HOW TO LIVE LONGER

Simple trick revealed

Walter Eagle

HOW TO LIVE LONGER

Recent studies have shown a direct link between a really simple trick and the length of time people live for. The trick may require a little practice but, believe me folks, it's well worth mastering, and can genuinely add years to your life.

When you breath in, you are filling your lungs with air. The air contains a mixture of various things - chemists call these 'gases' - such as oxygen, nitrogen, helium etc. By far the biggest proportion is the nitrogen, with the precious oxygen only making up just over 20%. But that 20% is enough. The oxygen moves from your lungs in to your bloodstream and fuels all your other activities for muscles, nerves etc. Your lungs are designed not to let the nitrogen and other stuff move in that direction - pretty neat, huh?

However, they do allow stuff to move in the other direction. That's right, out of your bloodstream and in to your lungs, taking up the space that the oxygen has left. The big player in this move is almost entirely stuff called carbon dioxide. Your body needs to get rid of this. It's like the exhaust from all the little engines in your body.

The Only Tip You NeedAnd here's the tip: you need to allow all those bad airs - malos aires - to escape from your body entirely. In other words, you need to breathe them out. This is the essential bit. It's no good just breathing in. You must rehearse this second part, breathing out, until it becomes second nature. Get a friend to help when you start practising. Support, physical and emotional, can be invaluable when acquiring a new skill like this. We suggest doing the breathing out alternately to the breathing in. First one, then the other. Recent medical tests have shown that people who only breathe in have a life expectancy of no more than 5 or 10 minutes at most. Those who suck in and blow out can live for many years. Which gives them time to read more advice just like this.

THERE'S AN EASIER WAY TO CUT CAULIFLOWER

Australia had it right all along

Walter Eagle

THERE'S AN EASIER WAY TO CUT CAULIFLOWER

If, like me, you’ve been cutting cauliflower from the florets down your whole life, you probably assumed that those annoying rubbly bits that get everywhere were just part of the deal. They’re not. Thankfully, you can easily banish them for good—just turn that crown upside-down.

The Only Tip You NeedThe Only Tip You Need

As it turns out, cutting around the stem with your knife eliminates all of the more annoying things about cauliflower prep. Once you’ve separated the stem from the crown, it’s super easy to break the florets down into the desired size, which Ina Garten demonstrates in a video here.

Based on the comments, loads of people out there have always cut cauliflower this way and are thoroughly pleased to tell you so. I’ll admit that, in hindsight, it’s painfully obvious that this is the best way to cut up cauliflower. But that’s the best thing about cooking: no matter how much I think I know, there’s always room for something new.