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Appetizing Kebab Recipes To Try At Home

Appetizing Kebab Recipes To Try At Home

Summer is just around the corner, and that means it’s time to start grilling! It can be hard to find a variety in our grill foods, and we might always stick to the same reliable, yet boring, recipes. Shake it up at home with these delicious kebab recipes!

1. Sirloin Kebabs

Sirloin Kebab Recipe

    Peppers, grape tomatoes, pork sirloin, and of course pineapples come together to make this an amazingly juicy and delicious kebab recipe that’s perfect to grill on any day. Don’t forget to let it marinate overnight, and add some onions for even more healthy flavor!

    2. Perfect Chicken Kebabs

    Perfect Chicken Kebabs Recipe

      Prefer chicken over pork? Give these chicken kebabs a try. I like to add pineapple to any kebabs, so I think it would make a great addition here.

      3. Bacon Pineapple Kebab

      Bacon Pineapple Kebabs Recipe

        What kind of cookout would it be without bacon? This recipe even shows you how to make a delicious Hawaiian sauce to glaze the kebab when you’re done – so good!

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        4. Vegetable Kebabs

        Vegetable Kebabs Recipe

          If you’re vegetarian and would like to skip the meaty bits, a good veggie kebab recipe is a must. These also make a great side dish or snack to pick at while waiting for the main course!

          5. Chicken Teriyaki Kebabs

          Chicken Teriyaki Kebabs Recipe

            These are my favorite. Teriyaki sauce always adds tons of flavor. You can never go wrong with a good Asian style dish!

            6. Sambal Chicken Skewers

            Samba Chicken Kebabs Recipe

              Like a little spice in your food? This recipe combines brown sugar and sriracha to make a spicy, tasty glaze.

              7. Bacon Wrapped Asparagus Skewers

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              Bacon Wrapped Asparagus Skewers Recipe

                Bacon strikes again! (We’re starting to see a theme here…) This time we’ve added a healthy addition of asparagus. Simple, yet delicious.

                8. Grilled Salmon Kebabs

                Grilled Salmon Kebabs Recipe

                  If you’re a seafood lover like me, you’ll really enjoy this kebab recipe. Salmon paired with a few cuts of lemon and topped with oregano. It’s delicious.

                  9. Rainbow Veggie Skewers

                  Rainbow Veggie Skewers Recipe

                    Here’s another veggie kebab; only this one is much better for those who are looking for something to really impress with their presentation skills! Lay these out on a tray and you’re sure to start a few conversations.

                    10. BBQ Chicken Kebabs

                    BBQ Chicken Kebabs Recipe

                      Here we have the good old fashioned BBQ chicken kebabs. No list of kebab recipes (or any other grill foods, for that matter) would be complete without a little BBQ sauce.

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                      11. Honey Sriracha Shrimp Kebabs

                      Honey Sriracha Shrimp Kebabs

                        A little bit of spicy, and a little bit of sweet. The perfect combination to satisfy your pallet, while not being too difficult to cook. Besides, who doesn’t love sea food?

                        12. Seekh Kebabs

                        Seekh Kebabs Recipe

                          If you’re feeling a little adventurous and have a desire for something a little different, these seekh kebabs are the perfect recipe for you! An amazing blend of mutton and herbs creates a taste you’ll never forget.

                          13. Grilled Chili Chicken Skewers with Cilantro Lime Pesto

                          Grilled Chili Chicken Skewers with Cilantro Lime Pesto

                            As if chili chicken wasn’t delicious enough, this recipe adds a delicious cilantro lime pesto to garnish and enhance the flavor. Kebabs never tasted so good.

                            14. Bacon Bourbon BBQ Chicken Kebabs

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                            BACON BOURBON BBQ CHICKEN KEBABS

                              Bacon, bourbon, and BBQ? What more could you ask for? It’s not officially summer until you start cooking with BBQ sauce and bourbon, right? These would even be good if you put them on a hoagie roll with some onions and peppers.

                              15. Sausage & Broccoli Kebabs

                              Broccoli and Sausage Kebab Recipe

                                This one reminds me of Italian wedding soup on a stick. The broccoli is a really nice touch with the sausage and tomatoes. Wrap the sausage in bacon or spinach leaves for even more flavor and some vitamin A!

                                Now you have 15 kebab recipes you can cook at home during the grilling season. If you need help learning to cook the perfect kebab, this free guide will help. Happy grilling!

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                                Last Updated on March 25, 2020

                                How to Live Longer? 21 Ways to Live a Long Life

                                How to Live Longer? 21 Ways to Live a Long Life

                                When it comes to living long, genes aren’t everything. Research has revealed a number of simple lifestyle changes you can make that could help to extend your life, and some of them may surprise you.

                                So, how to live longer? Here are 21 ways to help you live a long life

                                1. Exercise

                                It’s no secret that physical activity is good for you. Exercise helps you maintain a healthy body weight and lowers your blood pressure, both of which contribute to heart health and a reduced risk of heart disease–the top worldwide cause of death.

                                2. Drink in Moderation

                                I know you’re probably picturing a glass of red wine right now, but recent research suggests that indulging in one to three glasses of any type of alcohol every day may help to increase longevity.[1] Studies have found that heavy drinkers as well as abstainers seem to have a higher risk of early mortality than moderate drinkers.

                                3. Reduce Stress in Your Life

                                Stress causes your body to release a hormone called cortisol. At high levels, this hormone can increase blood pressure and cause storage of abdominal fat, both of which can lead to an increased risk of heart disease.

                                4. Watch Less Television

                                A 2008 study found that people who watch six hours of television per day will likely die an average of 4.8 years earlier than those who don’t.[2] It also found that, after the age of 25, every hour of television watched decreases life expectancy by 22 minutes.

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                                Television promotes inactivity and disengagement from the world, both of which can shorten your lifespan.

                                5. Eat Less Red Meat

                                Red meat consumption is linked to an increased risk of heart disease and cancer.[3] Swapping out your steaks for healthy proteins, like fish, may help to increase longevity.

                                If you can’t stand the idea of a steak-free life, reducing your consumption to less than two to three servings a week can still incur health benefits.

                                6. Don’t Smoke

                                This isn’t exactly a revelation. As you probably well know, smoking significantly increases your risk of cancer.

                                7. Socialize

                                Studies suggest that having social relationships promotes longevity.[4] Although scientists are unsure of the reasons behind this, they speculate that socializing leads to increased self esteem as well as peer pressure to maintain health.

                                8. Eat Foods Rich in Omega-3 Fatty Acids

                                Omega-3 fatty acids decrease the risk of heart disease[5] and perhaps even Alzheimer’s disease.[6] Salmon and walnuts are two of the best sources of Omega-3s.

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                                9. Be Optimistic

                                Studies suggest that optimists are at a lower risk for heart disease and, generally, live longer than pessimists.[7] Researchers speculate that optimists have a healthier approach to life in general–exercising more, socializing, and actively seeking out medical advice. Thus, their risk of early mortality is lower.

                                10. Own a Pet

                                Having a furry-friend leads to decreased stress, increased immunity, and a lessened risk of heart disease.[8] Depending on the type of pet, they can also motivate you to be more active.

                                11. Drink Coffee

                                Studies have found a link between coffee consumption and longer life.[9] Although the reasons for this aren’t entirely clear, coffee’s high levels of antioxidants may play a role. Remember, though, drowning your cup of joe in sugar and whipped cream could counter whatever health benefits it may hold.

                                12. Eat Less

                                Japan has the longest average lifespan in the world, and the longest lived of the Japanese–the natives of the Ryukyu Islands–stop eating when they’re 80% full. Limiting your calorie intake means lower overall stress on the body.

                                13. Meditate

                                Meditation leads to stress reduction and lowered blood pressure.[10] Research suggests that it could also increase the activity of an enzyme associated with longevity.[11]

                                Taking as little as 15 minutes a day to find your zen can have significant health benefits, and may even extend your life.

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                                How to meditate? Here’re 8 Meditation Techniques for Complete Beginners

                                14. Maintain a Healthy Weight

                                Being overweight puts stress on your cardiovascular system, increasing your risk of heart disease.[12] It may also increase the risk of cancer.[13] Maintaining a healthy weight is important for heart health and living a long and healthy life.

                                15. Laugh Often

                                Laughter reduces the levels of stress hormones, like cortisol, in your body. High levels of these hormones can weaken your immune system.

                                16. Don’t Spend Too Much Time in the Sun

                                Too much time in the sun can lead to an increased risk of skin cancer. However, sun exposure is an excellent way to increase levels of vitamin D, so soaking up a few rays–perhaps for around 15 minutes a day–can be healthy. The key is moderation.

                                17. Cook Your Own Food

                                When you eat at restaurants, you surrender control over your diet. Even salads tend to have a large number of additives, from sugar to saturated fats. Eating at home will enable you to monitor your food intake and ensure a healthy diet.

                                Take a look at these 14 Healthy Easy Recipes for People on the Go and start to cook your own food.

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                                18. Eat Mushrooms

                                Mushrooms are a central ingredient in Dr. Joel Fuhrman’s GOMBS disease fighting diet. They boost the immune system and may even reduce the risk of cancer.[14]

                                19. Floss

                                Flossing helps to stave off gum disease, which is linked to an increased risk of cancer.[15]

                                20. Eat Foods Rich in Antioxidants

                                Antioxidants fight against the harmful effects of free-radicals, toxins which can cause cell damage and an increased risk of disease when they accumulate in the body. Berries, green tea and broccoli are three excellent sources of antioxidants.

                                Find out more antiosidants-rich foods here: 13 Delicious Antioxidant Foods That Are Great for Your Health

                                21. Have Sex

                                Getting down and dirty two to three times a week can have significant health benefits. Sex burns calories, decreases stress, improves sleep, and may even protect against heart disease.[16] It’s an easy and effective way to get exercise–so love long and prosper!

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                                Reference

                                [1] Wiley Online Library: Late‐Life Alcohol Consumption and 20‐Year Mortality
                                [2] BMJ Journals: Television viewing time and reduced life expectancy: a life table analysis
                                [3] Arch Intern Med.: Red Meat Consumption and Mortality
                                [4] PLOS Medicine: Social Relationships and Mortality Risk: A Meta-analytic Review
                                [5] JAMA: Fish and Omega-3 Fatty Acid Intake and Risk of Coronary Heart Disease in Women
                                [6] NCBI: Effects of Omega‐3 Fatty Acids on Cognitive Function with Aging, Dementia, and Neurological Diseases: Summary
                                [7] Mayo Clinic Proc: Prediction of all-cause mortality by the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory Optimism-Pessimism Scale scores: study of a college sample during a 40-year follow-up period.
                                [8] Med Hypotheses.: Pet ownership protects against the risks and consequences of coronary heart disease.
                                [9] The New England Journal of Medicine: Association of Coffee Drinking with Total and Cause-Specific Mortality
                                [10] American Journal of Hypertension: Blood Pressure Response to Transcendental Meditation: A Meta-analysis
                                [11] Science Direct: Intensive meditation training, immune cell telomerase activity, and psychological mediators
                                [12] JAMA: The Disease Burden Associated With Overweight and Obesity
                                [13] JAMA: The Disease Burden Associated With Overweight and Obesity
                                [14] African Journal of Biotechnology: Anti-cancer effect of polysaccharides isolated from higher basidiomycetes mushrooms
                                [15] Science Direct: Periodontal disease, tooth loss, and cancer risk in male health professionals: a prospective cohort study
                                [16] AHA Journals: Sexual Activity and Cardiovascular Disease

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