Widely known as “chemical messengers,” hormones are an essential part of the human body. From the name itself, hormones are produced by endocrine glands, which are then released into the bloodstream, carrying messages or signals to the brain. These tiny cells affect people’s moods, emotions, feelings, and weight, among other things.
Hormones play an important role in keeping an individual sane. It helps regulate the moods and emotions of a human being, and it also greatly contributes to one’s weight gain or weight loss. Too much or too little production of hormones can lead to a series of hormonal changes, which can then cause a hormone imbalance.
And, just like any other medical condition, hormone imbalance is not something to be taken lightly. It can trigger depression and anxiety and alleviate stress. Not only that, but it can also cause major changes in the body like unexplained weight gain or weight loss, constant hot flashes, dry or flaky skin, and many more.
Many people seek medical and professional help to combat hormone imbalance. For one, getting a hormone replacement therapy in Kansas City is an effective way to bring back the lost hormones from aging and restore a youthful glow. However, not everyone has the means to undergo this treatment; hence, resorting to natural home remedies to cure the imbalance. Changing your diet is one of the most simple yet effective ways to combat this issue. Below is a hormone diet plan listed with all the top foods you need to eat to help balance your hormones.
Avocados are undeniably delicious additions to any meal. But this can actually do a lot more for your health than you think. Avocados are proven to manage stress hormones, hence making a huge impact on your mental [and emotional] well being. As for the women, avocados are also known to help regulate the menstrual cycle, which is an important thing to consider.
On top of that, avocados also have positive effects on one’s estrogen and progesterone, which are two hormones responsible for controlling ovulation and menstrual cycles.
There’s a reason why people always tell you to eat your broccoli. Aside from its multitude of health benefits, this leafy green can also help balance your hormones. Broccoli’s also aid in maintaining estrogen balance. And since this is also known to be high in calcium, it also helps with a woman’s premenstrual syndromes. All in all, broccoli significantly helps promote estrogen metabolism, helping rid your body of all the “bad estrogens.” If you can’t seem to get a hold of broccoli, there are other alternatives like cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, kale, cabbage, turnips, and bok choy.
It’s very important to eat fatty fish as it contains omega-3, which is good for the heart. Thus, keeping you away from cardiovascular diseases. On top of that, fatty fish – like salmon – also provide good fats that promote cell-to-cell communication, leading to an overall improved hormonal interface. Also, salmon [and other fatty fishes like tuna and mackarel] is known to improve one’s mood and cognition.
Most people already know that soy significantly helps regulate estrogen levels, but eating the bean specifically brings positive benefits, especially during menopause. Tofu and edamame, for one, have estrogen-like effects that help menopausal women feel less discomfort. Also, it ultimately helps diminish menopausal symptoms like hot flashes.
Green tea is one of the healthiest beverages ever to exist. Green tea is credited for its antioxidant properties that bring several health benefits. Studies show that consuming green tea increases insulin sensitivity and lower insulin levels for both healthy individuals and those with insulin-resistant conditions, like obesity and diabetes. It is suggested to drink at least three cups per day, as green tea is proven to have a multitude of other health benefits.
Quinoa is a complex carbohydrate that helps keep blood sugar levels steady. In turn, it also keeps androgen and insulin levels at bay, keeping you safe and away from any other possible hormone imbalance. Aside from that, quinoa is also known to be full of protein and fiber, which makes up a perfect snack for people who have celiac disease.
Eating the right combination of these healthy foods can help keep your hormones balanced, but that’s not all you have to do. Achieving balanced hormones means completely overhauling your lifestyle from unhealthy to healthy. That means switching up your diet plan with the above-mentioned foods, getting a lot more physical by working out regularly, and practicing meditation or self-assessment. Juggling all these can then significantly help make changes in your body and overall wellness.
Though not a medical professional, Hodge Racter knows a lot about medical topics, including testosterone replacement therapy (having undergone the procedure himself) and cosmetic and non-cosmetic surgeries. Today, he remains spry and energetic despite his age, and when he’s not doing freelance work, he’s having quality time with his wife and two dogs.
When you’re hungry for a hearty meal, you think of Waterfront Gourmet. However, you should also think of us when you’re looking for a premium restaurant to provide reasonably priced Delicious barbecue catering. Our catering menu features everything you need to feed a crowd.
Let’s start with our gourmet sandwiches. Why sweat at the grill, when Waterfront Gourmet can do the cooking for you?
We can whip up a platter piled high with our Classic Chicken – this grilled chicken sandwich is made on focaccia bread and is loaded with crispy bacon, avocado, tomato, and a schmear of honey mustard, and everyone at your BBQ will love it. For those guests into wraps, we do a fantastic Mexican style grilled tortilla wrap with grilled chicken, avocado, Vermont cheddar, corn, salsa, and pinto beans. Then there is our chicken or steak quesadilla. Your friends can choose from grilled chicken or steak on a grilled tortilla that’s filled with pepper jack cheese, spicy mayo, red peppers, red onion and cilantro. Every Philly deli has to have cheesesteak, and when your guests try our premium seasoned roast beef fillet with melted pepper jack cheese, roasted peppers, red onions, mushrooms, and spicy mayo, we’re pretty sure it will be their favorite. Oh, and we’ve got tons of paninis from chipotle chicken to Cajun style and vegetarian; they’re all grilled to perfection.
Do you have some vegetarian friends who are reluctant about going to your barbecue? If you choose barbecue catering with Waterfront Gourmet, they won’t have anything to worry about because we’ve got lots of hearty veggies sandwiches on the menu. Our Veggie Cartelle Burger is thick with pepper jack cheese, spinach, tomato, onion, sprouts, avocado, and spicy mayo, and it can go up against any burger. Our Tofu Sub is a winner. It features grilled tofu, spinach, tomatoes, sprouts, scallions, avocado, spicy mayo, and it’s totally delicious. With Waterfront Gourmet doing the barbecue catering, your vegetarian guests will be thoroughly satisfied.
What’s more, no matter the gourmet sandwiches that you choose, we can serve them just the way you want them. We can create an entire tray of cheesesteaks, or create a combo tray filled with wraps, paninis and more.
Ok, ok, we get it. You’re a grill master. You make the sandwiches. You don’t need any help… but what about the sides? If you let Waterfront Gourmet do the sides or starters, you can work on the grill meats. We’ve got the perfect selection for your guests to snack on before and during the barbecue. We can start with our hummus tray that we fill with sliced cucumbers and tomatoes, and grilled pita. Then your friends can munch on the fresh crispy vegetables and dip that makes up our tasty and nutritious veggie tray, and they’ll love diving into our cheese tray with crackers and fresh baked bread. Our salad tray with house made salad and choice of dressing, and our guacamole and salsa tray with crunchy tortilla chips will make the perfect side to your grilled steaks and burgers.
Our fruit platter that we load with seasonal fruits makes a great dessert, but if you’d like something a bit sweeter, we can make a tray loaded with coffee cakes, cupcakes, cookies, brownies, and pretzels dipped in chocolate.
What we’re trying to say is that you should think of Waterfront Gourmet for your next event. If you want to know what’s on the menu, check us out at WaterfrontGourmet.com or visit us at our area locations in Penn’s Landing, University City, Roberts Center and Dilworth Plaza. So come on by, we can’t wait to fix you something delicious!
So much of what goes into a great tasting brisket can be summarized in two parts: the smoking process and the dry rub. It takes a proper cooking method and the perfect Bbq Brisket Dry Rub to have brisket done right with great flavor from both the meat and the rub itself.
Brisket is a Texas delicacy. There is a method to getting that perfect Texas-style brisket. Today, we will look at the process for making a perfect brisket and what should go into the dry rub you use.
Cooking a Brisket
Picking the proper brisket is important to the cooking process. A whole packer brisket is typically best because it includes both the point and flat muscle. Getting prime beef is also important for quality. You will have more fat marbling in prime beef, which will give you much more flavor and juiciness.
After you get the right brisket, you need to trim it before you can start with other preparation steps. Once trimmed, you can season the brisket with a BBQ brisket dry rub. We’ll review some specifics of the dry rub in a moment.
The steps for smoking the brisket are left to your discretion. A recommended time frame for an initial smoke is eight hours at 165 degrees. Once the initial smoke is complete, you want to wrap your brisket and smoke at 225 degrees for up to eight more hours, though it normally takes less. By wrapping the brisket, it locks in the juices and flavors and creates a smokier bark covering the meat.
What Goes in a Dry Rub?
When it comes to dry rubs for any meat, especially a beef brisket, turn to Casa M Spice Co™. They have specialized blends that are designed specifically for certain meats like beef, chicken, and pork to naturally enhance the flavors of the meat and create a great mix of spice, heat, and sweetness.
Casa M Spice Co™ designed a blend specifically as a BBQ brisket dry rub. Cattle Drive™ includes black pepper, onion and other spices and ingredients such as ground chiles to add some heat and bring out the natural flavors of the brisket. The blend is made from all natural ingredients and uses a low salt formulation so you can season to taste and has a light touch of sugar to create that perfect caramelization.
As a Texas made spice blend, Casa M Spice Co™ knows what it takes to make the perfect authentic brisket.
Aside from Cattle Drive™, designed specifically for beef, be sure to try the other spice blends from Casa M Spice Co™. Free Range™ is perfect for barbecued chicken. Good Shepherd™ is great for lamb. Whole Hog™ brings out the best in your pork chops, and Hooked™ is perfect for any fish.
At Casa M Spice Co™, the influence of Cajun, Mexican and Southwestern flavors have been a key element in their creations. These spice blends are the result of two decades of experimenting and perfecting so they are ready to go from their family table to yours.
Casa M Spice Co™ believes that great food and great flavor makes great memories. They want to help your family make great memories, especially now with the holidays coming up. That makes it the perfect time to give Casa M Spice Co™ a try. It makes a great gift as well. Check out the selection of gift sets available or Casa M Spice Co™ gift cards and give the gift of great flavor. Check out their wide selection of spice blends, including the wilder Uncontrolled versions of each blend for those who like hot and spicy cuisine, and start shopping for yourself and your loved ones today!
Planning a wedding is unbelievably stressful. There are just so many things to think about, from finding the right venue to selecting the invitations. Not to mention the food! With so many guests with different tastes, how do you create a menu everyone will love? That’s easy. You leave the wedding catering to Waterfront Gourmet. No matter how large or small the wedding, we can create a delicious spread for your big day. That’s because we’re not just a delicious café with 4 locations in Philadelphia, we’re among the top-ranked caterers in the area. Our gourmet platters and trays feature farm fresh, made to order, and totally delicious ingredients.
We know how important it is that everything is perfect on your wedding day. That’s why we will work with you to select just the right items that will delight and satisfy your guest’s individual tastes.
Want to know what sort of delicious things we have on our catering menu?
To start, there are our famous sandwiches. Because is there anything more perfect for a casual outdoor spring wedding than a specialty sandwich or wrap? We can whip up a few colorful trays of gourmet sandwiches or paninis that are almost too pretty to eat.
Maybe you fancy some dainty sides instead? We do beautiful cheese trays with a selection of fresh baked breads and crackers. Then there’s our house made salad trays, and seasonal sliced fruit trays. They just can’t be beat when it comes to fresh, wholesome flavor. And how about our hummus tray, piled high with a neatly arranged array of soft grilled pita bread, sliced tomatoes and cucumbers? And who can resist a platter of homemade guacamole or salsa served with crunchy tortilla chips? Not your guests, that’s for sure.
When Waterfront Gourmet does the wedding catering for you, we will take care of everything so you don’t have to worry about anything. We can even do breakfast trays for those daytime weddings. Maybe some delicious pastries, bagels and cream cheese, and even breakfast sandwiches should you desire them.
And what about the desserts? On such a sweet and romantic day, everyone is going to want a treat. Why not serve a tasty selection of brownies, cookies, cakes, and cupcakes? And we can add in Philly’s favorite, the pretzel, too… only we drizzle these in rich, creamy, decadent chocolate. These fine desserts will go perfectly with coffee brewed with premium Illy coffee beans, or fresh brewed tea. We can serve sodas or juices, too. Just call us to find out what is available.
Really, we just want you to call us when you want the best wedding catering in the Philadelphia area. It’s so easy. Just contact the Waterfront Gourmet that is closest to your event location with catering questions or requests and we will create a delicious menu just for your event. Did we mention that we do free delivery? It’s just another way we try to make your special day.
So, when you’re so stressed out from trying to get everything perfect – going from dress fittings to checking out locations, filling out those wedding invitations to deciding what to put on your registry – that you could cry, do something that will make you smile. Do something that will make you feel like everything is under control. Do something that will reassure you. Call Waterfront Gourmet and let us cater to your needs. We will work with you to create the deliciously beautiful wedding menu that you’ve been looking for and that you and your guests will love.
There seems to be a false narrative going around that in order to throw a lavish and memorable party, you need to pay an arm and a leg for every single detail from the venue to the food. I should know because I believed this ‘fake news’ myself. Well, readers, I am here to tell you that you can have your cake and eat it too, and that delicious cake will be brought to you by affordable catering!
Not long ago, I was preparing to throw an outdoor party to celebrate my daughter’s recent graduation from law school. She worked her tail off to graduate with high honors, and my husband and I wanted the party to reflect how proud of her we were. Unfortunately, money was a little tight – paying for four years of undergrad and then three years of law school tends to have that effect – so we knew we had to spend wisely for this party. We went back and forth on where to trim our budget. We considered going with a smaller tent or fewer tables and chairs, but we didn’t want to leave family and friends out of such an important event. At first, it seemed like catering was the one place we could not afford to cut back on because we didn’t want lackluster food and drinks to ruin our daughter’s big day. After weighing the costs of everything, it began to look like we might have to settle for a lesser caterer and pray that the quality of the food did not reflect our tight budget.
That is until a close friend recommended the caterer they use for all their parties, Waterfront Gourmet. I was not too familiar with them before this, but I quickly found out that they are considered one of the best caterers in Philadelphia and offer a wide variety of gourmet sandwiches, paninis, salads and more. When I called, I was just hoping to find someone who could provide our guest with good food at a price that fit in our budget, but what I got showed me why they are considered one of the best in the Philadelphia area.
Not only did they offer the affordable catering that we were looking for, but they also went out of their way to offer excellent all-around service. They were incredibly patient during my call, going through every option from their large selection of deli-style meals. I will admit, I had a lot of rather unique food requests and dietary needs that had to be met, but they helped me find the best sandwiches, wraps, and fruit and vegetable trays that would meet the needs of our guests. Everything is made fresh just hours before your event begins and they provide free delivery, giving me one less thing to worry about on the day of the party.
I don’t want to take anything away from the scrumptious food, but my favorite part about the catering was the price. Thanks to them and their fair prices, I didn’t have to make other sacrifices for our party, and we were able to invite every single person on our guest list. Our party was a big success, and so many of our guests complimented us on the food. I was happy to point them toward Waterfront Gourmet and told them how much their affordable catering helped make this a truly special event. If you are looking to throw a party or host an event in or around Philadelphia, regardless of how big or small it is, I would strongly recommend trusting Waterfront Gourmet to make sure the catering and its related costs are two things you won’t have to stress over.