Ann Bennett - KELLER WILLIAMS REALTY / Metropolitan



Posted by Ann Bennett on 7/23/2017

Sugar is getting as bad a reputation as smoking and sitting for long periods. It doesn't matter that sugar is derived from sugar cane, a plant that grows right out of the earth. Oddly, sugar takes longer than some other plants to grow.

Creating a sugar free home

In fact, it takes between 12 and 16 months to grow sugar cane. Within that same amount of time, your body could start to experience sugar withdrawals if sugar is a regular diet staple. You could start to feel sluggish, lethargic, tired and listless.

Your mood might also suffer, or you could become agitated seemingly for no reason. If you've come to rely on sugar to spike your energy, cutting back on the food might not be easy. But, there are actions that you can take to reduce your sugar intake at home. For example, you could:

  • Stock your refrigerator with fresh fruit
  • Replace canned fruit with fresh fruit
  • Make your own jellies and other sweet food to control how much processed sugar goes into desserts and meals that you eat
  • Remove soda from your house or drink one less cup or bottle of soda a day
  • Avoid adding processed sugar to food that you prepare
  • Eat at least one cup of fresh vegetables three or more times a day
  • Cut down on the amount of bread and pasta that you eat each day
  • Drink more fresh water to allow food to digest better
  • Exercise to help curb sugar cravings
  • Read food labels and choose foods that are low in sugar and sodium

Just because food is sweet, doesn't mean that it's bad for you

Just because food taste sweet that doesn't mean that the food is bad for you. Examples of naturally sweet tasting food include beets, bananas, strawberries, corn and some carrots. These foods are grown out of the same earth that supports sugarcane. The problem is processed sugar. Add in processed sugar when preparing these or other foods and you could intake too much sugar.

Taking too much sugar into your body does more than create insulin resistance. An overabundance of sugar can affect mood, memory, vision, balance, energy levels, your attention span and other brain functions. It can also cause you to gain weight or suffer pain that is directly related to inflammation.

Although you might not be able to stay away from all sugar, especially unprocessed sugar, it is important to be aware of your sugar intake. You may not need to know exact measurements of how much sugar you intake. But, you may benefit from knowing the frequency and types of sugars you get via food or in liquid form from products like sweetened teas, juice and soda.

By keeping processed sugar out of your home, you could teach yourself and your children to enjoy meals and snacks without sugar. You could also enjoyed improved physical and mental health. At some point, living without processed sugar might feel as natural as breathing.





Posted by Ann Bennett on 7/19/2017

This Single-Family in Manchester, NH recently sold for $214,000. This style home was sold by Ann Bennett - KELLER WILLIAMS REALTY / Metropolitan.


91 Norton Avenue, Manchester, NH 03109

Single-Family

$214,000
Price
$214,000
Sale Price

4
Bedrooms
8
Rooms
3/1
Full/Half Baths
WOW - Beautiful Home! 4/5 Bedroom Cape style home with additions in a super Manchester neighborhood. The huge Kitchen with it's maple wood flooring, Thomasville cabinets, and stainless appliances is sure to be the family gathering place. There is a spacious granite breakfast bar that opens into the Dining Room - great for entertaining! The first floor Master Bedroom addition features a vaulted ceiling, palladium window, and an atrium door that leads to a small back deck. There is an additional Bedroom on the first floor with it's own Bath. The first floor main Bathroom is truly spa-like with double sinks, Brazilian cherry floors, and pretty travertine shower. The second floor has two addititional bedrooms with their own bath and a bonus room that could easily be a 5th bedroom, office, or playroom. Lovely fenced back yard. Lots of storage space. Minutes to Routes 93 and 101.






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Posted by Ann Bennett on 7/18/2017


131 Harris Road, Nashua, NH 03062

Single-Family

$399,000
Price

4
Bedrooms
9
Rooms
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Upgrades galore in this 3 year old colonial in South Nashua. Large 4 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath home with full finished walk-out basement and large fenced in yard. Extra deep 2 car garage with automatic openers, beautiful tile and hardwood floors on main floor which is where you'll find a 1/2 bath with 1st floor laundry. Large kitchen with tasteful cabinets and granite counters. Separate dining room and eat in area with sliders leading onto a spacious deck. Upstairs you'll find 4 bedrooms including a Master bedroom with walk-in closet and Master Bath with double sinks and double tiled shower. Enjoy the added benefits of on-demand hot water, central air conditioning and solar city panels. Welcome home!
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Saturday
July 22 at 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
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Posted by Ann Bennett on 7/18/2017


131 Harris Road, Nashua, NH 03062

Single-Family

$399,000
Price

4
Bedrooms
9
Rooms
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Upgrades galore in this 3 year old colonial in South Nashua. Large 4 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath home with full finished walk-out basement and large fenced in yard. Extra deep 2 car garage with automatic openers, beautiful tile and hardwood floors on main floor which is where you'll find a 1/2 bath with 1st floor laundry. Large kitchen with tasteful cabinets and granite counters. Separate dining room and eat in area with sliders leading onto a spacious deck. Upstairs you'll find 4 bedrooms including a Master bedroom with walk-in closet and Master Bath with double sinks and double tiled shower. Enjoy the added benefits of on-demand hot water, central air conditioning and solar city panels. Welcome home!
Open House
Saturday
July 22 at 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
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Posted by Ann Bennett on 7/18/2017


131 Harris Road, Nashua, NH 03062

Single-Family

$399,000
Price

4
Bedrooms
9
Rooms
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Upgrades galore in this 3 year old colonial in South Nashua. Large 4 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath home with full finished walk-out basement and large fenced in yard. Extra deep 2 car garage with automatic openers, beautiful tile and hardwood floors on main floor which is where you'll find a 1/2 bath with 1st floor laundry. Large kitchen with tasteful cabinets and granite counters. Separate dining room and eat in area with sliders leading onto a spacious deck. Upstairs you'll find 4 bedrooms including a Master bedroom with walk-in closet and Master Bath with double sinks and double tiled shower. Enjoy the added benefits of on-demand hot water, central air conditioning and solar city panels. Welcome home!
Open House
Saturday
July 22 at 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
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