Taken from www.dallasnews.com
■ Spinach: It’s loaded with Vitamin K, which can improve bone density and lower the risk of hip fracture. Plus, it’s the No. 1 source of zeaxanthin and lutein, nutrients that soak up harmful light before it can damage the retinas in your eyes, meaning spinach helps to prevent macular degeneration and blindness.
■ Strawberries: They are rich in polyphenols, which improve memory and communication by promoting signals between cells.
■ Curry powder: It’s full of the antioxidant curcumin, which wards off Alzheimer’s disease by preventing the growth of amyloid plaques, which are toxic to brain cells. In parts of India, where it is eaten daily, the Alzheimer’s rate is one-fourth that of the U.S.
■ Tomatoes: They’re packed with lycopene, which protects skin from the oxidation that results from sun damage and leads to wrinkles. Adding a little olive oil helps you absorb lycopene even better.
■ Almonds: They’re brimming with vitamin E, which neutralizes free radicals in your muscles and nervous system and enhances speed, coordination and balance.
■ Dark chocolate: It’s flowing with flavanols, which are plant chemicals that encourage blood vessels to relax. That results in lower blood pressure, reducing the risk of heart attack and stroke. Plus, it makes us happy.
I finally had a weekend where I didn’t have to do any overtime at work. It was pretty chilled out, I mostly slept, took the dog for a walk and edited a few videos. It was so great!
Sometimes, I get overwhelmed with the real world and it’s this sick feeling that prevents me from doing what I’m supposed to be doing -writing. I am, after all, on a mission: to write and publish my book. It’s almost there but not quite. I’m sure most first time writers have said this at least a million times but seriously it’s true. My professor at UofT requires at least 100 pages for presentation by January. I have completed 1000 pages but 700 of it will never see the light of day.
I posted a pic of my biggest fan…Lucca. Isn’t he the cutest?
First off, there are two types of fibre: Insoluble and soluble.
Insoluble fibre helps prevent constipation. There types of foods are wheat bran, whole grain breads, flax seed and the skins of vegetables and fruits. Soluables help to lower blood cholesterol and helps slow down the rate that sugar goes into the blood. It is mostly found in oats, barley, psyllium, legumes and some vegetables and fruit.
* Choose whole grains like whole wheat bread instead of white bread
* Eat lots of veggies and fruits with the skin
* Eat legumes like chick peas, beans and lentils
* Have a high fibre cereal for breakfast and don’t forget to add fruit like blueberries or a banana
* High fibre snacks like ground flax seed on yogurt or nuts and seeds will keep you regular.
NOTE: Don’t forget to drink lots of water because it helps your body use the fibre properly.
Before you throw it away think if it might be of use to someone else. A website such as Craigslist is an excellent opportunity to get rid of what you no longer need and give it a chance at a second life with someone else. It’s free to post and the people who visit the website are really cool. Last year I was selling off some books to make room for more. That summer I made $700, cleared out a few of my bookshelves but more importantly made a few new friends!
What you need to do:
1) Select the city you live in.
2) Create a profile using your email (don’t worry personal information is not given out)
3) Write a fun entry that describes what you’re selling.
4) Wait for the emails to start pouring in.
It’s that simple!
The only way to get the best of an argument is to avoid it.
Show respect for the other person’s opinions. Never say, “You’re wrong.”
If you are wrong, admit it quickly and emphatically.
Begin in a friendly way.
Get the other person saying “yes, yes” immediately.
Let the other person do a great deal of the talking.
Let the other person feel that the idea is his or hers.
Try honestly to see things from the other person’s point of view.
Be sympathetic with the other person’s ideas and desires.
Appeal to the nobler motives.
Dramatize your ideas.
Throw down a challenge.