This fruit is dangerously addictive and literally dangerous. Quenepas are everywhere in Puerto Rico and are sold in fruit stands all along the roads and highways.The tough outer shell bursts easily between your teeth with just the slightest pressure revealing a slick, fleshy pulp clinging to a pit. The texture feels tendered, but the fruit tastes of sweet lime and roses. Eating it is dangerous, since the smooth seed can easily slip down a throat when attempting to suck juicy pulp. After a while, the tannins in the shell left the tips of our tongues feeling like they, too, had been sucked on.
10 Reason You Eat When You’re Not Actually Hungry
- To cope. But if you turn to food for emotional reasons, you won’t resolve the underlying issues.
- Out of boredom. But eating can only last for so long—and then you have an afternoon to fill!
- Because other people are eating. Check in with your hunger level to see if you really need it.
- Because food is there. If you’re unable to nix the trigger food altogether, move the treats out of sight—you’ll be less likely to grab a handful.
- Because it’s a special occasion. Celebrations are about the people, not the food.
- Because you’re tired. A change of scenery might be just the ticket to battle the afternoon lull.
- Because the clock says so. Don’t just eat when the clock tells you to! When mealtime hits, use it as a cue to check in with your current hunger level.
- Because it’s free (or cheap). Always check in with your body’s hunger level before you automatically fill your plate with a freebie.
- Because you can’t say no to food pushers. You can always set the fork down or share the cake with neighbors or co-workers, or simply eat just a small portion.
- Because you suffer from clean plate syndrome. To prevent overeating, take stock throughout your meal to gauge how hungry you are; you might find that you don’t need those last few bites after all.
Kale? Isn’t that a garnish used for plating a dish… yes that’s what I use to think. Until I found out that kale is the most nutritious leafy green. Here are six reasons why it’s important to consume kale beside that it’s a cool word that rhymes with practically anything.
This was my dinner last night. Too lazy to cook so I drank a very green to the power of ^4 super green smoothie.
-Kale. Baby pears. Green apple. Cilantro.
1. Anti-inflammatory: Inflammation is the number one cause of arthritis, heart disease and a number of autoimmune diseases, and is triggered by the consumption of animal products. Kale is an incredibly effective anti-inflammatory food, potentially preventing and even reversing these illnesses.
2. Iron: Despite the myth that vegetarians are anemic, the number of non-vegetarians with iron-deficiencies is on the rise. Per calorie, kale has more iron than beef.
3. Calcium: Dairy and beef both contain calcium, but the U.S. still has some of the highest rates of bone loss and osteoporosis in the world. Kale contains more calcium per calorie than milk (90 grams per serving) and is also better absorbed by the body than dairy.
4. Fiber: Like protein, fiber is a macronutrient, which means we need it every day. But many Americans don’t eat nearly enough and the deficiency is linked to heart disease, digestive disorders and cancer. Protein-rich foods, like meat, contain little to no fiber. One serving of kale not only contains 5 percent of the recommended daily intake of fiber, but it also provides 2 grams of protein.
5. Omega fatty acids: Essential Omega fats play an important role in our health, unlike the saturated fats in meat. A serving of kale contains 121 mg of omega-3 fatty acids and 92.4 mg of omega-6 fatty acids.
6. Immunity: Kale is an incredibly rich source of immune-boosting carotenoid and flavanoid antioxidants including vitamins A and C.