Sugar Scares, Herbal Teas & Teenager Troublee 45 - Goodness Me!

Sugar Scares, Herbal Teas & Teenager Trouble



Introduction
0:04-4:33

Weather got you down? This weather has been especially crummy with high winds, and A LOT of rain. Janet & Emily discuss how they stay motivated and spend time outdoors despite the weather. They suggest staying committed, remember the benefits, and dress for the weather and you may be surprised that leaving your warm bed was worth it!

First Segment: Trending Topics
3:38 – 18:34

Articles Mentioned:

https://www.msn.com/en-us/health/nutrition/how-sugar-and-poor-diet-affect-teen-mental-health/ar-BBOP89I

On this week’s episode, Janet and Emily are looking at how sugar and a bad diet effect mental health in teenagers. With teenagers already going through so much with hormone changes and other adjustments, the high consumption of sugar is not helping. Between being targeted by marketing companies for advertisements and the peer pressure they face in social situations and gatherings – teenagers are consuming more sugar than any age group. Janet and Emily discuss how to help this situation as parents, but also allowing your teens to be independent and make their own food choices.

Second Segment: Questions from Listeners
19:51 – 28:32

Question #1

Rosa asks, “Hello ladies – Recently I’ve decided to cut out caffeine. I usually drink black tea but will now be switching to herbal teas. Can you recommend any herbal teas with great taste and no caffeine?”

Emily Says:

  • A really good, high quality peppermint tea is a staple that is great after a meal
  • Decaf chai tea – with a base of rooibos and a lot of great spices
  • A high quality green tea – some caffeine but not too much

Janet Says:

  • Matcha tea if you’re weening off of caffeine – slow release of caffeine as opposed to coffee, and is high in antioxidants
  • Pleasure teas are great, like apple cinnamon – makes you feel warm inside and is a great fall tea
  • Tea with a body to it – roasted dandelion root tea or kukicha tea
  • Can always mix and match with teas as well!

Question #2

Pam asks, “Hi Janet and Emily – I have two twin girls who both just turned 15. Their attitudes towards me seem to be getting worse and worse. With dad they’re fine, and will do what is asked but they do not want to listen to me or be involved with me at all – any advice for daughters this age? Should I just wait out the attitudes and not let it get to me? Thanks in advance, ladies!”

Janet Says:

  • Saying less is more – when they’re in a mood, don’t push their buttons because it’ll only lead to an argument
  • Wait it out until they’re ready to talk – don’t get in a power struggle
  • Don’t get angry back – have a grip on your emotions and attitude

Emily Says:

  • Something else may be going on in their life – so they may act out at you because they’re comfortable with you
  • Don’t say anything that feeds into the argument – silence is your friend in this situation

What’s For Dinner
28:34 – 29:26

Gluten free and Simple Apple Crisp

  • 2-3 lbs of your favourite apple peeled and sliced
  • 2 TBSP water
  • 2 cups gluten free rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup coconut sugar
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 TBSP cinnamon
  • a few tablespoons of maple syrup
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Put 2 TBSP water in the bottom of a 9x13 dish, toss apples with 1 Tbsp of coconut sugar and a sprinkle of cinnamon lay out in the dish.
  3. Mix together oats, cinnamon, coconut sugar, and room temperature butter (or if your butter is cold, melt in the oven while the oven is preheating). Mix well and sprinkle on top of apples.
  4. Drizzle 2-4 TBSP of pure maple syrup on top (depending on how sweet you like things!)
  5. Put in the oven for about 45 mins, once the apples are soft enough and the oats nice and golden


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