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Super Foods For Kids

Spinach, strawberries and berries salad is healthy and delicious

Spinach, strawberries and berries salad is healthy and delicious

A well-balanced and nutritious diet is necessary for overall health of the kids. A healthy diet with essential minerals and vitamins ensure that kids are growing well both mentally and physically. There are a wide range of super foods for children that are very nutritious as well as enjoyable.

Whole Grains are excellent minerals source

Whole grains are great source of vitamins, fiber and minerals like iron, folic acid and B vitamins. They usually prevent chronic conditions like cancer and help develop energy levels as well as concentration in children. Whole grain breads, brown rice, oats, cereals and pasta products are great for the kids. Many of these products also contain calcium and vitamin D.

Tomatoes Offer Beta Carotene and Lycopene

Tomatoes are good source of vitamin C and beta carotene. They are also rich in lycopene that protects against different types of cancers. Tomatoes are healthier when cooked since the heat releases the lycopene.

Fresh Fruits and Vegetables

Oranges and other types of citrus fruits are great source of vitamin C, which is a vital nutrient in kids’ diets that fight various diseases. Experts recommend that kids eat three to four servings of fresh vegetables daily. Getting kids to eat fresh fruits and vegetables helps set excellent eating habits.

Salmon a Great Omega-3 Fatty acids Source

Salmon is a great source of essential omega-3 fatty acids which help in heart health. This fish boosts brain development and decreases incidence of depression and inflammation. The wild type of salmon is good because it contains less mercury and is rich in omega-3 fatty acids.

Strawberries, Cranberries and Blueberries Are Perfect

Super foods are good for your children

Super foods are good for your child

All kinds of berries are good options and have high amounts of antioxidants. The favorite for kids is strawberries and they help improve eyesight, reduce incidences of allergies, prevent cancer and help in heart health. Cranberries help clean out urinary tract and help get rid of bad bacteria. Blueberries are rich in vitamins and antioxidants. They are perfect for kids since they are very easy to eat and improve brain function and concentration. Blueberries help in protection of heart disease, diabetes and cut down the incidence of obesity as well as metabolic disorders.

Basil is a Great Herb

Basil is an excellent herb which has many vitamins and minerals like iron, vitamin A, calcium and vitamin K. It is also contains high amount of antioxidants. Basil is known to relieve headaches and help in digestion.

Eggs and Other Great Proteins

eating egg helps your body

Eating eggs help your body

Eggs are very nutritious and have B vitamins as well as vitamin A and D. Yolks are rich in choline, riboflavin (vitamin B2) and vitamin B12. As well, eggs have high amount of omega-3 fatty acids, iron and zinc. Other great proteins for kids comprise of lean meat, nuts, fish and legumes. Dairy foods should mainly include milk products.

Mealtimes ought to be family affair. Make everybody sit down and converse about their day while enjoying the meal. Even if kids can’t contribute to that talk, their mealtimes must follow a strict schedule. Experts recommend kids to stick to a schedule of three meals and at least two snacks every day. Do these at same time daily. Remember that super diets for kids are the ones that are enjoyed, explored and understood.

Is The Energy Bill Pinching Your Too Much?

The energy bill you fear every month

You don’t have to fear your power bill

Do you always dread the energy bill before it arrives at your doorstep? Is it too much and you have no clue where is all the energy going? Monthly energy bills may go higher than expected and sometimes they shoot up so high that you are not even able to figure out what caused it. It could be quite a pinch in the pocket. Wouldn’t you want to know if there was a way to cut down on your energy bills so that it doesn’t drain out a major portion of your budget? Here are some tips to save on your power bills:

General tips

First of all get rid of all the incandescent light bulbs in your house and replace them with compact fluorescent lamps, more popularly called CFLs. Yes it is true that CFL’s could cost 5-6 times more than the light bulbs but did you also know that they save up to 80% of energy and they last 10 to 12 times longer? In the longer run, they prove to be more cost effective. So you have every reason to install CFLs in your house.

If the electronic devices are plugged into a power strip and you switch it off in the night, you can save up to 10 percent on your energy bill. The electronics include DVD players, game consoles, home theaters and others.

Manage your heating/cooling appliances

use your Air Conditioner wisely

Use your air conditioner wisely

Do not keep the temperature of your water heater above 110 to 120 degrees Fahrenheit. Most of the water heaters are insulated, but if your water heater is not – insulate it externally. This will ensure less heat loss and quick heating which in turn will save energy. You can also reduce the temperature of your room heating to 55 to 60 degrees F. To avoid cold, you can instead wear warmer clothes like a sweater or sleep with an extra blanket.

Keep the lights turned off

When you really don’t need it, turn the lights off. When there is no one in the room, no need to keep the lights turned off. Following this practice will save good amount of energy. You can be extra careful about turning the bathroom and garage lights off. We often forget to flip them off. It will not only save energy but will also increase the life of the light appliances like a bulb or CFL.

Fill your freezer

fill your freezer and save money

Fill your freezer & save money

Freezers consume more energy when they are less loaded. The better idea is to stuff the freezer with as many things as you can. Of course you cannot put the things that you don’t need or the ones which do not belong in freezer but you can buy stuffed items which have a longer expiry time and use it for months. It will save energy for you.

Check your dishwasher usage

Whether you are cleaning 1 dish or you are cleaning 10, the dishwasher will consume the same amount of energy. So a good idea will be to wait until an enough number of dishes are dirty so that your dishwasher could be fully loaded before use. This again will save energy.

If you will use these simple tips you will be able to save considerable amount of energy and in turn save some dollars. But energy saving is not just good for your pocket; it is also good for the environment.

Are Entrepreneurs Born or Made?

Are you the next big entrepreneur?

Are you the next big entrepreneur?

If you feel that you have the characteristics of a successful entrepreneur you could be making your way to bigger headier things than you are currently doing. Most people believe entrepreneurs are born and this is a skewed assumption. Not all entrepreneurs just simply have what it takes, some work hard at acquiring the winning characteristics that makes them successful.

Many Great Leaders Share The Same Characteristics

It has been noted that many leaders have similar characteristics that makes them successful. An ability to inspire others is one. To inspire is to motivate and can result in a great workforce for example. This gives one an ability to influence others for the better.
Knowing that certain ways of thinking and behaving could spell great success for your business is an exciting concept. Do you have what it takes to become the next great entrepreneur? These three points may help you to decide for sure.

Are You Business Savvy?

The successful small business operator understands that business protection is of paramount importance. This includes ensuring that you can still continue should you become ill or disabled as well as investing on behalf of your business. Not all successful people know how to organize their business finances, but the smart ones know to contact someone who does. A good business broker will assist you in making sure that the continuation of your business and income stays on tack if you are in some way incapacitated either temporarily or permanently.

use all the tools available for your business

Use all the tools available for your business

A good business owner also understands the market they are in and know the value of their services. This takes time and a good understanding of competitor markets and services as well as the rates they are offering. A trader also understands a little about labor law and legalities regards operating times and other issues. If your business is a tax paying entity find out how to run this section of your business to work in your favor. Some of the richest people on earth have no idea how to employ sound financial rules to their business but can afford to pay people who do it for them.

Do You Have A Winner’s Attitude?

There really is no such thing as failure. Instead, the challenges we face are growing pains. Painful times when we learn how to do it better next time. Taking the high times with ease is easy, but keeping motivated during the tough times takes a special type of person who never loses site of his or her goal. A winner sees the value of a customer complaint, a loser gets all soured up about it. A winner gets to understand why they lost profit one month in order to make more the following month, whereas a loser gives up. A winning attitude is contagious and the many people you supply or offer services to will not only enjoy dealing with you, but also becomes winners themselves just from meeting you.

Are You Happy To ‘Just Ask For It?’

Put all your ideas to work

Put all your ideas to work

You’ve done the work; you have put through your proposal now it is time to ask for the sale. If you are afraid of this part you might need to learn some sales techniques or build a little confidence. Either way people do expect you to ask for the deal or the service. That shows that you are serious about what you do and are also taking yourself seriously too. Imagine yourself on the other side of a deal, how would you feel if the proposer just upped and walked out after a lengthy sales pitch?

There are many ways to learn how to become an entrepreneur and many ways of thinking that are both concrete and abstract that can assist you to flourish in any industry or service you decide to offer. If you have the energy and drive you will succeed in any chosen thing you decide to do.