A Few of the Possible Health Benefits of Coconut Water

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Nadia Bedricky enjoys living a healthy lifestyle and eating healthy foods. To stay hydrated, Nadia Bedricky drinks coconut water, which is naturally high in electrolytes that help quench thirst quickly.

Beyond its hydrating abilities, coconut water has been connected to a number of other health benefits. Because coconut water is rich in potassium, magnesium, and vitamin C, the drink may help regulate blood pressure.

Coconut water also may help balance the effects of sodium and return blood pressure to a normal level. People with hypertension may be advised by their doctors to drink two cups of fresh coconut water each day to help control their blood pressure.

Studies have shown that coconut water can help lower the levels of low-density lipoprotein (bad cholesterol) and increase levels of high-density lipoprotein (good cholesterol), which can lower the risk of heart disease. Coconut water may also help improve circulation, which lowers the risk of heart attack and stroke. People with diabetes can benefit from coconut water because it contains dietary fiber and amino acids that improve insulin sensitivity and regulate blood sugar.

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Four Recipe Ideas for the Beginning Cook

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Chicken Noodle Soup
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A communications and marketing professional with more than a decade of experience, Nadia Bedricky formerly served as a team leader and brand ambassador for PromoGroup/Net 10 Division in Chicago, Illinois. Nadia Bedricky also considers herself a beginner cook and enjoys experimenting with different kinds of food, particularly healthier items. The following list features recipe ideas for the beginner chef to help them further their culinary skills.

1. Chicken noodle soup. A classic meal favored for its simplicity and status as a comfort-food for those with colds, chicken noodle soup requires few ingredients and can be made in under 30 minutes. Although hundreds of variations exist, many derive from a basic starter method that incorporates noodles, chicken breast, and chicken broth. You can also add an assortment of vegetables for added flavor and vitamins, such as chickpeas and carrots.

2. Autumn chopped salad. Salads do not take a lot of time to make and their level of complexity usually depends on what ingredients you decide to include. Fresh and somewhat seasonal, the autumn chopped salad features fall fruits such as apples and pears complemented by fresh vegetables, dried fruits, and nuts. Sweet dressings like poppy seed or raspberry-walnut will help bring out the flavors and you can also add tangy cheeses such as feta or Gorgonzola.

3. Lemon-rosemary grilled chicken. Grilled chicken recipes enable you to create a healthy meal with a lot of flavor through the use of herbs and marinating sauces. Different dishes will require different marinating times, although lemon marinades can take less than an hour to chill. You can also serve grilled chicken with a green side for a complete and healthy meal.

4. Shrimp and Zucchini Stir-Fry. With vegetables and protein as the primary ingredients, stir-fries can make for simple, healthy meals for the beginner chef. Shrimp cooks quickly regardless of the method used, making it a great ingredient for cooks of all experience levels. You can also add herbs and spices other than the traditional salt and pepper to add more flavor and cater the dish to your tastes.

Annual 19th Women Helping Women Luncheon and Fashion Show in May 2017

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Women Helping Women
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Communications and marketing professional Nadia Bedricky formerly served as a brand ambassador and team leader for PromoGroup/Net 10 Division in Illinois, where she handled brand marketing and other services for the Arena Football League. Beyond her professional pursuits, Nadia Bedricky supports Grace Centers of Hope, a faith-based outreach organization that serves individuals and families facing homelessness and other disadvantages. Grace Centers of Hope will host its 19th Annual Women Helping Women Luncheon and Fashion Show in May 2017.

The Women Helping Women Luncheon and Fashion Show welcomes supporters and contributors of Grace Centers of Hope to enjoy an afternoon of food, fashion, and a charity auction. A morning preview of the silent auction will kick off the event, followed by a luncheon and fashion show featuring some of Michigan’s leading designers. In addition, the event will raise awareness of women’s issues regarding homelessness and addiction while celebrating women who managed to overcome these issues. Event organizers set a fundraising goal of $200,000 from ticket sales and sponsorship, and proceeds will benefit women’s programs administered by Grace Centers of Hope.

Grace Centers of Hope’s 19th Annual Women Helping Women Luncheon and Fashion Show will take place May 6, 2017, at the Royal Park Hotel in Rochester, Michigan. Attendees may purchase tickets individually or become a sponsor to access group packages and other benefits. For more information on attendance and sponsoring, visit gracecentersofhope.org.

New Film to Chronicle J.R.R. Tolkien’s Creation of Middle-Earth Novels

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Nadia Bedricky formerly served as a brand ambassador for the Chicago, Illinois-based PromoGroup/Net 10 Division, and also led the promotional team for the Arena Football League’s brand. Nadia Bedricky enjoys watching movies and has a particular fondness for films in the same vein as The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings. Director James Strong is set to direct a new film focused on the life of Lord of the Rings author J.R.R. Tolkien.

Entitled Middle Earth, the film will chronicle Tolkien’s early life and examine the events that led him to create the series of novels that place The Hobbit and Lord of the Ring in Middle-earth. The film’s early content depicts Tolkien’s love affair with his future wife Edith Bratt and his career as a professor at Oxford University. Strong also addresses Tolkien’s life during World War I, at which point he left Oxford University and his wife in order to join the British army. Interview and research sources indicate that the four years Tolkien spent in the war heavily influenced his imagination and planted the initial seeds for the creation of Middle-earth and the books that take place there.

Angus Fletcher penned the script for Middle Earth based on six years of interviews and research into Tolkien’s life. The material includes an abundance of information not widely known to the general public, such as the author’s experiences with loss and severe health complications during the war. Protagonist Pictures will handle worldwide distribution and Lord of the Rings executives Bob Shaye and Michael Lynne will serve as executive producers for the film.

Dalai Lama Emphasizes Importance of Trust in Social Interactions

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A South Florida resident with experience in marketing and public relations, Nadia Bedricky enjoys a number of leisure activities. She practices yoga and meditation in addition to being an avid reader. Nadia Bedricky particularly enjoys works written by the Dalai Lama. She peruses them at her leisure, coming back to again and again for fresh insights.

At the 2016 Emory-Tibet Symposium, the Dalai Lama spoke in front of a community of exiled Tibetans in Mundgod, India. The 81-year-old spiritual leader stressed playful humor as a guiding force. He also discussed the “mutual enrichment” possibilities of pairing Buddhism with scientific inquiry.

Speaking after the conference with CNN correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta, the Dalai Lama noted that humans are social animals who rely on smiles and a genuine sense of trust to transcend national identities and connect as people. In his mind, humans these days place too much emphasis on the individual when our ultimate happiness relies on that of the society around us.