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HIGH-PROTEIN DIET. TIPS 9 - 12 by NUTRITION and SPORT http://nutrition-a nd-sport.blogspot. com/ Tofu & other soy products: getting your protein from plants. Soy: It's High in Protein, Too Soy products, such as tofu, soy burgers, and other soy-based foods, can offer a high-protein diet a nutritious plant-based source of protein. An added bonus: Consuming 25 grams of soy protein daily may also help lower cholesterol and protect against heart disease. Beans: Packed With Fiber, Too Beans pack a powerful one-two punch - they are loaded with protein and also full of fiber. Along with protein, fiber helps you feel full longer and also helps lower cholesterol. As for the protein content, a half-cup of beans is the equivalent of 3 ounces of broiled steak. Low-fat dairy gives your diet a high-protein boost. Low-Fat Milk Products If you want to give your high-protein diet a tasty boost, don't overlook dairy products as a protein source. Milk, cheese, and yogurt are not only protein-rich, they also provide calcium for strong bones and a healthy heart. Strive for 2-4 servings of low-fat or nonfat milk products daily. Right quantaty of high-protein energy bars can help your diet in a pinch. Cereal and Energy Bars Pressed for time? You can turn to high-protein cereal or energy bars to give your high-protein diet a fast boost. Just make sure the bars you choose have at least 6 grams of protein and not too much sugar or fat (be careful here!). TOMORROW I'll PUBLISH NEXT TIPS FOR MORE VISIT: NUTRITION AND SPORT http://nutrition-a nd-sport.blogspot. com/  (Aug 28, 2009 | post #8)

Nutrition

nutrition tips

HIGH-PROTEIN DIET. TIPS 5 - 8 by NUTRITION and SPORT http://nutrition-a nd-sport.blogspot. com/ Poultry also has a big part in a high-protein diet. Think White Meat Chicken and poultry pack plenty of punch in a high-protein diet, and if you enjoy the white meat you'll be eating a lot less fat than if you choose dark. To slim your meal down even further, remove the skin, which is bursting with saturated fat. Pork: A tender addition to a high-protein diet. Look for Pork Tenderloin It may surprise you to learn that pork tenderloin is a white meat. What's more, the cuts available today are 31% leaner than they were 20 years ago. If you're interested in a high-protein diet, you may want to plan on pork. Seafood gets along swimmingly in a high-protein plan. Lots of Protein, Healthy Fats Fish is a no-brainer -- it's loaded with protein and almost always low in fat. Even the types that have more fat, such as salmon, are a good choice. That's because the fat in fish is generally the heart-healthy kind known as omega-3 fatty acid -- and most diets don't contain enough of this good-for-you fat. Eggs: take time to crack a few in a high-protein diet. Eggs: Affordable, Convenient, & Tasty Eggs are perhaps the most classic and certainly least expensive form of protein. The American Heart Association says an egg a day is safe for healthy adults, so you may want to get cracking with eggs when you're on a high-protein diet. TOMORROW I'll PUBLISH NEXT TIPS FOR MORE VISIT: NUTRITION AND SPORT http://nutrition-a nd-sport.blogspot. com/  (Aug 25, 2009 | post #7)

Travel/Tourism

romanovs memorial. ekaterinburgh, russia

provided by MUSEUMS OPEN FOR YOU http://museum4u.bl ogspot.com/ In 2006 the Sverdlovsk (Ekaterinburg) Regional Museum, Russia has opened a museum in memory of the last Russia czar Nikolai the II, his family and Romanov dynasty. The permanent exhibition features documents and exhibits related to life and death of the last Russian Emperor Nikolai the II and his family. The exposition with its unique documents unveils the murder of the tsar`s family and the circumstances surrounding this crime. Visitors can also learn here about the history of the exploration of the development of the Ural region during the reign of the Romanov dynasty. The initiator of the museum is Alexander Avdonin, the head of the foundation Obreteniye (“Discovery”). It was he with his friends who found the remains of the Emperor`s family in Ganina Yama (Ganina Pit) in 1978. Later Alexander Avdonin went on with his research about life and death of the last Russian Emperor and provided part of the displays of the new museum. SHORT HISTORICAL NOTES. When it was decided to imprison the Romanov family in Ekaterinburg, the Bolsheviks chose a house located in the historical center of the city on Voznessenski Street to be used as a jail : Ipatiev house, after its owner's name, Nicholas Ipatiev. This man lived here with his family on the first floor of the house and used the ground floor rooms of his house as offices to his metallurgy business. It was a spacious (18 by 31 square meters), modern, and comfortable house with electricity, a telephone, and even a bathroom and lavatory. The house also had a terrace and a little garden with some trees and bushes like poplar, birch, and lime. The house was built on ground with a double slope and part of the ground floor rooms on Voznessenski Street were almost in the basement. The house was built in 1897 by a man named Andrei Redikortsev, who was an engineer in the iron mines. But Andrei Redikortsev was involved in corruption cases and was forced to sell his house to another man, IG Charaviev. This man also worked in platinum mines in the west of the Urals. Later, in 1908, IG Charaviev sold the house to Nicholas Ipatiev for 6000 rubles. Ten years later, on Saturday, the 27th of April, the Bolsheviks asked Nicholas Ipatiev to leave his house with two days notice after having stored his belongings in a closed, small room on the ground floor. On the map, it's the little room next to the cellar room. After Nicholas Ipatiev's departure, the Bolsheviks built a high wooden fence all round the Ipatiev house, transforming the house into a fortress. The house had become "the house of special purpose," ready to welcome the Romanov family... On July, 17, 1918, shortly after midnight, Yakov Yurovsky, the head Bolshevik captor of the royal family awoke his prisoners and asked them to go down in the house basement to take shelter. He said that the white army were encircling the city and that battle was imminent. Former Czar Nicholas II, his wife Aleksandra, their four daughters, Olga, Tatiana, Maria and Anastasia, Tsarevich Alexei, and their faithful: Doctor Botkin, lady-in-waiting Anna Demidova, cooker Kharitonof and footman Trupp quickly woke up. After getting themselves ready, the prisoners went down in the house basement under Yurovsky's leadership to a cellar room where he asked them to wait so that he could prepare their departure towards a safer place. Outside, the Romanovs could hear an engine noise. Yurovsky disappeared. For the prisoners, the waiting was prolonged. Aleksandra asked for some chairs. Someone brought them two. Suddenly, Yurovsky entered the room with 10 militia, armed with rifles and pistols, who formed a killing rank... http://museum4u.bl ogspot.com/  (Aug 24, 2009 | post #1)

Nutrition

nutrition tips

HIGH-PROTEIN DIET. PARTS 1 - 4 http://nutrition-a nd-sport.blogspot. com/ Why should you start a high-protein diet? The Goal Is Weight Loss High-protein diets take a page from the low-carb craze. The goal is to lose weight by eating more protein-packed foods, which often means consuming fewer carbohydrates. The portion of total calories derived from protein is what defines a high-protein diet. In a typical diet 10%-15% of daily calories come from protein. In a high-protein diet, this number can be as high as 30%-50%. How do high-protein diets work? Curbing Appetite Plays One Role Besides curbing appetites, high-protein diets may also change a person’s metabolism. When carbohydrates are severely restricted, the body begins burning its own fat for fuel – a state called ketosis. Ketosis may shed weight, but it’s also associated with headaches, irritability, nausea, kidney trouble, and heart palpitations. Not all high-protein diets are the same. Starting a High-Protein Diet High-protein diets come in many forms, and not all are created equal. The most nutritious high-protein plans are low in fat and moderate in carbohydrates, rather than high in fat and low in carbohydrates. The following slides present a variety of foods that fit the high-protein diet bill. Lean beef: it’s one star of a high-protein diet. Say Hello to High-Protein Steak Nothing says protein like a nice juicy steak. And if you’re careful to choose a lean cut, you can get all of the protein with far less fat. In fact, a lean cut of beef has barely more saturated fat than a similar size of skinless chicken breast. http://nutrition-a nd-sport.blogspot. com/  (Aug 24, 2009 | post #6)

NHL Hockey

hockey history, great moments, great persons

Nobody forcing you to come and read if you are not interested  (Aug 21, 2009 | post #7)

NHL Hockey

Defence was Bert's undoing

They lost the finals. For any team but Detroit it's still success. This summer they have lost 3 good players (actually I think VERY good) signing zero instead. But they have to! (for media, for fans, for advertising, you name it) and the big contracts of half of the team don't give them any chanses to sign people like Heatley. Even signing Bert they run out of cap. For me, it was better to sign nobody, but they cannot... http://hockey-obse rver.blogspot.com/  (Aug 21, 2009 | post #4)

NHL Hockey

hockey history, great moments, great persons

REMEMBERING HERB BROOKS PART 3 by HOCKEY OBSERVER http://hockey-obse rver.blogspot.com/ What were the details surrounding Herb Brooks' death? On Monday August 11, 2003, just six days after his sixty-sixth birthday, while on his way to the Minneapolis airport to board a flight to Chicago, Herb Brooks lost control of his minivan and veered onto a grassy area at a highway intersection north of the Twin Cities. Chucke Menke of USA Hockey said that Brooks was coming from a Hall of Fame celebrity golf event. State Patrol Lt. Chuck Walerius said that an inspection of the accident scene (above, right) revealed that Brooks had apparently not been wearing his seatbelt. His body was found about forty yards from the vehicle, which is thought to have rolled several times. Anoka County coroner's office said that Brook's died of multiple blunt-force chest and abdominal injuries when he was ejected from his vehicle (ESPN.com). The State Patrol's report confirmed Brooks wasn't drinking, speeding, talking on his cell phone or having health trouble before the crash. Officials also said that weather and road conditions were ruled out as contributing factors. The State Patrol concluded that he most likely fell asleep at the wheel (news.mpr.org). The following morning after the accident a makeshift memorial could be seen at the site of the wreck. Commuters slowed down to pay their respects, spotting the hockey jersey and the University of Minnesota hat on the side of the road. - olympic-usa.org Did Herb Brooks know about the Disney movie Miracle before he died? Yes. Brooks had visited the sets of Miracle around Vancouver, British Columbia. He had spoken with the actor portraying him on the big screen, Kurt Russell. He talked to Russell about possibly watching a game in which Russell's son played, who is a Tier II goaltender. - Post-Gazette.com http://hockey-obse rver.blogspot.com/  (Aug 20, 2009 | post #5)

NHL Hockey

hockey history, great moments, great persons

REMEMBERING HERB BROOKS PART 3 by HOCKEY OBSERVER http://hockey-obse rver.blogspot.com/ Did Herb Brooks ever coach another Olympic hockey team after 1980? Yes. Herb Brooks first returned to the Olympics in 1998, coaching the French team at the Nagano Games. Then, in 2002, Herb Brooks coached the U.S. Olympic hockey team at the Winter Games in Salt Lake City. To begin the Games, Mike Eruzione led other members of the 1980 Olympic team in the lighting of the Olympic cauldron at the opening ceremony. At Salt Lake City, Brooks led the U.S. team to a silver medal, defeated in the final game by Mario Lemieux and the rest of team Canada, who were coached by hockey legend Wayne Gretzky. When asked why he decided to return to coach at the Olympics, Herb Brooks said the following, "Maybe I'm sort of like the players -- there's still a lot of little boy in me," Brooks said. "And maybe I'm a little smarter now than I was before for all the stupid things I've done." - olympic-usa.org Did Herb Brooks ever coach in the NHL? Yes. Following his 1980 Olympic victory at Lake Placid, Herb Brooks coached the New York Rangers (1981-85). There he set a franchise record, reaching 100 wins quicker than any other coach in the organization's history. After leaving the Rangers, Brooks coached the Minnesota North Stars (1987-88), the New Jersey Devils (1992-93), and the Pittsburgh Penguins (1999-00). - olympic-usa.org http://hockey-obse rver.blogspot.com/  (Aug 20, 2009 | post #4)

NHL Hockey

hockey history, great moments, great persons

REMEMBERING HERB BROOKS PART 2 by HOCKEY OBSERVER http://hockey-obse rver.blogspot.com/ "You know, Willie Wonka said it best: We are the makers of dreams, the dreamers of dreams. We should be dreaming. We grew up as kids having dreams, but now we're too sophisticated as adults, as a nation. We stopped dreaming. We should always have dreams. I'm a dreamer."- Herb Brooks Did Herb Brooks really miss his chance to play in the Winter Olympics in 1960? Yes. Brooks was the last person to be cut by coach Jack Riley from the 1960 gold medal winning U.S. Olympic team. At right is a photo of Herb Brooks in his shortly worn 1960 Olympic attire (click to enlarge). Brooks did however later play in the Olympic games in 1964, and he was the captain in 1968. -ESPN.com How did the U.S. victory over the Russians and subsequent Olympic Gold Medal at Lake Placid in 1980 become known as the "Miracle On Ice"? The "Miracle On Ice" catchphrase took hold after sportscaster Al Michaels exclaimed, "Do you believe in miracles?" just after the final seconds winded down in the United States' 4-3 victory over Russia. -Disney What was the national reaction to the United States 1980 victory? The Miracle on Ice was a monumental victory on both an athletic and political level. The nation was looking for a distraction from world events, which included the impending threat of nuclear war, the country's hostages in Iran, and the long lines at the gas pumps. With little good in the news, Herb Brooks and his ragtag hockey team of college kids soon became the national focus. Their victory over the Soviet Union, our Cold War enemy, gave the United States a symbol of hope. It also inflicted upon the Russians a scar of defeat. The players became celebrities, and still remain national heroes. Even U.S. coach Herb Brooks enjoyed the limelight a little. He dropped in for an unannounced appearance on the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson on February 27, 1980 http://hockey-obse rver.blogspot.com/  (Aug 20, 2009 | post #3)

NHL Hockey

hockey history, great moments, great persons

REMEMBERING HERB BROOKS PART 1 by HOCKEY OBSERVER http://hockey-obse rver.blogspot.com/ Mike Modano -- "Just having Herb there in Salt Lake with us and returning to the Olympics was so exciting. We really wanted to do it for Herb and get to the gold medal game and win one more for him. He wasn't really an X's and O's guy because he wouldn't elaborate on systems. He just went out there and asked us to skate hard and work hard and have fun because that's when good things happen. He was a real rah-rah guy and he had some great speeches leading up to some games, some very similar to the things he said in 1980 for Team USA and also when he coached Minnesota and then in New York." Chris Drury -- "It was a big thrill. We all watched him growing up and to get to see how he handled our team and the veterans and how close we were to winning gold but just fell short was certainly something I'll never forget. He was really pretty casual. I think he knew the talent he had, especially with the older guys in the group that had won World Cup (in 1996). By not pressing too hard, I think he figured he would get the most out of us. He just seemed to have a real good relationship with our core group of guys." Brian Rafalski -- "It was a great experience and my first Olympics so it's something I'll always remember. We were playing on home soil and skated for a legendary coach. It was great to hear the stories he shared and we wound up doing pretty well -- a silver is good. I'll never forget that summer camp he held in Colorado Springs when he told me "The legs feed the wolf." He wanted you to do this extra weight program after regular workouts and you're like, "Oh man, Herb, I don't know, I'm really tired." I mean, how much work do you need to do? But he certainly got the best out of us, and I feel honored to have played for him." http://hockey-obse rver.blogspot.com/  (Aug 20, 2009 | post #2)

NHL Hockey

hockey observer

REMEMBERING HERB BROOKS by HOCKEY OBSERVER http://hockey-obse rver.blogspot.com/ WOODRIDGE, Ill. -- It's pretty rare to attend any USA Hockey event nowadays without the name Herb Brooks popping up at some point. That's because USA Hockey and Herb Brooks are synonymous, and it's why the entire hockey community mourned the death of the legendary coach in a car accident on Aug. 11, 2003. Brooks’ valuable lessons of life and hockey -- "Herbisms " -- will forever remain a part of the American sports culture. "I think you can really define it pretty simply -- Herb Brooks was the architect of the single most significant moment in the history of American hockey," USA Hockey Executive Director Dave Ogrean told NHL.com. "His role with that team was clearly one of larger-than-life dominance since we were dealing with players younger than we have now. Herb was the leader, the one who molded them, pushed them and challenged them, and a guy who always insisted on doing things his way. He was never a compromiser, but, at the end of the day, he put his signature on what is the pinnacle moment for hockey in the United States." Brooks followed up the 1980 Olympic "Miracle on Ice" in Lake Placid with a silver medal at the 2002 Olympics in Salt Lake City. "In the intervening years between 1980 and 2002, Herb spent most of that time in the NHL," Ogrean said. "He had coached, scouted and gotten more experience in Europe. He absorbed a lot of knowledge of international and NHL hockey, so when the NHL guys entered the Olympic Games, it was a logical fit to bring him back in 2002. And we almost did it again, but Canada was just better that day (in the gold medal game)." Three of the 34 players invited to the 2009 United States Olympic Men's Orientation Camp had the opportunity to play for Brooks in the '02 Games -- forwards Mike Modano and Chris Drury and defenseman Brian Rafalski. Each player took some time to provide NHL.com with some of their fondest memories of Brooks during that three-week stretch in 2002. Mike Modano -- "Just having Herb there in Salt Lake with us and returning to the Olympics was so exciting. We really wanted to do it for Herb and get to the gold medal game and win one more for him. He wasn't really an X's and O's guy because he wouldn't elaborate on systems. He just went out there and asked us to skate hard and work hard and have fun because that's when good things happen. He was a real rah-rah guy and he had some great speeches leading up to some games, some very similar to the things he said in 1980 for Team USA and also when he coached Minnesota and then in New York." Chris Drury -- "It was a big thrill. We all watched him growing up and to get to see how he handled our team and the veterans and how close we were to winning gold but just fell short was certainly something I'll never forget. He was really pretty casual. I think he knew the talent he had, especially with the older guys in the group that had won World Cup (in 1996). By not pressing too hard, I think he figured he would get the most out of us. He just seemed to have a real good relationship with our core group of guys." Brian Rafalski -- "It was a great experience and my first Olympics so it's something I'll always remember. We were playing on home soil and skated for a legendary coach. It was great to hear the stories he shared and we wound up doing pretty well -- a silver is good. I'll never forget that summer camp he held in Colorado Springs when he told me "The legs feed the wolf." He wanted you to do this extra weight program after regular workouts and you're like, "Oh man, Herb, I don't know, I'm really tired." I mean, how much work do you need to do? But he certainly got the best out of us, and I feel honored to have played for him." http://hockey-obse rver.blogspot.com/  (Aug 20, 2009 | post #8)

NHL Hockey

Marleau stripped of Sharks captaincy

You got it! Looks this way! http://hockey-obse rver.blogspot.com/  (Aug 20, 2009 | post #3)

NHL Hockey

Defence was Bert's undoing

Being Wings fan I have nothing but agree with you. It looks like they are too sad loosing Hossa, Samuelsson and Hudler. Now they are over the sallary cap and forced to send down Abbe or put Lilja on IR list. Very strange move.... http://hockey-obse rver.blogspot.com/  (Aug 20, 2009 | post #2)

Nutrition

green tea - the part of your nutrition plan

by NUTRITION AND SPORT http://nutrition-a nd-sport.blogspot. com/ GREEN TEA Even Oprah swears by the benefits of this fat-burning, metabolism-boostin g antioxidant. When used in combination with a healthy-eating program and fitness plan, green tea can have a great impact on cholesterol levels, heart disease, cancer, arthritis, diabetes and other medical conditions. A recent study showed that people who drank tea for more than 10 years also had a reduction in body fat. Green tea is loaded with an antioxidant called epigallocatechin gallete, which not only stops the growth of cancer cells but kills them as well. This property also lowers cholesterol levels and prevents the formation of blood clots, which can lead to heart attacks and stroke. Green tea is so effective in promoting good health because of how it is made. The steaming process stops the EGCG property from being oxidized the way it is through the preparation of other teas. Many of the weight-loss supplements on the market include green tea or green tea extract in their formula. According to a finding at the University of Geneva in Switzerland, research indicated that men who consumed a combination of caffeine and green tea extract burned more calories than those individuals burned more calories than those who took just caffeine or a placebo. Experts also believe that green tea works to prevent blood sugar spikes following a meal by slowing the action of a digestive enzyme called amylase. In addition it's thought to increase the metabolic rate. One of the most recent studies published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition revealed that the consumption of tea rich in catechins, which are found in green tea extract, lower both body fat and cholesterol levels. Another perk is that green tea has less caffeine than your daily cup of coffee. So how much is good? The opinions change from expert to expert. While one study showed that Japanese men who drank 10 cups of green tea a day remained cancer free, another showed that women who drank five cups or more of green tea had fewer recurrences of breast cancer. One website suggests meeting in the middle with four or five cups a day to experience the benefits of green tea. However, you can drink as much as you’d like. So far, the only known side effect from this wonder drink is insomnia, which can be attributed to the caffeine. Experts also believe that green tea works to stop blood sugar spikes following a meal by slowing the action of a digestive enzyme called amylase. In addition it's thought to increase the metabolic rate. One of the most recent studies published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition revealed that the consumption of tea rich in catechins, which are found in green tea extract, lower both body fat and cholesterol levels. Another perk is that green tea has less caffeine than your daily cup of coffee. So how much is enough? The opinions differ from expert to expert. While one study showed that Japanese men who drank 10 cups of green tea a day remained cancer free, another study showed that women who drank five cups or more of green tea had fewer recurrences of breast cancer. One site suggests meeting in the middle with four or five cups a day to experience the benefits of green tea. However, you can drink as much as you’d like. So far, the only known side effect from this wonder drink is insomnia, which can be attributed to the caffeine. http://nutrition-a nd-sport.blogspot. com/  (Aug 20, 2009 | post #1)

Travel/Tourism

german sausage museum

by MUSEUMS OPEN FOR YOU http://museum4u.bl ogspot.com/ BERLIN -- In the year that Berlin's best loved sausage, the Currywurst, celebrates its 60th Birthday a new museum showcasing the cult snack will open in the capital this weekend. The Currywurst Museum, which claims to be Germany's first dedicated to the popular dish, opens its doors on August 15, welcoming visitors with the slogan, "Currywurst is more than just a sausage - it's one of life's experiences in Germany. "No other national German dish inspires so much history and has so many well-known fans," said museum curator, Martin Loewer, who came up with the idea for the museum four years ago. Of Germany's wide range of sausages, the currywurst is a national favorite, made from sliced pork sausage served with a sauce made of ketchup and curry powder. Germans consume about 800 million currywursts annually -- 70 million are eaten in Berlin alone each year. An array of interactive exhibits guide visitors along a 'sauce trail' through the history and variety of the beloved dish that has worldwide connoisseurs and even inspired a song by German musician, Herbert Groenemeyer. Guests can climb inside a currywurst van, slice and prepare their own computer generated offerings against the clock and watch Grace Lee's 22 minute documentary film, "Best of the Wurst" (2004). A spice chamber scents the air with curry powder as guests relax on the giant 'sauce sofa', shaped like a squirt of ketchup while an eco-alley assesses the environmental impact of fast food. Tickets cost between seven and 11 euros ($15.70) and the museum expects about 350,000visitors annually. Merchandise ranges from kitchenware to cuddly currywursts retailing at 29.90 euros. Loewer said he expected the museum to be popular despite the current economic crisis. "Precisely in times of crisis (the Currywurst) is an excellent ambassador for the experience of Berlin. If nothing else the currywurst was born out of a time of crisis." According to the museum, the currywurst was concocted by Berliner Herta Heuwer in 1949 when rationing was still in place in West Berlin. She began experimenting with ingredients provided by British soldiers living in the capital. Nowadays hungry punters at one of Berlin's 2,000 currywurst stands have the choice of with or without intestine. "Both are very popular," said Wolfgang Klamt, 56, who works at Bier's snack bar at Friedrichstrasse train station. "But I prefer mine with intestine - that's the proper hearty Berlin sausage." http://museum4u.bl ogspot.com/  (Aug 20, 2009 | post #1)

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