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February ~ Happy Heart Healthy Month

Wednesday, February 01, 2012

; .~ Happy Heart Healthy Month ~ .♥ .♥..♥ .
I am going to step up my exercise routine beginning today. emoticon

Today's Trivia & what I learned.
I found the answers to all questions in this article.

1. What is Acai?
I learned from the Spark dietitian that the claims about it are a scam.

2. What is epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG)?

3. How much scientific evidence is there to suggest that dairy aids in weight loss?

I had never believed that there was anything magical about Acai Berry - in spite of Dr. Oz and others. I do try to eat blueberries, blackberries, & strawberries regularly. I have always enjoyed tea over coffee. I switched to green tea & green & white tea mix because it sounded like it was more likely to provide nutrients.

I was a sucker for the hype that milk would help you lose weight until this week. Dr. Oz [again] had a guest that said if you are lactose intolerant, to eliminate all forms of [cow] dairy as the inflammation in the "gut" might be preventing weight loss. I am lactose intolerant. I have never thought that I did not tolerate cheeses or yogurt. In fact, when my daughter was 5, a pediatric allergist told me that most people who are intolerant of milk can eat yogurt. He had me try it on her. Yogurt was her only source of dairy for a couple of years and she seemed to tolerate it.

I have a lot of yogurt and cheese products in the house.
I am not throwing anything out - but will quit buying it for myself.
DH does eat it some.

I am trying to figure out what I will eat instead of yogurt with my berries & green tea.


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
CHERRIET 1/5/2015 10:10AM

    Good info & links. emoticon

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LINDA! 2/1/2012 6:24PM

    What a great blog filled with valuable info. emoticon

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CONRADBURK 2/1/2012 3:29PM

    I am not eating any dairy and don't miss it. I do love berries, blueberries, strawberries, etc. They are a real treat!
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GLOMER 2/1/2012 12:37PM

    Sorry to hear you are having some digestive issues. I freeze my berries and eat them like a snack. I love blueberries and raspberries like that.

Hope you come up with something that tastes wonderful.

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