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If We've Ever Needed You

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February 19 is Chocolate Mint Day

Many people love chocolate, and for good reason.
There may be several health benefits of eating (dark) chocolate.

(1) Flavoniods act as antioxidants
(2) Antioxidants slow aging
(3) Dark Chocolate may help lower blood pressure
(4) Dark Chocolate may help ease emotional stress

Types of Chocolate:
(1) Dark Chocolate (plain chocolate)
(2) Semi-sweet Chocolate
(3) Bittersweet Chocolate (unsweet chocolate)
(4) Milk Chocolate
(5) White Chocolate
(6) Cocoa Powder
(7) Compound Chocolate

Disclaimer: This article is not intended to provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.
This information was gained from Wikipedia,, WebMD and Medical News Today

Wednesday Hodgepodge - I cannot tell a lie

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1. Your favorite chocolate treat?
A- Hot Fudge Sundae

2. What more than anything else makes you feel loved?
A- Snuggling with my hubby

3. Cherries or blueberries?
A- Wow, why is this question so hard? I prefer cherries when their straight from the jar. I do not like cherry pie or dark cherries. I prefer blueberry pie with whip cream, I don't like blueberries by themselves.

4. What is the one trait you most want the leader of your country to posses?
A- Honesty

5. Are you a saver or a spender?
A- I am definitely a spender

6. If you gave a party for all of your friends would they already know each other?
A- No, but I believe they would have a lot in common and be able to enjoy their time with each other.

7. Are you interested in antiques?
A- Yes!! I would love to be able to know so much about antiques that I know a deal when I see it.

8. Insert your own random thought.
A- Hubby, son and I will be at Acquire The Fire me…

Going Green For Beginners

February 7 - 11 is National Green Week.
Let me encourage you to spend time with your kids discussing environmental issues.
Don't know where to begin? Here are some tips you can start with.

Going Green tips:
(1) Turn off the water when brushing your teeth.
(2) Use canvas (reusable) grocery bags
(3) Time the length of your shower.
(4) Use cold water setting on washing machine.
(5) Pack your lunch in reusable containers.
(6) Use travel mugs instead of styrofoam.

I'm A Thinker

You Are a Thinker

You tend to have your feet on the ground. You think about what's actual, and you love facts.

You are a rational person. You like to think through ideas, and you like the thoughts that books spark.

You are a person with many different interests. You are fascinated by everything in the world.

You are a person who loves to acquire possessions. You can't resist a sale, and you own a lot of things.
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Wear Red Day

Image via Wikipedia
February 4 is National Wear Red Day in honor of Women's Health Week (February 1 - 7).
No matter what your age you should begin now by getting a basic baseline of your health.

Prevention Tips:
Check your family history of heart disease.
Don't smoke and stay away from second hand smoke.
Drink in moderation.
Choose foods with low sodium.
Control high blood pressure.

Eat Well:
Fruits and vegetables
Fiber-rich, whole grains
Foods low in saturated and trans fats
Choose lean meat
Stay away from added sugars

Be Active:
Exercise regularly
Walk regularly (take stairs when possible)

Resources to share
Keep The Beat Cookbook
Go Red For Women

Disclaimer: I gained this information from American Heart Association through the BlogEnergizer program. I was not compensated in any way.