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Monday, December 8, 2008

Need More Energy? Try Natural Herbs

If you are seeking a way to have more energy, but don’t want to use the United States most popular source of energy boosting – coffee – then your options are wide open. There are many different energy boosting herbs from all over the world that can help decrease fatigue and increase energy.

The following article outlines the many different natural energy boosters that are popular the world over, including the United States. From cordyceps, a popular mushroom that is widely used in China to increase energy, stamina and endurance to guarana, South American’s natural source of caffeine that doesn’t produce the jitters.

This article takes a close look at energy enhancing ginseng from Asia, Siberia and America, the popular South American tea drink, mate, and rhodiola, a root extract that boosts endorphins and increases stamina.

The article also supplies information about the amino acid taurine, which can be found in most popular energy drinks and helps support proper nerve function and cardiac muscle activity.

Take the Natural Pathway to More Energy

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Tuesday, November 4, 2008

A low-fat Strawberry Cannoli

Here's a link to an article that features a recipe for stuffed strawberries that sounds incredibly good. Yes, I am a cannoli fan, though I haven't had one for a long, long, long, long, long time. At any age, what goes on first comes off last, but in your forties it comes off dead last.

One of the commenters of the article, however, seemed to have a very good point, which was this: dark chocolate might be best as an ingredient. Actually, the health benefits of dark chocolate have been in the news quite a bit in recent years (even recently, it was reported that dark chocolate can be good for helping to keep belly fat off). So, if you're going to eat chocolate, which has a fantastic effect on endorphin levels (apparently, the effect, according to one study, is that it "lights up" your brain better than sex), go for dark chocolate.

On the subject of strawberries, I'll say that I really love them. They're just so hard to find in terms of quality. You know what I mean. You bring home a container of strawberries and after opening the packaging you find that they're already heading south. Either that, or they fall into decline within a couple of days. What's up with that? Do these things come from so far away that, by the time I buy them, they're scheduled to expire?

Sara Moulton's Stuffed Strawberries

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