Got your attention? So will “Nutrition at Your Fingertips,” Elisa Zied’s guide on fiber, grains, allergies, supplements and other stuff you need to know. This reference book advises the underweight to partake of olive oils, nuts, cheese, etc., which is similar to what others should do to stay healthy.
I’m going to peruse the parts on understanding nutritional labels. Tips from the book to increase whole grain intake:
Choose barley, buckwheat, millet, corn, oats, rice, rye and wheat.
Don’t rely on color. Some breads have added molasses that makes them darker.
Use crunch, whole-grain, high-fiber cereal to top low-fat or non-fat yogurt or to mix with dried fruit and nuts for a healthful snack.
Top a toasted slice of whole wheat bread or English muffin with a slice of cheese or scrambled egg.
Can’t wait for calcium
I’ve been sharing premium dark and milk chocolate with my co-worker, Mary Meaux and we can’t wait for our next dose. Adora is actually a calcium supplement, and it’s delicious. That’s all we need to say about that.
Thompson Brands, one of the oldest chocolate companies in America, presents Adora, the first calcium supplement in premium, all-natural milk and dark chocolate at 30 calories a serving. Each disk provides up to 50 percent of the daily value of calcium plus vitamin D3 and magnesium for optimal absorption.
Look for them at CVS.
Trust Aunt Sally
Sally Saltzbart Minier’s Grandma Gracie did the kids a favor by creating mini treats that became Right Size Rugelach from Sweet Sally’s Bakeshop, Yesterday’s Memories Delivered Today. My mom and I appreciated the flaky crust in a little bag of these treats, while my pumpkin-lovin husband enjoyed cupcakes of Pumpkin Cranberry Cake with a Streusel Topping. Sally’s cookies aren’t slackers, either. Want this New York bakery to spice up your Christmas, visit www.sweetsally’s.com.
It doesn’t get stuck in your teeth
PopCorners bills itself as the new shape of popcorn, a crunchy triangular snack that’s baked and a more healthy alternative to “junk food.” Natural popcorn is already good for you, but this new thing is a convenience snack or “mini meal” with a nutrition label that beats several other salty/crunchy snacks. Cody on the copy desk claims sea salt is good, but white cheddar’s even better. Reesha, also of copy desk fame, called them “addictive.” We’re also trying them in butter, kettle and cheesy jalapeno. Medora Snack, LLC of Freeport, New York is responsible for all this.
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