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Cutting Back on Added Sugar


Watching the sugar in your diet can help you control your weight and potentially avoid serious chronic health problems, for example, heart disease and diabetes.

You might be surprised at how many of the “healthy” foods you eat contain sugar. Energy bars, fruit, flavored yogurt — all “good” foods but many of them have a lot of sugar. Step one is to read labels carefully and opt for products that are lower in sugar.
The American Heart Association recommends keeping calories from added sugars under 100 calories a day (24 grams, or 6 teaspoons) for women and under 150 calories (36 grams, or 9 teaspoons) for men.

For many people, cutting back on sugar-sweetened beverages is an easy way to reduce sugar intake. Giving up juices and soft drinks can be tough, but here are few ways to get started:
• Make your own. Start with plain sparkling water or tap water. Add a flavoring that strikes your fancy. Here are a few options: an ounce or two of 100% fruit juice; a slice of lemon, lime, orange, or grapefruit; a sprig of fresh mint; a few raspberries.
• No frills coffee and tea. A small dash of sugar or artificial sweetener and milk is okay, but go easy on the extras like flavored syrups and whipped cream. Be aware that many popular coffee drinks are full of sugar — and calories.
• Transition to “diet” beverages. Sugar-free sodas and other soft drinks can help you transition away from sugar-sweetened beverages. But they won’t help you give up soft drinks altogether and won’t necessarily help you lose weight.

Artificial sweeteners — for example, acesulfame, aspartame, saccharin, sucralose — give you the sweetness of sugar with virtually none of the calories. Most people who use artificial sweeteners or choose foods or beverages made with them do so because they want to lose weight. And for a lot of people, they do help. But some research suggests that the use of artificial sweeteners may actually promote weight gain.

Artificial sweeteners are hundreds to thousands of times sweeter than table sugar. People who use these sweeteners often may desensitize themselves to sweetness. If that happens, they may find healthful but not-so-sweet foods such as fruits and vegetables unappetizing by comparison. Calories removed from the diet by swapping sugar for sweeteners may re-enter in the form of refined carbohydrates (like those found in crackers, chips, pastries, and the like) and unhealthy saturated and trans fats.

This Week in History


This Week in History, Oct 9 - Oct 15

Oct 09, 1967
Che Guevara is executed. The socialist revolutionary and guerrilla leader is killed by the Bolivian army at 39.

Oct 10, 1985
Achille Lauro hijacking ends. The Italian cruise ship reaches a dramatic climax when U.S. Navy F-14 fighters intercept an Egyptian airliner attempting to fly the Palestinian hijackers to freedom and force the jet to land at a NATO base in Sigonella.

Oct 11, 2002



Why are our supposed leaders not speaking about their plans for America's future in terms of domestic and foreign policy?

When will they stop making accusations, telling lies and begin to outline their individual platforms?

They spin lies into fear while the silent majority does nothing. Americans can't allow this to continue.

Hillary Clinton won’t rein in Wall Street, Donald Trump won’t build border wall, voters say - - @washtimes

Trump, Sanders and Clinton Repeats:

Crowley to visit South Asia


US Rep. Joe Crowley (D-Queens, the Bronx) announced he will travel to Burma Jan. 12-13, making him the first member of the House of Representatives to officially travel to Burma in over 12 years. Crowley, who serves as co-chair of the House Congressional Caucus on India and Indian-Americans, will also visit India between Jan. 7 and Jan. 14 as part of a congressional delegation.

While in Burma, Crowley is expected to meet with Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi and ethnic minority leaders, as well as government leaders.





"Artist's Choice"

February 7th- 28th

321 City Island Avenue

Opening reception Friday February 7th.
7pm-10pm. There is still time if you are an artist to get your work in.

Deadline Wednesday 5th.

Anniversary Prizes


To celebrate our 5-year publishing CITY IMAGES is holding a contest for the best photo essay with awards for the finalists. Entries must be received before the end of this month.

Our time has treated us well... We're proof that all good things don't have to come to an end.
Each anniversary is a chance for us to celebrate the time that we have been blessed to have together.


Please e-mail your pdf files to; ADMIN@CIMAGES.ME



The summer solstice in the Northern Hemisphere this year falls on June 21 at 6:51 A.M. EDT.But it's beginning to feel a lot like summer already. Get up and go wade in the water at Orchard Beach.

Did you know that the word solstice comes from from the Latin solstitium? Sol means Sun and stitium is to stop, reflecting that the Sun appears to stop at this time and once again at the winter solstice.



New Rochelle retained its ranking as one of the five safest cities among cities its size nationally in 2010, according to the 2011 Annual Report released this week by the New Rochelle Police Department. The City was the 5th safest city nationwide out of 60 cities with comparable population. This marks the eleventh consecutive year as one of the five safest. Additionally, the City of New Rochelle has the lowest crime rate among similar municipalities in Westchester County and New York State.

Excercise Your Rights - Stay Informed


This message is for everyone and anyone navigating one of the most difficult periods in modern history.

We are feeling the result of more than a generation of corporate manipulation that has corrupted certain public officials, government workers, some members of the mainstream media.

We must realize that our constitution will preserve our US democracy, a system the entire world can cherish.



The definition of censorship is the control of information and ideas circulated within a society. In the 20th Century, censorship was achieved through the examination of books, plays, films, television and radio programs, news reports, and other forms of communication for the purpose of altering or suppressing ideas found to be objectionable or offensive. The rationales for censorship have varied, with some censors targeting material considered indecent or obscene; heretical or blasphemous; or seditious or treasonous. Thus, ideas have been suppressed under the guise of protecting basic social institutions: Family, Church, and State.

To understand censorship, and the impulse to censor, it is necessary to strip away the shock epithet value that is attached to the word at first utterance. One must recognize that censorship and the ideology supporting it go back to ancient times, and that every society has had customs, taboos, or laws by which speech, dress, religious observance, and sexual expression were regulated.

In Athens, where democracy first emerged, censorship was known as a means of enforcing the orthodoxy. Indeed, Plato was the first recorded thinker to formulate a rationale for intellectual, religious, and artistic censorship. In his ideal state outlined in The Republic, official censors would prohibit mothers and nurses from relating tales deemed bad or evil. Plato also proposed that unorthodox notions about God or the hereafter be treated as crimes and that formal procedures be established to suppress heresy. Freedom of speech in Ancient Rome was reserved for those in positions of authority...etc.