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Did You Know – 02/25/2019

  1. Cranberries are great for stronger teeth. Apparently according to  the Oral Health Foundation the polyphenols dark-colored berries such as cranberries and blueberries are ale to prevent harmful bacteria from sticking you gums and teeth. They suggest eating these berries straight after a meal to make the most of the benefits. Source

 

2. Researchers from Northwestern University in the US have developed a wearable skin patch that can screen your sweat for potential diseases and health markers. It is not available for purchase as yet but a great idea and hopefully will not take too long to come on the market. Source

3.  Cheese is not only good for the soul it is also beneficial for the heart . An Australian study found a Mediterranean diet rich in cheese  can significantly boost health outcomes for those at risk of heart disease. They believe even more so than a low-fat diet. My nieces wife Franny will love this.❤️

 

4.  You may have heard that on average a person will swallow 8 spiders a year in your sleep. Probably not so. There is no scientific record of it ever actually happening. Spiders get most of the information about their surroundings through vibrations. Snoring, breathing and heartbeat will probably scare them away.

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5.  Pablo Picasso once said “When I was a child my Mother said to me, ‘If you become a soldier you will be a general. If you become a monk you will end up as the Pope’ . Well I became a painter and wound up as Picasso”

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My Isagenix Experience and Cleanse Day

 

I started my Isagenix program on Friday a week ago. I have to say the first few days took a bit of mind control. It was not that I was hungry, it was that I love my food, and am a nibbler so the two shakes for two meals was a bit of a mental struggle for me. Determined, I persevered and looked forward to my meal in the evening with a glass of wine of course. Protein and a plate full, and I mean a plate full of delicious salad, which included everything but the kitchen sink. Avocado, carrots, onions, spinach, lettuce, mung beans, beetroot, fresh broccoli, feta cheese, coriander, basil, parsley, chilies, covered with balsamic, and Lesley’s secret dressing which I will give to you at the end of this story. After an hour I would have a piece of fruit which last week was lychees. I ate around 6:30 PM so it would be at least 16 hours before I would start again. I guess you could say I am incorporating intermittent fasting with it if you count the hours between evening an morning meals.

Yesterday I did my cleanse day which involves drinking this concoction from Isagenix called “cleanse for life” every four hours with heaps of filtered water. I was drinking Kangen water of course.  It is not a laxative which entails purging  it is a cellular nourishing and detoxifying  powder which you drink with filtered water so you are not purging  you are actually supplying your cells with antioxidants and fabulous plant botanicals

Well, that was interesting because I mentally was not looking forward to it but once again determined to do it properly. I was surprised that although I struggled mentally for the first few hours I found I did not get hungry and as the day went on I really found myself not missing the food. The hardest bit was not having my evening meal but got through that with watching a J Lo movie and an Aussie movie then it was time for bed.

Now to my surprise I actually had a great nights sleep which I have not done in months and I feel energized and clear-headed which also was interesting as I thought I would have felt a little sluggish this morning but no, I feel fantastic.

Have I lost weight? I think so, I don’t have scales and have not stood on scales in years so I cannot prove it.  Body wise I do feel lighter if that is any indication and I do believe my clinging dress is not so clingy.

So on to the next week a few more distractions next week so will power required.

Oh, my secret recipe for my dressing well I think I will keep it a secret a little while longer.

 

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Performance Increases With Motivation / Canadian Meals On Wheels

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20 Meals From Costco For $120

I read this from a website called $5 meals .
If you are on a budget this has some great ideas.

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Did You Know – 06/04/2012


1. 25% of people have tweeted something they later regretted posting, according to mediabistro.co

2. Gout is the only arthritis where there is clear scientific evidence that a change in diet may help relieve the condition.


3. A 25 year study from the University of Michigan has found that the generation X men are more involved in all aspects of meal preparation from grocery shopping to cooking that their dads were. Modern men cook about eight meals a week and buy groceries more than once a week say researchers


4. According to US scientists the key ingredient in garlic is 100 times more powerful than two popular antibiotics at fighting one of the leading causes of food poisoning. Tests found that a compound in garlic can pierce the protective biofilm employed by the bug, which makes it harder to destroy. Researchers also found the compound works faster than the antibiotics. The discovery could lead to new treatments for raw and processed meats and food preparation surfaces which would reduce incidences of Campylobacter food poisoning – One of the most common food borne illnesses in the world.


5. 20% proportion of surveyed women in Australia who rate their man’s bedroom skills as 5 out of 10 or less and 16% give their men 10 out of 10.

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Businesses Offer Free Meals, Deals on Veterans Day

FORT MEADE, MD (Army News Service, Nov. 7, 2011) More than a dozen restaurant chains are offering free meals or specials to veterans and service members over the Veterans Day weekend and many other businesses are giving discounts in honor of military service.

Hundreds of inns across North America, along with bed and breakfast locations, are also offering free rooms the night before Veterans Day to those who have served in the military.

More than 500 innkeepers throughout the United States and Canada are participating in the “B&B for Vets” program by offering at least one room free to a veteran and guest.

Many of the bed and breakfast rooms have already been reserved, but as of Monday, vacancies still remained from Maine to Hawaii. For instance, rooms were available on Tybee Island, Ga., in Silverton, Colo., at Turtleback Farm in Washington state and at scores of other locations.

A full list of participating inns and B&B locations can be found at betterwaytostay.com. The free rooms are only for Thursday night, so that veterans and service members can wake up in the facility on Nov. 11.

Kathy Daaman, owner of the Waldo Emerson Inn, said her establishment in Kennebunk, Maine, is participating “just to help out and show our thanks to all the people who served.” She said although their free room is already reserved, discounts are being offered to veterans through Nov. 17.

Proof of veterans status may be requested by the inns, restaurants and other businesses offering specials, organizers point out. Such proof could range from a military identification card, to military discharge papers, to a universal access card issued by Veterans Affairs. Some businesses are even accepting a picture of the veteran in uniform.

In addition to freebies offered by businesses, the National Park Service is offering free admission Nov. 11-13 to service members and veterans at more than 100 locations across America.

The U.S. Army Band (Pershing’s Own) is offering free admission to its concert Friday night at DAR Constitution Hall in Washington, D.C. The concert features the legendary rock band Kansas. Free tickets can be obtained from Army Morale, Welfare and Recreation facilities.

If a free meal before the concert is desired, restaurant chains advise calling ahead to specific locations, because they warn that not all franchises honor the specials offered by their parent organizations.

FREE FOOD

Applebees—All veterans and active-duty military eat free from a limited menu on Veterans Day.

Chili’s—Veterans and service members can dine for free from a special six-item menu on Veterans Day.

Golden Corral—Military Appreciation Monday includes a free dinner, Nov. 14, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. for military retirees, veterans, and current service members.

Famous Dave’s—Offers for free or discounted meals on Veterans Day vary by location.

Hooters—All veterans and service members get 10 free wings with the purchase of a drink.

Krispy Kreme—A free donut is available for all service members, retirees and veterans.

McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood Restaurants—This Sunday, participating McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood Restaurants are offering a complimentary entree to vets from a special menu on a space-available basis. Online reservations are highly recommended.

Outback Steakhouse—Nov. 7-15, Outback will offer veterans and military a free Bloomin’ Onion and beverage

Subway Restaurants—Free six-inch sub or flatbread available to military vets on Veterans Day.

Texas Roadhouse—Free meals available to veterans from opening until 4 p.m. on Veterans Day.

T.G.I. Friday’s—Veterans and service members can buy one meal and get another free, Nov. 11-13.

UNO Chicago Grill—Nov. 7-15, UNO is offering a 19.43 percent discount on food and non-alcoholic beverage beverages to vets and military. The chain explains that 1943 was the year UNO invented the deep dish pizza.

Abuelo’s Mexican Food—Offers vary by region.

Buca di Beppo Italian Restaurants—Special offers for vets on Veterans Day.

RETAIL DEALS

Amazon.com—A free downloadable MP3 album includes 12 songs performed by military bands and ensembles from now through Veterans Day.

The Dollar General—Veterans, service members and their immediate families can receive a 10-percent discount with a Veterans Day coupon.

Home Depot—Offers a 10 percent discount to all veterans on Veterans Day. Home Depot offers a 10 percent discount year-round to active duty military and retirees.

Lowe’s—All veterans receive the 10 percent discount for purchases of up to $5,000. A 10 percent discount is available year-round to active-duty military and retirees.

Sam’s Club—Nov. 9-11, Sam’s Club will give away collapsible Hugo Canes on Veterans Day to military veterans who need them.

Seven-Eleven—On Nov. 11 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., veterans can get a free small Slurpee.

Cabela’s Outdoor Store—Employee discounts are being offered to all veterans, active-duty military and reserve-component troops, along with law-enforcement, fire and emergency-management personnel Nov.11-12. Discounts vary from 5 percent to 50 percent, depending on item.

Build-a-Bear Workshop—Members of the armed services, including the Coast Guard and ROTC, receive a 20 percent discount Nov. 11-15 on any one transaction at the workshop.

Fashion Bug—Offering 20 percent off all plus-size and misses clothing purchases with a copy of military ID or spouse’s military ID.

Sports Clips Haircuts—Offering free haircuts to active-military and veterans on Nov. 11.

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My Favorite – Meat Loaf.

This is one of my favorite meals. It is also one of my husbands favorite, although I don’t think I cook it quite as well as his Mother but I think that is the story with most husbands. No one cooks like Mum.
This meal is cheap to make, tasty, you can make more than one at a time and freeze one and most family members like meat loaf. It is great with potatoes, corn, sweet potato, asparagus anything that takes your fancy. Per slice it is not too many calories.
If you are on a strict budget this is a great choice. You can put cold meat loaf on sandwiches or in a plastic container with salad for lunch. If there is only two or three of you, the leftovers can be reheated for the next nights meal.

INGREDIENTS
Serves: Prep: 8min Cook: 1hr 5min Total: 1hr 23min
1 pound extra-lean ground round beef
8 ounces ground turkey breast
3/4 cup salsa
3/4 cup soft bread crumbs
1 cup chopped onions
1/2 cup whole kernel corn
1 egg, lightly beaten
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 1/2 teaspoons chili powder
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup reduced-sodium tomato sauce
1 tablespoon reduced-sodium ketchup
1 teaspoon sugar

DIRECTIONS
Preheat the oven to 350°F.
In a large bowl, combine the beef, turkey, salsa, bread crumbs, onions, corn, egg, garlic, chili powder, cumin, pepper, and salt. Mix well. Form into a loaf. Place in a 9″ x 5″ no-stick loaf pan.
In a small bowl, combine the tomato sauce, ketchup, and sugar. Spread over the top of the meat loaf. Cover with foil and bake for 1 hour, or until a meat thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the meat loaf reads 160°F. Uncover and bake for 5 minutes, or until the top browns slightly. Let stand for 10 minutes before slicing.

Recipe Notes
To freeze, remove the cooled cooked loaf from the pan. Wrap with a double layer of freezer-quality foil. To use, thaw overnight in the refrigerator. Bake the foil-wrapped loaf at 350°F for 20 minutes, or until hot.
NUTRITIONAL FACTS PER SERVING
CALORIES 149.7 CAL
FAT 3.5 G
SATURATED FAT 1.1 G
SODIUM 268.3 MG
CARBOHYDRATES 9.6 G
TOTAL SUGARS 3.1 G
DIETARY FIBER 1.5 G
PROTEIN 20.3 G

SOURCE: Prevention.com

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