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Health and Fitness Report!

WSUM is UW- Madison’s student radio and I am the newest member of the news radio team as the health and fitness reporter! Here is my first report: ‘New Years Resolutions – Keep Motivated throughout the year’ Nutrition Tips, Setting Goals, Exercise Tips, Healthy Snacking, Health and Fitness Education ~ Enjoy! Advertisements Continue reading Health and Fitness Report!

Cinnamon – Spice Up Your Life!

Cinnamon Trees are native to South Asia, the bark of the cinnamon tree is dried and rolled into sticks, which is also called quills. The characteristic flavor and aroma of cinnamon comes from a compound in the essential oil of the bark called cinnamonaldehyde. Cinnamon is one of the oldest known spices.  Once the outer bark of the tree is removed cinnamon sticks, or quills have … Continue reading Cinnamon – Spice Up Your Life!

Do you know what’s in your granola?

I was surprised when I found out that my ‘healthy snack’ was made with unnecessary amounts of sugar, oil and butter.  Most granola has more than 25 grams of sugar in one cup (Fruit Loops has less albeit unnatural sugar per cup).  Another disquieting finding is that granola is typically baked with oil and copious amounts of butter. After some perusing of actually healthy homemade … Continue reading Do you know what’s in your granola?

Bicyclist Benefits

If you have not heard about the new craze for bicyclists checkout bicyclebenefits.org – Across country businesses are openning their doors and giving deals and free stuff away to those of us who ride instead of drive — ecofriendly folks! wear helmet – mom always said ‘Safety First, Fun Always’ have a super cool ‘Bicycle Benefit’ sticker on their helmet  (they are blue or pink) … Continue reading Bicyclist Benefits

Too Many Veggies? Blanch Your Vegetables!

Do not let perfectly good produce go to waste! If your eyes were bigger than your stomach at the grocery store or farmers market this week what better way to preserve your vegetables than blanching.  (Perhaps canning but that is for a different post.) This is also another option for bulk items from your CSA. (What is a CSA?) Community Shared Agriculture – I highly … Continue reading Too Many Veggies? Blanch Your Vegetables!