Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Red Meat: The Real Story. Grand Canyon.

"Fatty cuts of beef, ground beef (especially if less than 85 percent lean), lamb, pork, sausage, hot dogs, and bacon are all culprits. Deli meats, too, can contain high levels of fat. In addition to being linked to an increased risk of heart disease, eating large amounts of fatty red meat increases your overall calorie intake, possibly leading to excess weight and obesity.

Red Meat: Cancer Research

"A recent study from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) found that if your diet includes a lot of red meat and processed meat (like salami, bacon, or deli meats), rather than non-processed white meat (skinless chicken and turkey), you may have a shortened life span because of the link to heart disease and cancer.
The study specifically noted that people who ate the most red meat increased their risk of death by more than 30 percent compared to those who ate the least. This included death from heart disease and cancer."
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Ray pressure washed the back of our houses.  That north side gets green with algae, if we don't keep on top of it.

It was cooler today, so a good day to go shopping.  It is so awful when the car sits in the blazing sun in the parking lots. 
Also, if we are going to be in the backlash of Hurricane Alex, I wanted to make sure I had everything necessary.  The road below my place, floods when there is a lot of rain, so I have to go the long way round to the freeway.
Another reason for going today is that so many people get their checks on the first of the month, so the 30th is a good day to avoid the crowds.

But even though it was overcast and cooler, the humidity was so high that we had to run the AC. That was the situation all last month when it was so humid, I'd turn the AC down to get the water out of the air.  I just received my highest electric bill, ever!

Jay and I didn't get to Lowes, but we got most things on our lists, and even picked up a few bargains at some thrift shops. I got a little Willow pattern cup and saucer.

Before I left, Animal Control picked up the little Siamese cat, and we also gave them a stray boxer dog that had been hanging around Claudia's for a couple of weeks.  She couldn't even walk out of her fence without this dog snarling at her.
I hope they will be re-homed, but until we have more responsible people spaying and neutering their pets, there are not enough good homes to go around.

Pamala and Nigel sent a message to their daughter Heidi in England, that they were in a helicopter flying over the Grand Canyon.

That would be a great thing to be doing today!

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