May Yogurt Reduce Risk of Heart Diseases? - Part 2 – Heart 11

Sunday, October 30, 2022

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- May Yogurt Reduce Risk of Heart Diseases? - Part 1 – Heart 11 | Tanza Erlambang Update

Fig 01- Frozen yogurt with vanilla bean

In respect to heart diseases, scientists from Harvard and Boston universities (published in American Journal of Hypertension, 2018) observed women and men with high blood pressure.

The number are:

- 55,000 women (the ages of 30 and 55)

- 18,000 men (the ages of 40 and 55)

The finding surprised researchers!

Fig 02- Just for illustration

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Fig 03- Yogurt in cups, sold by Walmart

The researchers have seen the result that who consume yogurt regularly (at least twice a week), both men and women lower the risk to have heart diseases.

It is because yogurt consumption relates to:

- reduce high blood pressure, as heart diseases major risk factor.

- increase good HDL cholesterol to help healthy heart.

- lower artery thickness

Do you like yogurt?

How often have you consumed yogurt?

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The Fiber Art in Our Community – Sign 23

Friday, October 28, 2022

When I saw the sign in the one of our community activities, immediately, I asked myself:”what is fiber art?” I just heard for the first time.

Fig 01- Sign of fiber art

Then, I understand that it is a kind of fine art. The art that involve fiber, yarn or fabric. Either natural or synthetic.

The art that involve of significant works in the form of:

- crocheting, knitting, felting and quilting

- embroidery

- weaving and basket weaving

- needle point and many more

Fig 02- Artists are doing fiber art

Fig 03- Examples of fiber art

I know, but not really familiar with crocheting, knitting and quilting. I think many people love to work or have skills with at least one of these 3 words (crocheting, knitting or quilting)

However, some artists suggested to start with crocheting than knitting, especially for beginners.

It is because Crochet to use one hook, hence minimize techniques. Doing crocheting is easier than knitting.

Do you familiar with crocheting, knitting and quilting?

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Do You Know that Your Cat Love you? - Part 1 - Critter 20

Wednesday, October 26, 2022

When I have several cats long long time ago, I love to watch their behaviors in responds to human being.

Fig 01- A kitten, black and white

Sure, there are many interesting signs of cats, however, I noticed several important signs that are:

- wagging their tail when they are approaching and following me

- curling their tails around my legs

- kissing or little biting on my finger's feet.

Fig 02- Cereus, blooming cacti

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Fig 03- A black domestic cat

As I read from some resources and search through Google that meaning of above 3 signs are:

- to love

- to attract attention

- and eager to make friendship with their owners.

Then, how do cats behaviors to show their love, attention and wish to make friendship with their owners (adopter)?

# To be continued to part 2

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Have You Tasted Pistachio Muffins? - Part 2 – Food Variety 22

Monday, October 24, 2022

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Fig 01- The Pistachio muffin on the table

In term of economic value, California get US$ 3.6 billion per year from pistachio seeds industry as reported by FarmProgress (2018).

Pistachio seeds price is increasing recently, from US$ 2.65 per pound in 2018, to be about US$ 9 per pound in 2021, and predicted more in coming years.

Two factors caused price increasing:

- increasing demand

- cost of production is getting expensive due to increasing water price to keep plants healthy.

Fig 02- Pistachio nuts, sold in Walmart

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Fig 03- Homemade Pistachio muffin

Moreover, It is estimated by Todd Fitchette (2018: California pistachios a $3.6 billion industry, report says) that highly profitable to grow Pistachio trees in the USA farms.

Back to muffins, do you like Pistachio seeds or Pistachio green muffins or both of them?

What do you think?

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Halloween Wreath Business in Neighborhood – Sign 22

Friday, October 21, 2022

Wreath is one of Christmas decorations in old days. It is mainly hung on the door, but some neighbors hang wreath on their windows.

Fig 01- Sign of class for making wreath

I saw wreath are used for many ceremonial events in recent days, especially in oue neighborhood.

Actually, we could see wreath be hung any where, inside or outdoor. The outdoor wreaths be hung in places such as:

- fences

- wall

- porch railing

Fig 02- One of Halloween wreaths

Fig 03- Wreath with skeleton

Fig 04- Little ghosts in the wreath

Some neighbors made their own wreaths, other just but it from market. The cost range from just 10 US dollar to 150 US dollar each wreath.

Many wreath cost about US$ 35 each, I think it is a quite reasonable price.

In case who want to learn how to make wreath. There are plenty courses available around our neighborhood.

Sign (please see Fig 01 above) is one of wreath class, special for Fall season.

Do you know how to make or design wreath?

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Why are These Types of Foods Stolen? - Part 1 – Food Variety 23

Tuesday, October 18, 2022

All of us might know that groceries face loss of their foods in great number, in some degrees due to spoilage.

Fig 01- One of biggest groceries in the USA, Walmart

In respect to economic value, the food waste costs US$ 15 billion every year as estimated by United States Department of Agriculture (USDA, 2020). The estimate was applied to supermarket or groceries only.

If we include to households, restaurants and other business in food industry, then we will see the total food lost per year in America with astonishing amounts of money, about US$ 162 billion annually.

Fig 02- Some chocolates on the shelf

Fig 03- Cheese in Walmart.

Food lost has occurred in many stages of food chains, include in the following levels of:

- producers (farmers)

- sellers (groceries and supermarkets)

- food service (restaurants)

- consumers (households)

- transportation

- storage.

# To be continued to Part 2

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Jersey Giant Roosters Look Like Hens – Critter 19

Saturday, October 15, 2022

We have less than 10 of Jersey Giant breeding at our backyard, just for fun and for daily eggs supply.

Fig 01- Two Jersey Giant Roosters in yard

Then, we tried to add two more hens. By glance looking, we thought they are hens physically.

Unfortunately, after a while, we understand that they are not hens but roosters. Their age about 5 months old.

How do we know?

We have one rooster; this original rooster is not happy with two new roosters. He is chasing them constantly.

Fig 02- A black rooster

Fig 03- A brown rooster at yard

Fig 04- A rooster at fence

Since this happen every day, the original rooster and his hens are not happy, tend to stress.

Quite surprising for me that this stress condition leads to less and less egg production daily.

In case you don’t know, this breed is American domestic breed from state of New Jersey, one of the largest breeds in America. The breed may lay eggs until 200 eggs per year.

Have you known about Jersey Giant breed chicken?

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May Drink Coffee Regularly Improve Healthy Heart? - Part 2 - Heart 8

Thursday, October 13, 2022

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Fig 01- A cup of coffee

I just found from internet, the source mentioned about many positive effects of coffee, few are:

- lower risk Parkinson’s diseases

- protecting from type 2 diabetes

- lowe risk liver diseases (cancers)

- decrease depression

- increase cognitive ability

Fig 02- Cafe du Monde, a famous and oldest coffee shop in New Orleans

In respect to heart, drinking coffee daily may link to lower risk of:

- stroke (disturbance of blood vessels connects to brain)

- coronary artery diseases (heart diseases) and heart failure

Fig 03- Starbucks coffee (cappuccino)

Many young healthy Americans consider coffee as one of good diets now days. It might be the reason why we found coffee shops at any corners.

Fig 04- A simple coffee with light milk at office

Those who face with negative effects, deem “De-caffeine” coffee as healthy diet as well.

How about you?

Do you drink coffee regularly?

If so, how many cups of coffee you drink per day?

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