So I’m taking a couple of summer classes this summer and that is why I have been away for some time. While in school, I have been thinking about adding stuff to my blog. Not just recipes and fitness but maybe some fashion. As of now it is just a thought, but I think variety is always a good thing.
Growing up, whenever someone in my house got a cut or scrape, my mom would get out the hydrogen peroxide and pour it on until the bubbles subsided. The only thing about her ways that made me think twice was knowing that the hydrogen peroxide was going to sting, but if it bubbled up, it meant it was dirty and in need of cleaning. Remember those good ol’ days?!
I kept up that tradition for quite some time thinking that my mom must have known what she was doing, so there wasn’t any reason why I should do things differently. Then one day I learned that while cleaning wounds with hydrogen peroxide isn’t bad, it doesn’t actually work very well as an antiseptic and the bubbles are really just something cool to look at, as opposed to any real indication of how dirty the area is (check out http://science.howstuffworks.com/innovation/science-questions/question115.htm for more info on that). It was…
I follow the amazing Kino Macgregor through her Facebook page, and she just posted a video this evening. Truly inspirational! I think yoga has amazing benefits. I also think eating whole, real foods has amazing benefits. So often we are encouraged to find hope within western-medicine and thinking. Again, I’m not against medication (as we know it) when needed, but I truly believe in the power of eating well and employing complimentary therapies like yoga, massage, and acupuncture to help people who are truly hurting.
Earlier today my friend Alex told me that today was “National Star Wars Day”, and then proceeded to say “may the fourth be with you.” Now mind you I was clueless at first until he explained, because I am not into Star Wars what-so-ever.
Ever since he mentioned this, all I have heard or seen has to deal with Star Wars. So todays post has to do with Star Wars.
I was looking for fun and creative treats to make so you can celebrate today and I think I came upon some pretty good recipes.
I know what you are thinking, yogurt mixed with salsa? It is a twist on the regular salsa we know, so why not try it? It is also healthy, so if you really want to go bold and try this dish try using greek yogurt!
The other day at work, my co-worker and I were discussing how we both dislike soda. However he needed something to wake him up, so he decided to have a sip of soda over having coffee. He couldn’t decide whether to have Coca-Cola or Barq’s Root Beer because he did not know which had more caffeine. So I told him I would look it up for him.
I found much more than I bargained for while looking this up, but like I promised I found out which had more caffiene.
Coca-Cola or Barq’s Root Beer, which one would you pick??
Most companies list their caffeine content levels for an 8 oz. drink, thus showing a lower mg caffeine level. This soda chart has the manufacturer listed 8 oz. size and a 12 oz. scaled up version to reflect what you are really getting in your 12 oz. can of soda.
In short, I found that Coca-Cola has more caffeine than Barq’s Root Beer. Coca Cola has 34.5mg in just one single 12 oz. can, while Barq’s Root Beer only has 22.5mg in a 12 oz. can.