People are not always expecting, providing, or receiving high-quality products and services. Sometimes a business deal or a commitment involves (consciously or unconsciously) attaining a low-quality or average outcome. This is known as Kakonomics.
For many people, the concept of 'mediocre' is good enough, as the price or effort to be of a superior or high-standard is not worth it, or is inconvenient.
It emphasises values of hospitality, neighbourliness, intercultural dialogue and creativity, and a way of life guided by respect for diversity.
Shared family meals help people eat well and avoid excess, while the TV dinner habit is linked to obesity.
It involves a set of skills, knowledge, rituals, symbols and traditions concerning crops, harvesting, fishing, animal husbandry, conservation, processing, cooking and particularly the sharing and consumption of food.
Studies show that coconut oil increases harmful cholesterol (LDL -low-density lipoprotein) and beneficial cholesterol (HDL - high-density lipoprotein). They also contain a high amount of lauric acid, which raises HDL levels in the blood more than LDL levels.
But lauric acid is not that healthy. It is categorized as a C12 fatty acid and is at the limit of a medium-chain fatty acid. Roughly 70% of C12s act as long-chain fatty acids, which are stored in the liver as fat, and over time, can cause nonalcoholic fatty liver disease.
The heart-healthy Mediterranean diet is a healthy eating plan based on typical foods and recipes of Mediterranean-style cooking. Here's how to adopt the Mediterranean diet. By Mayo Clinic Staff If you're looking for a heart-healthy eating plan, the Mediterranean diet might be right for you.