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Thought for the day

Thursday, June 30, 2011

“The manner in which one endures what must be endured is more important than the thing that must be endured.”
—DEAN ACHESON, U.S. secretary of state

  
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MOM4407 6/30/2011 8:07AM

    emoticon great advice

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RIDLEYRIDER 6/30/2011 7:26AM

  You've got that right! emoticon emoticon

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LADYRH 6/30/2011 6:05AM

    emoticon so true

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BAD & GOOD #10

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

BAD Stone Cold
Cold Stone Creamery's Oh Fudge? shake (chocolate ice cream, milk and fudge syrup) starts at 1,250 calories for the "Like It" (16 oz.) size. That's more than a large (32 oz.) McDonald's Triple Thick Chocolate Shake. The "Love It" (20 oz.) has 1,660 calories and the "Gotta Have It" (24 oz.) reaches 1,920 calories (an entire day's worth) and 69 grams of saturated fat (3-1/2 days worth). It's two 16 oz. T-bone steaks plus a buttered baked potato, all blended into a handy 24 oz. cup.

GOOD Leafy Greens
Don't miss out on powerhouse greens like kale, collards, spinach, turnip greens, mustard greens, and Swiss chard. These standout leafy greens are jam-packed with vitamins A, C, and K, folate, potassium, magnesium, calcium, iron, lutein, and fiber. Serve with a splash of lemon juice or red wine vinegar.

This and the previous 9 blogs have been brought to you courtesy of Nutrition Action Newsletter.

I don't know about you, but these were sure an eye-opener for me!

  
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DDOORN 6/29/2011 8:52AM

    LOVE Nutrition Action! Have been to cheap to subscribe to it lately, but always impressed by their content!

Don

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BAD & GOOD #9

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

BAD Extreme Ice Cream
An average half-cup serving of Haagen-Dazs ice cream squeezes half-a-day's saturated fat and a third of a day's cholesterol into your artery walls and makes a 300-calorie-down-payment on your next set of fat cells-if you can stop at a petite half-cup!

GOOD Butternut Squash
Steam a sliced squash or buy peeled, diced butternut squash at the supermarket that's ready to go into the oven, a stir-fry, or a soup. It's an easy way to get payloads of vitamins A and C and fiber.

  
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55WALKER 6/28/2011 2:30PM

    My favorite "ice cream" is frozen banana. Whirl it up in a blender or just slice it and eat it. Great sprinkled with unsweetened cocoa powder.

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WALIDGAZALA 6/28/2011 7:08AM

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BAD & GOOD #8

Monday, June 27, 2011

BAD Starbucks on Steroids
The Starbucks Venti (20 oz.) White Chocolate Mocha with 2% milk and whipped cream is more than a mere cup of coffee. It's worse than a McDonald's Quarter Pounder with Cheese. Few people have room in their diets for the 580 calories and 15 grams of saturated fat that this heft beverage supplies. But you can lose 130 calories and two-thirds of the bad fat if you order it with nonfat milk and no whipped cream.

GOOD Watermelon
Watermelon is a heavyweight in the nutrient department. A standard serving (about 2 cups) has one-third of a day's vitamins A and C and a nice shot of potassium for only 85 fat-free, salt-free calories. And when they're in season, watermelons are often locally grown, which means they may have a smaller carbon footprint than some other fruits.

  
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7356WILMA 6/27/2011 4:56PM

  Good thing I like the watermelon over the coffee!!

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DDOORN 6/27/2011 12:47PM

    LOVE Starbuck's Venti: BLACK & BOLD thank you...! :-)

Just enjoyed a round of watermelon at a recent SparkRally this weekend!

Don

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BIGMAMAT 6/27/2011 6:58AM

    Yum!! Watermelon!!! emoticon

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JBGOAL120 6/27/2011 6:37AM

    YIKES!! I do admit that I indulge in a Venti Mocha Frap every once in awhile, but I may be rethinking that!!

By the way, love your background...got to see them back in May and it was AMAZING!!

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REGILIEH 6/27/2011 6:32AM

    good day

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TODAYIWILL02 6/27/2011 6:30AM

    Very good observations. I'll definitely shop for some watermelon this week, I hear what a food wonder it is from all over the place! emoticon

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BAD & GOOD #7

Sunday, June 26, 2011

BAD Transgression
"Excellent source of ALA Omega 3" declares the Land O'Lakes Margarine box. Who knew that Land O'Lakes stick margarine was so heart healthy? It isn't. Each tablespoon of the spread has 2-1/2 grams of trans fat (more than an entire day's limit) and 2 grams of saturated fat. And beware of other trans-filled sticks by Blue Bonnet, Parkay, Country Crock, Fleischmann's, and Imperial. At least those brands don't imply that a bit of ALA outweighs the harm caused by the margarine's trans and saturated fat. Shoppin tip: Look for tub margarines - most have little or no trans fat.

GOOD Garbanzo beans
All beans are good beans. They're rich in protein, fiber, iron, magnesium, potassium, and zinc. But garbanzos stand out because they're so versatile. Just drain, rinse, and toss a handful on your green salad; throw them into vegetable stews, curries, and soups; mix them with brown rice, whole wheat couscous, bulgur, or other whole grains.

  
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MOM4407 6/26/2011 8:48PM

    So true.

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DDOORN 6/26/2011 8:05AM

    You keep coming up with so many of my favorite foods as alternatives...gotta love those chickpeas! :-)

Don

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NWLIFESRC 6/26/2011 6:59AM

    Who knew

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