May 16, 2011 Top Six Flats For The Season Top Sources of Vitamin B6 Dinner Table Games
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Want to give your feet a break from those skyscraper heels but wary of tired black flats? We have six colourful, stylish options that are not only comfortable but perfect for any occasion. We also give you eight top sources of vitamin B6, which helps to keep your skin glowing and might even be helpful in reducing the risk of lung cancer, plus more, in this week’s issue.
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egardless of the season, flats are becoming increasingly more popular than ever. They are perfect for dressing up or dressing down an outfit, depending on your style and the occasion. Tall women in particular love them because they complement their height. Flat shoes are both comfortable and stylish, which are two of the things that women put a high premium on. Here are some of the most coveted flats for the season.
Carvela by Kurt Geiger www.kurtgeiger.com
Taryn Rose Foxxy Red Flats
Coach Denisse Flat www.coach.com
J.Crew Cece leather and Snakeskin ballet flats www.jcrew.com
Lucky Brand â€œEmmieâ€? Ballet Flats www.bloomingdales.com
Tory Burch Power Suede Reva Ballet Flat www.toryburch.com your style eZine
Top Sources ofVitamin
our body needs a continuous supply of vitamin B6 every day. A water-soluble vitamin, your body cannot store it because it dissolvesvitamin. This means that your body cannot store it because it dissolves and any leftover amounts leave the body through the urine. Vitamin B6 helps to maintain normal nerve function and form red blood cells as well as helping to keep your skin looking beautiful. Your body uses it to help break down proteins and the more protein you eat, the more vitamin B6 you will need. It also aids the immune system in producing antibodies, which are needed to fight many diseases. A recent study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) even links Vitamin B6 to reduced risk of lung cancer, in current and former smokers. The Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA) is 1.3 mg for both men and women (1.7 mg for men over 50 and 1.5 mg for women over 50). Many vitamin supplements are available, but it is always best to get your nutrients from natural sources. Here are eight foods you can get the most Vitamin B6 from:
The typical fortified cereals have high amounts of Vitamin B6, and cereals made from ingredients like rice and buckwheat can have naturally high levels, too. Be sure to check your favorite brand for nutritional information.
A cup of this Middle-Eastern legume has 1.13 mg of Vitamin B6, nearly a whole day’s supply. Plus, chickpeas are a staple of vegetarian and vegan diets, unlike some other top sources of Vitamin B6.
Yellowfin Tuna is a good source of Vitamin B6 and you can also reap the benefits of omega-3 fatty acids. Three ounces of fish has 0.88 mg of the nutrient, about two-thirds of the daily supply.
The next time you decide to turn away from the red meat section at your local market, remember that beef is a good source of nutrients. A 3 oz. cut of beef has 0.87 mg of Vitamin B6, about two-thirds of the daily recommended amount.
Turkey is high in Vitamin B6 -- a cup of turkey meat has 0.84 mg of the nutrient, nearly two-thirds of a day’s suppply.
Like other whole grains, brown rice is generally much more nutrient-packed than white rice. Nonetheless, even a cup of white rice has 0.84 mg of Vitamin B6, nearly two-thirds of a day’s supply.
One cup of potato has 0.73 mg of Vitamin B6, more than half a day’s supply. It is also a great source of potassium.
Chestnuts are a great source of Vitamin B6 and are also full of fibre. One cup of roasted chestnuts have 0.71 mg of Vitamin B6, more than half a day’s supply.
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Dinner Table positive things to say about one another, and to make the most of their moment in the sun,” David says.
amilies seldom gather at the dinner table anymore. Between packed schedules and late work hours plus the distractions of evening television and the internet, many parents and children hardly see each other for more than a few minutes each day, let alone have time for leisurely dinners. On the occasions the family does manage to have a meal together, interacting is the last thing on anybody’s mind as they are preoccupied with catching the news or their favourite shows, or rushing to get just one more thing done before the end of the day. If your dinner interactions start and stop at “How was your day?” and “Fine”, environmental activist and author of the new book The Family Dinner, Laurie David, has an interesting suggestion to get your family excited to eat together again: games - specifically word games, which encourage conversation and bring everyone, even small children, into the mix. Growing up, many of us were scolded for speaking during dinner, but these little games can be a window into your family members’ lives, where they can talk in a comfortable setting.
I never… “This is a game of elimination; your five fingers are the only equipment necessary. Go around the table and say something you have never done. For example, I have never eaten a tomato. If anyone else at the table has eaten a tomato, they raise one finger…Your statements need to be truthful and reasonable. When all five fingers are raised, you are out. The person with the fewest fingers raised wins. This game will be frequently interrupted by requests for explanations, stories, and so on,” David explains. Tell stories. Don’t just report how your day went. Make it into an engaging story. You can also make up tales as well, which encourages younger children to use their imagination. Ask them to make up a story around something that happened at school or on the way home. Overall, the aim is to increase the daily interaction amongst your family members. If you are unable to have a meal together every evening, experts suggest trying for three to four days per week so everyone will look forward to the routine. Keep conversations light, entertaining and interesting by varying these games and coming up with your own ideas. advertisment
What I know about you. You can play this game by picking one person at the table and have everyone tell one thing they know about him or her, or you can answer the question based on who is sitting next to you. You can use this opportunity to mention important events in each other’s lives, such as the A your child received on his math test or your husband’s successful presentation at work. A variation of this game is ‘What I like about you’, which can be used to reinforce positive traits in your younger children. Take turns going around the table, giving everyone an opportunity to speak. “Your kids learn to listen to one another without interrupting, to patiently wait for their turn, to come up with
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