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Vitamin C

Posted by on Dec 31, 2009 in Nutrition | Comments Off on Vitamin C

Vitamin C is one of the most popular Vitamins, and for good reason too. Why you need Vitamin C Vitamin C is an antioxidant (nutrients and enzymes), which is known for preventing things like cataracts, arthritis, stroke, heart disease (may help with high blood pressure),  and cancer. Vitamin C may also help those who are diabetic (by regulating your blood sugar levels), or those who have asthma (helps with the airways in your lungs).   Sick Much? Vitamin C also helps you with your immune system. This is great for those who have a cold, since it not only helps you recover faster, but also helps with the severity of your cold that you already have. I find myself taking extra Vitamin C in my diet when I feel like I am coming down with something so I can...

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Animal Crackers (Organic) by Kirkland Signature

Posted by on Dec 28, 2009 in Twinkie's Favorites | 6 comments

Taste I am an adult. Just because I am an adult, doesn’t mean I can’t enjoy Animal Crackers, right? I don’t know what it is about these animal crackers, (maybe the vanilla?), but these are just exceptional, and dare I say…addicting? Health These are better for you than a candy bar, but still remember that these aren’t a meal or a basic food group. It’s a cracker. Something to get you by to the next meal, or something to munch on instead of something much worse for you. Either way, it tastes pretty good, and it is at a very reasonable price- comparable to something that wasn’t even organic. I am a huge fan of organic products, and the fact that I can buy this delicious snack in such a big container is exciting. I have found that a lot...

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Creamed Wheat Cereal

Posted by on Dec 24, 2009 in Lactose Free, Recipes | Comments Off on Creamed Wheat Cereal

For a quick and easy breakfast to satisfy your hunger, this Creamed Wheat Cereal is perfect. It also has just the right amount of honey and spices to satisfy your sweet tooth. Ingredients: 2 cups Water 1/2 cup Whole Wheat Farina 2 tablespoons Creamed Honey 1/2 teaspoon Cinnamon Instructions: 1) Boil the water in a saucepan. 2)Slowly add the wheat farina while stirring the water. Once all of the wheat farina has been added to the pan, remove from heat and continue stirring. 3) Add creamed honey and stir well.  4) Divide the hot cereal between two bowls. Add the cinnamon on top as a garnish.  Notes: Cereal will be hot, so let stand for a little bit to cool down. The amount of creamed honey and cinnamon are really “to taste”, so the measurements provided are more of a...

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Nutrition Counts in Calorie Counting

Posted by on Dec 21, 2009 in Health, Nutrition | 2 comments

Nutrition. So many words and thoughts come to mind… I started eating extremely healthy and began exercising on a regular basis, but I wasn’t losing any weight. Turns out, I was consuming quite a bit of calories, and If it weren’t for my daily exercise routine, I probably would have been gaining weight! Yes, gaining weight on carrots and apples. Ok, not just on carrots and apples, but I think you get my point. What I have come to find is, our bodies are like a math problem. We can figure out how many calories you need each day living your life and maintain your current weight. You can also figure out by simple math how to lose or gain weight. If you want to lose a pound of fat, you need to either burn 3,500 extra calories or...

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Join the Community!

Posted by on Dec 17, 2009 in Twinkie | Comments Off on Join the Community!

Why you should join the Community 1) Find other people who are also interested in Fitness, Nutrition, and overall Health 2) Take part in contests! 3) Be in the know. I love to stay updated on the latest and greatest health topics. Feel free to follow us, however you like: Google+, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest Feel free to follow Skinny Twinkie: Google+, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram,...

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Don’t buy Temptations!

Posted by on Dec 14, 2009 in Health, Twinkie | 3 comments

There is a reason why you are healthy or unhealthy. Duh, right? Well…if it were all so easy, then everyone would be healthy and fit. Reality is most Americans are not healthy. Here are some tips on how you can make sure you are making the healthiest decisions while you are shopping at your local grocery store. Plan Ahead Be sure that you come up with a complete meal plan-even one with a little wiggle room! I have noticed that I am the healthiest when I come up with a plan- healthy snacks and all- before I head to the grocery store. Be sure to come up with a grocery list based on your eating habits for the upcoming week, and stick to it! Buy Yummy foods! Be sure you enjoy what you are eating! If you aren’t going...

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Posted by on Dec 10, 2009 in Spices & Herbs | Comments Off on Cinnamon

Cinnamon has been used for centuries for its taste and many medicinal health benefits. Cinnamon comes from dried bark from a Cinnamon tree. The bark can be either dried and rolled into cinnamon sticks, or dried and ground into a powder. Benefits •Cinnamon contains Calcium, Manganese, Fiber, and Iron. •Cinnamon has been found to have a helpful effect on blood sugar levels, which makes it helpful for those who have Diabetes. •The smell of Cinnamon may help with memory. •Cinnamon has anti-inflammatory effects, and when mixed with Honey may relieve arthritis pain. •Cinnamon has an anti-clotting effect on blood and actually helps with blood circulation. •Natural preservative by preventing bacterial growth, which can ultimately help prevent or kill bacteria infections. Uses You can use Cinnamon in just about anything. You can add a dash of cinnamon to your breakfast cereal...

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Drink more water!

Posted by on Dec 7, 2009 in Health, Weight Loss | 4 comments

Water is extremely good for you, especially considering that most of our body is made up of water. It’s hard for me to drink anything else (besides the occasional glass of home-made orange juice, of course). Water linked to Weight loss Water helps you lose weight, and helps you keep it off. Water is naturally 0 calories (that’s right, z-e-r-o), which is an obvious help to losing weight-especially since you don’t have harmful additives. keep reading for some reasons why water will help you lose weight (and why you should throw out that soda…right now!) Hungry? A lot of times when you are feeling hungry, it is because you are actually thirsty. By making sure you are drinking your 8 glasses of water a day, you are not only curbing unnecessary food cravings, but quenching your thirst with something...

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