A Guide to Healthy “Keep the Cold Away” Concoctions

November 27, 2012 at 12:54 PM | Posted in cooking | Leave a comment
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A Guide to Healthy “Keep the Cold Away” Concoctions

By: Pat St. Claire, CNN’s Health Minute
Updated: November 26, 2012

 

It’s technically still fall, but in many parts of the country, old man winter has already arrived. So now might be the perfect time to cuddle up with a good book and a cup of something comforting.

Nutritionists warn drinks can pack a lot of empty calories, so fill your cup wisely.

After a day of being outside in the chilly temperatures, what better time to have a nice cup of something hot and soothing? Tea, hot chocolate, and coffee can warm you to your toes, but which are the best for you?

Green tea: Almost all doctors and dietitians will tell you there’s nothing better than green tea. Touted as a possible prevention for cancer and heart disease, scientists say the studies aren’t conclusive, but the tea does contain antioxidants, that are known to be heart disease busters.

Hot chocolate: Chocolate, especially dark cocoa, is good for you. Packed with flavonoids, cocoa has the potential to prevent heart disease, by opening the blood vessels. Studies have shown dark cocoa can lower blood pressure, cut out bad cholesterol and even prevent diabetes. Making dark hot cocoa with skim milk cuts down on fat. Adding two tablespoons of whip cream, can add 15 calories to one cup.

Coffee: Java gets a bad rap because of the caffeine. But research shows coffee in moderation is good for you. In a recent study out of Harvard, scientists found coffee may reduce the risk of developing gallstones, colon cancer, Parkinson’s Disease and even improve your memory. Add skim milk, and a little sugar and you’ve got yourself a healthy drink.

13th Annual Lebanon Blues Festival

August 5, 2011 at 10:21 AM | Posted in Food, grilling, ribs | Leave a comment
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13th Annual
Lebanon Blues Festival
Sponsored by LCNB National Bank
Presented by Lebanon Optimist Club

August 6, 2011

RAIN OR SHINE THE BLUES FESTIVAL WILL BE THIS SATURDAY!!!!!!
The annual Lebanon Blues Festival presented by the Lebanon Optimist Club will take place in historic downtown Lebanon along Broadway & Mulberry Streets. Listen to the sultry sounds of seven blues bands while enjoying your favorite foods. Sit and sip a cool drink in our deluxe beer garden. Gaze at more than150 classic automobiles. Browse the downtown specialty shops for gifts and antique treasures during “Old Fashioned Bargin Days”.  Come out and enjoy the “Blues, BBQ & Bumpers.”  In addition, there will be a 5K Blues Run along the new bike trail.

Bring your lawnchair and umbrella.  If it rains all the downtown merchants are open and ready for you to shop.

In historic downtown Lebanon, Ohio! Enjoy 8 blues bands, your favorite foods, and a deluxe beer garden.  Gaze at over 150 classic cars in the Blues, BBQ, and Bumpers Car Show!

Admission is FREE! Things to Do! (opens separate window)

Festival hours are from 11a.m to 11p.m

Commercial Music provided by Alligator Records

http://www.lebanonbluesfestival.org

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