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SEE for Yourself on Monday!

SEE Tip: This week increase your Brain Function and eat more beans! Kidney beans contain the B-vitamin thiamine, which is critical for cognitive function. A study at Weill Medical College states that thiamine is critical in glucose metabolism and is implicated in oxidative stress, protein processing and gene expression. Thiamine deficiency often exists among Alzheimer’s patients.

Quit on Monday from HKB: Be your own motivator; make a list of why you want to quit. Jot down any reason you can possibly think of. It can be as general as wanting to be healthier, or as detailed as not wanting your favorite sweatshirt to smell like smoke when sitting in class. Whenever you start feeling defeated by tobacco cravings, return to your list and remember why you are in the fight. At least one of those reasons should be enough to motivate you to stay strong!

Minimize Monday: Sometimes after a long day at work the last thing you want to do is cook, but have you ever thought about the impact eating out has on the environment? Most restaurants use foods that are not produced in a sustainable way; however, other restaurants specialize in dishes prepared from local foods and sustainably raised meat products. It is possible to enjoy great food and restaurant ambiance while minimizing your environmental footprint. The next time you have decided to go out to eat visit the Eat Well Guide to view a listing of sustainable restaurants in your area. You can also visit Sustainable Table for information on how you can make cooking at home more environmentally friendly.

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