Category Archives: Apple

Nutrition is Important!


We have all heard the phrase #anappleadaykeepsthedoctoraway. 

'No, Johnny, it's 'an apple a day keeps the doctor away' - not 'an app a day.''
I totally have tried to pull this off!


It’s an apple a day!

The website choose my plate has great resources for finding out what we should be eating. According to the my plate  a proper meal includes #fruits #vegetables #protein #grains and #dairy. You can learn about the #foodgroups and how to build a healthy eating style  at the my plate website. According to the website, “fruit can be Any fruit or 100% fruit juice counts as part of the Fruit Group. Fruits may be fresh, canned, frozen, or dried, and may be whole, cut-up, or pureed.”  The amount required depends on your gender, age and how much exercise you get.

Any vegetable or even 100% vegetable juice is part of the Vegetable Group. Vegetables can be raw or cooked; fresh, frozen, canned, dried or dehydrated; You can even cut them up or eat them whole. Either way is fine. Just #eatthosevegetables.

Vegetables are categorized into 5 subgroups: based on their nutrition value. These categories are  dark-green vegetables, starchy vegetables, red and orange vegetables, beans and peas, and other vegetables.

Any food made from wheat, rice, oats, cornmeal, barley or another cereal grain is a grain product. Bread, pasta, oatmeal, breakfast cereals, tortillas, and grits are examples of grain products.
Grains are divided into 2 groups, Whole Grains and Refined Grains. Whole grains contain the entire grain kernel ― the bran, germ, and endosperm. Examples of whole grains include whole-wheat flour, bulgur (cracked wheat), oatmeal, whole cornmeal, and brown rice. Refined grains have been milled, a process that removes the bran and germ. This is done to give grains a finer texture and improve their shelf life, but it also removes dietary fiber, iron, and many B vitamins. Some examples of refined grain products are white flour, de-germed cornmeal, white bread, and white rice.

Most refined grains are enriched. This means certain B vitamins (thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, folic acid) and iron are added back after processing. Fiber is not added back to enriched grains. Check the label on refined grain items to make sure the package contains  the word “enriched” is part in the grain name. Some food products are made from mixtures of whole grains and refined grains. Most Americans consume enough grains, but few are whole grains. At least half of  all the grains you eat should be whole grains.  Here are some tips to #getthosewholegrains After eating white bread my whole life ( I  don’t know how I did this!) #gross Actually I do its called #pickykids I have switched to #wholewheatbread and I actually prefer it to #whitebread now!

All foods made from meat, chicken,, seafood, beans and peas, eggs, processed soy products, nuts, and seeds are considered part of the Protein Foods Group. Beans and peas are also part of the Vegetable Group.

Choose a wide range of protein foods to improve your #nutrition. The amount of protein you eat should  be at least 8 ounces of cooked seafood per week. The advice to consume seafood does not apply to vegetarians. Vegetarian options in the Protein Foods Group include beans and peas, processed soy products, and nuts and seeds. Meat and chicken choices should be lean or have little fat

All fluid milk products and many foods made from milk are considered part of this food group. Choose fat-free or low-fat options when it comes to your diet. Foods made from milk that still have their calcium are part of the group.  Cream cheese, cream, and butter, are not part of the dairy group because they are very little or no calcium at all. Calcium-fortified soy milk (soy beverage) is also part of the Dairy Group. #gotmilk?

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Remember to eat #5aday!  #haveabalancedmeal


Origins of the Mac network infection

If you were under the impression that Apple products are the way to go because they aren’t capable of getting viruses, that is a myth.  Being predominantly a Windows and Android user myself, I’ve had to live with and learn about computer viruses to maintain my own personal security.  Yes it’s true that your risks of getting a virus on a Mac is far less than a typical Windows user’s experience, but if you’ve never encountered a virus on your computer and believe you’re invincible, then you’re far worse off.

Basically Apple users have been infected with a very clever Botnet virus that causes it’s users to do the Botnet source’s bidding (See article about the infection here).  What is a Botnet?

A botnet, short for “robot network,” and also known as a zombie army, is a group of computers infected with malicious pieces of software that put the computers under the command of remote operators without the legitimate users’ knowledge.

Security News Daily

Instead of laughing at how weak Apple looks to the public from this virus attack with snide remarks, I want you to take a step back from this piece of the puzzle to envision a larger picture.  Because if you think Apple is the underdog to Windows or some small grassroots industry, then your soul has already been signed to them under the terms of usage contracts they continuously update.

The power of Apple is globally united.  Isn’t it a little strange that as this virus started to emerge and peak in it’s power while Mexico City had a terrorizing attack from a rather dormant volcano?

Overnight on Friday, the volcano emitted a deep roar that could be heard for miles and spooked residents. Experts say the volcano’s emissions have been particularly frightening to nearby residents at night because they give the false impression of being lava.

 – Wall Street Journal

Yes this volcano was dormant for decades and emerged as an active volcano in 1994, but consider the fact that “Apple sharply tops analyst projections” in 1994.  Yeah.  Powerful enough to awaken a volcano.

All this and I haven’t even mentioned the connection with the Cosmic Ray Origin.  Good evening.