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Coffee Reading With Marta

Posted May 31 2011 7:57pm

Here is this week’s mix of diet and health news from around the newsstand. Let me know if any of these tips work for you.

Fitness (May 2011)

  • Have a Greek yogurt to prevent seasonal allergies. A study from the Journal of Clinical and Experimental Allergy found that people who consumed a drink containing L. casei (probiotic type) had lower IgE (an antibody in the blood that releases histamine).
  • Love this recipe to satisfy any chocolate craving: Indoor Raspberry S’mores


Health (May 2011)

  • Do you want to avoid snoring? Don’t sleep on your back. If the goal is to prevent neck, back problems, reduce acid reflux and wrinkles, this is the best position to sleep. The worst for your skin and your breasts? The side position.
  • If you feel like having senior moments in your 30s, have some carbohydrates for breakfast.  A Tufts University study found that people who eliminated carbohydrates from their diet performed worse on memory-based tasks.
  • Before eating more yogurt to prevent yeast infection, check out if these natural remedies really do the trick. Well, yogurt doesn’t stop yeast infection but tea tree oil can zap your zits, calcium pills should quell PMS cramps and cranberry juice can prevent UTIs.


Glamour (June 2011)

Confused about which milk to drink?

a)    Soymilk: If you’re a vegan, drink it for the protein intake. However, avoid it if you have thyroid disease or a family history of breast cancer.

b)   Almond milk: It’s low in calories, good for vitamin D and calcium. However, it doesn’t have enough protein and you should avoid it if you are allergic to tree nuts.

c)    Rice milk: If you’re allergic to cow and soymilk. Not a good nutrient profile.

d)   Cow’s milk: With 8 grams of protein and 30% of your calcium needs in one cup along with the Vitamin D makes – this one the best of all.

Good Housekeeping (June 2011)

Some symptoms have different meanings when you were in your 20s and 30s when compared to your 40s or 50s.  Check this out.

a)   Heart Palpitations: It may have been that you were in love in your 20s but now can be due to fluctuating hormones.

b)   Bloating: Blame your period in your 20s, now check out for any food intolerance

c)    Getting red may not be attributed to the embarrassment of your youth, but rather rosacea.

Pasta sauce on a diet? Yes, with this recipe. Mix 1 Tbs. of hummus with ½ cup of plain red pasta sauce and microwave for about a minute. The slim version has 53 calories less than the regular version per ½ cup.


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