Sunday, September 30, 2012

Wells Banana Bread Beer

I am a beer drinker. I am willing to admit that because I am a girl and most people think that girls don't drink beer. So I love finding different kinds of beer to try. Went to San Diego this  year for Fourth of July as many of you know the fireworks show as the Big Bang Bust. The night before the fireworks show went to the bar to get some drinks and found Wells Banana Bread Beer. Thought that it was a very interesting sounding beer and decided to order it. Asked the bartender what it was like and he said that it was like drinking the liquid version of the bread and he was very much right. It has a very smooth taste to it and the Alc by vol is 5.2%. It is a very good fall type of beer.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Farmer's Market

It is always good to support the local farmer's and the companies that really try their hardest to make healthy products. The local mall hosts a farmer's market every Wednesday night during the summer. Went last night and it was nice to get some fresh fruit and veggies. There was even locally made honey which tastes AMAZING. There are local stores that are selling all natural items like corn on the cob, fresh made lemonade, and various other items. Total vibe that you can't get anywhere else. This is the second best way to get fresh fruit and vegetables the first being growing them in your own garden.

There are also things for the kids to do at farmers markets. The one by me had a rock wall for various ages, petting zoo, and bounce houses. Also there are venders who sold things that were not produce. One vender had trinkets for children, purses, braclets, earrings, and various other things. Another vendor sold cell phone cases.


I have the biggest sweet tooth. When you see me you will be able to tell that I do. But since I am getting married next year I really need to slow down on those sweet foods. Sweet foods can really cause your weight to really balloon because of the calories. When you are making sweet items at home but don't want the same calories as the original recipes switching out things that would add those unwanted calories.

1. Sugar can be replaced with splenda or other sweetners.
2. All purpose flour can be replaced with whole wheat flour
3. Whole milk can be replaced non-fat milk
4. Fat free icing
5. Making smaller portions

Friday, September 21, 2012

Refreshers at Starbucks

I have tried both the Cool Lime and also the Very Berry Hibiscus Refreshers at Starbucks. They are both very interesting tastes to them. Both wake you up right when you take your first taste. As much as I enjoy the sweetness of the Very Berry Hibiscus I prefer the Cool Lime because it is much crisper.

Very Berry Hibiscus:
Get blackberries in drink

Needs more berries.

Cool Lime:
Not as sweet.

Little bitter after each sip. 

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Does fatty food actually clog pores?

You might have heard that eating chocolate or greasy foods can cause acne, but these are both just myths. The truth is that food has little to do with breakouts.
Acne occurs when the openings of hair follicles become blocked with oil secretions, dead skin cells and bacteria. Breakouts typically occur on the face, neck, chest, back and shoulders -- areas of the body with the largest number of sebaceous, or oil, glands. Your oil glands moisturize and protect delicate skin tissue, but when dead skin cells block the glands, oil can build up and cause a bacterial reaction, resulting in the inflammation associated with acne [sources: Mayo Clinic, WebMD].
Although some studies suggest that food may contribute to acne formation, most doctors agree that acne actually results from a combination of factors, including hormonal changes, genetic predisposition and skin friction [source: Mayo Clinic].

Junk food is often blamed for acne breakouts, and one researcher investigated whether hormones in milk caused acne in teenagers. The study found that junk food, including soda, chocolate and potato chips, had no effect on acne -- but it did find a link between acne and milk. However, the results of this study aren't entirely reliable given the conditions under which the study was conducted, and researchers say the link needs to be investigated further [source: American Academy of Dermatology].

Additional studies have looked at whether the common Western diet may contribute to acne. Many people in Western cultures eat large amounts of refined carbohydrates and smaller amounts of fresh fruits and vegetables. The researchers in this study found that in countries where people ate low-glycemic diets -- consisting of fresh fruits, vegetables and lean proteins -- acne presented little or no problem. However, adequate research hasn't been done to examine the link between high-glycemic diets, such as those in the West, and acne breakouts [source: American Academy of Dermatology].
Still, other studies show that eating foods high in vitamin A and beta-carotene can increase your resistance to bacteria and improve the overall health of your skin. Such foods include carrots, sweet potatoes, cantaloupe, apricots, kale and spinach [source: WebMD]. However, more research is needed to determine if eating such foods really promotes clear skin.