Turns out the Sweeper Vac is just what I was looking for!!! A lightweight, cordless crumb machine! I’m excited 🙂
Today I actually woke up cold with the fans blowing on me, so it was a good day for a bowl of oatmeal.
I made a caramelized peach + walnut topping
- 1/2 cup oats
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/2 cup soy milk
- Pinch salt, splash vanilla
- ~1 tbsp dried raspberries
- Tbsp flax
- 1 chopped peach
- ~1 tbsp chopped walnuts
- Pinch brown sugar
- Sprinkle coconut
- Tbsp Artisana walnut butter
My friends at Lipton sent over the research reports in their quarterly lit. review:
- Individuals consuming three or more cups of tea each day could lower the risk of ischaemic stroke by 21 per cent. These findings relate to black and green tea but not herbal teas or infusions. It is too early to single out a particular constituent of tea – such as theanine, flavonoids or catechins – as causal.
- A study conducted by scientists at the Lipton Institute of Tea in the Netherlands investigated the mechanism of action underpinning the cholesterol lowering effects of black tea theaflavins which had previously been poorly understood. These results show that black tea theaflavins can reduce the uptake of cholesterol into micelles in vitro. A typical cup of black tea contains on average ~15-25 milligrams of theaflavins (~75-125 mg/L).
- Drinking three cups of tea per day can cut the risk of breast cancer in women under 50 by more than a third. The authors reported an inverse association between tea consumption and breast cancer risk in younger women (defined as those aged under 50). Those reporting three or more cups of tea per day five years prior to the interview had a 37 per cent reduced breast cancer risk when compared with women reporting no tea consumption.
- A recent US study by Kevin Maki from the Provident Clinical Research in Bloomington, Indiana examined the effects of green tea consumption and fat loss. After 12 weeks, there was a significant change in total abdominal fat mass and subcutaneous abdominal fat mass in the green tea group compared with the control group. This was accompanied by a significant decline in the markers of fat in the blood, compared with the control group. The researchers also observed a trend towards greater weight loss in the catechin group.
- A research team from the University of Oxford, in the UK, and the University of Oslo, in Norway, have recently reported that a combination of wine, chocolate and tea – all in moderate amounts – enhances cognitive performance in the elderly.
I’m planning to work on the computer for a while and then do some yoga. I’ve really been slacking in yoga frequency and want to get back into it.