Thursday, April 30, 2015

Diverticulosis and Increasing Your Fibre Intake

Recently, I was diagnosed with Diverticulosis. Ways to help treat it are drinking plenty of fluids. Also daily exercise is important. Moderate activity, at least 2 1/2 hrs a week is recommended. No issues there- I exercise quite regularly and drink more than enough water. Always have my ice water with me.

Taking a fiber supplement can help. And also equally important is eating foods high in fiber. Some healthy snacking ideas are plenty of fruits and vegetables. Also adding beans and whole grains can help since they are high in fiber.

A snack that I really like is popcorn though. But not all popcorn is created equally, in my opinion. And since it is important to eat foods high in fiber, I found a popcorn called Popcorn Indiana. They have a  healthy popcorn, made from whole grains. Whole grains are superior to other grains, because they are rich in fiber, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals.

Popcorn Indiana has a lot of delicious flavors as well to pick from. Such as Chicago Style Caramel Cheese popcorn, or Cheese Jalapeno popcorn. There are also some seasonal popcorn flavors like Drizzlecorn popcorn. Popcorn drizzled with chocolate toppings- yum, yum!

 Two of Popcorn Indiana’s popcorn are even certified as a whole grain snack. And have the official Whole Grain Council icon on them. They are the Kettlecorn and the Sea Salt popcorn. For example, if you had two servings of the Sea Salt popcorn, you would almost have your daily allowance of whole grain for the day. I am happy I discovered Popcorn Indiana, a healthy and tasty popcorn! You can see where it is available in your area by clicking here.

Branson's Hollywood Wax Museum Entertainment Center

We are really looking forward to going to the Hollywood WaxMuseum Entertainment Center in Branson. This is a classic attraction, and is located on Highway 76. It is located in the center strip in Branson. And has been open there, since 1996.

The Hollywood Wax Museum was revamped just in the last year, and it will be incredible to see all the stars on display there. They have all new stars that are unbelievably sculptured to look like your favorites. They have on display the most famous stars from your most treasured movie sets.

Visiting the Hollywood Wax Museum, you will be transported to different places. Like you will feel like you are walking down the red carpet, or following the Yellow Brick Road. You will beam aboard the Star-ship Enterprise, see superheros and villains, you can even put on a wedding dress and feel like you're marrying a star!

Although we will just be visiting the  Hollywood Wax Museum Entertainment Center, there are other attractions to see, while you are there. Such as The Castle of Chaos, Hannah’s Maze of Mirrors, and you could even play mini golf at the the Shoot for the Stars course. They even have an all access pass you could purchase too!