All posts tagged: Green Tea

Cool Ways to Enjoy the Summer Heat

It was freezing cold one morning then suddenly I was saying a line from Nelly’s hit single in 2002, “Hot in Herre”. Yes, summer is here. While some are excited planning summer getaways in a quaint beach resort, there are those who scream and are filled with dread. Summer isn’t that bad because it brings a number of benefits. Though the heat can sometimes be unbearable which causes havoc on your power bill, there are various ways to keep it cool and enjoy the summer heat.

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Sweet Temptations: Ice Cream, Crepe and Cupcake

Craving for sweets? Let’s be honest, no one can escape that feeling. According to Christine Gerbstadt, MD, RD, dietitian and spokeswoman of American Dietetic Association, sweet is the first taste humans prefer from birth. In addition, Susan Moores, MS, RD, registered dietitian and nutrition consultant in St. Paul, Minn said that the taste of sugar also releases endorphin that calm and relax us, and offer a natural “high.” Clearly, we can’t avoid sweets like ice cream, crepe and cupcakes even if we know these have high fat content. But with limitations it won’t be a problem. During my two-week Christmas vacation, I had an extreme craving for sweets. Since we did not prepare anything sweet for our Noche Buena and Media Noche, I was able to discover the following sweets.