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Lists and The Women Who Love Them

Because we** at c'est chic are not solely concerned with smelling good and learning legal, as a public service today we reprint the list of Superfoods (as espoused by Steven Pratt, in his book SuperFoods RX: Fourteen Foods That Will Change Your Life.) *we keep wanting to call him Jack Sprat*

We love lists like this, especially looking at them, thinking about them, thinking how wonderful it would be if we followed them, imagining the Superfoods lined up in our cabinets and refrigerator ... and how our life would be made incredibly better by their ingestion. Of the Superfoods, not the lists.

We, however, have not moved past the imagination phase.

But maybe you will!

Beans -- reduce obesity
Blueberries -- lower risk for cardiovascular disease
Broccoli -- lowers the incidence of cataracts and fights birth defects
Oats -- reduce the risk of type II diabetes
Oranges -- prevent strokes
Pumpkin -- lowers the risk of various cancers
Wild salmon -- lowers the risk of heart disease
Soy -- lowers cholesterol (but if hypothyroid, discuss soy with your dr.)
Spinach -- decreases the chance of cardiovascular disease and age-related
macular degeneration

Tea -- helps prevent osteoporosis
Tomatoes -- raise the skin's sun protection factor
Turkey -- helps build a strong immune system
Walnuts -- reduce the risk of developing coronary heart disease, diabetes, and

Yogurt -- promotes strong bones and a healthy heart

Oh, and dark chocolate figures in here somewhere. *We were greatly disappointed that milk chocolate did not make the list instead*

Today's fragrance: Regina Harris Amber Vanilla. Our first experience with this scent was a scent strip obtained from a trip to the uninspired Barneys in Seattle. Their fragrance selection might be lousy but their scent strips swing! That tiny piece of paper permeated my office area for two weeks with this wonderful fragrance: rich like her Rose Maroc, but much more ambery and spicy. Not the typically blandly sweet vanilla fragrance. Serious, dark vanilla, if that's possible. Lovely.

**Note how we are trying out use of the Imperial We. How do you like Us so far?


Blogger Tan Lucy Pez said...

CHOCOLATE. 'Course it has to be dark. But maybe if I ate a LOT of milk-chocolate it would be healthy.
Yeah, that's the ticket. LOTS of milk chocolate.

9:32 AM

Blogger Bela said...

I saw that list yesterday in the Standard: so many things on there I can't eat, one of them being dark chocolate (I've become intolerant to chocolate - unbelievable and sooooo unfair!). If only blueberries weren't so expensive here: I can have those. :-)

mumkee: cute mummy monkey

10:49 AM

Blogger lula said...

You just have an amazing charisma about your writing.

2:04 PM

Blogger Urban Chick said...

here in the constitutional monarachy that is the good ole U of K, we are calling that the Royal 'we'

but, for the record, 'we' are liking the Imperial 'we'

from us

2:28 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

We are not amused.


4:53 PM

Blogger Ariella said...

We have used the royal we for some time. Occasioning impertinent questions like, "Who is this we? Got a mouse in your pocket?"
We approve.
And we like the list, and we will continue to like milk chocolate on the grounds that milk does a body good and combined with chocolate, it must be incredibly good for you!

7:16 PM

Blogger actonbell said...

thinking about them, thinking how wonderful it would be if we followed them hehehe, me too!

3:20 AM

Blogger Berlinbound said...

Good list ... but I didn't see powdered sugar covered donuts - which are knows to dispel the early morning frights and otherwise improve general disposition ...

1:50 AM


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