Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Sugar or Sweetener?

Your Body Knows What's Right
As a culture, how did we get so sweet obsessed, anyway? How Sweet is Sweet Enough?
Solving for Sweet  So, how do we satisfy sweet cravings? How can we taste and enjoy the real flavor of foods?
Source: Huffington Post, by Susan B Dopart, July 14, 2010
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"You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality." -- Ayn Rand --

Saturday, July 10, 2010

US JOB GROWTH LAGGING Far Behind Other Major Economies

One year into the global recovery, the U.S. is lagging far behind other major economies in restoring jobs lost in the recession.  A Wall Street Journal analysis of employment trends in 11 countries suggests that manageable debt burdens and healthy banking systems--areas in which the U.S. doesn't excel--are proving to be crucial factors in creating jobs.
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Thursday, July 8, 2010


The federal government prepares to impose strict new standards on the food industry and how it markets junk food to kids at they propose new nutritional standards for food marketed to children ages 2-17.
Sugary fruit juices and fatty foods would be off limits, and could not be aimed at children.
According to the new guidelines, foods marketed to kids must actually include food.
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Tuesday, July 6, 2010

When You Buy RUBY TUESDAY's Gourmet Cookies ...

....  You Help Feed Hungry Children and Families
Ruby Tuesday now donates 10% of the sales of our gourmet chocolate chip and white-chocolate and macadamia-nut cookies to Feeding America, to help feed hungry children and families.

Monday, July 5, 2010


The possibilities keep us going.
Check out this video to see  "What If?"

Friday, July 2, 2010

SUGAR, NOT JUST SALT linked to high blood pressure

Eating too much sodium can push your blood pressure into the danger zone. Now, researchers are reporting that eating too many sweets--or drinking too much soda--may have a similar effect.

People who consume a diet high in fructose, a type of sugar and a key ingredient in high-fructose corn syrup, are more likely to have high blood pressure (hypertension), according to a new study.
Drinking 2.5 cans or more of non-diet soda per day--or consuming an equivalent amount of fructose from other foods--increases your risk of hypertension by at least 30 percent, the study found. What's more, the increased risk appears to be independent of other dietary habits, including sodium, carbohydrate and overall calorie intake.
Source: CNN Health, by Amanda Gardner,, July 1, 2010
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