I hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend! Don’t forget to enter the giveaway to win a copy of my cookbook, Ladled: Nourishing Soups for all Seasons, and check out this fun list of homemade gift ideas with so many options (I’ve even included “cheater” options for when you don’t want to make everything yourself!). There is something for everyone there.
Citrus juice higher 10 times higher in antioxidants than previously thought
“The antioxidant activity of citrus juices and other foods is undervalued, experts say. A new technique for measuring this property generates values that are ten times higher than those indicated by current analysis methods.”
Can you keep your bones healthy without dairy, calcium supplements, and grains? Read this interesting article on how eating a paleo diet can be a great bone building diet.
Superbugs resistant to all antibiotics kill Indias’ babies and pose a threat overseas
“A growing chorus of researchers say the evidence is now overwhelming that a significant share of the bacteria present in India — in its water, sewage, animals, soil and even its mothers — are immune to nearly all antibiotics.”
“The findings were published in the January print issue of Pediatrics.
The study could not prove that breast-feeding caused the reduced risk for obesity. But there are several reasons why the link between breast-feeding and lower obesity risk may exist, the study authors noted.
‘Breast-feeding an infant may allow proper development of hunger and satiety signals, as well as help prevent some of the behaviors that lead to overweight and obesity,’ Carling said.
‘Breast-feeding, especially on demand, versus on schedule, allows an infant to feed when he or she is hungry, thereby fostering an early development of appetite control,” she said. “When a baby breast-feeds, she can control how much milk she gets and how often, naturally responding to internal signals of hunger and satiation.”
Dr. Lori Feldman-Winter, a professor of pediatrics at Cooper University Hospital, in Camden, N.J., pointed out that in addition to better self-regulation in eating, the composition of breast milk is less likely to lead to obesity as well.’ ”
Black Bean and Avocado Salad Starter: This would make a great party dish!
Stuffed Pepper Soup: This flavorful soup sounds fantastic
Cookbook: Real Life Paleo: 175 Gluten Free Recipes, Meal Ideas and an Easy 3 Phrased Approach to Lose Weight and Gain Health, by Stacy Toth and Matthew Mccarry
This beautiful cookbook is full of practical and delicious recipes that are gluten free/grain free, and is perfect for those wanting to move towards a grain free diet but don’t know where to start, and for those who just need new recipes!
Coffee Press ($29.95 instead of $68): On my Christmas List: I unfortunately broke my coffee press after years of good years of use from it (it was my fault entirely that it broke). I use these to make both excellent plastic-free coffee, and pots of brewed loose tea. I have my eye on this beautiful coffee press.
Speaking of Christmas, here is a “manly” gift idea for you.
My husband has been served some delicious (cold and hot) drinks in cups like the below copper mugs on our dates. They aren’t just for Moscow Mules! One of his favorites, Spiced Buttered Rum, was also served in this type of cup. These two options have a copper outside, and a stainless steel interior, or are all stainless steel. Why not give one with a bottle of good rum, some nice grassfed butter and a recipe for hot buttered rum for a lovely gift (perfect for BOTH men and women who appreciate a good stiff drink ).
Maybe I will get one for myself to drink my hot homemade broth with. 😉