I heart OATMEAL, You?!

As a meal, I could eat oatmeal morning, noon and night, or just for a plain old snack. Oatmeal is soooo good! And, can be eaten in so many different ways. I choose to add fruits (blueberries, bananas, & strawberries) and honey, as a sweetener to my bowl of oatmeal. Often times, I find myself in persuading conversations with others, who question my desire to eat oatmeal morning, noon and night. So, here are my 5 points of persuasion, as to why everyone should eat & LOVE oatmeal, like I do!
  1. Oatmeal may help lower cholesterol and reduce the risk of heart disease. Several studies has shown, the positive health correlation between eating 3/4 cups of oatmeal a day and lower cholesterol levels. Oats are consisted of soluble fibers, which helps keep the "bad cholesterol down.In 1997, the Food and Drug Administration announced that oatmeal could carry a label claiming it may reduce the risk of heart disease when combined with a low-fat diet.
  2. Oatmeal may reduce the risk of certain cancers. Fibers and other nutrients will fight for you, if you increase your intake of oats.
  3. Oatmeal contains a wide array of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. Vitamins, minerals and antioxidants are a + to your overall health of your body. Be good to yourself.
  4. Oatmeal is quick and convenient. If your working or going to 8 o'clock classes, you can sprinkle some oats in a bowl, pour milk or water, and pop in the microwave for less than 3 minutes, to have a warm and traveling meal for breakfast, while on the run. Sometimes, I put my oatmeal in cup and drink while driving. Drinking oatmeal is the only drinking & driving, I will encourage.
  5. Oatmeal is absolutely delicious! Like I said, you can eat oatmeal with great toppings and mixtures. Add blueberries, bananas, raisins, strawberries, or your favorite fruit of choice, with a few circles of honey and/or a dash of cinnamon.
Oatmeal coming right up in a few minutes for my study snack. 

Be Beautifully Healthy!

When Fashion Recognizes Hip Hop Goddesses

''Whatta man, whatta man, whatta man, whatta mighty GOOD man"
"yes, he is" 
"I wanna take a minute or two, to give much respect to the man that makes a diiference in my world..." 

When I sing those lyrics to " Whatta Man" by Salt N Pepa, I have one good man in mind, my father, that is...But, really Salt N Pepa is singing about special men (wink, wink) other than their fathers in that song. I guess, I just haven't reached that level of admiration of another man, yet-- but, one day though, one day!

Anyways, Salt N Pepper, the Hip Hop Goddesses of the late 80's to 90's receives fashion tribute in V Magazine for the March issue. Supermodels Liya Kebede and Lily Donaldson turn up the spin table, amp up the bass and rock the mic to the fashion story, behind REAL hip-hop pioneers such as, Salt N' Pepa & MC Lyte.

 V64 has hit newsstands