Alert!! This will make you want ice cream, proceed with caution!
Ben and Jerry's is offering 4 new flavors:
- That’s My Jam has chocolate & raspberry ice creams with fudge chips and a raspberry core.
- Peanut Butter Fudge has chocolate and peanut butter ice creams with mini peanut butter cups and a peanut butter fudge core.
- The Salted Caramel has sweet cream ice cream with blonde brownies and a salted caramel core. It’s only got one flavor of ice cream, but SALTED CARAMEL.
- Hazed & Confused should delight Nutella lovers. It features chocolate and hazelnut ice creams with fudge chips and a hazelnut fudge core.
Read more here.
Dehydration can happen quickly, anytime, and often lands kids in the hospital. In fact, dehydration results in 1.5 million outpatient visits and 200,000 (often preventable) hospitalizations for infants and children per year!
Most people don’t know that a dehydrated immune system is weakened, thus making it easier for the cold and flu viruses to strike. That's one reason mom always said to be sure to drink your fluids while you are sick!
Here are some other common consequences of untreated dehydration:
Digestive Troubles: A variety of digestive problems, including acid reflux, gastritis and ulcers, can be further aggravated by a lack of fluids and electrolytes, In addition, constipation is exacerbated by dehydration, as a lack of fluid causes waste to move slower through the colon..
Weight Gain: We’ve all done it before – mistaken our thirst for hunger. So we over-consume sweet or fatty snack foods that lead to weight gain. Conversely, adequate fluid intake actually speeds metabolism and helps your body burn calories. A study by German researchers found that an adult who drinks 1.5 liters of water each day can burn an additional 17,000 calories a year – That’s about 5 pounds lost per year.
Soreness and Aches: Dehydration can lead to joint pain and discomfort – especially in older adults. How? Because the cartilage in your joints requires water to regenerate. When you’re dehydrated, the transport of nutrients to the joints in slowed, and the healing process overall is delayed.
Allergies and Asthma: If you suffer from allergies or asthma, you may have noticed the effect dehydration has on your breathing. Water intake regulates the body’s production of histamine – a neurotransmitter that drives allergic reactions. When you’re dehydrated, histamine levels in the body are elevated, amplifying the symptoms of allergies and asthma.
Skin Conditions: As your body’s largest organ, the skin needs plenty of water to remain healthy. With a steady supply of fluid, your body is better able to eliminate toxins through the pores of your skin. On the other hand, when dehydration sets in your skin is hobbled in efforts to combat conditions like psoriasis and acne.
ORT combines three ingredients—salts, sugars, and water—to quickly treat dehydration. Through osmosis, the body uses the salts and sugars to pull water from your gut into your bloodstream, replenishing your blood with the essential electrolytes (minerals) that are lost when you exercise, or when you are exposed to extreme temperatures, or when you suffer from diarrhea and illnesses, etc. One thing most people forget is that water cannot cure the effects of dehydration because it has no electrolytes. This is why ORT is so important, and anyone can really benefit.
You can also follow Drip Drop on their social media channels for more information regarding ORT and dehydration.
Sodastream invited me to watch the announcement of their new celebrity ambassador. And who is it?? Scarlett Johansson!
The actress has teamed up with the company to become the first ever brand ambassador and she’ll also be the star of the much anticipated SodaStream Super Bowl advertisement, Sunday, February 2, 2014.
SodaStream lets you make carbonated drinks at home and comes in lots of delicious flavors.
And you can watch the Super Bowl commerical here!