MY HEALTHY & NOT SO HEALTHY SWEET CREATION / BYJENNIFERLYNN

Today’s video is about yummy sweet treat’s to try & enjoy. To create new dishes and try them. Some of them can be challenging in creative. I hope you like this video up some of them that I have created if you do have any questions to a particular treat that I created drop the question down below and I’ll be glad to answer it for you. XOXOXO
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OH MY GOURD! MY DELICIOUS CREATIONS! / BYJENNIFERLYNN

Today’s video is about is that I have created at home so are healthy and not so healthy, but very yummy dishes to try. If there’s any particular dish that you have questions on please drop the question down below I don’t be glad to answer that for you.

Christmas Dinner 2019 & Recipes / ByJenniferlynn

Today’s Video is on prepping for Christmas Dinner 2018 I prepared a ham dinner, with veggies and side, with desserts. All the recipes of mine are at the end of the video. It is a simply dinner just for small group of family. Very tasty and enjoyable. If you do try some of the recipes please let me know down below how you liked them. Let me know how you prepared your Christmas dinner, I would love new ideas.

The Vitaminwater Scam

I’ve long held that most bottled water is a scam either because it’s simply way overpriced or because it’s falsely and/or misleadingly advertised as being good for you thanks to some added ingredient gimmick its marketers came up with. In fact, I previously wrote Water: A scambuster report, which deals with the issues of cost, the amount of water you need to drink each day, and safety (as in which is safer, tap or bottled water?). So it came as no surprise to me, and with a resounding “here, here” when I learned that the Center for Science in the Public Interest  (CSPI) had sued the Coca-Cola company for “deceptive and unsubstantiated claims” on its vitaminwater line of beverages.  The vitaminwater products are made by a company Coke owns called “glacéau,” which, according to the Coca Cola website is never capitalized, even at the beginning of a sentence (and neither is vitaminwater, which is also written as one word – marketing, go figure).
Needless to say, the folks at Coke had some choice words of their own about the CSPI lawsuit: “This is a ridiculous and ludicrous lawsuit. glacéau vitaminwater is a great tasting, hydrating beverage with essential vitamins and water, with labels showing calorie content.” Even their response is misleading. Try to think of a beverage that isn’t “hydrating.” And while the products do contain “essential vitamins,” the implication is that they contain most, if not all of them, which is far from true. Each of the various vitaminwater flavors contains some percentage of some mixture of some vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and/or other ingredients. You’d have to study each label individually to figure out what’s what, which is essentially what this entire lawsuit is about.
The CSPI says that “Coke markets VitaminWater [sic] as a healthful alternative to soda by labeling its several flavors with such health buzz words as “defense,” “rescue,” “energy,” and “endurance.” The company makes a wide range of dramatic claims, including that its drinks variously reduce the risk of chronic disease, reduce the risk of eye disease, promote healthy joints, and support optimal immune function. While it is true that vitamins do play various roles in the human body, the statements on VitaminWater [sic] labels go far beyond even the loose, so-called “structure/function claims” allowed by the Food and Drug Administration and cross the line into outright fraud, according to CSPI.”
In other words, the CSPI is attacking the marketing hype on the products’ bottles and website, the words that most consumers will see and read first (if not only). Coke, in its defense, says that “Consumers can readily see the nutrition facts panels on every bottle of glacéau vitaminwater, which show what’s in our product and what’s not.” In other words the fine print, so to speak – it’s not really that small, but how many people carefully and fully read the nutrition facts panels on the back compared to all those who read the promotional claims on the front?
What CSPI wants you to know is that vitaminwater contains a lot of sugar, precious little real fruit juice and a hodge-podge of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants that you’d be better off consuming either through your normal diet or by taking a comprehensive daily multivitamin product. “My advice to consumers is to get your vitamins from real food,” said CSPI executive director Michael F. Jacobson. “If you have reason to believe you have a shortcoming of one vitamin or another, perhaps take an inexpensive supplement. But don’t seek out your vitamins in sugary soft drinks like Coke’s VitaminWater [sic].”
 
Speaking of sugar, you might be interested to know that each eight ounce serving of vitaminwater contains 13 grams of sugar and provides 50 calories. Moreover, since each bottle is 20 ounces, that’s more like 32.5 grams of sugar and 125 calories. For comparison, eight ounces of classic Coke contain 27 grams of sugar, which provide 97 calories, so ounce for ounce vitaminwater’s about half as sugary as classic Coke. And according to CSPI nutritionists, “the 33 grams of sugar in each bottle of VitaminWater [sic] do more to promote obesity, diabetes, and other health problems than the vitamins in the drinks do to perform the advertised benefits listed on the bottles.”
 
Another thing the CSPI wants you to know is that even though vitaminwater products look for all the world as though they are juice drinks, “VitaminWater [sic] contains between zero and one percent juice, despite the full names of the drinks, which include “endurance peach mango” and “focus kiwi strawberry,” and “xxx blueberry pomegranate acai,” among others. A press release for the “xxx” drink claims its antioxidants makes the drinker “last longer” in some unspecified way; in any event, it has no blueberry, pomegranate, or acai juice, nor do the others have any cranberry, grapefruit, dragon fruit, peach, mango, kiwi, or strawberry juice.”
 
Since Coke can’t deny that its vitaminwater products contain a lot of sugar, no juice and an incomplete smattering of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, they came up with this brilliant counterargument: “Filing a lawsuit is an opportunistic PR stunt. This is not about protecting the public interest. This is about grandstanding at a time when CSPI is receiving very little attention. There is no surprise that one week before the inauguration of the U.S. President, with the flurry of activity in Washington, D.C., that CSPI has chosen today to try to bring attention to themselves.” Huh? The CSPI is calling attention to itself in the midst of the activity surrounding the presidential inauguration? And that’s no surprise to Coca-Cola? No wonder they believe that vitaminwater is good for you: “Put simply, glacéau vitaminwater is a great complement to our often less-than-perfect diet with each of the different glacéau vitaminwater varieties providing a convenient, great-tasting way to get more of some of the vitamins and hydration we all need each day.”
 
Here’s another way to get “more of some of the vitamins and hydration we all need each day,” eat a balanced diet and take a complete multivitamin and mineral tablet and wash it down with a glass of tap water. If you buy generic multivitamins in large containers each tablet only costs you a few pennies and provides far more than any bottle of vitaminwater. You’ll save at least a dollar on the vitamins and the free glass of water will save you 125 calories for every bottle of vitaminwater you leave on the shelf. The choice is yours.

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What’s REALLY Inside McDonald’s French Fries?

Of course, you want fries with that. Does the server behind the register even need to ask?

 

Let’s face it, no meal at McDonald’s is complete without an order of its delicious fries.
And to think, the world-famous french fries were added to the menu only as an afterthought. They replaced plain old potato chips in 1949, nine years after the first-ever McDonald’s opened its doors for business in California.
THE SUSPECT: McDonald’s French Fries Large (5.4 oz) (from the USA)
THE DETECTIVE: Dr. Christopher Ochner (a research associate at New York Obesity Nutrition Research Center at St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center) is very familiar with the McDonald’s menu. A few years ago, Ochner — who holds a doctorate of clinical psychology — conducted his own “Super Size Me”-type diet experiment: Every day for two months he ate one meal at the fast food restaurant as part of a study.
NUTRITION LABEL: 500 calories, 25 grams fat, 63 grams carbs, 350 milligrams sodium, 6 grams fiber, 6 grams protein
LISTED INGREDIENTS: Potatoes, vegetable oil (canola oil, hydrogenated soybean oil, natural beef flavor [wheat and milk derivatives]*, citric acid [preservative]), dextrose, sodium acid pyrophosphate (to maintain color) and salt.
Prepared in Vegetable Oil (Canola Oil, Corn Oil, Soybean Oil, Hydrogenated Soybean Oil) with TBHQ and Citric Acid to preserve freshness of the oil and Dimethylpolysiloxane to reduce oil splatter when cooking.
*Natural beef flavor contains hydrolyzed wheat and hydrolyzed milk as starting ingredients.
Head’s up, vegetarians and vegans: There’s natural beef flavor in those fries!
And here’s why:
Some 50 years ago, McDonald’s cooked its fries in beef fat. When it switched over to a vegetable oil blend, it didn’t want the fries to lose their famous flavor, so they opted to add natural beef flavor to the blend. Hydrolyzed wheat and hydrolyzed milk are used as starting ingredients of the flavoring.
So, shockingly enough, these fries are not vegetarian, nor vegan!
In 2002, McDonald’s paid $10 million to members of vegetarian groups including Hindus and Sikhs who had sued the chain for failing to disclose that beef tallow was included among the ingredients of the seemingly-vegetarian french fries. (The link to the New York Times article is linked below in the Resources section at the bottom of this article.)
  • Vegetable Oil (Blend): To make french fries, you have to deep-fry some potatoes, an otherwise healthy carbohydrate, in something fatty and greasy.

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Avocado Toast With Beet Hummus

 

Heart-shaped avocado slices and a gorgeous red hummus make this the perfect snack to show yourself some love. What’s more, the chickpeas used to make this colorful toast are a great source of vegetable-based protein.

INGREDIENTS

SERVES 6

  •  2 serving Raw Red Beet (small)
  •  1 Chickpeas (garbanzo beans, bengal gram), mature seeds, canned, drained solids
  •  2 tbsp Tahini Sauce
  •  1 oz lemon juice
  •  1 tsp Sea Salt
  •  6 slice Ezekiel
  •  3 serving Large Whole Avocado

DIRECTIONS

1Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.











2Cut the stem off the beet and peel the outer skin with peeler. Wash and dry it with paper towel.
3Place it in foil pouch and fold foil closed.












4Bake the beet for 35-40 minutes or until softened.








5Place the chickpeas in a food processor and process until a stiff paste forms, stopping every few seconds to scrape down the sides of the processor. With the food processor still running, add cooked beets, tahini, juice from half a lemon, and salt. Once that has been incorporated, add ice water if texture is too stiff and process until smooth.
6Cut three avocados in half and remove skin and pit. Next, thinly slice each avocado half lengthwise and gently fan out the slices. Shape the avocado fans into hearts.
7Spread each piece of toast with beet hummus and half of a sliced avocado.

 

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