TGIF to this Healthy Lunch!

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Curried Chickpeas with boiled sweet potato, pumpkin, corn and a vegetable salad ($600JMD)

TGIF to this tasty, healthy lunch from Ruby Porter of Healthy Bites! It is perfect for those on a diet for the Summer Body or to detox before the weekend binge.

Healthy Bites is located at a house in Trafalgar Park, close to NCB Atrium where you can pick up your Lunch.

Healthy Bites

Location: 3 Circle Close (Trafalgar Park, close to NCB Atrium)

Ph: 876-296-4119 (Ruby Porter)

Have a great weekend!

By: Gabrielle Burgess  (Certified Personal Trainer & Sports Nutritionist)

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Chocolate Peanut Butter from The Jamaican Peanut Butter Factory!

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Chocolate Peanut Butter from the Jamaican Peanut Butter Factory in Loshusan Supermarket – $1146.50+tx

The Jamaican Peanut Butter Factory has produced a new flavour once again! Chocolate! They introduced it to me at the Table Talk Jamaica Observer Food Awards and I had to get it.

It is heavenly and made with our very own local Chocolate from Mount Pleasant Farm Chocolatiers. At the moment, you can only find this one in select grocery stores such as Loshusan Supermarket in Barbican. It is slightly more expensive than the other flavours they have, but totally worth it. #SugaEndorsed

Buy Local. Buy Jamaican. 🇯🇲

The Jamaican Peanut Butter Factory 

Distributes to: Loshusan, John R. Wong, HiLo and General Foods Supermarkets

Insragram: @jamaica_peanut_butter_factory

Email: JamupPB@yahoo.com

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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Ackee, A Culinary Lime for Charity on Saturday, July 6th!

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Have the opportunity to enjoy the culinary delights of an elite selection of Chefs and Bakers such as Oji Jaja, Anna-Kaye Tomlinson of Miss T’s Kitchen, Trevanne Donegal, Lucian Dunn of Uncorked, Nadine Burie, Colin Hylton, Lisa and Chris Binns of Stush in the Bush and more, all for a great cause.

All Proceeds from Ackee, a Culinary Lime for Charity on July 6th at 23-25 Seymour Avenue, 7pm – midnight, will be donated to the Paediatric and Adolescent Wards at the University Hospital of the West Indies, UHWI in order to improve their current facilities and seed a building fund for the construction of a new ward.

***Tickets are available online at http://www.caribtix.com***

Our Children are Our Future. Help to Build a Better Jamaica.

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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TGIF! Swimsuit SALE until Tomorrow in Kingston!

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Swimshop 876 is having a SALE on ALL Swimsuits in store until tomorrow! Don’t miss it.

***For In Store Purchases only***

Swimshop 876 sells a variety of stylish, comfortable swimsuits from Size Small to 3XL. Get yours for just $3500JMD each and stock up while the Summer is HOT!

Support our local businesses. Swimshop 876 is #SugaEndorsed

Swimshop 876

Location: 82 Hope Road. (Same plaza as Bookophilia) Shop #12

Ph/Whatsapp: 876-440-4162; 876-883-3823; 876-846-0702

Opening Hours: Tuesdays to Saturdays, 11am – 7pm

Instagram: @swimshop876

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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PRESS Celebrates 1 Year with a NEW Menu!

Yesterday, PRESS invited their valued customers to taste the best of what they had to offer from their NEW Menu options for FREE, give feedback and celebrate their 1 year Anniversary.

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PRESS’s Tasting Menu yesterday at Shop 21, Ardenne Emirates.

All options from the tasting are now available on their Menu!

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PRESS’s Mango Sorbet! #nofilter

Favourites for Suga were the Lychee Cake, which had a light, fluffy texture that melted in my mouth, the tasty Mango Sorbet and the Vanilla Chai Frappe (not listed).

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PRESS’s Lychee Cake samples

The Crostini stood out for me too. They had quite a variety. I had the pleasure of tasting the Pizza, Ham, Avocado Chickpea and Italian Crostini. 

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Crostini offered by PRESS

The Summer Passion Iced Tea was pleasantly refreshing and the Coconut Bread Pudding, Chocolate Brownie and Pecan Squares were sweet treats. I heard the Go Green Protein Punch was delightful as well.

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Sweet treats offered by PRESS

PRESS also has Fat-Free Frozen Yogurt that they have been offering from about February this year. Yesterday, the Strawberry Frozen Yogurt was too sweet, but I enjoyed the Coconut Frozen Yogurt.

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PRESS’s Shanalee about to serve Coconut Frozen Yogurt.

PRESS has convenient hours for you to grab a quick bite, while you take care of business before the work day actually begins, during or after.

Happy Anniversary PRESS and Congratulations on a successful first year! Looking forward to all that you have to offer for more years to come.

PRESS

Location: Shop 21, 7-9 Ardenne Road.
Ardenne Emirates. Kgn. 10, Ja

Ph: 876.665.9685

Website: press@toppindesignz.com

Facebook; Instagram: Topp Inn Designz Ltd.; @presshopco

OPENING HOURS:
Mon – Fri: 7am – 7pm
Saturday: 9am – 5pm​
Sunday: Closed

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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Did You Know Spirulina has Dangerous Side Effects?

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Photo: Vital Proteins

Spirulina is a blue-green algae known to provide antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and immune-boosting benefits. Lately, it has been popularly used as a dietary supplement.

Spirulina has generally been considered to be safe, however, according to healthline.com, it may have various dangerous side effects as a result of contamination of harmful compounds that can worsen certain health conditions. For instance, if harvested from water polluted by toxins, Spirulina can thin your blood and increase the length of time it takes for blood to clot. Spirulina can also worsen autoimmune conditions such as Lupus, Multiple Sclerosis and Rheumatoid Arthritis. Some persons may be allergic, and those with Phenylketonuria (PKU), a rare inherited condition, should avoid it.

Minor side effects of Spirulina may include nausea, insomnia, and headaches.

Should you stop using Spirulina?

According to healthline.com, if you purchase Spirulina from trusted brands, risk of contamination can be reduced  However, there is no guarantee that Spirulina products are 100% contaminant-free.

It is advised to avoid Spirulina if you have a bleeding disorder or are on blood thinners. While some studies suggest that Spirulina does not affect blood clotting time, there is still not enough evidence of its effects on persons who are already taking blood thinners.

It is advised to avoid Spirulina if you have an autoimmune condition, allergies or PKU as well.

***Suga thinks the best precaution is to consult your Doctor if you are unsure whether this supplement is right for you.***

[Source (Evidence based): http://www.healthline.com: What Are the Side Effects and Dangers of Spirulina? – By SaVanna Shoemaker, MS, RDN, LD on June 14, 2019]

By: Gabrielle Burgess (Certified Personal Trainer and Sports Nutritionist)

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Throwback Tuesday to Chicken and Waffles from Uncorked!

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Throwback Tuesday to these scrumptious Chicken and Waffles from Uncorked! Crispy and Golden brown on top and tender on the inside👌 Enjoyed my Sunday Brunch with Mimosas a few Sundays ago. They have a range of delish options. Check them out! #SugaEndorsed

Uncorked!

Location: Sovereign North @ 29 Barbican Rd, Kingston.

Ph: 876-632-5500

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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What does the Anthony Davis Trade to the Lakers mean?

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Photo: ESPN

Anthony Davis (AD) has been traded to the LA Lakers from the New Orleans Pelicans to help get the Lakers back in the NBA Playoffs and to assist LeBron James to get another NBA title or two.

What is the likelihood of this happening with other teams making steps to rebuild or improve on their last performance in the Playoffs? Well, the Lakers should be able to make the Playoffs now, but Suga doesn’t think much of AD in the first place. I think the situation is similar to when everyone wanted LaMarcus Aldridge, he went to San Antonio Spurs and we see how that turned out.

It is still far too early to tell though. One thing Suga can say, is that the Warriors won’t be in their way.

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Photo: NBA on ESPN

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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Congratulations to the TORONTO RAPTORS, 1st time NBA CHAMPIONS!

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Photo: Toronto Raptors

Congratulations to the TORONTO RAPTORS, 1st time NBA CHAMPIONS!

No Game 7 on Sunday! Klay Thompson ran up and jumped to the hoop full speed on a play defended by Danny Green, landed badly and instantly grabbed his left knee. Curry received and threw down the ball and sat on the court, knowing that with just about 2 minutes left in the 3rd Quarter, in a game the Raptors were trying to close out and win, that was it for the Warriors. In addition to that, a clutch 3 from Raptors’ VanVleet and Curry missing the 3-pt game winner with a good look when the Warriors had possession, down by 1 with 18s left in the game sealed the win for The North. It was asnif.it was God’s plan.

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Kudos to the Warriors for indeed playing like Warriors and fighting like the Champions they are without KD and despite other injuries. But, it was inevitable. A consistent Kawhi Leonard, a thirsty Kyle Lowry who came out blazing in the 1st Quarter, Gasol who was not effective in scoring but obtained crucial offensive rebounds, the great defending by Danny Green, Siakam and Ibaka who scored when it counted in the 3rd and 4th and VanVleet who was on fire and scored the huge clutch 3 in the 4th along with the rest of a hard-working Raptors team, all deserved their 1st title win. That includes Jeremy Lin!

FINALS MVP went to KAWHI LEONARD! No surprise there! 👏👏👏

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Photo: ESPN

Raptors Road to their 1st NBA Title

Nobody thought at the beginning of the NBA Finals that the Raptors would take it, but as they upset the Celtics, took care of the 76ers and demolished the favourites in the East, the Bucks, their chances and desire to win became more and more evident. Their loyal fans knew it too. Well done and Congrats to THE NORTH! It’s an all weekend party in Jurassic Park and well, Canada! Oh Canada.

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Photo: ESPN

See you next year! I love this game.

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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