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Key Ingredients for a Healthy Heart

Lifestyles - 1 hour 43 min ago
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(NewsUSA) - As the weather warms and schedules become packed with summer sports and activities, it can be easy to let your heart healthy diet slide to the bottom of the priority list. With a dash of planning and a spoonful of creativity, summer meals can taste as good as they are nutritious and give you the fuel you need to take advantage of the wonderful weather.

Here are some tips for keeping your meals and snacks heart healthy in the summer months:

Go Lean with Protein

Being on the go doesn't mean you need to sacrifice muscle-building protein in the summer. For dinner options, choose lean meats, poultry or fish. Select lean proteins for refreshing and easy-to-make sandwiches such as Simply Delicious sandwich meats from Land O' Frost. The entire line of Simply Delicious products meets the American Heart Association's nutrition requirements for heart healthy foods.

Become a Fruit Fanatic

Summer is the season for fresh fruits that are chock full of vitamins, minerals and fiber. They make a great substitute for traditional desserts that are high in fat and calories. Wash and slice any combination of juicy melons, berries, or other fruits and add them to your favorite yogurt or sorbet and blend for a cooling and healthy treat. Larger fruits such as peaches or pineapple also pair nicely with grilled items.

Streamline Salads

Salads are also a go-to for the summer months but accompanying oily dressing and cheese can load them down with fat and calories. Choose low-fat or light dressing options and steer clear from cream-based diet spoilers. Minimize added sodium and fat by sprinkling low-fat varieties such as Swiss, Mozzarella, Parmesan or cottage cheese.

With these guidelines in mind, your summer meals will be every bit as heart healthy as they are tasty! For coupons and more information about Simply Delicious products from Land O'Frost, visit www.landofrost.com.

MSU Athletics Continues To Excel in NCAA APR

Bulldog Beat - Wed, 05/27/2015 - 8:22pm
STARKVILLE, Miss. -- All 16 of Mississippi State's varsity sports excelled in the NCAA's annual report of Academic Progress Rates (APR), the association announced on Wednesday.

Track & Field Begins Road To Championships

Bulldog Beat - Wed, 05/27/2015 - 2:40pm
STARKVILLE, Miss. – After months of hard work, the road to the championships begins Thursday for the Mississippi State track and field teams.

For Love of the Game -- Smokeless Tobacco Still a Part of Baseball

Lifestyles - Wed, 05/27/2015 - 10:04am
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(NewsUSA) - Smokeless tobacco is as much a part of baseball as the Cubs' disappointing run at the World Series year after year.

While Major League Baseball is urging its players to reconsider a habit as old as the sport itself, there is also a history to think about -- one that has linked the two together in the hearts and minds of Americans.

This begs the question: Is there life to baseball without smokeless tobacco?

To come to a conclusion, we have to look at the history of smokeless tobacco and how the two have become inextricably linked together.

In the mid-1800s, when baseball was first getting its footing in America, chewing tobacco was extremely popular, and baseball players used it for the same reasons other men did -- pure pleasure. Soon, however, players found added benefits to using smokeless tobacco products, such as, creating more saliva in the mouth in a dusty environment. This, in turn, helped players to moisten their gloves with spit.

It also helped the smokeless tobacco industry when cigarettes -- which threatened smokeless tobacco companies in the early 20th century -- were attributed to fatigue and bad luck among players. In this way, snuff and chew, continued to gain ground.

"Chewing tobacco is a tradition in baseball," says Everett Dickson, CEO of FLASR, a company that has created accoutrements for the smokeless tobacco user. "It's a part of the game, seeing a pitcher or hitter at bat with a small piece of tobacco tucked into his cheek. Having said that, we also understand the concerns of the general public, and support any decision by policymakers and Major League Baseball."

Until then, however, FLASR wants those who do use smokeless tobacco (players included) to know there are products that are discreet and help with the more inconvenient and messy aspects for users.

One such product is FLASR's pocket-sized, portable spittoon, which has an advanced closing mechanism, ensuring that it stays closed when not in use. This eliminates the risk of spills and leaks often seen with cups and bottles. FLASR reusable spittoons also feature the exclusive Thumb-Lok Twist Cap for one-handed ease of use making it an ideal solution for taking snuff, dip or chew into the bullpen or on long road trips.

For more information, visit www.flasr.com. Market listing: FLASR (OTCQB: FLSR).

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