A recent study found that drinking tea will lower your risk of heart disease. The USDA reported that men and women who drank black tea for three weeks reduced their total and bad cholesterol (LDL) levels by an average of 7.5 percent. Researchers concluded that drinking tea may reduce the risk of coronary heart disease. Antioxidants called flavonoids found in both black and green tea, are thought to be strong weapons in the fight against heart disease.
This news is especially important for women, given heart disease kills more women than all forms of cancer combined including breast cancer.
Think about enjoying a cup of tea each day and not only will you be taking a well deserved break, but you will also be taking an important step in improving your heart health.
Written by: Denise Visco
The classics are evolving and the Girl Scouts are making room for new cookies! It’s almost cookie season and this year is extra special. Girl Scouts is releasing two new cookies. These new cookies are called Rah-Rah raisin and Toffee-tastic.
The Girl Scout cookie tradition began in 1917 in Muskogee, Oklahoma. This beloved tradition began when a troop had a bake sale that sold sugar cookies for a service project in their high school. As this tradition evolved, new cookies were added. Currently the cookie flavors include, Thin Mints, Samoas, Tagalongs, Trefoils, Do-si-dos, Cranberry Citrus Crisps, Savannah Smiles, Thanks-A-Lots, Lemonades, Trios and now introducing the Rah-Rah raisin and Toffee-tastic. Out of all these delicious cookies, according to the Huffington Post, the Thin Mint is the most popular cookie. February will be here soon and it’ll be time to stock up on a years worth of these scrumptious treats!
Written by: Sandra Costanzo
Kilwins Chocolate Kitchen in Babylon, New York
Since 1947 Kilwins Chocolate Kitchen has been serving America our favorite traditional and tasty treats. When you walk into one of Kilwins chocolate stores, the aroma of fresh handcrafted fudge and chocolates fill the air. With so many choices of chocolates, truffles and fudge to choose from, you are sure to find one of your favorites. Not only does Kilwins serve some of the most divine chocolate you will ever taste, but they are also experts in caramel covered apples, ice cream, and to most people’s surprise, chocolate covered BACON! The taste of salty bacon and the sweet, bitter taste of dark chocolate go together to form a delicious sweet and salty flavor. Their ice cream bar has over 20 flavors to choose from including their seasonal flavors such as pumpkin pie, apple pie, peppermint, and chocolate raspberry truffle. Every Wednesday is buy one waffle cone/bowl get one free!
Kilwins offers a variety of treat and gift baskets that are perfect for any occasion such as the upcoming holidays.
If you would like to read more about Kilwins Chocolate Kitchen, and find a location near you, go to https://www.kilwins.com/
Written by: Amanda Haase