Thanksgiving Desserts

Thanksgiving Desserts: What is your favorite?

Thanksgiving is full of wonderful dishes. Roast turkey, mashed potatoes… But when it comes to the Thanksgiving dessert table, there is one dessert it would not be complete without pie. This time of year, the choice is almost always a difficult one between apple and pumpkin. Before the debate reaches a fever pitch, we’ve decided to settle this dispute of seasonal sweets once and for all by pitting the competition against each other. So, what is your favorite Thanksgiving dessert: Pumpkin pie or apple pie?

Thanksgiving Desserts

Pumpkin Pie

The base of pumpkin pie, the pumpkin, is a plant that is native to, expectedly, North America. The early nineteenth century witnessed the solidification of pumpkin pie as a Thanksgiving dinner necessity. It is so popular that it has even poems about it. John Greenleaf Whittier, one of the most famous American poets, dedicated one of his poems to the greatness of pumpkin pie, titled “The Pumpkin.” Nowhere else in history do we see a food elevated from the status of a dessert to a symbol for beauty, hope, progress and all that is good in the world. It is impossible to compare other pies to pumpkin pie because they are not even in the same family. The foundation of all other pies is to have a taste of a nice dessert. With pumpkin pie, you taste history.

When it comes to the nutrition facts, it is not as decadently dressed as apple pie, so you receive more of the fruit’s nutrients— antioxidants like vitamins A and C, iron and calcium. Each piece has a whopping 43 grams less sugar than apple pie and a surprising five grams of protein. That’s pretty decent for a dessert.

Apple Pie

Have you ever heard the saying, “It’s as American as apple pie?” Well, that is because no other dessert is more quintessentially American than the grand old apple pie. Apple pie is a warming symbol of peace, prosperity, and patriotism. According to Global Emissary when asked by journalists why they were going to war, American soldiers bound for the Atlantic or Pacific theaters of World War II would answer, “For Mom and apple pie.” Pie Town in New Mexico even took its name in honor of the apple pie. This is why there is no other dessert that will fill you with thankfulness like apple pie.

Apples are a low-calorie, high-fiber fruit rich in important antioxidants. Introducing the double crust, sugar, and butter of an apple pie, however, mitigates many of the fruit’s nutritional benefits. A slice of apple pie this turkey day will deliver more calories than two bags of Skittles.

Pumpkin Pie or Apple Pie?

Obviously, both are frontrunners on the dessert table. Both desserts seem to find their way into the holiday repertoires and we are left with the difficult decision of choosing the superior pie. Will you go with a slice of All-American apple or stick with the seasonal sensation, pumpkin? It’s a tough choice, isn’t it??

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traveling alone

Do you prefer traveling alone or with friends?

You have to think about whether you will be traveling with friends or alone when you are planning for a new trip during an holiday. Both has its own merits and disadvantages. The choice depends on many factors as we will see in the coming paragraphs. We will also ask your opinion: Do you prefer traveling alone or with friends?

traveling alone

Traveling Alone

Many people choose to travel alone when they are planning for their new adventure. As in traveling with friends, it depends on several factors. If you are traveling alone, you can be free when you are planning what to do during your trip. For example, if you want to go sightseeing in the bazaar of the city you are visiting, you would not have to ask anybody if that is OK with them. Also, if you are alone, you can stay wherever you want and eat whenever you want without having to consider others. However, being alone on a travel may have its disadvantages, too. Being alone on a trip means you are paying for all the stuff you are experiencing. That might result in a shortened or truncated experience if you are low on cash. But if you don’t have that problem, then being alone might be the case for you.

Traveling with Friends

While some people prefer being alone on a trip, others want the company of their friends. People traveling with friends have several common things in their minds. First of all, you do not have to pay for all the stuff by yourself on the trip and thus, share the expenses with your friends. Also, if you do not know the place you are visiting so well, you can benefit from your friends’ knowledge. Yet, traveling with friends is not all advantageous as is traveling alone. When you are with friends on a trip, you have to decide all your next moves together. Any different voice may cause disputes in the group. And, that might run down the experience. But, if you are sure that you are traveling with the like-minded people, then it would be no problem for you.

So, please let us know which one do you prefer. Which one do you think is more enjoyable, traveling with friends or alone? Also, let us know what you are using when traveling. Do you use your own car or use mass transportation while traveling?

Do you prefer traveling alone or with friends?

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swimming in the pool

Would you prefer swimming in the pool or in the sea?

Swimming in the pool or in the sea is the best way to cool yourself in hot summer days. Of course, there are different factors that change the reasons for everyone’s preference. Whereas only the existence of their children is enough to decide for some, lack of confidence to their swimming skills is the key factor on selection for others.

swimming in the pool

Swimming in the Sea

• As a result of numerous studies, seawater is the closest fluid to contents found in human blood. It contains calcium carbonate, sulfate, potassium chloride, magnesium chloride, and magnesium sulfate.

• Seawater has been long known as the cure for many bacterial, allergic, and skin related problems of the human body. Besides, it has the features of cleansing the sinuses and opening the nose.

• Since the seawater is salty, the buoyant force of it is higher. This is why swimming in the sea can be more helpful in the learning process. However, the existence of the waves can turn the tables. Whereas the waves can be a nightmare for the beginners, the effort against the waves is friends of the sports lover for letting them burn more calories.

• According to the Global Report on Drowning of World Health Organization, more than 372.000 people die each year from drowning, and a very big part of these accidents occurs in the seas. Although it is not related to being a beginner or a good performer, swimming in the sea can be more frightening and deterrent for beginners.

Swimming in the Pool

• Although the buoyant force of the sea water is higher than the pool due to the salt, the determined boundaries of the pool reduce the risks. For this reason, it is more effective for some to exercise in a pool while learning to swim. Even, compared to waveless sea water, the calorie burning can be more due to the less buoyant force.

• Swimming in the pool is generally safer; all pools have certain standards that they must follow. The depth is always indicated, the lifeguard waits by the pool and can intervene if an emergency occurs.

• It is possible to swim more controlled because the height and depth of the pool are determined. So it is easier to calculate how many meters you swim. The wave of the sea, its depth, and its vastness can prevent you from being aware of how systematically you swim. Such factors can make you burn more calories and get in shape while you are in the pool.

• Because the pool is artificially created water, hygienic threats are more obvious. Pools are the areas where bacteria can rapidly grow. Although it is cleaned properly, the pool has standing water in it and it is used by many people at the same time. That is why you cannot mention 100% cleanliness of a pool.

Which one is your preference: swimming in the pool or in the sea?

So after the discussion, we would like to hear from you about your preferences. Let us know your preference and plans for your next holiday!

Do you usually prefer swimming in the pool or in the sea?

For your next holiday, are you planning to swim in the pool or in the sea?

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