Healthy food choices

Eating between meals can keep your energy up and your weight down if you choose snacks that combine carbohydrates with protein for a pick-me-up that lasts.

Try these: carrots and humus, apple slices and peanut butter, or cheese on whole wheat crackers. Because peanut butter, humus, and cheese are high in fat, it’s best to limit your daily servings of these.

From ahealthyme.com

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Coffee vs Tea

Coffee usually has two to three times the caffeine of tea (unless you’re a fan of Morning Thunder, which combines caffeine with mate, an herb that acts like caffeine in our body).

An eight-ounce cup of coffee contains around 135 mg caffeine; tea contains only 30 to 40 mg per cup. If drinking coffee gives you the jitters, causes indigestion or headaches or interferes with sleep — switch to tea.

From yourtotalhealth.ivillage.com.

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Saturday Fun: Remember the Reggie Bar

Do you remember the Reggie bar. One of the best candy bars from our youth.

 

From: Getting Older Stinks

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How to eat right ans enjoy sweets and fried foods

There’s no need to cut out all of your favorite foods.

You can enjoy sweets and fried foods in moderation, as long as they are an occasional part of your overall healthy diet. Food is a great source of pleasure, and pleasure is good for the heart -  even if those French fries aren’t!

From helpguide.org.

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Inspect the ingredient list

Always look at the first ingredient listed – seeing sugar, corn syrup, salt, or some other unhealthy ingredient high on the list probably means it isn’t the healthiest choice.

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Why is red meat bad?

While red meat does contain immense amounts of protein, eating a lot of red meat may increase your risk of colon cancer.

Red meat also contains a lot of the unhealthy types of fat. If you eat red meat every day, switching to fish, chicken, or beans several times a week can improve cholesterol levels.

From helpguide.org.

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Pasta is bad for you

Much like its cousin, white bread, refined pasta can damage your health and pinch your weight loss plans.

From chris.pirillo.com.

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Green Tea and brain power

Green tea contains polyphenols, powerful antioxidants that protect against free radicals that can damage brain cells.

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Are we there yet?

It takes approximately 20 minutes for the stomach to tell the brain that it is full

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Whole wheat

Many men, as they move toward a better diet, think whole wheat is good for them, but it triggers appetite and water retention.

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Soda and wine

If you drink a lot of soda you’re never going to have a great experience with wine, because you can’t taste all the nuances.

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Risk of diseases

Being overweight or obese can raise your risk of diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, and stroke.

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Nutritious foods

Nutritious foods give you energy & may lower your risk of diseases. Focus on fruits & vegetables, whole grains, and low-fat or fat-free milk products.

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Moving food control to the side

Order salad dressings and other sauces on the side. This way, you have control over how much or how little you add.

From restaurant.org.

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