Papercut and colored pencil art by Sheryl Aronson X 5

Monday, November 7, 2011

Eat Yogurt, Help Cure Breast Cancer

I like eating yogurt because it tastes good, is refreshing, and is a healthy snack.  Yogurt is a good source of calcium and vitamins A & D.  It also has live and active probiotic cultures which may help your digestive system.  I have recently discovered Greek yogurt, which is thicker, tastes richer, and has twice the protein as the same amount of regular yogurt.  Unfortunately, it is also more expensive.
Yogurt comes in a huge variety of flavors, from the more traditional vanilla and fruit flavors, to more exotic (?) cinnamon roll and chocolate mousse.  You can choose from low fat or fat free, with sugar or sugar free. You can even get plain yogurt.  It can be used in cooking, mix it with fruit or granola, or eat it as is.  My cat loves yogurt, and is always happy to wash out the container for me to get it ready for recycling.  
Now eating yogurt helps others as well.  Yoplait yogurts now have special pink lids, each with a code on them.  Yoplait will donate 10 cents to Susan G Koman for the Cure for each lid redeemed by sending in the lids, or submitting the codes online, up to $2 million.  The money will be used for breast cancer research and local breast cancer awareness programs.  This promotion will last until December 31, 2011. 
My mother and my aunt both had breast cancer.  I also have several friends who have fought it, or are currently fighting it.  According to the Susan G Koman website, over 230,000 American women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in 2011, almost 40,000 women will die from it.  Catching it early saves lives.  Remember to do monthly self exams, and get mammograms annually starting at age 40.  I have been putting mine off, I plan to call tomorrow for an appointment.  Are you due for a mammogram?


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