十一月 08 2010

Share your Make a Difference Monday story!

It's Make a Difference Monday! What nice thing has someone done for you lately? Have you done something for someone else? Share your story here!

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十一月 05 2010

Christine Avanti explains corn syrup vs. corn sugar...is there a difference?

WHAT’S THE DEAL WITH HIGH FRUCTOSE CORN SYRUP?

By Chistine Avanti, C.N.

 

The National Corn Refiners Association is planning to change the name, “high fructose corn syrup” to “corn sugar” due to the negative stigma attached to its current name.  

 

Chemically it’s essentially the same as sugar. The bottom line is we should be consuming a lot less of both sugar and high-fructose corn syrup.

 

The American Dietetic Association says the two sweeteners are “nutritionally equivalent” and “indistinguishable” once absorbed in the bloodstream. The American Medical Association has said it’s “unlikely that HFCS contributes more to obesity or other conditions than sucrose.”

 

But there are some differences. To make table sugar, the sugar from beets and cane essentially is squeezed out of the plants. Corn syrup, meanwhile, is heavily processed using enzymes to turn cornstarch into glucose and then fructose.

Here’s the skinny: high fructose corn syrup may not as bad for us as most people believe.  However, it is added to a ridiculous range of packaged foods to make them taste better.  HFCS is often found in packaged foods such as bread, ketchup, crackers, cereal, salad dressings, yogurt and even healthy granola bars.  Bottom line- read the ingredient’s labels closely and reduce your intake of all forms of sugar in including refined white sugar, brown sugar, organic sugar, and raw sugar. 

Here are some sweet alternatives to refined sugar:

Honey (Raw)

Maple Syrup (organic)

Maple Sugar (dehydrated maple syrup)

Stevia (use the green powder only- the white Stevia powder is an extracted compound)

Sucanat or Rapadura (dehydrated cane sugar juice)

Coconut Palm Sugar (dehydrated coconut palm nectar)

Zsweet (erythritol a zero glycemic carb, and rebaudiana leaf)

Xylitol ( a low glycemic sugar from natural xylan-rich sources)

 

Want to make a sweet fall treat for your family?  Try Christine’s Bartlett Pear Sorbet recipe, sweetened with real pears and raw organic honey.

 

http://www.christineavanti.com/KLOVE-New-You-In-52.php

 

 

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十一月 05 2010

Appreciate Mom...no matter what stage of life you're in!

Kelli's friend shared a very cool perspective on how we view our Mom's as we get older. Check this out:

"3 Years old: my mom is the best!

7 years old: Mom I love you.

10 years old: Mom whatever...

17 years old: My mom is SO annoying.

18 years old: I wanna leave my mom's house.

35 years old: I wanna go back to my mom's house.

50 years old: I don't wanna lose my mom.

70 years old: I would give up everything for my mom to be here with me."

Love on your Mom today!

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PajamaJeans?! Yes or no?!
Feb 25 2011

PajamaJeans?! Yes or no?!

Everywhere we look these days, we are hearing about "PajamaJeans." WHAT?! What are these things? Would you wear them? Why or why not?!

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2/25/2011 4:01:27 PM
Kathryn United States
Kathryn
Hey Scott and Kelli,
As a preschool teacher there is an unwritten rule that states: "you can wear pajamas to school whenever you want."  This rule applies to my three year olds and sometimes I wish there was this rule for teachers as well.  To get around the rule we have pajama parties every once in a while.

As for the pajama jeans...depends what they look like and how they fit.  If they don't fit then I wouldn't wear them.

Kathryn
2/25/2011 4:06:19 PM
Felicia Novotny United States
Felicia Novotny
I think they would be okay around the house maybe, but to actually wear that type of stuff to work or in public in general makes one wonder....if I had the body of those models who wear them, then maybe to the grocery store....but I haven't had a figure like that since I was 16...lol.  I have a feeling the one who invented these will soon carry a larger balance in their bank account...however, I won't be contributing.
Have a BLESSED Day!!  I enjoy and support KLOVE!  Smile  <3
2/25/2011 4:09:02 PM
Valerie Notarnicola United States
Valerie Notarnicola
i dont think i would ever wear Pj jeans, i mean i wear Pj's to school and jeans to school but i think it's best to keep them seperate. some time soon i wonder if they are going to make legging Pj's.

haha i love you guys thanks for the great music and ineperation <3
2/25/2011 4:22:44 PM
Lorena Shank United States
Lorena Shank
I work at an elementary school. Twice a year we have pajama day, the kids and staff love it, but.... honestly it is the most exhuasting day!  You walk around all day with your body thinking it's time to go to bed! I would not recomend it.  
2/25/2011 6:56:03 PM
Tracey posner United States
Tracey posner
ABSOLUTELY NOT!  My husband and I recently moved here in August from Utah and Waaayyy TOO MANY people there wore their pajamas out in public!  Believe me, I could tell you some stories!!!!
Anyway, JUST SAY NO to pajamas in public; pajama jeans or not!!!!!
Love, Love your show!!!  God Bless ya'll Smile  Yes, I heard you talking from that girl from the south...I too am from the south!
Blessings,
Tracey
2/25/2011 10:26:01 PM
Nate Tripp United States
Nate Tripp
I definitely would not wear them, also I think it is silly to go out in public wearing pajamas.Pajamas are meant for sleeping not for walking out in the germ-filled world. Imagine the germs you would bring into your bed. eewwwwww!!!!
2/26/2011 12:50:29 PM
Brandy United States
Brandy
No. they are way to exepensive.
2/26/2011 2:55:25 PM
Cherry United States
Cherry
Defintely not. There is this girl in some of my classes who wears PJs everyday. As many of I have like active pants, yoga pants and jeans she has PJ pants. Its pretty crazy. Its like, your not still sleeping. HAHA.
3/1/2011 6:01:13 PM
JESSICA United States
JESSICA
first i love the station but i think pajama jeans great idea u can wear out and if u are really tired u can sleep in them so a yes for me
3/4/2011 1:17:16 PM
Dana United States
Dana
Actually, My family and I were in the store (except my dad, he was at work) and we saw like pajama shirts that you can wear out and about and I joked, "What about pajama jeans?" and next thing you know. There they are on TV! I literally fell off my couch. I would't wear them just because they actually look to tight to me and they look weird. And everybody would know what they look like and say, "Oh look. She has on pajama jeans." I just wouldn't wear them. Smile
3/25/2011 9:44:55 PM
Alexis United States
Alexis
I would not, I mean really pajamasthat you wear all the time. So what you get out of bed and put your hair in a ponytail and your ready. I dont think so. Its a big NO for me.
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