Who says we have to suffer...to live a healthy happy vibrant life?

Red wine and dark chocolate... might seem decadent...but these guilty pleasures also might help us live longer...and healthier lives. Red wine and dark chocolate definitely improve an evening..but they also contain resveratrol..which lowers blood sugar. Red wine is a great source of catechins..which boost protective HDL cholesterol. Green tea? Protects your brain..helps you live longer..and soothes your spirit.

Red Wine, Green Tea and Dark Chocolate, the blog, is about living the good life...a life we create with our thoughts and our choices...and having fun the whole while!

I say lets make the thoughts good ones..and let the choices be healthy...exciting...and delicious! Bon Appetit!

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Recipe for Relaxation

First you need some lovely ripe blackberries, 5 will do for each serving.

To them you'll add
1.5 oz vodka 
3 oz lemonade. 

You might want to slip the glass upside down to wet the rim with some lemonade and then dredge the rim in sugar..oooohhh..fancy!

Muddle four blackberries in bottom of tumbler. Add ice, vodka and lemonade. Garnish with blackberry. 
Find a cozy comfy spot preferably snuggled up with the one you love....or a nice cat or dog will do.... Enjoy!

"Learn the alchemy that few human beings know. That when you accept what difficulties you have been given, a door opens." Rumi

Frequent Use of Vitamins E and C Linked to Reduced Breast Cancer Recurrence

Wow! Look at this study showing vitamins E and C to be protective. There is concern that antioxidant supplement use during chemotherapy and radiation therapy may decrease treatment effects, yet the effects of such supplements on recurrence and survival are largely unknown.

Antioxidant supplement use after diagnosis was reported by 81% of women. Among antioxidant users, frequent use of vitamin C and vitamin E was associated with a 27%  and 29% decreased risk of BC recurrence respectively; and vitamin E use was associated with a 24% decreased risk of all-cause mortality. CONVERSELY frequent use of combination carotenoids was associated with increased mortality.

Greenlee H, Kwan ML, et al.