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Tuesday, 25 May 2010

Ummmm,food info.....and....yuk...

Did you know---The Food You Crave by Ellie Krieger

- that Strawberries have one of the lowest sugar contents of any fruit and are packed with Vitamin C.

-canned pumpkin is so good there is no need to fuss with fresh if you are so inclined. 1 cup contains more potassium than a
medium banana and more vitamin A than a cup of carrots. Buy plain canned pumpkin, sold as solid-pack, noty pumpkin pie filling, which has added flavorings.

-Whipped regular cream cheese has the same calories per TBSP as reduced fat cream cheese b/c it has air whipped into it, making it less dense. Great tasting and easy to spread, whipped is my choice for spreading. For baking, as in cheesecake, I use unwhipped reduced-fat cream cheese b/c yo need the density.

-I use full fat cheddar strategically, so a little goes a long way. That means using extra aged sharp to get the most flavour and sprinkling it right on top so you can see every bit of its melting goodness. We eat with our eyes, so putting the cheese front and center helps us get the most bang out of it.

-Frozen fruit is nutritionally comparable to fresh, and it is perfectly suited for baking and blending. in fact I prefer to use frozen fruit in a smoothie b/c it makes it ultracool and frothy. Just be sure to buy it unsweetened.

-Nuts are loaded with protein, minerals, and cholesterol-lowering compounds. Yes, they are high in fat and calories, but it's heart healthy fat, and research shows nuts may actually aid in weight control. But don't sit there munching a whole can of cashews--a serving of nuts is 1 ounce, a small handful.
eat a variety of nuts each week because each one has its own star quality.
Walnuts contain a significant amount of health-protective omega -3 fat: 1 ounce covers your need for the day.
Almonds are a top source of vitamin E, a fat soluble vitamin and antioxidant.
One Brazil nut gives you a day's worth of the essential mineral selenium.

This is a great book, will share more tips as I read it.

As for Moi....I'm muddling my way thru the results of my biopsies, and the hormone therapy that's been prescribed. Side effects can be a bit of a bitch.
So have been struggling, today did laundry and some tidying, so hopefully I can get out for a half hour walk the rest of the week......later y'all

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