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interesting link here.

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looks good

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yukitchen.com/perfect-banana-bread

A clickable link to YULSUNNY'S banana bread. It looks yummy.

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Thanks for sharing those sites Kaylene (:

I found this recipe for a no added sugar (naturally sweetened by bananas) banana bread! http://yukitchen.com/perfect-banana-bread/ I haven't tried it yet but want to give it a go this weekend (:


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and this one

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Found this today and thought I would share

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thanks Nola

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I found this today and I thought I would share

Is Fruit Making you Fat?

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Thanks Wendy. I always wash everything before I use them.

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Thank you! I always wash what we don't grow throroughly! We can but try to do what we can!

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www.ewg.org/foodnews/

12 Fruits & Veggies With The Most Pesticides (2014 Dirty Dozen)
BY MINDBODYGREEN
APRIL 29, 2014

Don't want to eat fruits coated with toxins? Neither do we! And neither does the Environmental Working Group, which thankfully tracks what's actually in and on our food.
On Tuesday they released their annual Shopper's Guide to Pesticides, which breaks down which fruits and veggies have the most pesticides and which have the fewest. Their goal is to bring some transparency to our food supply and help you decide when it's worth shilling out extra for organic produce. Apples topped the toxic list for the fourth year in a row, which may not come as a surprise in the wake of news that they're often covered with a chemical that's banned in Europe.
If it fits in your budget, the EWG recommends buying organic whenever possible. And if it's just not affordable right now, their guide can help you make more informed, healthy choices. The bottom line, says the EWG, is that it's always good to eat more fruits and vegetables, even if you're exposed to pesticides. Now you can be a little smarter about it.
Some highlights from the report:
• A single grape sample contained 15 pesticides.
• The average potato had more pesticides by weight than any other food.
• Single samples of celery, cherry tomatoes, imported snap peas and strawberries showed 13 different pesticides apiece.
The fruits and veggies with the most pesticides (the "Dirty Dozen Plus") are:
1. Apples
2. Strawberries
3. Grapes
4. Celery
5. Peaches
6. Spinach
7. Sweet bell peppers
8. Nectarines (imported)
9. Cucumbers
10. Cherry tomatoes
11. Snap peas (imported)
12. Potatoes
The "Dirty Dozen Plus" includes:
1. Hot peppers
2. Kale/collard greens
And the fruits and veggies with the least pesticides (the "Clean Fifteen") are:
1. Avocados
2. Sweet corn
3. Pineapples
4. Cabbage
5. Sweet peas (frozen)
6. Onions
7. Asparagus
8. Mangos
9. Papayas
10. Kiwi
11. Eggplant
12. Grapefruit
13. Cantaloupe
14. Cauliflower
15. Sweet potatoes



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great article on Apple cider vinegar

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Thank you very much, Wendy. I did the same as Anna and shared it on fb.

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Thanks Wendy. I took the liberty and shared
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This was on the Daily Edition today on Seven. I don't know if any one saw this but was very interesting. Australia versus the World with Health. Only goes for about 5 minutes.

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I do eat some of these foods. Thanks Penny

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Healthy Arteries anyone??

healthyliving.msn.com/nutrition/the-
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Here's a useful link to keep us on track with those new year resolutions:
www.yourlifechoices.com.au/news/five
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wow so many calories in most of these foods. thanks for sharing


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healthyliving.msn.com/nutrition/50-h
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thank you Penny

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From a Spark Coach:
This morning we launched a slightly redesigned version of the nutrition tracker. The changes entail:

1) An overall visual redesign. We simplified the colors, and a few other things. The goal was to better match the redesigns recently launched on pages like our homepage and Start page.

2) As part of the redesign, we moved a few things around the page:
- The biggest is that the water tracker, Tracker Options, and Daily Feedback buttons were moved down the page.
- We dropped the fruit/veggie quick track but that tracking can easily be added to the Start page tracking options. The same can be done with the water tracking as well for more of a one stop tracking option.
- The button to add more nutrients is now at the bottom of the page, vs to the top right of foods tracked for the day

We will be updating the Nutrition Tracker tour in a week or so. Further questions can be directed to support@sparkpeople.com or via the Site/Tech message board forum.

While we know change can be difficult, please know that we do not make changes simply for the sake of change. Our goal is always to better serve the millions of members that are working hard to positively change their life, one goal at a time.

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A SF has recommended the book "Sink Reflections" by Maria Cilley. I haven't yet read it as I have to get it from the central library but it comes very highly recommended. It's focus is on getting life in order. I tried to add a link to a review but the add a link tab isn't working. But googling the author's name or the book title brings up plenty of information.

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Thanks good blog

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great article Penny. Thanks for letting us know..

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This is a blog from a SP member about the four As. She gives good, proven advice.
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Thanks to 1KSBEST on Mel's new team www.sparkpeople.com/ma/ONE-FOR-ALL-A
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for this helpful hint. Sometimes it's hard to remember previous posts, or to find them! This can help with that:

A SP trick for finding your last post.
1. open the chat group you're interested in
2. then hit Ctrl F (this opens a box at the top of the page)
3. type in your user name (mine pops up after the first 2 letters '1ks)

Now you can read from where you left off.

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Thanks emoticon

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thanks Penny I will be checking these out.

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Thank you so much Penny for these helpful hints .. Hugs Susie

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Five weight loss Australian websites, from YOURlifechoices emagazine




31st May 2013
Debbie McTaggart



Just about everything can be managed online these days, even losing weight. These five websites will help, whether you’re looking to drop two or 20 kilos.

Swap it
Losing weight isn’t all about giving things up, it can be as simple as making a few changes to your diet. Swap It not only suggests some healthy lifestyle changes you can make, it also allows you to plan your goals, offers practical support and has useful ‘how to’ videos to get you started and keep you on track
www.swapit.gov.au

Plan your diet
When it comes to preparing lunch and dinner in a hurry, we’re often too hungry to consider if what we’re eating is healthy and weight-loss friendly, and instead just reach for what’s available. A simple, weekly meal plan will enable you to plan ahead, shop wisely and even include a few treats sprinkled throughout the week. This simple meal planner, with shopping list included, will give you a good overview on your weekly meals
www.theprojectgirl.com

Unhealthy food associations
Habit can be the biggest barrier to losing weight. If you find it hard to give up Friday night pizza, or a few drinks on a Sunday afternoon, then you need some tips to take your mind off food. Understanding your eating and social habits could be the first step to shedding the kilos.
www.weightloss.com.au

Exercise

If only we could lose weight without having to work at it, but it’s unlikely without some kind of exercise. It’s never too late to start and the healthier your body is, the longer you will be able to keep off the extra weight.
www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au

Avoid fad diets and scams
Most of us would jump at the chance to lose weight without the work and this is exactly why so many fad diets and scams appear on the market. If you’re not sure if something is too good to be true, or indeed damaging to you health, then check it out first.
www.scamwatch.gov.au


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thanks Penny, very clear

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Fibre: a blog worth reading
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thank you Penny. sounds interesting

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Thank you Penny! You are a treasure..
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This blog explains the changes to food trackers and the pros and cons of choosing the new option:
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thanks Penny for these. Very interesting. My father does crosswords to keep his brain going and I keep saying this is not enough, you need more than just the one thing but will he listen. NO. He is getting worse with his memory. Sad

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An article giving more reasons to eat well and exercise regularly:
Five tips to boost your brain:


13th Jun 2013
Debbie McTaggart

Experts now believe that you can prevent or delay dementia and these five simple tips could help you reduce your Alzheimer’s risk.

1. Let’s get physical
Increasing your levels of physical activity can reduce your likelihood of developing dementia by 30 to 40 per cent. Physically active people usually maintain better cognition and memory function. Research suggests that exercise can reverse the process of the hippocampus – the part of the brain responsible for memory formation – shrinking, which happens naturally as we age.

2. Learn something new
Challenging your brain can increase the number of brain cells and connectivity between those cells. This means doing more than the daily crossword as part of your routine, mix it up with Sudoku or a new type of puzzle once in a while.

3. Take some time out
Chronic stress increases the flow of cortisol to your brain, which in turn leads to impaired memory. A specific form of meditation called mindfulness-based stress reduction, which focuses on feelings and state of mind has been shown by Harvard researchers to reduce the harmful stress hormone.

4. Get spicy
Spices not only tickle your taste buds, but some which are high in antioxidants may help build brainpower. Cinnamon, basil, parsley, ginger and vanilla are such herbs and spices and curcumin, which is found in Indian curries, has scientists intrigued. Curcumin reduces amyloid plaques, which accumulate on the brains of people with Alzheimer’s. A study in humans also found those who ate curried foods frequently had higher scores on standard cognition tests.

5. Check your vitamin levels
Declines in digestive acids or interference from medication can hinder the absorption of nutrients from food. In particular, vitamin B12 can affect brain vitality. Research has shown that older adults deficient in vitamin B12 scored lowest on tests which measure thinking, reasoning and memory.




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thanks Penny, this is great

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This article is designed for vegetarians but has useful information for all. As well as listing foods that are extra nutritious the author emphasises how to fit them into daily eating, how to form habits that will ensure they are regularly incoporated into your diet.

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seen this on A Current Affair last night. Armchair exercises for over 60's. Well worth watching.

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Also an article from a man that has done the armchair exercises and has lost 10kgs from doing this

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This is some information on Folate
www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=nu
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You will also need this information for next months Challange .

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just caught up with Susie's article on Arthritis, very interesting as I now eat none of these foods and I think my pain in my thumbs is not as bad as they were.

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More info on magnesium

Magnesium: What is it?

Magnesium is the fourth most abundant mineral in the body and is essential to good health. Approximately 50% of total body magnesium is found in bone. The other half is found predominantly inside cells of body tissues and organs. Only 1% of magnesium is found in blood, but the body works very hard to keep blood levels of magnesium constant [1].

Magnesium is needed for more than 300 biochemical reactions in the body. It helps maintain normal muscle and nerve function, keeps heart rhythm steady, supports a healthy immune system, and keeps bones strong. Magnesium also helps regulate blood sugar levels, promotes normal blood pressure, and is known to be involved in energy metabolism and protein synthesis [2-3]. There is an increased interest in the role of magnesium in preventing and managing disorders such as hypertension, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes. Dietary magnesium is absorbed in the small intestines. Magnesium is excreted through the kidneys

You can read the article in the link for further info.
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This is link that will help you choose food that is high in Magnesium. www.foodtips.org/magnesium-foods/
You will need this to help with next months Calorie Challenge with a twist .
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Very interesting. I'd heard that about potatoes but not about blueberries etc.

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. Thought you might find this article interesting. I have heard of Tomatoes causing gout.
I didn't realise tomatoes and other members of the Nightshade family could also have a detrimental affect on Arthritis ..
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