Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
The U.S. Department of Agriculture says tomatoes come in 25,000 varieties and it appears demand for this nutritious and delicious produce is ever-increasing. Americans have increased their tomato consumption 30 percent over the last 20 years, mostly in processed forms such as sauce, paste, and salsa. Canada is the largest producer of greenhouse tomatoes in North America.
Yet, still the question remains, is the tomato a fruit or a vegetable?
The answer is simple. The tomato is a fruit, but it is used as a vegetable in cooking. Many think of tomatoes as a vegetable, because most recipes that involve tomatoes involve savory cooking instead of sweet.
Tomatoes deliver a lot more than their rich color and robust flavor. They also have a red-hot reputation as guardians of good health. Tomatoes are great sources of Vitamins C, K, and A, and are loaded with beta-carotene, lycopene, potassium, and fiber.
So what does it mean health-wise to eat this fruit raw, grilled, roasted, stewed, sautéed, or even puréed? Tomatoes contribute to better heart and bone health. Their powerful nutrients may also help lower the risk of pancreatic and other cancers, reduce migraine pain, and aid in blood sugar control.
by Soleatha Ransom
Friday, July 15, 2011
This is a trend that I’m finding very aggravating!!
Basically, the movie studios and rental companies have come up with what they hope is a way to make the consumer purchase more DVD’s by renting you a disc that has only the feature film on it…They still have the menus for the bonus content and deleted scenes etc…Except, when you try to view it the message “Purchase this DVD from your local retailer to view this content” is displayed.
“What the Hell?!?” I need to go spend $19.99 to see 3 minutes of deleted scenes? Who in the hell do they think they are?
To add insult to injury…these discs usually have all preview “skipping” options, like fast-forward, Next chapter\title, and jump to the menu DISABLED! So, the renter must watch 5 or more minutes of commercials and previews to even get to the limited content.
Not cool movie\rental industry!!
Thursday, May 19, 2011
Thursday, February 3, 2011
I'm also starting to track my runs at MapMyRun.com. It's a pretty nice site that allows you to map your routes using Google Maps (or similar) technology, then with some input from you like time it took to complete etc. it tells you your pace...how many calories you burned etc. You should check it out.
Tuesday, February 1, 2011
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
- Actor 1 - "What's a Broken Arrow?"
- Actor 2 - "That's what we call it when we lose a nuclear warhead."
- Actor 1 - "I don't know what's scarier...the fact that we've lost one, or the fact that we lose one often enough that we have a name for it."
Thursday, September 16, 2010
Thursday, May 13, 2010
Friday, April 2, 2010
- Cancer, especially prostate cancer, mouth cancer, and others.
- Guards against aging of the skin.
- Helps with problems such as diabetes and cardiovascular system issues and disease.
- May prevent osteoporosis.
- Can assist with fertility problems in men.
Monday, March 8, 2010
When you take fiber supplements with water before meals, the water soluble fiber binds to water in the stomach, making you feel full, and therefore less likely to overeat. It also suppresses hunger. In addition, fiber supplements have been shown to enhance blood-sugar control and insulin effects and even to reduce the number of calories (adding up to about three to 18 pounds per year!) that the body absorbs. And a study in the New England Journal of Medicine found that a diet with 50 grams of fiber per day lowered insulin levels in the blood. (Remember, insulin is known as "the fat storage hormone" for good reason.)I'm eating my fiber in the foods I eat...but, if you want to lose weight and don't like eating fiber...try supplements!
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
By Amanda MacMillan and Tamara Schryver, RD
Foods that Fight Illness
2. Oats and Barley
5. Chicken Soup
8. Sweet Potatoes