Sunday, December 30, 2007

8 Healthier Food Picks

Healthier Food Picks... what do you think? I was shocked I got so many of them wrong!!!!!?

Pick a pencil and a paper

Now do this... imagine you are doing your grocery shopping.... From the items 1 to 8 below, make your choice and pick one of each... What would you go for? What would you buy?

1. Regular Peanut Butter vs. Reduced-Fat Peanut Butter

2. Multi-Grain Bread vs. 100-Percent Whole-Wheat Bread

3. Reduced-Fat Potato Chips vs. Baked Potato Chips

4. Turkey Franks vs. Beef Franks

5. Frozen Yogurt vs. Light Ice Cream

6. Frozen Meat Lasagna vs. Frozen Vegetarian Lasagna

7. Light Soft Margarine vs. Yogurt-Based Spread

8. Soymilk vs. Low-Fat Milk

Now to check your answer (to know whats healthy and whats not) go to LOfat

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Why Crying is Good for You

The Benefits of Tears (Link)

Most people feel better after a good cry. (At least most women do.) After shedding tears, there is generally a feeling of relief and renewed strength to face difficult situations. But new evidence suggests that there may be more to crying than just expressing feelings. Scientific research has found that tears produced by emotional crying, may be one of the ways that the body disposes of toxic substances. (Read more)

Further reading:
The miracle of tears
Understanding Tears and Tantrums