Do you ever find your mouth on heat overload when eating spicy food? When this happens, don’t reach for a glass of water to cool down. Water actually spreads the hot sensation inside the mouth.
Your best bet is to drink skim or low-fat milk, which contains a protein that calms down the heat from peppers. Nibbling on a piece of dry bread,chips or plain rice can also help. All will help ease the pain and burning from too many hot spices.
Have you been advised to limit your sodium intake? If so, try to eat a variety of fresh and plain frozen vegetables. Most of them are naturally low in sodium. Canned vegetables generally contain a significant amount of added salt unless the label states that it is low in sodium. Look for descriptions such as “no salt added” and
“reduced sodium” on the Nutrition Facts labels when buying canned vegetables.
Do you enjoy cream or half and half in your morning coffee? Each ounce provides about 40 calories with about half of these coming from saturated fat. If you want to save a few fat grams, try substituting soy milk. It has less total fat and saturated fat, is rich in nutrients, and adds a bit of a nutty taste.
Our local Super Saver has some online-only coupons each week. This week one of them is for FREE Salad Shrimp! Go to page 3 of the coupons for that one--but check the others out, too, for other great deals. Bookmark that site and check back every so often because those online coupons are always great!
According to the American Red Cross, the food items most frequently associated with choking include: hot dogs, grapes, peanuts and hard candy.
Here are some tips to help prevent choking: If you tend to eat fast, slow down a bit when eating. Enjoy one bite at a time, chew well and clear your mouth before taking a second bite! Also, avoid laughing and talking during chewing and swallowing.
Use white bread to: Dust an oil painting. Gently dab a slice of white bread over the surface to pick up dirt and grime.
Use ketchup to: Remove tarnish from copper and brass cookware. Squeeze ketchup onto a cloth and rub it on pots and pans. They should go back to their coppery color in minutes. Rinse with warm water and dry with a towel.
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