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World Salt Awareness Week

 

This week is “World Salt Awareness Week”


 
World Salt Awareness Week“World Salt Awareness Week” is held from Monday March 11th to Sunday 17th March. This year’s theme is Less Salt Please, showing how you can reduce the salt in your diet without compromising taste and flavour. For more information visit World Action on Salt website.

When it comes to awareness about salt (sodium) consumption, most of us know that consuming too much salt can hurt our health. “Too much sodium raises blood pressure, which is a major risk factor for heart disease and stroke,” says CDC Director Dr. Thomas R. Frieden

But for many people, the awareness stops there; they don’t realize where most of the salt they take in is coming from. Is it the salt shaker on the table or by the stove? Is it the salt that naturally occurs in foods? These are indeed the source of some of the salt Americans consume, but the greatest amount—about 65 percent–comes from packaged foods and restaurant items.

According to the CDC, 10 types of foods are responsible for more than 40 percent of people’s sodium intake: luncheon meats such as deli ham or turkey; pizza; poultry; soups; cheeseburgers and other sandwiches; pasta dishes; meat dishes such as meat loaf; and snack foods such as potato chips, pretzels and popcorn; and breads and rolls, which in themselves are not too high in sodium until you consider the amount that we typically eat of these products.[1]

You can lower your sodium intake by eating fresh, unprocessed foods, and reading product labels to select those lower in sodium. Talk to your healthcare provider about your sodium consumption. To learn more, visit cdc.gov/salt [2]
 
 
 
 
 
Source:

[1] March 11- 17 is World Salt Awareness Week 2013 rosecrest.org Copyright © IlluminAge AgeWise, 2013
[2] Salt Awareness Week 2013 heinzsight.com.au
 
 
 

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The FastDiet

 

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The “fast diet”, does it work? Is it possible to eat normally for five days a week then fast, not in the traditional sense, for two days and become slimmer and healthier as a result? Will this diet really reduce the risk of diabetes, heart disease and cancer?
 
 
 
 
Well if you believe the studies than the simple answer is Yes. Just by limiting your calorie intake for two nonconsecutive days each week, 500 calories for women and 600 for men, you’ll lose weight quickly and effortlessly with the FastDiet.
 
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Scientific trials of intermittent fasters have shown that it will not only help the pounds fly off, but also reduce your risk of a range of diseases from diabetes to cardiovascular disease and even cancer. “The scientific evidence is strong that intermittent fasting can improve health,” says Dr. Mark Mattson, Chief of the Laboratory of Neurosciences, National Institute on Aging, and Professor of Neuroscience, Johns Hopkins University.

This book brings together the results of new, groundbreaking research to create a dietary program that can be incorporated into your busy daily life, featuring:

• Forty 500 and 600 calorie meals that are quick and easy to make

• 8 pages of photos that show you what a typical “fasting meal” looks like

• The cutting-edge science behind the program

• A calorie counter that makes dieting easy

• And much more.

Far from being just another fad, the FastDiet is a radical new way of thinking about food, a lifestyle choice that could transform your health. This is your indispensable guide to simple and effective weight loss, without fuss or the need to endlessly deprive yourself.


 
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The FastDiet: Lose Weight, Stay Healthy, and Live Longer with the Simple Secret of Intermittent Fasting [Hardcover]

by: Michael Mosley (Author), Mimi Spencer (Author)

Amazon Price: $13.20
Kindle Edition: $10.99


 
 
 
 

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Nothing beats a failure but a try – (Thanks Mama)

 

Failure is not an option


 
15 Foods that boost Metabolism

Losing weight and getting healthy is typically every one’s New Year’s resolution, I know it’s mine. 

 

Sometimes it’s easier said then done. We start out with good intentions and somewhere along the line we falter.Not because we’re weak, because we’re bored.

 

This is the year I want everyone to make their resolution happen.

 

If it’s boring change it.If it’s to difficult start slow and take baby steps.

 

It’s all up to you.  Only you can change what needs to be changed.

 

Take the bull by the horns and lead him in the direction of health and happiness.

 

You know you can do it.  Please comment below with your stories.  I’d love to hear them.

 
 
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Goodbye summer……BIG hello to Fall

 

Hello Fall, welcome!

I have never been more happy to say the word “Goodbye” in my life.

California doesn’t usually get, what I call East Coast Summers. It’s been overwhelmingly hot,
humid and just down right sticky. Very uncommon for the West Coast.

This summer was the worst I can remember. It was the kind of heat that drained you of all your energy.

Well, no more FALL has arrived and I say WELCOME come on in and stay a while, a looooong while.

This is my favorite time of year. I love the “Hoilday Season,” the air is cool, crisp, clean and the leaves are changing (just beautiful).

I love thinking about sitting in the high school bleachers watching a Friday night football game drinking coffee or hot chocolate.

I’m in heaven right now.
 
 
 

 
Weight Watcher Guru Inspiring Fall Season Recipes Points Plus Cookbook (Weight Watcher Guru Series)
by: Candice J. Lewis

Amazon Price: $4.97


 
 
 
 
 

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August 19 – National Potato Day

 

Today is National Potato Day

Potatoes have been a popular part of diets around the world for centuries. They are an inexpensive and versatile veggie.

Did you know that more than 45 billion pounds of potatoes are harvested in the U.S. each year?
They are used to make a variety of different potato dishes. Potato salad and a baked potato are at the top of the list. My favorite is a good bowl of hot potato soup, but only if the weather is cold.

Potatoes are not only tasty—they’re good for you! Potatoes are loaded with vitamins and minerals. They contain high levels of important vitamins and minerals, such as vitamin C, potassium, and iron.

Today, enjoy potatoes prepared your favorite way to celebrate National Potato Day!
 
 
 
 

 
The Vegetarian Meat and Potatoes Cookbook (Non) [Paperback]
by: Robin Robertson

Amazon Price: $13.96


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Gold Box: New Deals. Every Day.

 

 
If you are looking for good Amazon deals and bargains, Gold Box is the place to come. They are your online one-stop shop for savings and specials on our products. Need a last-minute gift for your spouse, grandmother, or co-worker? You can find great deals from Amazon’s Gold Box regardless of whether you are looking for items for yourself or your family and friends.

The Deal of the Day features hand-picked daily deals with low prices on top electronic products, video games, tools, items for your kitchen and home, sporting goods, computer software, and more. Every day you will see the Gold Box Lightning Deals displaying limited-time deals at great prices; make sure you buy quickly because these deals will go away fast. The Best Deals include hundreds of items throughout Amazon to pique your interest for savings on HDTVs; movies or TV shows; fashion items like clothing, jewelry, and watches; toys; and magazines.

Gold Box is Amazon’s headquarters for great deals and specials; browse, shop, and save today. Come back often as our deals update daily.
 
 
 

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July 29 – National Chicken Wing Day

 
There are over a billion chicken wings consumed each year. Yummy!!

In 1977 Chicken Wings received their own day in Buffalo, New York when then Buffalo Mayor Stan Makowski proclaimed July 29 as National Chicken Wing Day. Thousands of pounds of chicken wings are consumed each week in Buffalo and around the world. [1]

Chicken Wings are prepared in a couple of different ways:

  • Hot wings are covered in a vinegar-based cayenne pepper sauce
  • Buffalo-style chicken wing sauce is composed of a vinegar-based cayenne pepper hot sauce and butter
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    Both are traditionally served with celery sticks and blue cheese dressing or ranch dressing.

    National Chicken Wing Day even has its own Facebook page.
     
    This is the recipes I used when I made my first batch of chicken wings. Enjoy the recipe!
     
    INGREDIENTS:

    1/2 pound butter, melted
    Tabasco Sauce — see note
    salt and pepper, to taste
    chicken wings
    celery sticks
    blue cheese or ranch salad dressing

    DIRECTIONS:

    Cut off wing tips and save for stock. Combine melted butter, Tabasco and salt and pepper. Divide the mixture, one part for raw wings and the other part for cooked wings. Coat raw wings in Tabasco mixture. Deep fry until golden and crisp on the outside, then coat cooked wings in Tabasco mixture again. Serve hot with celery sticks and blue cheese or ranch dressing.

    Note: use Tabasco sauce to taste, anywhere from 1/4 bottle to the whole bottle depending on the durability of your taste buds!
     
     
     
     
     
    Source: [1] National Chicken Wing Day (www.facebook.com)
     
     
     

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National Salsa Month – Recipe #10 – Minty Green Olive-Celery Salsa

 

 
 
 
Please enjoy the tenth recipe of the month for National Salsa Month: Minty Green Olive-Celery Salsa
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
300 Best Taco Recipes: From Tantalizing Tacos to Authentic Tortillas, Sauces, Cocktails and Salsas
 
 

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National Salsa Month – Recipe #9 – Charred Tomato Salsa

 

 
Please enjoy the ninth recipe of the month for National Salsa Month: Charred Tomato Salsa
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
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