Thursday, 24 February 2011

Drink Latte & Be Healthy

I am always on the look out for something decent to watch on the television to while away those long winter evenings. Preferably it would have vampires and various monsters and undead things running around and scaring people and Tru Blood is shaping up nicely except in one aspect.
It ticks lots of boxes and the actor who plays Bill the main vampire, is not short in the looks department but the problem is, i can't understand what they are saying for most of the show!
I have to really listen to make out the words through the Louisiana accent and then parts of it bypass me and i have to make up what i thought they just said.
Apart from not being able to follow the dialogue properly, it is a good show and it was a remark by Sookie to her grandmother when they were talking about a Starbucks opening up in their town that had me Googling to see if it was true.
Sookie's grandmother said that she didn't understand why people liked drinking coffee with too much milk in it. Sookie replied that studies showed all the milky coffee being drunk now was decreasing calcium deficiency in the USA. I think that's what they said, it may have been a discussion about Bill Gates but that's what i heard.
Anyway, that is indeed true according to dietitian Carolyn O'Neil, author of The Dish on Eating Healthy and Being Fabulous! Her research found that a Latte provides 40% of the 1,000 milligrams of calcium recommended each day and a Venti provides 50%. Two of those a day and you are sorted but the even better news is that a latte also provides 25% daily value of protein and 35% daily value of vitamin D.
I will be filing this under 'Bad things that are good for you' along with caffeine prevents the onset of dementia and Alzheimer's, chocolate helps control blood pressure, cigarettes shortens reaction time and improves short term memory and drinking beer reduces the risk of kidney stones.
They don't have posters for that at the doctors surgery.

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