Okay, let’s keep it real: it’s great that it’s a fresh New Year. But lots of us are stuck inside for the next three months thanks to freezing temperatures. And that means we’re stuck with indoor smells: pets, kids, cooking, laundry, basements and other stale stuff.
That’s why we crave a nice scent that says our house is clean and in order. To get that wonderful fragrance, it’s easy to buy all kinds of air fresheners in the supermarket. Fresheners that sit on the counter, stick on walls, plug into outlets or mist the air.
There’s nothing better than hot, home-cooked food. But since none of us here at True Citrus has a personal chef, our hot meals have been coming from frozen bags and boxes more often than we’d like.
But now we’ve re-discovered our trusty electric slow cooker – just in time for the long winter weeks ahead!
In 2010, 14 states banned soda in school vending machines and 19 states banned it from school cafeterias.
Why limit sodas in schools? Because sodas are linked to lots of health problems and nutritionists say growing bodies don’t need them. And today, 17 percent of kids and teens are obese, a number that’s growing. At the same time, about 13 percent of teens’ total calories come from sodas and sweetened drinks.
Here’s some great ways to cut calories during the heavy-eating season. And we've got a special bonus tip for you at the end!
These great taste cooking and baking swaps come from personal chef, registered dietician and True Citrus consulting nutritionist Diane Henderiks
Our country went through a lot of extreme weather events in 2011. We had blizzards, earthquakes and hurricanes in unlikely times, places and amounts.
We also had unusual social events, like Occupy Wall Street, the supposed end of the world and who can forget the on-camera implosion of Charlie Sheen?
If you're scrambling to get ready for December 25th or looking for Hanukkah gifts, here’s some shops with fun items that won’t break your holiday budget:
Bake or broil but do not fry, says a study that found eating fish may cut your risk of getting Alzheimer’s.
Sounds good to us! We have two pages worth of great True Lemon, True Lime and True Orange fish recipes that will keep your brain as happy as your stomach!
We created all-natural True Lemon, True Lime, True Orange and True Grapefruit to be great replacements for sugary, unnatural beverages that don’t do our bodies any good. But we never imagined apple and grape juice would be some of those drinks!
We’ve already written about how doctors say sodas and sports drinks are no good for kids. But now scientists at Consumer Reports have found more arsenic and lead in some juices than what’s allowed in our drinking water.
Martinelli’s Gold Medal Apple Juice thinks it knows why. Their website says:
This month, Congress blocked improvements to school lunches proposed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Here at True Citrus we first heard of this as the “pizza-is-a-vegetable” scandal.
Here’s what happened as we understand it: way back in 2004, in response to the childhood obesity problem, Congress asked the U.S.D.A. to improve nutrition in the school lunch program, which hasn’t been upgraded in 15 years.
At True Citrus we greet the coming holidays with joy. Partly because we LOVE the sugar cookies, festive drinks, the rich sauces - ALL of it!
But we know holiday foods add up to extra pounds we don’t love. If you’re like us, you might find the following strategies help you stay on track with your weight goals between Thanksgiving and New Year’s.