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Tuesday, May 10, 2011

May 10, 2011

cant wait till this week is overrrrrrr
all my assessments are somehow due in the same week so 
i apologise for the lack of posts!
will be back to normal next week.
alsoooo i start my new job next Tuesday


How many teaspoons of sugar does a 12-oz can of soda contain?


  • 4
  • 6
  • 8
  • 10
  • 12


Four grams of sugar equals one teaspoon. A 12-oz can of pop contains 40 grams of sugar, which is equal to 10 teaspoons of sugar and 160 empty calories. drink water/tea instead everyone :)  dont waste your daily calories on soft drink.  you're only putting chemicals in your body.

True or False: "Natural" is synonymous with "organic" when it comes to food.

  • True
  • False



The word "natural" is not regulated by the FDA and therefore is very misleading. Sure "natural" brings to mind thoughts of fresh, minimally processed and healthy food, but it means nothing about a food's nutritional content, ingredients, processing, safety, or health effects. Organic, on the other hand, is a regulated term referring to the way a food was grown or raised--without synthetic fertilizers, hormones or antibiotics, for example.

little tips from women's health mag

This is your last chance to strengthen your skeleton. When you hit 30, you're pretty much stuck with what you've got.

The Fix
Drink two eight-ounce glasses of vitamin D-fortified low-fat milk every day.  

You'll get 581 milligrams of calcium and five micrograms of vitamin D, the perfect nutrient combo to develop break-resistant bones.

Broccoli also deserves a place on your menu. It contains a respectable 43 milligrams of calcium per cup and is also home to magnesium, vitamin K, and phosphorus, all of which, research shows, play a major role in keeping you upright from here to Social Security. 

Find naked broccoli unbearably boring? Top it with a nearly decadent layer of melted low-fat cheddar for the ultimate bone-friendly side dish, says ADA spokesperson Kerry Neville, R.D.

Sports Injuries
Whether it's because you're bombing down black diamonds or entering too many charity 5-Ks, you are seven times as likely to tear an ACL as a man in the same age group.

The Fix 

It's the perfect muscle food because it's packed with protein and creatine--both build muscle, which basically acts like bubble wrap around tendons and joints. 

Try this ligament-loving Tex-Mex salad recipe: Brown a quarter pound of extra-lean ground beef over medium heat. As it cooks, sprinkle it with black pepper, two teaspoons of chili powder, and a couple dashes of hot sauce. Place the cooked beef, one diced tomato, and two tablespoons of low-fat cheese over a bed of lettuce and top with salsa.

Cracks in the Facade
You're cool with getting older--you're smarter, wiser, and having a ton of fun. What you're not cool with are the tiny lines starting to show up on your face.

The Fix
Stroll down the bean aisle.
An Australian study of 453 elderly people found that those who ate the most legumes and vegetables had fewer wrinkles and less sun-related skin damage. 

Beans are rich in antioxidants that help the body deal with free radicals, skin-damaging molecules caused by sun exposure and pollution. 

Keep hummus on hand as a sandwich spread and carrot dip, toss black beans into soups or lentils into pasta sauce, or serve canned beans as a convenient side. 

Mix them up with face-saving, antioxidant-rich veggies, like asparagus, broccoli, celery, eggplant, onion, and spinach (all of which were also found in the study to be the skin's fountains of youth), to make sure you keep getting carded.




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