Every Italian family has their own special recipe for pasta sauce. But no matter what you say, my father's was the best—passed down from generations who immigrated to American from Italy.
When we woke up on many a weekend, he already had a large pot simmering on the stove…and did we ever love that smell which filled every room in our home!
Here's a family recipe for some tasty pasta sauce:
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Remember how your mother always used to make you eat carrots in order for you to see better? True or false? First of all, mom was kinda fibbing just to get you to eat em’, because carrots can neither improve eyesight nor give a blind person back their vision. Carrots contain beta-carotene which the body converts to Vitamin A—a crucial nutrient for maintaining your eye’s health.
Here’s how carrots CAN help your eyes:
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Humans have been hunting for honey for at least 8,000 years as depicted by cave paintings in Valencia, Spain. Here, on rock etchings, two hunters are shown collecting honey from a honeycomb in a wild bee nest. In ancient Egypt, honey was not only used as a pastry sweetener, but also for embalming the dead and for offerings to, Min, the fertility god of Egyptians.
Fast forward to today. Is Honey really that good for your honey? Of course it is! Following are just a few of the many health benefits reported in the literature for this busy bee’s, natural sweetener:
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Lemons, in general, have a bad reputation. Was your first car a lemon? Also, your taste buds do not live to savor bitter lemons — unless they are laced with lots of sugar. And your dentist says that too much of these culprits will erode your teeth away. Yes, the reputation of lemons needs to be rescued.
No matter what you think, the Egyptians recognized the health benefits of lemons centuries ago. They used its juice as the cure for infections and an antitoxin for poisons. These days, use of lemons for health benefits continues.
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Not to worry. You may be better off. Recent studies show that junk food, including baked goods, increases your risk of becoming depressed. A few signs of depression are:
· Constantly sad
· Feelings of guilt or worthlessness for no reason
· Sudden weight changes
A recent study also revealed that individuals who ate the most junk foods and commercially prepared baked products were more likely to be
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Many of us men and women want to be just like the celebrities we see in film and on television. We love their purses, suits, shoes, wardrobes, manicured nails, healthy skin tones and even the cars they drive. But most of all, we envy their pecs and the perfect bodies they seem to maintain in spite of foods and restaurants we all are tempted by. There must be a trick to the ways they diet and maintain their weight. Right??
Now in no way am I, as a Registered Dietitian, endorsing anything I share with you. This blog is basically a review of a few of the many common “celeb tricks” I uncovered for dieting and weight loss:
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Researchers have found that frostbite and hypothermia are not the only dangers for those who exercise, hike and play outdoors in the winter. Surprisingly, there is an increased risk for dehydration! You see, when the weather is cold, unlike hot weather or after sweaty workouts, people do not feel thirsty. How is water from our body lost? Through breathing. We do not sense why water intake may be needed because sweat evaporates beneath clothing in cold, dry air.
Since our bodies are made up of about two thirds water, it only takes a few percent of water loss to become dehydrated. It is interesting to note that our body relies on the sensation of thirst to maintain its fluid balance. The key to be adequately hydrated is to drink plenty of water, especially when outdoors in cold weather. Clear urine is a good indicator which shows you are not at risk of becoming dehydrated.
Lisa DeFazio’s a leading nutrition expert and a Master’s degree level Registered Dietitian, so be sure to check out her website and follow her on Twitter for more tips and videos — and if U wanna know more about dehydration OR anything else, U can always email us at Questions@FitPerez.com!!
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