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The menu for Chef Dane Catering and the food truck, week of Sept 28 – Oct 2, 2020

** Grilled Turkey Sandwich – bacon, havarti, tomato, mayo, cranberry sauce on grilled sourdough served with french fries or green salad… $11.95
** Vegetarian Black Bean Sliders – spinach, tomato, red onion, avocado, spicy roasted jalapeno mayo served with french fries or green salad … $10.95
** Beef & Lamb Gyro – ground beef and lamb, lettuce, tomato, tzatziki sauce on pita served with french fries or green salad… $10.95
** Bacon Cheddar Burger – lettuce, tomato, house sauce on a brioche bun served with french fries or salad … $11.95
** Kahlua Pulled Pork Sandwich– chipotle bbq sauce, pineapple coleslaw on brioche roll served with french fries or green salad … $11.95
** Everything Chili – chicken, pork, beef, navy beans, chickpeas, tomatoes, onions topped with shredded cheese … $9.95
** Harvest Salad – spiced apples, toasted pumpkin seeds, roasted squash, goat cheese, dijon vinaigrette…..$10.95 with grilled chicken $13.95
Fun Options:
** French Apple Cake – cinnamon glaze….$5.50
Fresh Baked Cookies – $20 per dozen
Butterscotch Rice Krispy Treats – $20 per dozen
Chicken Empanadas – $20 per dozen
Take ‘n Bake Selection:
** Keto Thai Peanut Chicken Bowl – sesame eggplant and stir fry vegetables…$12
** Halibut Cake – wasabi mashed potatoes, edamame salad, pickled ginger aioli… $18
**Broccoli Beef – top sirloin, sticky rice, soy glaze, sesame seeds… $13
** Keto Guinness Beef Stew (frozen) – celery, mushrooms, radishes, carrots, peas, cauliflower, savory gravy…. $10
** Tuna Casserole (frozen) – egg noodles, albacore tuna, peas, mushroom cream sauce, parmesan, garlic crumb crust… $10
** Chicken Bread Pudding (frozen) – artichoke hearts, muenster cheese, red peppers with dijon mustard cream sauce, roasted apples and carrots … $10
** Lime Curry Tofu Stirfry (frozen) – broccoli, red peppers, celery, carrots over brown rice …. $10
** Shepherd’s Pie (frozen) – ground beef and lamb, peas, carrots, onions in a savory sauce topped with creamy mashed potatoes … $10
** Chicken Mole Enchilada (frozen) – grilled chicken, cheddar cheese, corn tortillas, sesame seeds with black bean corn salad … $10
** Baked Spaghetti (frozen) – ground beef, marinara, parmesan with green beans … $10
** Chicken Pot Pie (frozen) – carrots, peas, onions, potatoes, homemade crust, sage gravy….$10
Truck Locations (visit website for specific addresses):
Monday – Seaview neighborhood, Edmonds – 5-5:45 p.m.
Monday – Faith Community Church by Hickman Park, Edmonds – 6:15-6:45 p.m.
Tuesday – Alderwood Business Center – 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Tuesday – Point Edwards – 4:30-6 p.m.
Wednesday – downtown Edmonds – 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Thursday – Esperance – 5-6 p.m.
Locations and online ordering links available at:

People Neglect Fear of COVID as Food Orders Outrush – http://www.newsgram.com/

If you are among those who are thrilled to once again see food delivery boys all around or plan to visit a restaurant and does not get a reservation or have to fight for one — as Covid-19 caseloads surge by nearly one lakh a day in India — mind you that this situation does not add up.

Why are people risking lives to satisfy their palate as India readies to become the top country with infected cases very soon (it crossed 60 lakh cases on Sunday), surpassing the US?

Is there an explanation as to why the online food delivery market has recovered to (and even grown beyond) pre-COVID levels in a number of large pockets in the country?

The answer is simple: To a large population, the coronavirus fear is now over, as they scramble to start living their weekend lives the way they used to be in the pre-COVID era.

Plus, top fine-dining restaurants and five-star hotels — from Marriott International to Grand Hyatt — are now taking orders for gourmet food with curated menus and innovative packaging via online delivery platforms like Swiggy and Zomato, delivering themselves from kitchen to your home.

Delhi and Mumbai are nearing full recovery (95 percent of pre-COVID) while metros such as Bengaluru, Hyderabad, and Chennai are a tad behind the curve (nearly 80 percent of pre-COVID), according to a new Zomato report.

“Some cities such as Kolkata, Patna, Jamshedpur, Ranchi, and Siliguri have recovered completely and have exceeded pre-COVID levels,” said Zomato CEO Deepinder Goyal.

In Delhi-NCR, affluent residential areas like DLF Phase 1 and 5 have recovered to 1.5 times of pre-COVID levels.

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In South Delhi, the average order value rose by 65 percent between February and September 2020. The food delivery business in South Delhi is back to 110 percent of pre-COVID levels.

Connaught Place bounced back to pre-COVID levels and some micro-localities within Central Delhi are at two times of pre-COVID levels, Zomato said last week.

According to Prabhu Ram, Head- Industry Intelligence Group (IIG), CMR, the Covid-19 pandemic has contributed to a rapid shift in consumer behavior and giving rise to an all-new normal’ consumer.

“After months of being socially isolated and with an urge to break free, consumers are slowly pivoting from being overly-cautious to experimenting with online food delivery,” Ram told IANS.

“With more gourmet cuisine now available for home order from premium restaurants and five-star hotels, consumers now have an irresistible palette of choices,” he added.

According to Zomato, the ongoing IPL-13 season and the subsequent festival season will help the rest of the metros and smaller cities to make a full recovery soon and resume growing over pre-COVID levels.

“With more premium restaurants, — restaurants where a meal for two may cost Rs 1,500 and above, now opening up to online delivery — a larger number of affluent consumers are embracing online ordering,” Goyal informed.

Overall spends on such premium restaurants have grown by over 25 percent over pre-COVID levels.

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As customers spend more time with their families, group ordering has become more relevant than ever.

Witnessing the trend, Swiggy recently launched Health Hub, a dedicated healthy food discovery destination on its main app.

With heightened health consciousness, increasing awareness around eating right, and growing demand for food among urban Indians, Swiggy worked with nutritionists and top restaurants in the country to enable curation of special health menus and dishes by restaurants.

Consumers have the ability to choose from gluten-free, high-protein, low-carb, organic, vegan, and keto meals across soups, salads, wraps, and desserts.

“There is a visible demand for healthy food choices by consumers and restaurants are seeking opportunities to innovate and stay relevant to these market changes,” said Vivek Sunder, COO, Swiggy.

“With the launch of Health Hub, we expect this trend of ordering healthy dishes to grow and more than double over the next 6 months”.

Also Read: Will Corona Wipe Out Lifestyles Boosted by 30 Years of Reform?

The food delivery marketing around being “contactless” has also appealed to the Indian consumers.

“This shift in consumer behavior is equally matched by outreach from online food delivery platforms, vouching for safety, hygiene, and all precautionary measures, including contactless deliveries,” Ram said. (IANS)

Why Am I Always Thirsty? – 9 Health Explanations for Excessive Thirst – GoodHousekeeping.com

There’s nothing more satisfying than downing a glass of cool water when your throat is seemingly on fire. But if you find yourself unable to quench that urgent sense of thirst — whether you’ve worked your way through eight or eighteen cups of water in a given day — there may be a larger issue at hand. Feeling super thirsty is totally normal if you’ve just powered your way through a long workout, have spent the day outside under a hot sun, or are working on upkeep around the house (dehydration can manifest itself in cramps or fatigue as well). But endless thirst isn’t something that anyone should be living with in the long run.

Many people sip on water throughout the day, thinking they’re sufficiently hydrated; but for the majority, the simplest explanation for feeling thirsty is just that they’re not drinking enough. “You want to aim for half of your body weight in ounces of water each day,” says Stefani Sassos, MS, RD, CDN, the Good Housekeeping Institute’s registered dietitian, highlighting a rule of thumb that most can stick to. “If you weigh 160 pounds, as an example, you’ll want to aim for about 80oz based on that math — just about 10 cups of water a day. Get from ounces to cups by simply dividing by eight, since 8oz is one cup.”

If you find that your water intake is close or even above that recommended benchmark, it’s time to consider other factors that have you reaching for your water bottle. Believe it or not, it’s a condition all its own: polydipsia. “It’s an excessive amount of not only thirst but drinking, and it indicates a pathology, which is much different than dehydration,” says Ron Weiss, M.D., a board-certified internist and assistant professor of clinical medicine at Rutgers’ New Jersey Medical School. Your diet may play a role in potentially developing polydipsia or related symptoms, certainly, as can other lifestyle factors; sometimes, thirst may be an indicator of a larger issue that requires a doctor’s help. Below, we review nine more common reasons for constantly feeling thirsty, plus expert tips to finally help you quench that thirst.

Reminder: Consult your physician right away if you’re experiencing excessive thirst as it could be a signal for an underlying condition.

You’ve recently moved or started a new hobby.

Let us explain: If you normally have had plenty to drink throughout your routine, but that routine has adapted in some way recently, it may require you to increase the amount of water you consume in a given day. Most often, people don’t account for weather changes, new exercise routines, or a change in career and new daily physicality into upping their water intake. In hotter climates where you may sweat more, or if you’ve recently started playing a new sport or joined a new club, it’s crucial to drink more throughout the day, Sassos explains — especially for seniors and the elderly.

You may want to reevaluate your water intake if you are experiencing these symptoms regularly:

  • Reduced sweating.
  • Reduced urine production.
  • Skin elasticity issues.
  • Confusion, lightheadedness, or fainting. (But first, talk to your doctor and make sure these symptoms aren’t due to a medical issue!)

You’ve recently started a new diet.

Especially one that’s angled for dramatic weight loss. “In general, low-carb or keto diets put you at greater risk for dehydration. Carbohydrates retain fluids and electrolytes, so when you drastically decrease the amount of carbs in your diet, that results in extra water being removed through your urine — or more trips to the bathroom,” says Sassos, who has previously declared keto diets as one of the worst diets for many more reasons.

If you’re new to a diet where you’re drastically reducing or eliminating a food group entirely, it’s important to remain focused on how much water you drink every day, because of that risk of low-carb diets leading to dehydration (and if left unchecked, kidney stones or constipation). “The most important thing, regardless of your diet, is to drink according to your thirst and listen to your body,” Sassos adds. “You can also look at your urine to gauge your hydration; you want to see a light lemonade or pale straw-type color, which indicates you are properly hydrated.”

You could be eating way too much salt.

It’s also important to take a closer look at the food you’re already eating. Just like your body processes excess glucose, your kidney processes excess salt and redirects it into your urine, which in turns pulls liquids away from your blood. “And then you would pee an excessive amount,” Dr. Weiss says, adding that this process can happen in as little as a few hours if you’ve eaten a high-sodium meal. “Then, your brain would make you feel thirsty, to take back free water.”

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While it’s natural (and good!) to drink lots of water after enjoying a salty meal, if you’re frequently eating meals that are overly high in sodium, chronic dehydration may not be the only condition you could battle later on. Overdoing it on sodium can lead to high-blood pressure over time, and may also lead to kidney or heart damage in the long run. The American Heart Association recommends that Americans eat less than 1,500mg of sodium each day, so if you already know you may be doubling or tripling that limit, talking to your primary care provider about a low-sodium diet is a good idea.

Think salt might be the culprit, but aren’t sure? Sassos advises doubling down on fruits and vegetables for a couple weeks to see if your frequent thirst disappears. “Fruits and vegetables naturally have a ton of water content and can help you reach your hydration goal without having to down an extra bottle,” she says. “Watermelon, celery, and cucumbers are some of my favorites, and all are over 90% water.”

You’re mistaking thirst for hunger.

We’re sure that you’ve heard that hunger can sometimes be mistaken for thirst, but did you know that the opposite is also true? “Many symptoms of dehydration, like fatigue and dizziness, can feel similar to feelings of hunger,” Sassos says. “It’s very important to listen to your body and get in touch with your hunger and thirst cues.”

If you’ve downed a few glasses of water and can’t get rid of the feeling that you should be drinking more, it might be time to reach for a snack or think about lunch or dinner. “But if you just had a balanced meal or snack… reach for a glass of water [first] to see if hydration is what you really need.”

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You could be fighting a bad case of dry mouth.

It may be due to new medication or because of high-blood pressure (or a myriad of other health reasons), but dry mouth can also be mistaken for thirst. Dr. Weiss points out that caffeine intake, smoking, and over-the-counter antihistamines or cold medicine can aggravate a case of dry mouth. But medical experts at the Mayo Clinic say that those suffering from dry mouth can get some relief by chewing sugar-free gum to stimulate saliva, in addition to sipping water as frequently as possible. There are medications that can help relieve dry mouth if neither of these solutions work.

You may be prediabetic or unknowingly suffering from type 2 diabetes.

When it comes to Dr. Weiss’s patients, he says that those who have complained of excessive, constant thirst often end up having complications related to diabetes. Mostly, type 2 diabetes, otherwise known as diabetes mellitus in the medical community, as the kidneys are under more stress to absorb excess glucose, Dr. Weiss explains. When the kidney can’t keep up, the glucose ends up in your urine, dragging water along with it, making you feel awfully dehydrated. It can happen quite regularly if your diabetes is undiagnosed or undetected.

You’re eating or drinking too many foods high in diuretics.

Diuretic foods (like celery or asparagus) or drinks can work to make you thirsty over time because they encourage more urination than usual. “Diuretics force sodium to be eliminated by your kidneys… it’s the laws of osmosis, so you lose water in the process, and then your brain signals that you need more water,” Dr. Weiss explains. When it comes to diuretic supplements, he says, “It’s the physician’s job to make sure the patient isn’t getting too much diuretic… It’d be drying them out, making them thirsty, if they were being overmedicated with diuretics.”

Sassos explains that caffeinated beverages are known to be mildly diuretic, and if you are drinking too much coffee or soda over the course of the day, it may trigger innate thirst. “I recommend no more than 400mg of caffeine daily for healthy adults, or less, if you’re sensitive to caffeine like I am,” she says. Alcohol is also a diuretic and can be equally harmful for your body, especially if you already aren’t getting enough water during the day.

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Your organs could have trouble processing water.

Sometimes, you can be drinking TOO much water — yes, really! “Overhydration is a real issue, though less common because normal healthy kidneys easily excrete excess water,” Sassos says. “It’s more common a problem for people who have kidney issues and can’t excrete urine normally.” If you have any chronic condition that affects your kidney, your doctor may have already spoken to you about adapting your hydration and beverages you should avoid (and if you haven’t had that discussion yet, it’s time!).

Kidneys aren’t the only organ that can influence your thirst and water regulation in your body. Dr. Weiss points out that your thyroid (which also can influence your appetite, temperature, and even your hair) can greatly impact how thirsty you feel if the gland’s hormone production is impacted. Hyperthyroidism and other thyroid issues can contribute to period irregularity and anxiety, among other things, all of which influences thirst. The National Institutes of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases also report that those with thyroid issues may also be more likely to suffer from type-1 diabetes, anemia, and other conditions, which may be the root cause of raging thirst.

You may be experiencing a rare hormone disorder.

It’s much more rare than having issues related to type 2 diabetes, but some individuals may develop a disorder that doctors know as diabetes insipidus, which triggers a sustained imbalance of fluids in your body. “It has to do with an inappropriately high production rate of a hormone called ADH, which stands for antidiuretic hormone, and how it affects your brain overall,” Dr. Weiss explains. “What this does is, it forces your kidney to dump water out of your body, beyond what’s appropriate; then, this hormone abnormality would force the person to seek water, like with a raging thirst. I’ve only confirmed it twice in my life, as it’s relatively rare.”

Those with diabetes insipidus would also be frequently urinating. But you wouldn’t be able to confirm the condition unless you discussed the issue and had a full set of blood work done by your provider — which hopefully would be in your plans long before you ever were worried about diabetes insipidus.

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Best Vegetarian/Vegan: Blue Bear | | journaltimes.com – Journal Times

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Blue Bear was voted Best Vegetarian/Vegan restaurant by Journal Times’ readers.

First place: Blue Bear, 2920 Taylor Ave., Racine, 262-583-3131, bluebeareats.com

Second place: Olde Madrid, 418 Sixth St., Racine

Third place: Chit Chaat, 550 State St., Racine

What makes your business the best in Racine County?

“Locally sourced form scratch menu” is not just a tagline for us. We’ve worked hard, together with local vendors, local farms and an amazing staff to create delicious food and drink menus friendly to all dietary restrictions.

Almost every thing on our menu is or can be made either vegan, keto or gluten free.

Seasonally rotating entrees and cocktails always keep things fresh and new whether its your first or 50th time dining with us.

With an all-day brunch menu filled with dishes from our house staples such as our Blue Bear Benedict, Garbage Pile Sandwich and Blue ‘Beary” pancakes, to our newer items like our blackened salmon or mushroom katsu bowls, you’ll always find something to satisfy any breakfast or lunch craving, savory or sweet.

6 Comfort-Food Dinners to Make in Your Instant Pot — All Under 500 Calories – LIVESTRONG.COM

Good for the soul and your healthy eating plan, these easy comfort food Instant Pot recipes will remind you of childhood.

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A warm, fuzzy blanket on a cold day. A cozy bubble bath. A bubbling pot of mac and cheese. Some things just about scream “comfort” the moment you feel, smell or taste them.

Comfort foods are a great way to reconnect to nostalgic and satisfying experiences around the table,” explains Rachel Fine, RD and owner of the nutrition counseling firm To The Pointe Nutrition in New York City.

Research proves this to be true: An October 2017 report in the International Journal of Gastronomy and Food Science found that when someone’s feeling lonely or isolated, comforting meals can serve as a reminder of positive social encounters they experienced in the past.

We’re not into feeling guilty about any food indulgences — and comfort foods can absolutely have a place in a meal plan, even a healthy one, Mary Stewart, RD, LD, the founder of Cultivate Nutrition, reminds us.

These comfort foods have the added benefit of making your meal plan more sustainable long-term because they include foods you enjoy so you won’t feel deprived, adds Michelle Hyman, RD, CDN, a dietitian at Simple Solutions Weight Loss. They also pack in plenty of satitating protein without as much fat as the traditional recipe.

So plug in your pressure cooker and slip on your softest sweater. It’s time to get cozy with these healthy Instant Pot comfort food recipes.

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1. Keto, Low-Carb and Gluten-Free Chicken and Dumplings

Thanks to the pressure cooker function, this comfort food recipe is a 30-minute meal.

  • Calories: 273

“Chicken soup, like this chicken and dumplings recipe, is my favorite Instant Pot comfort food,” Fine says. “It’s easy to sneak in a ton of nourishing options like colorful veggies and hearty fibrous grains like quinoa.”

This version is loaded with vitamin-rich carrots, celery and onions as well as plenty of protein by way of chicken. Feel free to follow Fine’s lead and trade the homemade dumpling dough for your favorite whole grain if you’re in a hurry.

Get the Keto, Low-Carb and Gluten-Free Chicken and Dumplings recipe and nutrition info at Wholesome Yum.

2. Instant Pot Turkey Chili

Try plain Greek yogurt instead of sour cream as the cool, heat-taming dollop on top of this chili recipe.

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  • Calories: 242

Healthy stews do exist, but chili is often high in calories and fat due to richer cuts of beef and higher-calorie flavor boosters like chocolate, beer or butter. And that’s before topping things off with decadent garnishes such as avocado, cheese or sour cream.

Here, ground turkey teams up with loads of lycopene-rich, heart-healthy tomatoes, fiber-filled beans and plenty of broth to stretch the meat. (Each bowl has a reasonable yet satisfying 3 ounces of turkey.)

3. Instant Pot Beef Stroganoff

You won’t even notice there’s no condensed soup in this beef stroganoff. In fact, it’s better without it!

  • Calories: 358

This hearty beef pasta uses a bit of butter and olive oil for flavor, but calls for whole-wheat egg noodles for more fiber and Greek yogurt instead of condensed soup for additional protein, less sodium and fewer additives.

If you’re craving even more color and flavor, toss in some produce. “My favorite savory comfort foods are creamy pasta dishes. I always add a green vegetable like broccoli or asparagus,” Stewart says.

Get the Instant Pot Beef Stroganoff recipe and nutrition info at Well Plated.

4. Healthy Instant Pot Mac and Cheese

All you need is one pot to create this hearty mac and cheese.

  • Calories: 414

This creamy mac and cheese gets a healthier twist with antioxidant-rich broccoli. Each serving packs 414 calories and 22 grams of protein.

To upgrade this classic even more, Fine suggests using lentil-based pasta (like Modern Table’s elbows).

“Lentil pasta has a neutral flavor and is packed with protein and fiber [13 grams and 6 grams, respectively, in the aforementioned Barilla pasta], both of which can help you feel more satisfied for longer periods of time than standard white pasta,” Fine says.

Get the Healthy Instant Pot Mac and Cheese recipe and nutrition info at The Girl on Bloor.

5. Instant Pot Turkey Bolognese

Pressure-cook the meat, vegetables and seasonings to savory, tender perfection in the Instant Pot.

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  • Calories: 376

Omit red wine, oil and butter to trim more than 500 calories from this bolognese dish, and reduce the saturated fat with ground turkey instead of ground beef.

To add more nutrition to this meal, consider using chickpea or lentil pasta in place of the whole-wheat noodles this recipe calls for.

6. Favorite Instant Pot Gumbo

Lentils replace all the meat, making this a vegan dinner, too, if you opt for vegetable broth for the base.

  • Calories: 230

To enjoy a taste of New Orleans no matter where you live — and in less than 30 minutes — try this Instant Pot gumbo. No sausage, shrimp or butter is required when you layer on flavor with a variety of seasonings and load up each bowl with aromatic veggies.

Instead of rice, enjoy your serving of spicy gumbo with cauliflower rice or Hyman’s pick: Whole grains. “Try brown rice, wild rice or quinoa instead of white rice in comfort food recipes,” she says.

Get the Favorite Instant Pot Gumbo recipe and nutrition info at Cotter Crunch.

New Denver Restaurants This Week | Westword – Westword

The Budlong Hot Chicken first surfaced in Denver in 2018 as a food truck from Chicago restaurateur Jared Leonard, who launched the brand there in 2016. After about a year at Zeppelin Station, the Budlong flew the coop — only to land at 81 South Pennsylvania Street this week. Leonard’s Nashville-style hot chicken eatery takes over the space previously occupied by American Grind, serving sandwiches in several heat levels along with fries, biscuits, collard greens and other sides from 11 a.m to 9 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. Leonard and his wife, Amanda, are also working on opening Campfire, a wood-fired restaurant in Evergreen.

Two coffee shops have reopened after recent time off. Mint & Serif closed in July 2019 at its original location at 11500 West Colfax Avenue to expand into a larger space three miles east. The move took longer than anticipated because of the pandemic, but the cafe is now back open with beer, wine and coffee drinks, along with a menu of breakfast burritos and sandwiches, pastries and other coffeehouse fare.

And in the Denver Tech Center, Crave Coffee Roasters has reopened after new owner Jenny Barzegar made some changes. Look for scratch-baked pastries to go with the house-roasted coffee; you can even try vegan and vegetarian dishes inspired by Barzegar’s childhood in Guatemala. Crave is now open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday.

Here’s our complete list of openings for the week of September 21 to September 27, 2020:

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The Budlong has landed next to Uncle on South Pennsylvania Street.

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Restaurants and Bars Opening in Denver This Week*
The Budlong Hot Chicken, 81 South Pennsylvania Street
Keto World Kitchen, 9447 Park Meadows Drive, Lone Tree
Manzo Lobster & Oyster Bar, 500 East 19th Avenue
Noodles Express, 703 South Colorado Boulevard
Taw Win Burmese Food, 1120 Yosemite Street

Restaurants Reopening This Week*
Crave Coffee Roasters, 5322 DTC Boulevard, Greenwood Village
Mint & Serif, 7310 West Colfax Avenue, Lakewood

*Or earlier, and not previously reported.

Do you know of any openings or closings not on our list? Let us know in the comments, or send an email to [email protected].

Zinrelo Loyalty Helps Keto Chow to Increase Average Order Value by 20.76% – PR.com

Keto Chow uses Zinrelo’s loyalty rewards platform to achieve phenomenal all-round growth.

Palo Alto, CA, September 26, 2020 –(PR.com)– Keto Chow launched their rewards program to improve customer retention and build a loyal customer base. Acquiring new customers was a two-step challenge. The biggest challenge was to get people to understand how a keto diet would help them. Hence, apart from developing a loyal customer base, Keto Chow’s rewards program was also focused on increasing their Average Order Value (AOV).

The Keto Chow Rewards offers customers multiple point earning opportunities with simple actions. The rewards program is structured to create a 360-degree engagement for purchases made on website, referrals, welcome bonus and social media engagement (Facebook and Twitter). The rewards program is tier-based, to accelerate the points earning capability. These earned points can be redeemed for attractive rewards. This ensured customer loyalty and therefore a stronger retention.

The targeted loyalty email campaigns witnessed an open rate 45.71%. That is 3.29 times the industry average of 13.90%. Similarly, the click rate was 10.65X higher than the industry average of 2.10%. This proved that the customer engagement was high which was apparent by the increased average order value.

“Zinrelo’s suggestion to target customers, to increase their average order value was instrumental for us. Our customers buy from us to follow a healthier keto lifestyle. Having a rewards program helps us keep them engaged and even gives us a simple way to encourage sharing Keto Chow with their friends,” commented Chris Bair, Founder at Keto Chow, “It is phenomenal to see an increase of 20.76% in average order value (AOV).”

In any business, improvement in customer engagement will improve the customer retention. Customer retention will further help derive higher revenues from these loyal customers. For Keto Chow, the increase in average order value and the customer retention directly resulted in 20.36% increase of repeat purchase revenues.

“The vital part of a customer loyalty program is to understand which aspects to focus on at a micro-targeted level,” said Samir Palnitkar, VP of Customer Success at Zinrelo. “Zinrelo’s data science approach can easily identify the key elements to prioritize and structure the program for optimal results.”

About Keto Chow:
Keto Chow was started in January 2015 by Chris Bair. Keto Chow came about because doing a Ketogenic diet can be hard to figure out, especially getting the correct electrolytes and the right macronutrient mix. Keto Chow was setup to make a nutritionally complete food with taste good enough for everyone to enjoy. It would make it easy to follow a keto diet. In January 2016, the business changed from a Sole Proprietorship to “Keto Chow, LLC.” Sales continued to increase and in September 2016 the operations moved out of the Bair house and into a warehouse in South Jordan, Utah and moved again to Draper in 2019.

About Zinrelo:
Zinrelo is a modern-day, loyalty rewards platform that maximizes repeat sales and per-customer revenue through 360-degree customer engagement. Zinrelo unlocks customer loyalty across multiple dimensions including transactional, social, referral, engagement, behavioral and emotional loyalty. It supports omni-channel deployments that span across ecommerce, physical stores, phone orders and more.

Zinrelo uses deep data analytics to create a custom, highly optimized loyalty program. Advanced machine learning algorithms are used to identify customer clusters and targeted campaign strategies for these segments. Hundreds of businesses are using Zinrelo to leapfrog their competition and gain market share. Zinrelo has been consistently rated as the top loyalty management software as reflected in the current ranking on G2 Crowd.

To launch a data driven loyalty program, contact Zinrelo at https://www.zinrelo.com/ or [email protected]

Peak BioBoost Reviews – Does Peak BioBoost Prebiotic Really Work? – San Francisco Examiner

Peak BioBoost is an amazing digestion support supplement by Peak Biome that has been designed to help you get rid of waste from your body more regularly and healthily. Since this formula consists of only natural ingredients and doesn’t contain any chemicals either, you can use it safely without the worry of negative side effects.

The best part is that all the ingredients in Peak BioBoost have been scientifically shown to be effective at improving your defecating habits. As per Peak Biome, Not only does this supplement relieve you of common digestive concerns like constipation and bloating, but it also provides other benefits such as stress relief and improved skin.

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If you too struggle with pooping healthily or have been noticing that your excretion has gotten very smelly, perhaps you should try this supplement. It is way better than laxatives for many reasons and claims to be one of the best digestion support supplements.

Peak BioBoost Review

A lot of people shy away from telling even their partner that they have not been able to poop regularly. Poop issues can arise due to several reasons ranging from eating too much to not eating healthy enough. Unfortunately, what a lot of people ignore is the fact that not excreting as you should, can overtime cause other troubles for your health as well.

This is why it is necessary that you improve your diet and do something about your digestive problems. After all, no one likes a surprise toilet session at a party or in a meeting. One product that can help you out if you have been struggling to defecate is Peak BioBoost. This is a prebiotic supplement that is rich in prebiotic ‘ghost’ fiber and contains natural ingredients such as flaxseed and acacia gum.

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Why Should You Buy Peak BioBoost?

Your grandma might have told you that the best way to improve your toilet habits is by eating well before bedtime and drinking more water. While timing your meals correctly and staying hydrated are two amazing ways to maintain good digestive health, sometimes they’re just not enough.

What’s more, if your granny also told you about some remedies for improving your intestinal condition, know that not all remedies suit everyone. In fact, while including more chia seeds in the diet can help some people poop better, for other people chia seeds can just cause diarrhea and lower their blood pressure too.

Then there are laxatives which are also applauded for their ability to improve your digestive health. Truth be told those come with chemicals that can cause negative side effects. What’s more, they are also unhealthy in the long run. All these pointers leave you with only one solution – including a natural supplement in your routine that is dependable and comes from a quality manufacturer. Peak BioBoost by Peak Biome is the perfect solution for your poop issues.

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How Does Peak BioBoost Work?

As per the official website, Peak BioBoost prebiotic basically does three things that help with getting rid of digestive troubles and poop problems. Take a look below to understand how this supplement works:

  1. Balances your gut

As mentioned above, this product is an abundant source of probiotics that can balance your gut health. Your gut houses two kinds of bacteria – good bacteria and bad bacteria. When the bad bacteria in your gut outperform good ones, there is an imbalance which can result in a disturbance in your digestive health.

This supplement balances your gut as it contains probiotics which in turn can improve your digestive health and help you get rid of constipation, bloating, and diarrhea. Therefore, you’re able to poop better and healthily without any strain.

  1. Relieves you of stress

Did you know that stress plays a major role in your defecation process as well? You might have noticed how when you’re trapped in an anxiety causing situation, you instantly start getting constipated. This is because of the relationship that your brain shares with your gut.

By providing stress relief, Peak BioBoost supplement helps you poop better because your gut and your brain are connected.

  1. Improves bowel movements

The third way this supplement benefits your defecation is by improving your bowel movements as there is a lot of fiber content that is found in the formula. You might have heard how by including more fiber in your diet, your food is able to pass through your intestines better.

This is completely true and exactly what this formula does. Its fiber content helps collected waste pass through your body and out of it easily.

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Peak BioBoost Ingredients

The natural supplement ensures that you can easily use it even if you are following a keto diet. You can mix this powder in any food such as your oatmeal, or your smoothie. Coming to its composition, below is a look at its ingredients:

  1. Fructooligosaccharides (FOS)

These are helpful probiotics that increase microbiota production in your GI tract and colon. They help prevent inflammation and other diseases along with boosting the immunity of your intestine.

  1. Acacia gum

This ingredient in Peak BioBoost powder reduces IBS symptoms and can also support weight loss.

  1. Insulin

Insulin increases your body’s ability to grow healthy bacteria and it also helps with nutrient absorption. Furthermore, it can reduce your appetite and regulate healthy bowel movements.

  1. Magnesium citrate

Magnesium citrate stabilizes blood sugar levels as well as helps with Crohn’s disease, Celiac disease and other GI diseases.

  1. XOS

The last ingredient of this formula, XOS can nourish certain helpful bacteria in your digestive tract and relieve constipation.

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Features Of Peak BioBoost Supplement

There are definitely many characteristics of the supplement that make it an option that you can try without any doubts. That being said, the official website lists some of the best features of Peak BioBoost:

  1. It has an excellent composition

The formula is vegan and vegetarian friendly and does not consist of any harmful ingredients like chemicals or stimulants. In fact, all the ingredients are completely natural with probiotics being at the center seat.

The plant-based formula is also free of dairy which is an allergen for a lot of people. It doesn’t comprise of any artificial, synthetic, low quality flavors or ingredients either for the purpose of reducing the price. All this makes sure that the product works effectively and safely.

  1. Using this product is super simple

Another reason why including Peak BioBoost prebiotic in your diet is a good idea is because you can use it without having to put in much effort. It is not available as a capsule but as a powder which you can mix easily in different beverages and foods.

The best part is that there is no taste associated with this powder which means that it will not alter the taste of whatever food you add it too. The powder is properly soluble and doesn’t form clumps either.

  1. Your purchase comes with a money back guarantee

You don’t have any reason to worry if the product doesn’t work for you. This is because it is backed by a solid money back guarantee which means that if it doesn’t show satisfactory results, you have the option to contact the customer support team, return the bottle, and request to get your money back.

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Other Benefits Of Peak BioBoost

As per mypeakbiome.com, there are quite a few ways this supplement can improve your health other than helping improve your digestion and your poop. Its primary purpose is to help you poop regularly and to make your poop less smelly and sticky. It also improves the consistency of your feces. That being covered, below is a look at the other benefits that you may drive from the regular use of Peak BioBoost prebiotic: (individual results may vary)

  1. By getting rid of waste in your body, the product improves your skin’s condition, making it more radiant and clearer.
  2. It improves your joint health, reducing pain in the joints and improving their mobility.
  3. Your cognitive abilities are also sharpened as stress is relieved and anxiety is tackled. You’re able to focus better and your mental acuity improves.
  4. Your heart health also benefits when you are relieved from stress and digestive troubles.
  5. You might be able to lose weight by being able to get rid of a lot of stored poop that has accumulated in your body overtime.
  6. Last but not least, this supplement also improves your energy levels by getting rid of bloating and improving your overall digestive health.

Where to Buy Peak BioBoost? Pricing and Refund Policy!

Peak BioBoost supplement is available for purchase only on the official website of Peak Biome – visit www.mypeakbiome.com. As for the cost and available packages, refer below:

• 1 jar costs $49.95

• 3 jars at $34.95 each

• 6 jars at $29.95 each

As mentioned above, there’s a money-back guarantee of 365-days. So basically you have almost a year to decide whether this product works for you or not.

Peak BioBoost Reviews – Conclusion

Peak BioBoost is one product that you can choose if you are struggling with poop problems. Not only does it improve your digestive and gut health, but it also improves your joint health and your skin’s condition along with making you more energetic.

Clearly, by improving your poop situation, you can improve your entire lifestyle. Since this is a natural product that is also of a high quality, and you can conveniently include it in your routine too, you should definitely give it a try.

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Masaba Gupta calls salad cheal meal; reveals she follows ayurvedic food principles – Republic World – Republic World

On Friday night, Masaba Gupta took to her Instagram and posted a picture of her dinner platter. The pic showed that Masaba opted for some kale, pumpkin seeds, apple, pomegranate and dried cranberries. Masaba expressed that she whipped up the ‘quickest, yummiest and crunchiest’ salad in between work calls. More so, the designer also revealed that she follows ‘ayurvedic food principles’. 

“Ayurvedic principle of warm, cooked food. But I was really craving this” she wrote. This is not the first time when Masaba shared her diet and fitness tips on social media. The actor time and again keeps sharing glimpses of her food and diet routine. 

Masaba follows ayurvedic food principles 

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Masaba Gupta’s diet 

Earlier this week, Masaba munched on a pizza with extra roasted garlic and green chillies. Sharing a picture of the same, she wrote, “What are Sunday’s for? Long, warm, luxurious Bourbon Vanilla baths, being generous with all the delicious skincare I’ve been hoarding for months and finally tucking into bed with that Pizza I’ve been thinking of all week! (with extra roasted garlic & green chillies)”. Along with the pizzas, Masaba also had some blackberries, cranberries and pomegranate. 

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Recently, Masaba Gupta also expressed that her PCOD has nearly vanished. She indulged in a ‘Question and Answer’ session on Instagram and replied to fans’ queries. A user asked, “Are you doing the 16 hours fast every day? How do you feel?”. Soon, Masaba Gupta replied that she feels great and added that she has more energy, more clarity, no acidity. More so, Gupta wrote, “My PCOD etc has nearly vanished.”

When another fan asked, “How do you deal with PCOD? I have PCOD for 7 years now and it just gets worse”, Masaba wrote, “Lose weight!! It’s the best way! But pls do it in a safe & slow way.” She added, “Do not get on some crap fad diet especially Keto-it messed my body up.”

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On the work front, Masaba Gupta was last seen in the Netflix series, Masaba Masaba. The show entails the story of how Bollywood fashion designer Masaba Gupta runs her business in the world of fashion and also manages her family. She then embarks on a new journey when she dips her toes in the dating world. The show stars actors Rytasha Rathore, Neena Gupta, Masaba Gupta and Neil Bhopalam in the lead roles. The series garnered positive reviews from fans. 

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Weight loss: Drinking this twice a day can help shed belly fat fast – Express

Weight loss is often associated with intense exercise and extreme dieting but adding a certain drink into your diet could help you not only lose weight but also help to suppress your appetite. Dr Deborah Lee, Dr Fox Online Pharmacy has shared with Express.co.uk how drinking apple cider vinegar daily could help you lose weight fast. 

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Apple cider vinegar is a popular condiment regularly used in cooking as well as baking. 

It is made from fermented apples – this means covering chopped apples with water and leaving them at room temperature until the natural sugars ferment.

Used as a health tonic for thousands of years, the benefits from drinking it daily include weight loss and reduced hunger. 

Dr Deborah Lee explains: “Most research on the effects of ACV on weight loss has been done in animals, with relatively few human studies, but some have had promising results.

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Weight loss: Drinking this twice a day can help shed belly fat fast

Weight loss: Drinking this twice a day can help shed belly fat fast (Image: Getty)

The benefits from drinking it daily include weight loss and reduced hunger

The benefits from drinking it daily include weight loss and reduced hunger (Image: Getty)

“Several human studies have shown ACV reduces appetite, improves satiety, helps regulate blood glucose levels, and interferes with fat deposition and storage.”

Apple cider vinegar helps the stomach to empty more slowly. This means there is a small reduction in insulin levels which according to the expert, “means you feel fuller for longer and are less likely to get sweet food cravings.”

However the expert explains that drinking apple cider vinegar alone will not result in weight loss.

Deborah said: “ACV can only aid weight loss if you also follow a calorie-restricted diet and increase your physical exercise.”

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Those who wish to try apple cider vinegar for weight loss should also research what one they buy as some contain higher amounts of acetic acid as well as containing lots of preservatives.

The acetic acid in apple cider vinegar is known to aid weight loss in several different ways.

This includes lowering blood sugar levels which can help aid weight loss.

The expert continued: “If you buy apple cider vinegar as a liquid, look for an organic, unfiltered product. Organic because it will be free from preservatives and pesticides. 

One tablespoon which is around 15ml of vinegar contains about three calories and no carbohydrates

One tablespoon which is around 15ml of vinegar contains about three calories and no carbohydrates (Image: Getty)

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“Unfiltered because during the production process, apples are fermented. If the pulp is filtered, the pulp residue called ‘mother’ is removed. This contains healthy bacteria and enzymes, good for your microbiome.”

The tonic should also always be diluted in water and Debroah recommends drinking it twice a day.

Only a small amount of vinegar is needed to show results and it has been proven to help reduce belly fat.

She added: “Always dilute 15ml in 500 ml of water and drink 250 ml morning and night before a meal.”

Apple cider vinegar has been associated with weight loss for many years

Apple cider vinegar has been associated with weight loss for many years (Image: Getty)

One tablespoon which is around 15ml of vinegar contains about three calories and no carbohydrates.

Drinking apple cider vinegar straight can cause damage to the tooth enamel as well as damage to the oesophagus. 

However there is a secret way to incorporate the vinegar into your diet without having to face the nasty taste or smell.

Deborah said: “There seems to be no difference in the bioavailability between the capsules or the liquid. If you prefer to take apple cider vinegar capsules instead, take two-six capsules per day, taking two capsules before each starchy meal.”

Although the benefits of apple cider vinegar extend weight loss, results can take up to 12 weeks to see and the expert recommends pairing the tonic with a healthy balanced diet.