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The Best Way to Live Longer

To all smokers, please take note that there are over 70,000 scientific articles to prove that smoking damages your heart, lungs, esophagus, stomach, bowels, prostate, and predisposes you to all kinds of cancers. Each year, smoking-related illnesses are the number one cause of death in the Philippines. What is worse is that smokers actually hurt the non-smokers around them by letting them inhale its toxic fumes. A study by the Food and Nutrition Research Institutes shows that 47% of Filipino males, and 16% of females are smokers, one of the highest worldwide. Moreover, 33% of our minors are smokers already by age fourteen.

So, what’s the best way to live longer? Don’t smoke, period. It will save you from so much heartache and pain.

Food for the Family

What about leftovers?

There are times when we cannot avoid having leftovers. When a member of the family fails to come home at mealtime or when the family decides to eat out during untimely occasions when food has been prepared at home, food may be left over for the next meal. To throw away the food is a waste. But what can you do with that?

No need to be discouraged. When a little ingenuity and imagination any leftover food can be used for another meal. The important thing to remember when dealing with leftovers is to change their form. A dish of reheated vegetables tastes flat and is devoid of appetite appeal. But wash them and make them into a golden omelet and you something for the family.

You can do something mashed or sieved vegetables. You can turn them into soups, croquettes, or fritters. Starchy vegetables such as legumes and cereals as well as paste foods like macaroni and noodles lend themselves to such dishes as loaves, dumplings, or roast.

Some good amount of baked beans …

Ceramic Fiber Insulation

A firebox in a stove emits fire, which produces heat. A wood stove controls the heat direction and prevents the firebox from having direct contact with the top of the stove. An important component of a wood stove is a baffle. Some wood stoves contain a ceramic fiber blanket between the baffle and the top of the stove.

Baffles control how a stove works in more ways than one. Besides creating a barrier between the fire and the top of the stove, they direct smoke and gases towards the stovepipe. In addition, the baffle helps to create secondary combustion inside the stove, which makes the stove more energy efficient and prevents smoke from coming out when the stove door is opened.

You should be cautious when operating wood stoves, because they are aligned with fibers that emit toxic emissions when exposed to heat. If you regularly operate wood stoves, it is advisable to wear a mask or take long breaks after operating the stove.

Other Considerations
Intense heat produce…