FOOD JOURNALIST KELLY CHOI - HIDDEN SUGAR & NUTRITION
Did You Know That SUGAR Has More Than 50 Aliases?
Learn Which of Your Favorite Foods May Have Hidden Dangers
Do you know how many calories are stuffed into your favorite sandwich? How much fat and salt are peppered into your favorite morning omelet? How much sugar is in the south’s quintessential summertime drink - sweet tea? Or the other favorite seasonal drink for all regions of the country – lemonade?
The ingredients in foods and beverages can surprise us all. The “hidden sugar effect” may also be present and can make an enormous difference in your eating habits and can add to weight gain.
Did you know?
Two slices of sandwich bread=six teaspoons of sugar in the body
1 cup of corn flakes=7 teaspoons of sugar
1 small potato=6 teaspoons of sugar
One bagel=7.5 teaspoons of sugar
Sugars are hiding in plain sight. Nine in 10 Americans are unaware that certain foods convert to sugar during digestion. While a person can’t see these sugars, their body can. The Sugar Gap Study is the first to look at the gap in our understanding about nutrition and the “hidden sugar effect.”
Whether you’re at the office, choosing a snack from a vending machine, eating out at your favorite restaurant or getting ready to prepare your next meal at home, the key is knowing whether to eat this and not that.
LAURA KATH - MEDIA RELATIONS DIRECTOR, SOLVANG VISITORS BUREAU - SUMMER HAPPENINGS
The sight of so much beauty in one town is enough inspiration for vacations in Solvang. Solvang, California is a historic town – really a Danish village filled with a little something for everyone. Spend some time here, check out our Solvang hotel deals.
Explore Wine Country
Are you a wine lover? We are home to some of the finest wine tasting rooms. We feature wine tours, a Solvang wine trail and beautiful vineyards. Why not have a destination wedding in one of our beautiful vineyards or many other beautiful locations? If you love to travel and do any central coast travel do not miss the Santa Ynez Valley with the quaint towns of Los Olivos, Ballard, Buellton and Santa Ynez. We are in the middle of Santa Barbara wine country, home of the Santa Barbara Vintners. Take an afternoon and visit the Santa Barbara wineries. We are home to art, antiques and our Solvang restaurants offer a cuisine for every diner. Why not plan your next group meeting in this charming town.
If you do any leisure travel along the central coast do not miss Solvang, California – the Danish village with so much to offer.
JULY 4TH USA INDEPENDENCE DAY
Enjoy the food, wine, beer and fun at the July 4th parade, festival, BBQ and spectacular fireworks! The parade strolls down Alisal Road, Mission Drive, and Copenhagen Drive. The BBQ is in Solvang Park with fun and games. The festival is at the Olde Mission Santa Inés beginning at 1:30 PM and the fireworks start at around 9 PM.
WINE TASTING SUMMER PASS
The Summer Pass gives you 14 tastings, to be used any time this summer!
Take a self-guided tour of the Santa Ynez Valley's boutique winery tasting rooms. Wine Tasting All Summer Long with The Summer Pass Now through August 31, 2017 One Pass--One Price--14 Wineries! Summertime means sun, fun, and wine tasting with the Summer Pass. The pass allows tasters to visit the premier boutique wineries of the Santa Ynez Valley, any time during the summer for one low price. For just $45, you'll receive one wine tasting at each of the Santa Ynez Valley Wine Country Association tasting rooms (over $150 value). You choose the dates you'd like to taste, between May 1 and August 31. Reservations are not required, and there are no blackout dates.
Your pass will expire when you've tasted at all 14 wineries, or on August 31, 2017—whichever occurs first. Summer Passes are available for $45 each, online at www.santaynezwinecountry.com. You may choose to have your passes mailed to you, or you may will-call them at Imagine Wine in Santa Ynez, Alexander & Wayne in Los Olivos, or Casa Cassara in Solvang. Passes are also available for sale at the above three tasting rooms for $50 each. Participating wineries: Alexander & Wayne, Arthur Earl, Buscador Wine, Ca’ Del Grevino, Carivintâs, Casa Cassara Wines, Dreamcôte Wine Company, Imagine Wine, Kalyra Winery, Lincourt Vineyards, Lucas & Lewellen, Lucky Dogg Winery, Rideau Vineyard, and Toccata Wine. Savor the tastes of Santa Ynez Valley’s Wine Country all summer long with the Summer Pass.