January 7, 2013

Do you know what you think you know about your food?

An interesting article on food myths appeared in the NYTimes at the end of 2012.   Most readers here are already aware of many topics, but alternate points of view are always interesting to check out.

This time of year, it is more important than ever to eat healthy foods and stay active to keep your body strong and avoid illness.  Wash your hands often, and keep them away from your mouth and nose.  If you’re sick, stay home to avoid spreading your germs to others (not that we don’t want to see you, but this is one time when sharing is not encouraged).  If you feel a cold coming on, check out these kitchen cold and flu remedies.  A shot of elderberry brandy can do the trick, and a cup of hot water with a bit of lemon juice and honey is another soothing drink.  Anyone else have sworn-by remedies?

2012 Goal Accomplished! Shannon crankin’ out pullups!

5 Pullups
10 Wallball
15 KB Swing

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    Scott January 8, 2013 Reply

    Jack Daniels works wonders for colds.

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    Carla January 8, 2013 Reply

    Interesting read on Food Myths. The organic debate goes on! I am undecided about it myself, but I generally will buy local organic when I can. And meat glue just sounds wrong…

    As far as natural cold remedies, I believe garlic has helped shorten the duration of a cold in the past and honey can help a cough. However nothing seemed to relieve this current cold/flu bug floating around including NyQuil, and that stuff should come with a worm in the bottom of the bottle. 🙂

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