with stress in a healthy way will make you, the people you care about, and those around you become more resilient. Stress can cause the following: Feelings of fear, anger, sadness, worry, numbness, or frustration Changes in appetite, energy, desires, and interests Difficulty concentrating and making decisions Difficulty sleeping or nightmares Physical reactions, such as headaches, body pains, stomach problems, and skin rashes Worsening of chronic health problems Worsening of mental health conditions Increased use of tobacco, alcohol, and other substances It is natural to feel stress, anxiety,

10 Dangerous #Food #Safety Mistakes

  10 Dangerous Food Safety Mistakes We all want to keep our families safe and healthy. But sometimes a simple mistake in the way we handle and prepare food can lead to serious sickness. With some germs like  Salmonella , just a small amount in undercooked food is enough to cause food poisoning. And just a tiny taste of food with botulism toxin can cause paralysis and even death. You can protect your family by avoiding these common food safety mistakes. Mistake #1: Eating risky foods if you are more likely to get food poisoning thumbs down solid icon Why It’s a Mistake:  Anyone can get food poisoning. But some people are more likely to get sick and to have a more serious illness. This includes: Adults aged 65 and older Children younger than 5 years People who have health problems or who take medicines that lower the body’s ability to fight germs and sickness (weakened immune systems) Pregnant women thumbs up solid icon Solution:  People who are more likely to get food poisoning should n

How to Grill Safely #GrillSafely

  How to Grill Safely What You Need to Know When handling raw meat, chicken, and seafood Separate it from other food Refrigerate it before grilling Wash your hands before and after handling it Make sure its juices do not touch other food, utensils, and surfaces Use a food thermometer to ensure it is cooked to a safe temperature Refrigerate leftovers within 2 hours of cooking Food poisoning peaks in the summer months when warmer temperatures cause foodborne germs to flourish.  Follow these steps for a safe and enjoyable grilling season. Separate When shopping, pick up meat, poultry, and seafood last, right before checkout. Separate them from other food in your shopping cart and grocery bags. To guard against cross-contamination, put packages of raw meat and poultry into individual plastic bags. Chill Keep meat, poultry, and seafood refrigerated until ready to grill. When transporting, keep 40°F or below in an insulated cooler. Clean Wash your hands with soap before and after handling ra

Four Steps to Food Safety: Clean, Separate, Cook, Chill #FoodSafety

  Four Steps to Food Safety:  Clean, Separate, Cook, Chill Following four simple steps external icon at home—Clean, Separate, Cook, and Chill—can help protect you and your loved ones from food poisoning. Clean: Wash your hands and surfaces often. external icon Germs that cause food poisoning can survive in many places and spread around your kitchen. Wash hands for 20 seconds with soap and water before, during, and after preparing food and before eating. Wash your utensils, cutting boards, and countertops with hot, soapy water. Rinse fresh fruits and vegetables under running water. Separate: Don't cross-contaminate. external icon Raw meat, poultry, seafood, and eggs can spread germs to ready-to-eat foods—unless you keep them separate. Use separate cutting boards and plates for raw meat, poultry, and seafood. When grocery shopping, keep raw meat, poultry, seafood, and their juices away from other foods. Keep raw meat, poultry, seafood, and eggs separate from all other foods in the fr