Donnas Domain Blog
Donnas Domain Blog
Facebook junkie that I am, I am always amazed at how much good information gets posted. There is all kinds of articles for health, enlightenment, motivation .....not your normal newspaper fare of death, wars, suffering.
This chart (compliments of http://www.rawforbeauty.com)
is just one example of simple but useful health info.
It urged me to web search the hydration topic, and I found some interesting facts specifically for children.
The Natural Hydration Council (NHC) have produced an easy to digest fact sheet, prepared by a scientific panel of experts, giving information and Top Tips on how to keep children hydrated.
“Children are at greater risk of dehydration than adults due to their lower body weight and smaller reserve of body fluids. Equally, whilst adults often have easy access to a supply of water, children tend to rely on their caregivers to provide drinks and often don’t recognise the early stages of thirst. Research suggests that just a 1% to 2% body weight loss can lead to significant reductions in concentration and mental performance. As a child’s body is around 60% water, it is important to keep them topped up with fluid during the day.”
The NHC has commissioned further research into the effect drinking water can have on improving performance at school. Findings have shown that increasing children’s water intake can:
Checkout one of my previous posts (7/18/2012) on the benefits of water.....
Sounds like we should all drink up!
Every once once in awhile, we just have to take some time for ourselves, or maybe to bond with our friends. There will always be a "busy" schedule; housework to do; projects to finish, or kids to take care of.....but make time for YOU, too. Easier said than done....lol.
Yesterday, my friends and I took that time.....just a lunch, a little conversation, and at this particular location.....a step back in time.
We went to a tea house......quaint...Victorian....a little lace...and real china.....classical music in the background.......a soothing experience. Do you remember those candy dishes that your grandmother may have had, with the three tiers, porcelain dishes connected with a golden dowel going through the center, each one a little smaller as it leveled upward. That's how our entire lunch was served......mini sandwiches on the bottom....scones, quiche and fruit on the second plate.....and finally topped with a few petite fores for the desert at the very top. This was preceded with a small china bowl of creamy tomato basil soup.....and a three page selection of amazing flavored teas to choose from, which came in it's own fragile tea pot for each person at the table. I could almost feel my little finger gradually rising on it's own......how genteel!
Everything was homemade, including a fabulous whipped cream butter spread for our scones, which tasted more like whipped cream than the butter it was supposed to be........ decedent, for sure!
Diet !.....did you say Diet?........I'm sure that word did enter our minds and quickly left, when we rationalized the importance of enjoying this brief and needed moment of camaraderie. That's why I started this entry with the words...."every once in awhile".
This was a moment to savor.....not a gobbled down, in flight, on the run, hurry up meal.....the textures, the soothing music, the ambiance, the flash-back to a more demure time. It was heavenly!......Take time to smell the roses....or on the teacup, at least.