Thursday, August 20, 2015

Food for Thought : Got Milk

6 Health Benefits of Milk

1. Glowing Skin:
Cleopatra took milk baths to help her skin stay soft, supple and glowing. You can do the same, or you can drink a few glasses of whole milk each day to get its benefits. Milk has several nutrients which help skin look its best. It has lactic acid which can act as an exfoliant and enzymes to help smooth skin. It also has amino acids that help keep skin moisturized. Milk can help prevent damage from environmental toxins because it has antioxidants. However, if you have a sensitivity to milk or dairy products, milk can actually aggravate your skin.

2. Healthy Bones and Teeth:
Milk is a great source of calcium, which is essential for healthy bones. Not only do young children need it while their bones are growing, but adults need it to keep their bones strong and to prevent osteoporosis. Milk is also great for strong teeth, and it helps prevent tooth decay and cavities. In order for the calcium to be absorbed by the body, vitamin D must be present. If you have a vitamin D deficiency, buy milk that is fortified with extra vitamin D to ensure that your body absorbs the calcium.

3. Muscles:
Milk contains protein, which helps to rebuild muscles. Drink a glass of milk after you exercise to give your body what it needs to recover. It will help to keep soreness at bay while replenishing fluids that you lost during your workout.

4. Weight Loss:
Studies show that women who drink low-fat or skim milk lose more weight than those who exclude milk from their diet. It is a great appetizer and it makes a healthy snack. Add a glass to your dinner, or drink a glass while eating a piece of fruit.

5. Less Stress:
Milk is a great way to de-stress at the end of the day. A glass of warm milk will help to relax tense muscles and soothe frayed nerves. Milk has also been proven to reduce symptoms of PMS and boost energy. The next time you are feeling frazzled, try drinking a glass of milk while you soak in a bubble bath.

6. Healthy Body:
Milk has properties that lower high blood pressure and risk of strokes. It reduces the liver's production of cholesterol, and it can act as an antacid. Vitamins A and B in milk can help build good eyesight. Milk has also been show to help lower risk of certain cancers.
There are several varieties of milk on the market, such as whole, 2%, low-fat and fat free. If you are concerned about the growth hormones used in milk, choose to go the organic route. With all of the types of milk available, you should be able to find something that fits your diet and nutritional needs.

                                Berry Breakfast Smoothie :
Wake up to a delicious blend of banana, strawberries, blueberries and peanut butter. This fruit smoothie recipe is a good 
Don't let its pink-liciousness fool you. The berries turn on detoxifying enzymes and ginger stimulates digestion 

Serves:  6 Prep / Total Time: 20 minutes

3              Cups frozen unsweetened raspberries    
2 -1/4      Cups chilled unsweetened almond or rice milk 
3/4          Cup  frozen pitted unsweetened cherries or raspberries   (or 
4- 1/2      teaspoons honey  
6 teaspoons  finely grated fresh ginger 
3 teaspoons ground flaxseed  
6 teaspoons  fresh lemon juice 

Combine all ingredients in blender, adding lemon juice to taste. Puree until smooth. Pour into 2 chilled glasses.

Words of Wisdom :

We must develop and maintain the capacity to forgive. He who is devoid of the power to forgive is devoid of the power to love. There is some good in the worst of us and some evil in the best of us. When we discover this, we are less prone to hate our enemies.

I cannot even imagine where I would be today were it not for that handful of friends who have given me a heart full of joy. Let's face it, friends make life a lot more fun.

I am determined to be cheerful and happy in whatever situation I may find myself. For I have learned that the greater part of our misery or unhappiness is determined not by our circumstance but by our disposition.

Outstanding leaders go out of their way to boost the self-esteem of their personnel. If people believe in themselves, it's amazing what they can accomplish.

The secret to a happy marriage is if you can be at peace with someone within four walls, if you are content because the one you love is near to you, either upstairs or downstairs, or in the same room, and you feel that warmth that you don't find very often, then that is what love is all about.

A proud  grand-poppa            G .


  1. Poppa , mama was letting CC hair dry so she could put it in one braid , CC looks like MeMa . We will have to show this to our teachers tomorrow .
    Robert told daddy his little girl was growing so fast , daddy said enjoy your kids and listen to them they are little people with minds and feeling of their own .
    Daddy always listen to us if we have a different opinion from him , we win some daddy win some .
    Some of my friends say we are lucky to have a daddy like him.
    This is a good post poppa ,Milk is good for you and dairy foods , there are some people that can not drink or eat dairy products , mama say they have dairy and milk products on the market for those that can not drink or eat it . I think daddy said intolerance to certain foods , I hope I spell the word right , did not ask daddy , he would say look it up and Sha is helping Eloise with dinner .
    Poppa Jenny say I am next when you find the right post .
    We love you poppa and you are the greatest .
    Wrote by Jonny

    1. Hello my dear grands,
      I think CC looks like MeMa , I waited to hear what your teachers said . I am pleased they approved . Robert is right , Man will be 7 in October , CC will be 7 in December .
      Your daddy is right about little people have feeling and a mind of their own . I am proud of your daddy for asking all of you what you want to do . That is the way I raised him , he turned pretty good , did he not ? I am so very please and proud of each of you .

      Yes , my grandson , you are next , what a handsome young man you have become , All fathers should ask their kids what they want to do because this is the children .
      I love you to my grands , you little people will always be #1 in my life.
      Wrote by poppa (laughing my butt off).

  2. Good afternoon G .;
    What a beautiful and well written post . This is milk awareness month , just in time for school , Nan said you had the photo since April or May .

    I hope you don't mind , who cares if you do , I will tell you know who and watch the fireworks .
    I ask Gil would he make about 2 dozen 20x30 inch posters to put up around school , I think if the kids see one of their peers enjoying milk they will also . Gil said he will get them to me this afternoon.
    He also said it would be a great idea for all the schools to have 4 or 5 in the cafeterias .He wants me to put it on the agenda at the next board meeting .
    Emily H.

    1. My dear Emily ,
      I do so thank you my dear lady , I saved this post for milk awareness month , yes I had this picture that long ,maybe longer .

      It would please me very much if you use the post or any part of it . That is a terrific idea to put up the posters in the schools ,
      Put it on the agenda , it will pass hands down .

      Emily , tell anyone you want to , I have a new hiding place (laughing my butt off)
      G .

  3. G.
    You are a master at what you do , CC is so pretty .
    All the women here has beautiful kids . I love the way the big kids look after the smaller ones . Joanna showed me some of their mother's pictures , she was a beautiful lady , all 4 of the girls look like her . Every one says Nee looks just like Joanna , I think so . you can tell they are close related even the men , those guys are handsome devils also.
    Harvey told me you may take some time off soon . Are you thinking of Gil's friend in Canada that wants to open a Bistro ? You can give him some good pointers .
    Love the post .

    1. Hello J&H ,
      You got that correct Jean , I am a jack of all trades and master of a few . Yes , CC is a very pretty little girl , most of the kids here are pretty , but what makes them beautiful is they have great manners .

      Yes , I am thinking of taking some time off , I will see how that goes .
      Claude wants to open an nice Italian restaurant or bistro in Canada , he carried Gil by the property he wants . Gil said it had a good potential of being successful . Gil told Claude he would need a good head chef as to hire other chefs and kitchen personnel .

      We will see how it go .
      Thank you


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