Foods linked to weight gain and disease risk and healthy alternatives is our topic for today. Please chime in with any questions or comments you may have.
Potato chips, unfortunately one of my favorite and possibly yours too? Although only a few ingredients are used the problem is the type of oil used which is usually high Omega 6 fatty acid oil which includes sunflower, safflower, and corn oil. All three associated with inflammation according to Health magazine. Additionally cooking starchy foods at very high temperatures has been shown to trigger the formation of a chemical linked to aging an increased cancer risk.
I had a big challenge giving up coffee mate and going to fat free milk in my coffee
Yes coffee creamer is very yummy but unfortunately not very healthy for us!
I read labels to see what is exactly the percentage of ingredients.
Hi Danny! Glad to hear you're a label reader!
For those of you who really love potato chips a healthy alternative is to thinly slice a potato and lightly tossed it in extra virgin olive oil with some sea salt black pepper and cook on a baking sheet at 400° or you can probably find some healthy version potato chips made with olive oil at your local health food store.
#2-Sugar sweetened beverages are not good for your waistline or your blood sugar. And sugar-free versions have recently come under fire as not being much better. The best option for health is water flavored or infused with fresh fruit and if you like a bubbly beverage reach for all natural flavored sparkling water
How to control evening cravings?
A few tips for controlling evening cravings include finding something to keep you busy, as many times we eat when we are bored. Additionally having healthy alternatives available is key.
#3-sweets and desserts are linked to many lifestyle related diseases. Try to limit indulging to twice a week. For a daily small treat reach for a piece of fruit and if that doesn't curb the sweet tooth enjoy a couple squares of 70% dark chocolate which has much less sugar than your typical sweet food.
Wow! That’s all such great information!
Reading ingredients. The percentage of ingredients are listed what is,most in percentage First to least in percentage last. As, the ingredients are listed .
Yes the awareness that ingredients are listed in order of quantity included in the product is very helpful in making good choices.
#4-refined grains - when reading ingredient labels look for whole grain versions and limit refined flour. Products with whole grains are higher in fiber nutrients and antioxidants.
#5-red meat - red meats include beef, pork, veal, lamb, mutton, venison, goat, and buffalo. The American institute for cancer research advises limited red meat to no more than 18 Oz per week, or three 6 oz portions. Replace red meat with low mercury seafood, poultry, or plant-based protein options such as beans, lentils, peas, and chickpeas which have numerous health benefits.
Processed meats - the World Health Organization has categorized processed meat, including bacon, sausage, pepperoni, and deli meats as cancer causing. As with red meat the best thing to do is replace these foods with unprocessed protein sources.
That concludes my list for today but if you have any specific questions or comments please feel free to chime in. The source of the information shared today is Health Magazine.
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