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Plain Non-fat Yogurt Is Very Good For You

Eating unsweetened plain not-fat yogurt is very good for you. One of yogurt’s most important benefits comes from the bacteria that is added to cow’s milk to produce yogurt. These bacteria are excellent at preventing bad organisms in your body from making you sick. A recent review of more than one hundred studies on the immunological effects of yogurt concluded that eating yogurt was especially helpful in enhancing the immune function for the elderly and people whose systems are compromised by disease or medical treatment. Some research also indicates that eating yogurt reduces cancer and gastrointestinal disorders. An eight-ounce serving will supply you with more than one third your daily need for calcium. It is also great source of healthy protein. Your body needs nine essential amino acids that come from protein, and yogurt’s protein supplies them all. Yogurt is also easier to digest than milk for those who are lactose intolerant.

Non-fat plain unsweetened yogurt is far better for you than any other yogurt. First, it does not contain bad ingredients like sugar, modified cornstarch, and fructose found in popular sweetened yogurts. It has only 100 calories in an 8 ounce serving, with no fat, less than 5 mg of cholesterol, 15 grams of carbohydrates, 450 mg of calcium, and 520 mg of potassium. The next healthiest yogurt on the other hand, low-fat plain sugar-free, has 60% more calories than non-fat, twice the cholesterol, 2 grams of fat, 27 grams of carbohydrates, and about 20% less calcium and potassium. Finally, plain sugar-free yogurt has 230 calories, 8 grams of fat, 30 mg of cholesterol, and less protein, calcium, and potassium than low-fat yogurt. Frozen yogurt is not the same as yogurt in the dairy case, and will not yield the same health benefits. It has only a fraction of the beneficial bacteria of fresh yogurt, and does not help those who are lactose intolerant.

Non-fat plain yogurt is a great substitute for mayonnaise in foods like potato salad, coleslaw, and tuna salad. It also is a healthy replacement for sour cream on baked potatoes, in salad dressing, and dips.

You can add fruit or sugar-free fruit jam to your yogurt just before eating it to make it more delicious. You can also sprinkle on a bit of artificial sweetener.

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Uplifting Visions
a guide to happiness, good health, and success
Charly Mann in a Hawaiian shirt
by Charly Mann

From the age of seven I have been enchanted with the idea of living happily ever after, and have made it a life quest to find that answer. I have spoken to hundreds of people – usually older and wiser than me, and read countless books and articles on the subject. In my website Uplifting Visions I share what I consider the best insights I have learned about achieving happiness in life.

There are two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.

-- Albert Einstein



The great breakthrough in one's life comes when you realize that you can learn anything you need to learn to accomplish any goal you set for yourself. This means there are no limits on what you can be.

-- William Robert Mann



In questions of science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of a single individual.

-- Galileo Galilei



We're not meant to fit in. We're meant to stand out.

-- Sarah Ban Breathnach



If you love life, life will love you back.

-- Arthur Rubinstein



Life isn't about finding yourself; it's about creating yourself.

-- George Bernard Shaw



Making a living is not the same as making a life.

-- Fred Castrovinci



Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think of you.

-- John Wooden



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I don't need a friend who changes when I change and who nods when I nod, my shadow does that much better.

-- Plutarch



If you were all alone in the universe with no one to talk to, no one with which to share the beauty of the stars, to laugh with, to touch, what would be your purpose in life? It is other life, it is love, which gives your life meaning. This is harmony. We must discover the joy of each other, the joy of challenge, the joy of growth.

-- Mitsugi Saotome



Judge yourself by your actions and not your intentions.

-- Charly Mann



Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishments.

-- Jim Rohn



Call it Nature, Fate, or Fortune; all are names of God.

-- Lucius Annaeus Seneca



Remember to work hard. Look to the future with enthusiasm and hope. Accept responsibility, not only asking for your own rights, but also accepting responsibility for yourself, for other people, for nature and for future generations.

-- Madison Mann



Goals are a means to an end, not the ultimate purpose of our lives. They are simply a tool to concentrate our focus and move us in a direction. The only reason we really pursue goals is to cause ourselves to expand and grow. Achieving goals by themselves will never make us happy in the long term; it�s who you become, as you overcome the obstacles necessary to achieve your goals, that can give you the deepest and most long-lasting sense of fulfillment.

-- Anthony Robbins



Your imagination is your preview of life's coming attractions.

-- Albert Einstein



Ethical existence is the highest manifestation of spirituality.

-- Albert Schweitzer



My desire for knowledge is intermittent; but my desire to commune with the spirit of the universe, to be intoxicated with the fumes, call it, of that divine nectar, to bear my head through atmospheres and over heights unknown to my feet, is perennial and constant.

-- Henry David Thoreau



One-half of life is luck; the other half is discipline - and that's the important half, for without discipline you wouldn't know what to do with luck.

-- Carl Zuckmeyer



It is not the man who has too little, but the man who craves more, that is poor.

-- Lucius Annaeus Seneca



Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.

-- The Dalai Lama



By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest.

-- Confucius



There are two ways to slide easily through life: to believe everything or to doubt everything; both ways save us from thinking.

-- Sophia Lyon Fahs



Adults are obsolete children.

-- Dr. Seuss



You will never be the person you can be if pressure, tension, and discipline are taken out of your life.

-- James Bilkey



Love never dies a natural death. It dies because we don't know how to replenish its source. It dies of blindness and errors and betrayals. It dies of illness and wounds; it dies of weariness, of withering, of tarnishing.

-- Anais Nin



True happiness is to enjoy the present, without anxious dependence upon the future.

-- Lucius Annaeus Seneca



Love doesn't make the world go 'round; love is what makes the ride worthwhile.

-- Franklin P. Jones



If you're never scared or embarrassed or hurt, it means you never take chances.

-- Julia Sorel



Great minds have purposes, others have wishes.

-- Washington Irving



Time is the coin of your life. It is the only coin you have, and only you can determine how it will be spent. Be careful lest you let other people spend it for you.

-- Carl Sandberg



Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.

-- Confucius



The secret of getting ahead is getting started. The secret of getting started is breaking your complex overwhelming tasks into small manageable tasks, and then starting on the first one.

-- Mark Twain



We can't measure out goodness by what we don't do, by what we deny ourselves, or by what we resist, and who we exclude; but we should measure our goodness by what we embrace, what we create, and who we include.

-- from the movie Chocolat



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Evil (ignorance) is like a shadow. It has no real substance of its own. It is simply a lack of light. You cannot cause a shadow to disappear by trying to fight it, stamp on it, by railing against it, or any other form of emotional or physical resistance. In order to cause a shadow to disappear, you must shine light on it.

-- Shakti Gawain



The difference between adults and children is that adults don't ask questions.

-- Kathryn Mann



No life ever grows great until it is focused, dedicated, disciplined.

-- Harry Emerson Fosdick



You must live for another if you wish to live for yourself.

-- Lucius Annaeus Seneca



Why is there something rather than nothing? We do not know. We will never know. Why? To what purpose? We do not know whether there is a purpose. But if it is true that nothing is born of nothing, the very existence of something - the world, the universe - would seem to imply that there has always been something: that being is eternal, uncreated, perhaps creator, and this is what some people call God.

-- Andre Comte-Sponville



What lies behind us and what lies ahead of us are tiny matters compared to what lives within us.

-- Henry David Thoreau



The shortest way to do many things is to do one thing at a time.

-- Richard Cech



Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for.

-- Epicurus



A life, if well lived, is long enough.

-- Lucius Annaeus Seneca



The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil, but because of those who look on and do nothing.

-- Albert Einstein



Time is the coin of your life. It is the only coin you have, and only you can determine how it will be spent.

-- Carl Sandberg



The first step in the acquisition of wisdom is silence, the second listening, the third memory, the fourth practice, the fifth teaching others.

-- Solomon Ibn Gabriol



The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt within the heart.

-- Helen Keller



If you have integrity, nothing else matters. If you don't have integrity, nothing else matters.

-- Alan K. Simpson



Happy are those who dream dreams and are ready to pay the price to make them come true.

-- Leon J. Suenesl



It's not enough to have lived. We should be determined to live for something. May I suggest that it be creating joy for others, sharing what we have for the betterment of humankind, bringing hope to the lost and love to the lonely.

-- Leo Buscaglia



When it comes to eating right and exercising, there is no "I'll start tomorrow." Tomorrow is disease.

-- V.L. Allineare



Science may have found a cure for most evils; but it has found no remedy for the worst of them all -- the apathy of human beings.

-- Edmund Burke



Experience taught me a few things. One is to listen to your gut, no matter how good something sounds on paper. The second is that you're generally better off sticking with what you know. And the third is that sometimes your best investments are the ones you don't make.

-- Donald Trump



The greatest weakness of most humans is their hesitancy to tell others how much they love them while they're still alive.

-- Olando Battista



Happiness is as a butterfly which, when pursued, is always beyond our grasp, but which if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.

-- Nathaniel Hawthorne



Overcome your fears and you can reach your potential.

-- Charly Mann



Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life.

-- Immanual Kant



Six essential qualities that are the key to success: Sincerity, personal integrity, humility, courtesy, wisdom, charity.

-- William Menninger



Only Ideas have long and lasting consequences, and ideas come mainly from books not television, movies, or video games.

-- Kathryn Mann



Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.

-- Mahatma Gandhi



True love is eternal, infinite, and always like itself. It is equal and pure, without violent demonstrations: it is seen with white hairs and is always young in the heart.

-- Honore de Balzac



Life is a marathon, not a sprint.

-- Charly Mann



You have succeeded in life when all you really want is only what you really need.

-- Vernon Howard



It's not how much money you make that's important - it's how much money you keep and how long you keep it.

-- Robert Kiyosaki



Peace cannot be kept by force. It can only be achieved by understanding.

-- Albert Einstein



Where all think alike, no one thinks very much.

-- Walter Lippman



The only way to change your life is to change your mind.

-- Charly Mann



No pessimist ever discovered the secret of the stars or sailed to an uncharted land, or opened a new doorway to the human spirit.

-- Helen Keller



To say that a man is your Friend, means commonly no more than this, that he is not your enemy. Most contemplate only what would be the accidental and trifling advantages of Friendship, as that the Friend can assist in time of need by his substance, or his influence, or his counsel. Even the utmost goodwill and harmony and practical kindness are not sufficient for Friendship, for Friends do not live in harmony merely, as some say, but in melody.

-- Henry David Thoreau



If you are going through hell, keep going.

-- Winston Churchill



I have six great friends that taught me all I knew; their names are What and Why and When and How and Where and Who.

-- Rudyard Kipling



Very few people really care about freedom, about liberty, about the truth, very few. Very few people have guts, the kind of guts on which a real democracy has to depend. Without people with that sort of guts a free society dies or cannot be born.

-- Doris Lessing "The Golden Notebook"



If you cannot accept fear of failure, you will never be successful.

-- Charly Mann



The good life is inspired by love and guided by knowledge.

-- Buddha



Reduce the complexity of life by eliminating the needless wants of life, and the labors of life reduce themselves.

-- Edwin Way Teale



Most people are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.

-- Abraham Lincoln



A certain degree of physical harmony and comfort is necessary, but above a certain level it becomes a hindrance instead of a help.

-- Mohandas Gandhi



Nothing is as weak as a relationship that has not been tested under fire.

-- Mark Twain



Too many people spend money they haven't earned, to buy things they don't want, to impress people they don't like.

-- Will Rogers



Wise men speak because they have something to say; Fools because they have to say something.

-- Plato



There are two things to aim at in life: first, to get what you want, and after that to enjoy it. Only the wisest of mankind achieve the second.

-- Logan Pearsall Smith



Money can contribute significantly to happiness if spent wisely.

-- Charly Mann



Universal truths, insights and information for a better life



Money often costs too much.

-- Ralph Waldo Emerson



Passion is the genesis of genius.

-- Anthony Robbins



Even a fool, when he holdeth his peace, is counted wise: and he that shutteth his lips is esteemed a man of understanding.

-- Proverbs 17:28



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Love your enemies; do good to those who hate you; bless those who curse you; pray for those who treat you spitefully. When a man hits you on the cheek, offer him the other cheek too; when a man takes your coat, let him have your shirt as well. Give to everyone who asks you; when a man takes what is yours, do not demand it back. Treat others as you would like them to treat you. If you love only those who love you, what credit is that to you? Even sinners love those who love them. Again, if you do good only to those who do good to you, what credit is that to you? Even sinners do as much. And if you lend only where you expect to be repaid, what credit is that to you? Even sinners lend to each other to be repaid in full. But you must love your enemies and do good; and lend without expecting any return; and you will have a rich reward: you will be sons of the Most High, because he himself is kind to the ungrateful and wicked. Be compassionate as your Father is compassionate.

-- Jesus -Luke 6:27-36



We learn wisdom from failure much more than from success. We often discover what will do, by finding out what will not do; and probably he who never made a mistake never made a discovery.

-- Samuel Smiles



Our prayers should be for blessings in general, for God knows best what is good for us.

-- Socrates



If a problem cannot be solved, then you need to find the best way to manage it.

-- Charly Mann



The greatest wealth is health.

-- Virgil



Modesty forbids what the law does not.

-- Lucius Annaeus Seneca



Wisdom is the supreme part of happiness.

-- Sophocles



You may think that you are the product of events that are largely beyond your control, but you do control the moment. The present is the time you take control of what your future will be.

-- Charly Mann



Believe those who are seeking the truth; doubt those who find it.

-- Andre Gide



An idealist believes the short run doesn't count. A cynic believes the long run doesn't matter. A realist believes that what is done or left undone in the short run determines the long run.

-- Sidney J. Harris



Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish.

-- John Quincy Adams



Self-pity is our worst enemy.

-- Helen Keller



It is preoccupation with possessions, more than anything else, that prevents us from living freely.

-- Henry David Thoreau



Any so-called material thing that you want is merely a symbol: you want it not for itself, but because it will content your spirit for the moment.

-- Mark Twain



An object in possession seldom retains the same charm that it had in pursuit.

-- Pliny the Younger



Three great forces rule the world: stupidity, fear and greed.

-- Albert Einstein



An intellectual is a person who is always seeking knowledge and has the ability to change his mind when he learns new information.

-- Charly Mann



Materialism is the only form of distraction from true bliss.

-- Doug Horton



To be able to fill leisure intelligently is the last product of civilization, and at present very few people have reached this level.

-- Bertrand Russell



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