Pimento Cheese, Not Your Grandma's Spread

Pimento cheese is one of those foods that has been so corrupted by the food industry that it has become synonymous with other crappy foods like Spam.  I'm not even certain what store bought pimento cheese might contain, nor do I want to find out.  It's a shame because pimento cheese can be a delightful treat, even if it does Read the full post…

Plum Good BBQ Sandwiches

In a few days it will officially be fall but the temperatures are still warm enough for me to continue swimming for a few more days.  The breeze was a little cool but that didn't stop me from swimming several laps this morning and I felt great afterwards!  Have you exercised lately?  With fall's cooler temperatures and fewer insects, you Read the full post…

Shingles Vacine and Treatment

A friend of mine was recently diagnosed with shingles so I felt I should discuss this nasty virus once again.  If you ever had chicken pox, you are at risk for getting shingles and believe me, you don't want it.  Shingles is a painful rash with blisters that scab over and may take 4 weeks or more to heal.  The Read the full post…

Vegetarian Tacos are muy delicioso!

There are times when I think I could easily become a vegetarian, especially when I try a new dish that is as good as the vegetarian tacos I had at Local Lime restaurant in Little Rock and the tofu fried rice at Sai Tai here in Jonesboro.  My husband and I celebrated our 23rd anniversary this past weekend by spending Read the full post…

Midyear Health Check

Summer is winding down , the year is more than half way over and our January resolutions are long forgotten.  It's time for a health reality check.  First of all, how is your health lately?  If you have enjoyed good health, are you thankful?  Take some time to appreciate how wonderful it feels to be healthy, for your family to Read the full post…

Vacation Lessons For A Healthier Life

  I'm back from a lovely beach vacation and I wish I was still there with all my heart.  Wouldn't it be nice if our every day life was as nice as a vacation?  If we could relax, eat well, sleep and exercise just enough without having to worry about bills, work, illnesses and school, our lives would be perfect.  But Read the full post…

A Fatty Diet And You

[ Post by Lisa Tedder ][ Post on October 11, 2012 ][ In Diet Tips and Better Eating Ideas, Medical and Health Information ]


MMMMM!  Doesn’t that look good?  Can’t you just smell it?  Those fries look so crispy and that aioli sauce looks creamy.  Wouldn’t you love to wrap your hands around that burger?  Perhaps you’ll go out and get one for lunch.


That may be what you are thinking when you see that picture but my first thought is actually “That looks like heartburn waiting to happen.”.  Sorry to sound like such a tofu loving Debbie downer but when you don’t eat much fried food or food heavy in saturated fats, your body just can’t handle it and usually rewards your indiscretions appropriately.  I think it’s the body’s way of telling you what you should and shouldn’t eat, if only we’d pay attention.


Surely you know by now that a diet high in saturated fats and trans-fats will have ugly consequences.  Not only will you get a spare tire or two but your risk of heart disease, stroke, diabetes and cancer goes way up.  With the exception of my son who is now in college and does what he pleases, my family limits foods like the hamburger and fries above to an occasional meal.  And by that, I mean way less than once a week.  The last time I had a hamburger was back in the summer, maybe July; the same for pizza.  Now I’m not trying to sound virtuous here.  I just know I can’t and shouldn’t eat that way.  Once you get used to a diet low in the bad fats, your stomach will be sure to remind you if you do eat a greasy meal.  Uggg!


I did some brief research on the causes of various types of cancer like pancreatic, breast and colon ; every one mentioned obesity as a risk factor.  We all know though we don’t like to admit, that obesity is caused by eating too much of the wrong kinds of food plus being inactive.  Do yourself a favor and lower your risk of developing a whole host of undesirable diseases by improving your diet.  Live longer and more importantly, live better.  Listen to your body.



Upadated on October 11, 2012

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