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The Scoop on Sugar

The Scoop on Sugar

Submitted by: Monty Miller

Whether you have a real sweet tooth or you are simply someone who regularly gets a fair amount of sugar in their diet, you need to be aware of the effect that sugar has on your body. While it is not necessary to eliminate sugar from your diet in order to eat healthily, you will find that becoming more educated on the topic is something that you need to consider. Given the fact that the average United States citizen eats somewhere between two to three pounds of sugar a week when things like high fructose corn syrup is averaged in, it make sense that you are going to need to know more about this substance.

It is interesting to note that the sugar consumption in the United States has gone from 26 pounds of sugar per year per person to 135 pounds per year! The issue that we are running into is with high fructose corn syrup, which is being used more frequently as a sweetener in everything from soda to candy to canned goods. This substance is essentially a highly refined liquid created from corn starch, and it is often used in food due to the fact that it is cheap and has a long shelf life. However, when high fructose corn syrup is ingested, it goes right to the liver to produce fat; it also does not create insulin which tells your brain that you are full. Eating something with high fructose corn syrup means that it is likely you will eat more than you mean to because you will never feel satisfied!

Sugars in general can be problematic for a number of different reasons. The simpler a sugar is, the less time it will take to break down. This means that the energy from the sugar is going to be deposited straight into your system, leaving you feeling energetic for a short time, only to have the spike of energy drop later on. Constant shifts in your energy level can leave you feeling tired and groggy, and this can be counterproductive when you want to keep working! Take some time and make sure that you look into how you are going to be able to deal with these spikes and how you can moderate your sugar intake. Simiarly, sugar has been linked to a suppression of the immune system and an unbalancing of the minerals in your body.

Remember that when you want to reduce the sugar in your diet that you need to start looking at the food labels. Because high fructose corn syrup is used as a flavoring agent in so many foods, it can be feel as though it is very hard to get away from it. The first step is to be aware, but the second step may be to start cooking more food at home. Make sure that you take some time and consider how you can get more natural sugars into your diet through fruits and vegetables, which will make you feel more full.

Take some time and consider what your options are and make sure that you take care of your healthy by working on your sugar intake.

About the Author: Monty is a Wilmington NC boot camp instructor specializing in fitness training in Wilmington NC.Wilmington NC weight loss for women.

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Research Shows You Can Lower Your High Blood Pressure




Strike up another one for taking charge of your own health. According to research recently published in the JAMA, hypertensive patients who monitor their condition are able to lower their blood pressure. This finding demonstrates that when people who make the effort to improve their health can experience positive results.

Dr. Richard McManus from Oxford University's School for Primary Care Research led a team of British researchers who recruited 522 British patients (minimum age 35 years) with a history of diabetes, heart disease, stroke or kidney disease for a randomized clinical trial with the aim of learning whether people with hypertension would benefit from monitoring their own blood pressure.

The patients were divided into two groups, a control group which continued with regular visits to their primary care physician for  routine blood pressure measurement and medication adjustment and an intervention group which self-monitored their own blood pressure.

Each group had a target blood pressure - reading of at least 130/80 mm Hg for the control group and  120/75 mm Hg for the intervention group. At the beginning of the study, the patients were being treated at 59 health facilities throughout the United Kingdom between 2011 and 2013 and had average blood pressure of 143.6/79.5 mm Hg and 143.1/80.5 mm Hg for the control group and intervention group respectively.


Self-Monitoring Pays Off

After 12 months, the differences in blood pressure between the two groups became apparent. The intervention group patients lowered their blood pressure from 143.1/80.5 mm Hg to 128.2/73.8 mm Hg. Meanwhile, the control group was lowered their blood pressure to 137.8/76.3 mm Hg after the initial 143.6/79.5 mm Hg in the previous year.

This is good news considering that normal blood pressure should be less than 120/80 mm Hg.

Both the intervention and control groups successfully lowered their blood pressure to the prehypertension levels, but the intervention group did better because they were actively involved in their own blood pressure treatment.


Why Is This So Important?

To give you a sense of why high blood pressure is so dangerous, I'm going to give you a little overview of anatomy and physiology and fluids.

The human body needs a way to replinish its energy supply and get rid of waste. God created the circulatory system to accomplish this job. The circulatory system consists of the heart, blood and a vast network of blood vessels which transports nutrients and waste products to and from all parts of the body.

Blood consists of cells, proteins, sugar, gases, hormones and other molecules which are all in a fluid called plasma which travel through structures known as blood vessels. The heart is the organ responsible for moving the blood throughout the body.

Since plasma is a fluid, it exerts a certain amount of pressure on the blood vessel walls. If the walls become damaged the heart must exert more force to pump the blood through the vessels. Over time, this increases the pressure in the blood vessels to dangerously high levels.

Hypertension is a very serious medical condition with potentially life threatening consequences e.g. heart attack or stroke. But the condition is treatable with medication, proper nutrition, reasonable exercise and stress reduction. 

McManus and his colleagues were able to demonstrate that hypertensive patients were able to lower their blood pressure if they took the time to monitor their condition. Therefore, the British study underscores the importance of personal responsibility in taking care of one's health which in fact has implications for all areas of life.


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McManus RJ, Mant J, Haque MS, Bray EP, Bryan S, Greenfield SM, Jones MI, Jowett S, Little P, Penaloza C, Schwartz C, Shackleford H, Shovelton C, Varghese J, Williams B, & Hobbs FD (2014). Effect of Self-monitoring and Medication Self-titration on Systolic Blood Pressure in Hypertensive Patients at High Risk of Cardiovascular Disease: The TASMIN-SR Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA : the journal of the American Medical Association, 312 (8), 799-808 PMID: 25157723

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There’s Much More to a Tooth Than What You See

There’s Much More to a Tooth Than What You See

Submitted by: Dr. Susan Wells

You use your teeth constantly and—if you practice good oral hygiene—brush them at least twice a day and floss them once a day. But how much do you really know about your teeth and what they need to remain healthy? Do you know what is beyond the enamel of a tooth or how a tooth is constructed? And what good would that knowledge really do?

Understanding your teeth will help you comprehend the importance of taking care of them beyond making sure that they are bright and white when you smile. These sturdy yet fragile structures in your mouth are often taken for granted even though they play a very important part in your digestive process and your ability to speak clearly and enunciate well.

There are several different parts to the structure of a tooth and each part plays an important role for maintaining both oral and overall health.

• The crown of a tooth is the portion that you see when you smile and the part that bites, tears and grinds your food when you eat—supporting your very crucial digestive system.

• Enamel is the white substance that encases the crown of the tooth and is the hardest substance in the entire body, even stronger than your bones.

• Just under the enamel of a tooth is a substance called dentin that is similar to your bones. This substance is filled with tiny nerve endings which are the reason that teeth can become sensitive to heat or cold when the enamel of a tooth becomes thin.

• The center of a tooth is made of a soft material called pulp. It is in this area of the tooth that the blood vessels and major nerve endings reside. This portion of the tooth is where the blood and nourishment that keeps the tooth alive is received.

• The part of the tooth that anchors it into the jawbone is called the tooth root and all of it is hidden under the crown, dentin, pulp and gums. Much like the root of a tree keeps it anchored to the ground, the root of a tooth secures it in the mouth and channels the supply of blood and nutrients to the pulp. A tooth can have from one to four roots depending on the size and location of the tooth.

• The periodontal ligament of a tooth provides a cushion between the tooth root and jawbone so that two hard substances are not resting against each other.

• The cementum, which contains periodontal membrane is not as hard as enamel but just as hard as bone, is connected to the jawbone by small elastic fibers.

• The gum tissue is the pink covering that conceals the tooth root and jawbone.

• The jawbone is also called the alveolar bone and it is the structure that feeds, protects and keeps the tooth securely in place.

By the time you were six years old, you had 20 primary teeth, but by the age of 13 you you’re your “baby teeth” which were replaced by 32 permanent teeth. These 32 teeth have to last for the rest of your life (or be replaced by artificial teeth) and these small white structures need your help and support (along with the help and support of a dentist) to remain strong and healthy.

About the Author: Susan Wells DMD practicing dentistry in Warrior, Alabama since 1978. She treats patients for all aspects of general dentistry including preventive dental care oral hygiene instruction and full scale exams and cleanings. To find out more visit her site at

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Will Protein Intake Help You Lose Weight? Protein Needs For a Healthy Weight and a Healthy Body.

Will Protein Intake Help You Lose Weight? Protein Needs For a Healthy Weight and a Healthy Body.

Submitted by: Lynda Enright

Protein to feel satisfied

Protein is the component in our food that digests the most slowly. It helps us to feel full and satisfied. In a recent study published in The Journal of Nutrition Education, researchers said that a relatively high proportion of women in the U.S. who reported eating more protein to prevent weight gain were linked to reported weight loss.

How much protein do you need?

There are two ways to look at protein consumption in your diet. First is based on your body weight. Aim for about 0.4 grams of protein for every pound of body weight. For example, if your current weight is 200 lbs., consuming about 80 grams of protein may be your goal. Second is based on the percentage of protein in your diet. For example, if you consume 2000 calories per day, you may aim for 15-20% of your calories from protein which would equal about 75-100 grams of protein. I find it most useful to look at a range. There is a limit to how much protein is best in your diet so you should not look at the recommendation as simply a minimum.

Not too much

Too much protein can have negative consequences including 1) kidney damage due to the extra work of metabolizing nitrogen found in protein, 2) ketosis which can lead to glucose intolerance and insulin resistance then leading to hypertension, hyperlipidemia and heart disease, 3) bone breakdown due to leeching of calcium from the bones to assist in protein absorption.

Tracking intake

The first step is to simply pay attention to how much protein you consume in a day. Use the list below to begin tracking your protein intake.


1 oz. chicken breast - 6g

1 oz. ground turkey or beef - 5g

1 oz. beef - 6g

1 oz. salmon - 6g

1 oz. tilapia - 6 g

1 egg - 6g

½ C cottage cheese - 14g

1 oz. mozzarella cheese - 7g

1 oz. cheddar cheese - 7g

1 C skim milk - 9g

1 C black beans - 15 g

*3 oz. serving of meat is about the size of a deck of cards.

Are you in a healthy range? Are you trying to lose weight and would increasing protein help to keep you more satisfied? Do you use a computer program to track your intake? If so simply look at your protein grams and see how you are doing. If you don't track overall food intake, simply post a note to your computer/desk and note how much protein you are eating throughout the day. Take it home at night and add up your total at the end of the day. Are you close? What are meals where you notice your intake is low? After a lower protein meal do you notice feeling hungrier sooner than after a meal where you have a good source of protein?

Consider your goals

Are you where you want to be with your health, weight and wellbeing? If you are struggling to lose weight, if you don't have energy throughout the day, or if you aren't as successful in exercise as you once were - consider if the dietary choices you are making are having an impact on how you feel and on your success. If what you are doing isn't working, consider where there may be room for improvement.


I see people on every end of the spectrum. For some of us who crave carbs and grains tend to be staples in the diet - paying attention to protein intake can be very important. In contrast, other individuals who supplement with protein in addition to having a diet rich in meat and dairy products may need to cut back on protein for their best health. Somewhere in between is best for most people. By tracking, even for a day or two, you can start to get a better picture of where you are on the protein scale and make some adjustments to look and feel your best.

About the Author: Lynda Enright, MS, RD, CLT is certified as a Wellness Coach and LEAP Therapist who partners with women who want to look and feel amazing by helping them lose weight and reduce inflammation which can cause fatigue, bloating, acid reflux, congestion, brain fog or achy joints. For FREE meal planning ideas to help you eat well, lose weight and reduce inflammation – click on the following link to get Ten Meals In A Bag – Answering the Question, “What’s for Dinner?”

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Eight Steps Aid Autumn Stress Management

Eight Steps Aid Autumn Stress Management

Submitted by: Michelle Stewart

We've all enjoyed the summer months, but heading into Indian Summer and autumn, we may be challenged with anxiety and stress. This season is busier---school, kids' activities, work projects with year-end wrap up looming, less daylight and all those activities linked to preparedness for cold weather in some parts of the country.

We all experience stress which the National Institutes of Mental Health (NIMH) classifies in three forms. They are:

-Routine stress, the type that is created by daily tasks at work or at home. Sudden stress can be the result of unexpected events such as relationship adjustments, job changes or loss.

-Traumatic stress, which can result from a serious accident, illness or life threatening danger.

They can each have a significant impact on physical and mental health and by discounting their importance you can set yourself up for serious health issues. Some of these issues include depression, high blood pressure and heart disease. When faced with stress, acknowledge it. You're your best advocate and can easily implement tactics to manage your stress.

Speak Up: Communicate that you are setting boundaries, prioritizing and saying "no" when you need to.

By taking these steps, you can prevent yourself from being pulled in different directions. Focus on the highest priority, and limit activities to minimize being overwhelmed.

Create Time-Out Space: Carve out time for yourself. This will allow you to take yourself off the grid. Set aside a regular time to do something you enjoy, without interruptions or distractions. Plan to spend at least one hour each day on your time-out; you'll be surprised at how energized you feel.

Exercise: This is a tremendous stress buster. Whether it is ten minutes or 30 minutes, moving your body will create a sense of well-being, and give you more energy. Exercise also increases the production of feel good endomorphins, self-confidence, and can aid in improving your sleep.

Talk Don't Text: Have traditional conversations with friends and family members, sharing what is going on in your life or what may create emotional distress. Though the digital age has benefits, texting is not the same as talking it out with friends, family and other members of your support team.

Gratitude Affects Attitude: Reflect on the positive and think of the things you can express gratitude for. We often feel put upon and may neglect to be grateful,-remember there is something in everyone's world that can be a challenge.

Adjust Eating Habits: Make wise food choices. Add fruits and vegetables to your diet along with whole grains, nuts and legumes. Reduce the number of fried and/or high fat foods. By making a few adjustments to choose wholesome foods, you can minimize self-induced stress about what you are eating.

Stay Hydrated: All of the organs in the body need water to work at optimal levels and if water consumption is lower than it should be, this will put stress on body organs. When faced with routine stress, low water consumption and poor hydration can magnify the situation. Drinking an extra glass or two of water is an easy fix.

Get Enough Sleep: I talked about sleep deprivation just a month or so ago. Getting enough sleep is essential and beneficial to the body's organs. Ample sleep will reduce the stress hormones in the bloodstream. Long term higher levels of stress hormones are not good for the heart and can elevate blood pressure.

Take Away: You can reduce stress and improve your well-being by being proactive and managing stress in your life. Choose any of the steps in today's post to stride toward your goal to lower stress.

About the Author: Michelle J. Stewart MPH, RDLD/N, CDE is an experienced food and nutrition communication expert specializing in wellness with a holistic approach to living your best life. Michelle has been leading the way to a healthier you for more than 25 years. She is zealous when it comes to wellness from the inside out and empowering whomever she comes in contact with to take charge of their health and wellbeing. Her motto is "EAT LESS MOVE MORE" Sign up for her Free Report 10 Weight Loss Tips for Life when you visit

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Krav Maga - One of the Best Self-Defenses For Women

Krav Maga - One of the Best Self-Defenses For Women

Submitted by: Avi Moyal

In today' turbulent time, it has become very important to stay alarmed all the time and protect yourself against miscreants. Krav Maga is one of the leading choices for women as their self-defence has become a major issue. Read on to find out more about Krav Maga.

Krav Maga is basically a non competitive eclectic self-defence system originated in Israel. It was founded by Imi (Lichtenfeld) Sde. Initially, it was practised by Israeli IDF soldiers to improve their combat abilities but now it has become one of the best self-defences programs for women. Krav Maga involves grappling and wrestling along with striking techniques. Everyone can easily learn the techniques of Krav Maga as it is not governed by sporting rules.

As danger lurks in every nook and corner, it has become important for women to learn a self-defence art. As Kravmaga can be quickly learned and implemented, it is one of the best options for the women. Krav Maga prepares them for whatever comes in their way and is considered as a perfect style for today's independent women. To learn Kravmaga, there is no limit of height or weight of a person.

Krav Maga trains the women in:

* Awareness- of the present and lurking dangers

* Prevention- against dangerous situations

* Response- to threat or attack in actual situations

* Self-realization- of your own physical strength and confidence that you can handle the situation

There are some basic principles of Krav Maga that the trainee needs to know. It involves finishing the fight as early as possible and attacking the most vulnerable parts of the body of the attackers, which includes face, knee, groin, neck, etc. Another basic principle of Krav Maga is to neutralize the attacker as quickly as possible by responding with continuous counter attacks. Also, one should be aware of the surroundings while handling the miscreant to look if there are more attackers. Looking for objects will also be beneficial as it can help you in attack or defence.

The aim of Krav Maga is to hurt the attacker severely, therefore, protective equipment is used during the training program. There are various techniques in Krav Maga that can be quickly learned and implemented. Punches have great value in Krav Maga. Straight punch, palm heel strike, low punch, hammerfist, hook, uppercut, chop, overhand are some of the punches that are taught to the women during the training period. Kravmaga practitioners are taught to go from defending to attacking quickly. They also learn how to defend against both kicks and punches from any angle. After learning the art, it is advisable to practice it with full protective gear so that no harm can cause to you and the opponent.

The feature that works wonders for women practising Krav Maga is its shock value. Most of the attackers do not expect the women to defend themselves or counter attack and when they do, the miscreants are caught off guard. With the fact that Kravmaga is easy to learn and builds up the combat fitness and strength of the women, it has become the chosen self-defence all over the world.

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Tips For Improving Your Basketball Shooting Skills

Tips For Improving Your Basketball Shooting Skills

Submitted by: Gilberto Mccullar

Basketball shooting is the simplest, yet in some ways the most challenging part of the sport. You have to be able to shoot from every imaginable position, and with defensive players doing everything they can to block you. Also, you have to figure out when to take the basketball shot and when to throw it to another team member. The following are a few suggestions for improving your shooting skills.

One of the most complicated aspects of shooting basketball is that you never get to be in the same place twice. You must have the ability to shoot the ball from under the basket just as well as a long distance from the hoop. This is why it is crucial that they should practice shooting the ball from various distances and positions. For example, it is okay to go through a free throws. But, you do not want to limit yourself to a shot that everyone knows to expect. You want to have the ability to shoot correctly from various areas that others would not expect. To be a great player, you have to have enough confidence to make a good shot from all areas of the court if you are in range.

Basketball players who know exactly what their shooting range is don't try to make shots that they're likely to miss. While your shooting range can be increased with practice, it's best to only shoot within your current range during a game. The distance from the rim where you're fairly accurate is your range; when you shoot from beyond this, your accuracy fades quickly. There are certain situations when you have to take a shot no matter what (e.g. the clock is running out), but in most cases, you only want to shoot when you're within comfortable range. Some players like the thrill of making exceptional shots, but what you should really be aiming for is improving your natural (within range) shooting skills.

Hook shots are crucial and very helpful in different scenarios. They are really needed by forwards and centers. You make a hook shot with the foot that is on the other side of the hand that you are going to shoot with. So you will pivot with your left foot, if you are shooting with your right hand. This is done with your ball palm up. Then lead with your left foot and release the ball over your head in a arch with a flowing move. If your blocker is really tall, then this is the best shot for you to make. This shot will really put the ball up in the air. They are numerous versions of the hook shot. The execution will vary based on the situation. As this article lets you see, there are both physical and mental factors involved with shooting a basketball. As you get more of a feel for it, you will naturally learn when to take your shots. When you are playing your basketball game, think about making that next shot and not focus so much on the one that you did not get in another game. These principles will do you some good while you are practicing your shooting abilities.

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What to Look For When Upgrading Your Triathlon Bike

What to Look For When Upgrading Your Triathlon Bike

Submitted by: Stephen Harrington

So you have done a season or two and you feel it is time to move up a level or you have entered a half or full Ironman event and are thinking there is no way I am going to do that on my current steed!!

So you have 2 choices, either upgrade your race bike or go for a full TT/ tri bike, or better still why not both!!

I use a Cannondale 6 for training and hills and a Boardman T1 for racing (which I have pimped up to the max!!) see below...

Bike fitting

Before you do anything it is a really good idea to go for a bespoke fitting so every angle can be measured. Believe it or not 2mm on a crank can make a difference and the same goes for seat post etc. There are quite a few choices and they cost between 100 and 300 and take a couple of hours to complete.

If you can get a fit for your race set up and training bike set up that is ideal but if they only have time for one then do it for your race set up and use as much of those dimensions as you can for your training bike..

Once you have your measurements take them to the shop if you are buying from a shop and get them to set up your new creation EXACTLY to the specifications on your bike fit. Don’t take "oh this frame is nearly the right size", or "that will do", it won’t and you need to be pedantic.

If you are buying a frame and putting it together find a good bike engineer who can put the bike together for you and get the measurements right.

What type of road bike?

Road bikes are plentiful and the price ranges are huge, so pick your budget and go from there. Often worth looking for one in last years colours as it does not really matter that much and take advice. Always worth reading reviews and seriously think about your bang for buck. I bought my Cannondale because it was just about in budget and all the reviews I read said it was the best value or at least top 3 in that range.

You will probably have to spend over 1,500 to get a very good road bike and you can spend 15,000!! Think "would I notice the difference and what am I paying for?"

What type of TT bike?

As 80% of reduction in speed on a bike is wind resistance then TT bikes are faster. Apparently 1-2 MPH on average, which over a long race adds up. They are harder to climb mountains on and I know people who have done 70.3 races on road bikes and left their TT bike at home because the course was too hilly.

For me once I read reviews and got the top 3 frames I liked I went for the look as my view was, if I'm going to do this, I might as well look good!!

I got all the parts separately and picked everything based on reviews, advice from elite athletes I knew and then basically colour. My bike is black and yellow so everything had to be black and yellow.

Once I got all the parts and bought them in the UK, Germany and the US online (saving a lot of money in the process!), I handed them with my measurements to a bike engineer who I trusted and he built it.

It is well worth spending good money on these parts (probably in order)


•Group set (gears)

•Power mete



Most people however purchase everything in 1 go, however the mistake they often make is that shops generally only specialise in a few models and don't have the full supplier range. If they have a sales promotion on you could be buying what they want you to buy and not what is best for you. So, read reviews, make up your own mind and get bike magazines and become a bike nerd for a while, you will be spending a lot of money so enjoy the process and know your stuff!!

You will probably need to buy race wheels separately regardless and you need to be slightly careful here as the type of power meter you choose will influence what type of rear wheel you can get so check. For example a SRM will allow you to have any wheel but a Power hub will not.

So get measured, get a bit nerdy and have fun investing in your new race machine.

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M&M's Nationwide Recall Due To Undeclared Peanut Allergen



Mars Chocolate North America has issued a voluntary recall of its M&M's Brand Theater Box because of undeclared peanut butter could be inside the boxes that are identified as milk chocolate, according to word on the Food and Drug Administration website.

The company says the recall is for M&M's Brand Theater Box  3.40 ounce UPC #40000294764 with the following lot numbers:

  • 417DH4JP09
  • 417EM4JP10
  • 417FM4JP09
  • 418AG4JP10
  • 418BG4JP10
  • 418CG4JP10
  • 418DM4JP09
  • 418EG4JP10
  • 419AM4JP09

  • 417EG4JP09
  • 417FG4JP09
  • 417FM4JP10
  • 418AM4JP09
  • 418BM4JP10
  • 418CM4JP10
  • 418DM4JP10
  • 418EM4JP09
  • 419AM4JP10

  • 417EG4JP10
  • 417FG4JP10
  • 418AG4JP09
  • 418AM4JP10
  • 418CG4JP09
  • 418DG4JP10
  • 418EG4JP09
  • 418EM4JP10
  • 419BM4JP10

These items may contain peanut butter without listing them on the outside box, but inside package does have the correct ingredients and allergy information, the FDA says.

The recalled M&M's Brand Milk Chocolate Theater Box comes in a 3.40 ounce brown, 3 inch x 6.5 inch cardboard box  stamped on the right-hand side panel with the lot number and best before date.

According to information posted on the FDA website, the lot codes were shipped and distributed to customers' warehouses between May 8, 2014 and July 1, 2014 in 39 states including  NC, TX, MN, IL, FL, KY, MS, AZ, GA, AI, CA NJ, PA, WA NY, CO, MO, MI, NH, CT, TN, MD, SC, OH, ME, VA, RI, WI, WV, IA, LA, OK, MA, NE, OK, AR, VT, ID and IN.  

The customers redistribute the products for nationwide retail sale.

Mars Chocolate says they are working with customers to ensure the recalled product isn't on store shelves. They also say that if customers believe they've purchased this item and have allergy concerns, they can return it to the store of purchase for a full refund.

According to the press release, the issue was brought to the attention of Mars Chocolate after a consumer notified them about a M&M's Brand Peanut Butter package containing peanut butter M&M's inside a M&M's Brand Milk Chocolate Theater Box.

Consumers with questions or concerns may call Mars Chocolate at their toll-free number:   1-800-627-7852 which is operational Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 5:00 pm (EST).


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Dropping Fat Has Never Been This Easy

Dropping Fat Has Never Been This Easy

Submitted by: Colby Koelzer

Nutrition, diet and health experts claim that losing weight is not a question of doing it fast. Losing weight is difficult and women will have to develop daily routines and triumphs in order to achieve their weight loss dreams.

Ladies ought not bother aboutlosing belly fat. Women's weight loss demands guidelines which are sensible, reasonable, as well as realistic; things which you can incorporate in our lifestyles. Reducing weight as a female demands careful as well as meaningful life changes. And furthermore, as there're painless, we are able to carry out these without much trouble; therefore, guaranteeing that people lose weight without noticing it.

Losing weight for females is no mystery.

Don't undervalue the effectiveness of crafting very small very simple alterations. These kind of life decisions can have a massive effect on losing weight.

Concentrate your current dairy intake upon low-fat alternatives and keep away from milk products that's full of fats. Target your daily use of dairy upon much less fatty options for example low-fast milk and delightful non-fat Swiss cheeses.

If you are having a craving for unhealthy food, choose healthy instead. Natural all-natural fresh fruit is an excellent choice to eat instead of sweet pies. Fruits and veggies, simply because they contain a great deal of nutritional fibre, are thought to always be fat-burning foods. Enjoy them the way that nature intended them to be eaten and highly flavorful and juicy, minus the additives of flour, sugar, butter, and other ingredients which are not only bad for the health, but tend to mask the fruit's natural health benefits.

Delicious sparkling water tastes very clean, is very refreshing and is very good for you. Be sure to avoid sugary drinks loaded with sugar and other flavor enhancers if you want to shed pounds. Only accept the very best fresh fruit refreshments if you really want to sip sweet refreshments.

Choose your protein sources wisely. Skinless, boneless white meat chicken is a great protein together with fish and egg whites. Remember to not gorge yourself if you are trying to lose, a small serving for every meal is just fine.

Just use a little dressing on your new favorite meal, salad! Fat-burning foods like fresh orange-red tomatoes and carrots, green leafy veggies like lettuce or cabbage, cancer-fighting broccoli and cauliflower are good for you. These foods will satisfy your hunger and keep the weight off.

Broil, bake, roast, or steam the food if you want to attain weight-loss without any pain. You save yourself quite a number of calories simply by steering clear of fried food.

Make sure you prepare and enjoy your food. Keep proactive, idle hands cause boredom feeding so keep moving during the day.

Walking is easy and healthy, develop the habit. Just make sure you walk whenever you can, don't drive, don't take the escalator,etc.. Walking your dog is good exercise, both for you and your pet.

Find some type of frequent exercise that you can be passionate about. Join a dance class. Swimming in your local pool is great exercise. A brisk run in the mornings helps you to drop weight and wake you up for a healthful happy day.

An energetic lifestyle also involves playing with your kids in soccer, baseball, nurture the kid inside you.

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