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Glazed Pork Tenderloin with Garlic and Cilantro Recipe

Glazed Pork Tenderloin with Garlic and Cilantro Recipe

Juices from a pork tenderloin are out of this world. When marinated correctly with the right amount of ingredients, pork loins are one of the tastiest meats out there. What i love about this dish is the perfect marriage between the strong taste of cilantro neutralizing the unfavorable natural smell from pork and what becomes of this pairing is a taste buds inducing perfection and should be tried out by every foodie.

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    Pork tenderloin itself has 22 grams of protein in a 3 oz serving. With only 3.5g of fat and 1g of saturated fat, pork tenderloin is one of the leanest meats out there. Not only that, tenderloins are richly packed with zinc and selenium which helps in maintaining your body’s immune system and fertility. Vitamin B-12 can also be found in pork tenderloins which are responsible for making red blood cells, keep your nerves functioning optimally and helps to synthesize DNA.

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      Ingredients:

      1. Brine
        • 1 teaspoon crushed hot red pepper flakes
        • 1 tablespoon boiling water
        • 2 cups apricot nectar
        • 2 cups water
        • 1/2 cup kosher salt
        • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
        • 10 garlic cloves, peeled, halved, germ removed, and grated on a Microplane grater
        • One 6 1/2- to 7-pound pork loin
      2. Seasoning
        • 2 tablespoons mild chili powder, preferably Chimayo, Ancho, or Hatch
        • 1 tablespoon sweet paprika
        • 1 tablespoon firmly packed dark brown sugar
        • 3/4 teaspoon dry mustard
        • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
        • 1/2 teaspoon lemon pepper
        • 1/2 teaspoon coarsely ground fresh black pepper
        • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
        • 1/4 teaspoon Old Bay Seasoning
        • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
      3. Glaze
        • 1/2 cup apricot preserves
        • 1 1/2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
        • 3 tablespoons finely chopped cilantro or flat-leaf parsley
        • 1 garlic clove, peeled, halved, germ removed, and grated on a Microplane grater
        • About 2 tablespoons canola or vegetable oil
        • Fleur de sel
        • Finely ground fresh black pepper

      Instructions:

      1. Place the pepper flakes in a small bowl and pour the boiling water over them. Let sit for 1 to 2 minutes to hydrate the flakes. Combine all the brine ingredients in a blender, or in a large bowl using an immersion/stick blender. Stir in the pepper flakes and the soaking water.
      2. Place the loin in an extra-large resealable plastic bag, pour the brine over the top, squeeze out any excess air from the bag, and close. Roll the bag to evenly coat the meat. Refrigerate for at least 6 hours, or up to 12.
      3. Preheat an indirect barbecue with a drip pan and fruitwood (preferably apple), a ceramic cooker with deflector plate and fruitwood (preferably apple), or a charcoal or gas grill with a box or packet of fruitwood (preferably apple) to 250°F.
      4. Combine all of the seasoning blend ingredients.
      5. Place all of the glaze ingredients in a jar with a tight-fitting lid and shake to combine. Set aside.
      6. Remove the loin from the brine and lightly pat dry with paper towels.
      7. Sprinkle the rub evenly on all sides.
      8. Using your hands or a brush, evenly, but lightly, coat the loin with canola oil.
      9. Insert a remove thermometer into the center of the meat.
      10. Place the loin in the cooker and cook until the internal temperature reaches 135°F, about 1 hour and 15 minutes.
      11. Give the glaze a quick shake to reincorporate any ingredients that may have settled. Brush the loin with the glaze and return to the cooker until the internal temperature reaches 145°F, about 15 minutes. At this point the meat will be slightly pink in the center; cook for an additional 5 to 10 minutes for more well-done.
      12. Pour about half of the remaining glaze on a cutting board and top with the loin. Let rest for 10 minutes.
      13. Slice the meat into 1/4-inch slices. Dredge the slices in the glaze, adding additional as needed to coat the exposed sides. Sprinkle with fleur de sel and pepper.

      Note:

      • If you are pressed for time, skip the brine! The glaze itself can create wonders.
      • Most ingredients can be found at your local supermarket, but if you do not have any equipment or uncommon ingredients at your disposable, do feel free to skip them.

      Featured photo credit: Glazed Pork Loin via thefoodcharlatan.com

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      Simple Hacks on How to Relieve Neck Pain Fast (and Naturally)

      Simple Hacks on How to Relieve Neck Pain Fast (and Naturally)

      There is very little in life as annoying or distracting as neck pain. Most people find that neck pain is temporary. What can you do if your neck pain seems chronic or if it comes and goes with no obvious source?

      Whether you have simply slept on your neck wrong or you are working late, hunched over a keyboard half the night, neck pain is, well, a pain in the neck!

      What most people are unaware of is that there are little known hacks that can help you find relief from neck pain fast and naturally. This means no pills or expensive exercise equipment to buy.

      How can you get relief from neck pain?

      There are several easy steps to follow to find the perfect hack for solving your neck pain fast and easy.

      How Did I End Up With This Pain in the Neck?

      Neck pain often has an I-was-looking-right-at-it source that we don’t recognize at first glance. Once you identify the source of the pain, you can take the best corrective measure, or several measures if need be!

      Ask yourself these questions to find a possible source:

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      • Do you spend much of the day sitting (desk job, typing, etc.)?
      • How old are your mattress and pillow?
      • How much exercise do you work into an average day?
      • How do you manage stress?
      • Have you been injured or in an accident (no matter how small) lately?

      Perhaps one last question to ask yourself might be, “Is my pain a regular occurrence, or is my neck pain something that has just cropped up?

      Once you know the answers to these questions, you can start searching for answers.

      Remedies for Neck Pain

      Once you know the source, try tapping into one (or several) of these solutions to start healing your neck pain now.

      1. Everyday Activities

      One of the important factors with neck pain will be your everyday activities. Other than an injury or accident, one of the largest factors for neck pain includes working overtime in an office and the stress that work entails[1].

      Due to the coronavirus, many people find themselves working from home, in kitchens, basements, using a barstool, and/or other equipment that was not designed for humans to spend hours on end, typing and looking at a computer screen.

      If you find that your neck pain has occurred during the past few months due to a job change, or if you suddenly began working from home, your issue may be due to ergonomics. Invest in an adjustable office chair to help make your workspace more neck-friendly.

      2. Age of Mattress and Pillow

      The age of your mattress and pillow should also be considered. Pillows, on average, should be changed every 3 years, and a mattress every 7-10 years. No matter how good or comfortable you think these items are, the truth is that they are hurting your neck and back with a lack of support.

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      A good mattress is well worth the investment, and pillows are always on sale, as well as wallet-friendly. If you haven’t tried them, a water-filled pillow can be comfortable for many people.

      3. Exercise/Movement/Stretching

      It’s that old exercise question that no one wants to hear. This time around, it has been difficult for many people to get in good exercise since they have been housebound due to the quarantine. There are plenty of ways to get in some good, old-fashioned exercise.

      Stretching exercises are even more important than before since many people do not get enough movement while sitting at home. There are hundreds of at-home exercise, dance, and yoga videos that require little to no equipment, so even if you’re a beginner, give it a go.

      4. Stress and Stress Management

      Stress is a hidden danger that robs more people of health than even most doctors realize. While everyone has stress, not everyone recognizes it, nor do they have a means of managing it. Exercise is one of the best ways to release stress, with meditation and yoga being the best ways to manage and relieve stress. All of these will remove tightness in the muscles and relieve neck pain.

      5. Accident or Injury

      If you have been involved in an accident or injured yourself lately (falling down, or having something fall on you, for example) and your neck pain began after this incident, you should speak with your doctor about this as soon as possible.

      6. On-Going Problem or Sudden Occurrence

      Finally, if your neck pain is something that has occurred recently, it could simply be that you slept on it wrong or turned your neck too hard. That will make this a very temporary condition. You can try some easy stretches for pain relief .

      An on-going problem, however, might respond better to some other alternative methods, including:

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      • Slowly moving and stretching your neck. Do not move too quickly or too far. Roll your head from side to side, shoulder to shoulder, to the front and to the back.
      • Ice packs work well for some people, while heat works best for others.
      • Be aware of how you use your cell phone or tablet. If you keep your neck bent downward for too long to look at it, you can develop an annoying pain called text-neck or tech-neck. Take breaks and look up to stretch those neck muscles.
      • Long hours driving can also be hard on the neck. Look from side to side as far as you can, as well as up and down to prevent a stiff neck.

       

      Still Have Tight Neck Muscles? 3 Tips for Finding Relief

      When tight neck muscles are not responding to the typical heat, ice, or massage treatments, you might want to give the following a try:

      1. Gua Sha

      This is an ancient Chinese practice that might seem a bit odd, but it works for many people. In this practice, a trained individual uses a spoon or other object and makes short strokes down the neck. It is believed that poor blood circulation causes it to become stagnant, if you will, and blocks the positive energy needed for life, called qi.

      Fresh blood will indeed allow oxygen and nutrients to feed the tissues in a given area, and one study found that gua sha worked where traditional methods, such as heat therapy, did not[2].

      2. Swimming

      You probably know that swimming is a terrific low-impact exercise that works wonders for those with back and knee pain, but did you know that it also works well for neck pain and tight muscles? It helps if the water is tepid and not cold, but even just floating on your back can offer tremendous relief since most of the body weight is suspended by the buoyancy of water.

      3. Chiropractic Massage

      Not your typical day spa massage, chiropractic massage is performed under the guidance of a chiropractor. A trained massage therapist will still do the massage, but this time, the chiropractor will have discussed your neck pain and any problems you might be having with them. Many people have found real relief from neck pain through chiropractic massage.

      The Best Treatment for Neck Pain

      When you need to find relief from neck pain and nothing you have tried previously seems to give you more than a few minutes of relief, spending some time with a chiropractor often times can fix this issue, and it doesn’t often return if you follow a healthy lifestyle.

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      I’m certain that many of you are thinking about those awful videos with those loud cracking noises you’ve seen on social media, or you are recalling a news story which might have suggested that allowing a chiropractor anywhere near your neck might be a health hazard[3]. Nothing could be further from the truth.

      You should try the other suggestions in this article before you head off to the chiropractor, but when all else fails, don’t let neck pain nag you day in and day out. Take steps to make an appointment, and you will be surprised at the results.

      What Can a Chiropractor Do for Neck Pain?

      Many people mistakenly believe that the only technique a chiropractor will use is a neck adjustment. Chiropractors are trained in a variety of methods that are designed to help you find the pain relief you are seeking.

      A few of the methods a chiropractor might use include:

      • Cervical Manual Traction
      • Flexion-Distraction
      • Cervical Mobilization
      • Ultrasound
      • Cervical Drop Technique
      • Trigger Point Therapy

      There are many more options, but your chiropractor should explain to you which techniques s/he intends to use and why[4]

      The Bottom Line

      If neck pain wreaks havoc in your life regularly, the best way to stop it is to identify the source and attack it from that angle.

      Getting plenty of exercises, having a proper posture, and buying an office chair that provides plenty of support, as well as a regular stretching program, will keep your neck strong and flexible for many years to come.

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      Featured photo credit: Christopher Campbell via unsplash.com

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