You wake up each morning with every intention of eating “good” today.
You’ll skip the drive-thru line on your way to work. You’ll refuse to get fast food with co-workers at lunch. You’ll boycott the vending machine in the mid-afternoon. And you won’t even think about having dessert after dinner.
But then your cravings kick in…
Your friend drops by with a big fluffy muffin and a latte for breakfast. A group of co-workers invites you to that greasy spoon down the street for lunch. The cake is passed around at the mid-afternoon staff meeting. And after dinner, your honey surprises you with a bowl of your favorite ice cream.
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These days it takes more than an apple a day to keep the doctor off your back.
The good doc is going to pester you about your blood pressure and cholesterol levels—apple or not. And who can blame him?
According to the American Heart Association, 105.2 million adults have borderline to high-risk blood cholesterol levels. In addition, nearly one in three adults suffers from high blood pressure. And these numbers grow every year.
And what’s even scarier is that 82% of those at high risk are unaware of their condition.
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The cancer protection we get from Brussels sprouts is largely related to four specific glucosinolates found in this cruciferous vegetable: glucoraphanin, glucobrassicin, sinigrin, and gluconasturtiin.
The cancer protection we get from Brussels sprouts is largely related to four specific glucosinolates found in this cruciferous vegetable: glucoraphanin, glucobrassicin, sinigrin, and gluconasturtiin. Research has shown that Brussels sprouts offer these cancer-preventive components in a special combination Continue reading “Let’s Try Caramelized Balsamic Brussel Sprouts!”
Wheat berries are short, plump whole-wheat kernels loaded with nutrients. Eating grains in their whole form allows you to get all the nutrients that you miss when the grains are processed into bread, pasta, and pastries. Wheat berries are rich in fiber, with 4 grams in a ½-cup cooked portion; a good source of protein with 6 grams per serving; and low in fat with 1 gram per serving. Wheat berries are energizing, and don’t make you feel tired, bloated and sluggish like many breakfast bowls of cereal do. Grain salads are easy to make ahead of time, and unlike greens, which can get soggy, they only benefit from soaking in their dressing. By using the intact wheat kernel, or berry, you’ll reap the full nutritional benefit, as well as the pleasantly nutty taste.
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Sadly, there aren’t actually foods that burn more calories than they contain. But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t keep your eyes open for foods that offer very low amounts of calories that will do your diet good. Ready to hunt down some of the best low-calorie foods available? Here are 10 of them.
#1: Black Rice
Everyone loves rice. Most folks are gaga for the white stuff, but many are turning to brown rice. If you want to trim more calories and cram in some more fiber and antioxidants, go even darker. With black rice, your main and side dishes will get a boost in needed nutrients while stripping out calories.
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