Sunday, March 14, 2010

Eating Out - Good Nutrition And Healthy Practices

Here are some meal practices that can also help ensure your family good nutrition at the same time your saving a little bit of your money. For one avoid eating out. Eating in restaurants and fast food chain not only gets you off track of your health regimen, it also leaves burn marks on your wallet and it will also give you thousands of calories and several grams of unwanted fat in our body. Plus we don't really know the quality of preparation they invested in preparing your food. Second if you can't avoid eating out, there are still ways to keep the cost low and nutrition high. But if you do eat out, here are some tips that might help us.

* Don't up size side orders like french fries. The lower the calorie intake and lower the cost but still gives you a small serving of food you are craving for. Ditch the fries for a fresh green salad instead. As we all know fries are deep fried in oil and most fast food restaurants don't even drain them properly anymore before serving them to you, giving you extra calories and fat.

* Instead of soft drinks or juice just order plain water. Cola drinks and artificially flavored juices usually pack a lot of sugar. Water is free just ask for a courtesy cup with some ice at the counter.

* Instead of mayonnaise or gravy, choose ketchup. Also choose tomato-based sauces in pastas or viands instead of cream-based ones. This is because tomato products provide a good amount of vitamins like vitamin A, B6, C and E, potassium, iron, calcium, niacin, folate, phosphorous, chromium and protein. Tomatoes also fight many types of cancer and cardiovascular diseases. The best part is that most restaurants offer ketchup for free.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Your Weather At Your Finger Tips

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Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Need To Know About Sweet Potato

Sweet Potato is known in the Philippines were I grow up as Camote and it is one of the 129 most nutritious food on the planet. It has a higher nutritional value than common potato. The tuber is high both simple and complex carbohydrates, fiber, beta carotene, vitamin B6 and vitamin C, while the young leaves contain A, B and C, protein, lipids, iron, calcium, phosphorous, complex carbohydrates and dietary fiber. Despite of delicious flavor and nutritional benefits it is easy to grow plants it does not require artificial fertilizers or pesticides. Also it can be your main of your carbohydrates. You can either steamed, boiled, grilled or you can make as piping hot sweet potato cue or crispy sweet potato fries and you make this as a simple healthy snack. This can also help control blood sugar and lower insulin resistance. Sweet potato tubers and tops can be a part of your healthy diet especially for people with diabetes. Some make it a habit to consume blanched sweet potato leaves as a vegetable or even drink the water in which the leaves is cooked. The crushed of the leaves are used traditionally to treat boils or acne while the roots can be boiled to make treatment for diarrhea. So it is nice to know how does sweet potato will help our body, so we need to include sweet potato in our diet.

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