I have a couple of cans of Beans here in front of me and it is interesting in looking at them just how much fiber and protein that they contain. One thing to remember is that the fiber in beans does not have a very balanced amino acid profile but the fact is that you can compliment the amino acids with some corn. If you are ready here are the numbers: Heinz Deep Brown Beans in Tomato Sauce 1 Cup 4 grams fat 62 grams carbohydrates 14 grams protein 14 grams fiber No Name Six Bean Blend … [Read more...] about Beans Bean the fiberous fruit
How often do you eat? I know that when I was lifting a lot of weights a few years back I tried to eat every 2 hours, actually it was a bit of a race to see how many meals a day I could eat. I am a little more responsible now ass far as eating is concerned. I eat breakfast, lunch and dinner and then stuff snacks between each meal and then have an evening snack. To be sure I may not be eating enough protein as I try to push but each of those meals that i eat I try to keep smaller than the … [Read more...] about Spacing out your meals
It may seem like a backwards way to think but you can indeed eat to lose and here are four tips to help you lose by eating. 1. Plan your meals. Not three meals but instead three bigger meals and three smaller snacks. I know that we are always taught that snacking is bad but if it is not junk food than the snacking will help to raise your metabolism by confirming to your body that it is not starving and keeping your fat burning going. 2. Eat more protein than you are used to. Protein is not … [Read more...] about Four ways to eat to lose weight
Melamine was the biggest problem in the dog food recall a couple of weeks ago that was a result of dangerous dog food killing animals throughout north america. After that food scare some people started looking at the human food sources that may have melamine in them. Today the FDA came out with a press release that stated that food for people does not seem to be dangerous. Here are a couple of quotes from that press release. There is very low risk to human health from consuming meat from hogs … [Read more...] about Melamine and food health
Metamucil for weight loss is not the way for anyone to lose weight. Metamucil may be a good product for those that are having some kind of problem with constipation but more and more you see it marketed as a supplement instead of a short term solution to a weight problem. The Resonance Partnership blog today had an article on the dark side of marketing where it seems like the makers of Metamucil are trying to get people to take the product as just what seems to be a bad thing and that is … [Read more...] about Metamucil for Weight loss?
Dr Gabe Mirkin on his blog this week talked about how important it is to take in protein after exercise. Protein as we all know is built in your body and constructed from 22 amino acids. Some of these amino acids can be made by your body and another few namely histidine, isoleucine, leucine, lysine, methionine, phenylalanine, threonine, tryptophan, and valine. In addition, the amino acids arginine, cysteine, glycine and tyrosine are essential amino acids - that is aminos that you need to get … [Read more...] about Dr Gabe Mirkin on Protein and exercise
Easy ways to lose weight. I am always looking for easy ways to lose weight. As we know raising your metabolism is the easiest way to lose so it usually comes down to eating a few meals a day and getting exercise every day. Last night there was a TV show on called "Losing the last 10 pounds". The show looked interesting but right off the bat they showed the person that was the focus of the show. I did not catch her name but she was trying to lose a few pounds before a friends wedding. They … [Read more...] about Low hanging fruit
For years we have looked at antioxidants as being one of those magic substances that will heal our bodies from the ravages of free radicals and also the natural breakdown of the body. New Scientist has an article today that disputes the help of antioxidants on getting rid of free radicals and even mentions a couple of reports and studies that support their hypothesis. I am not to sure how much to trust this story but it is always important to look at any studies with a critical eye and watch … [Read more...] about The case against Antioxidants?
My six year old daughter brought home a copy of the Canada food guide from school a couple of days ago and all weekend she has been comparing our diet with the number of servings of food that the Canada Food Guide says that we should be eating. I am not impressed at the food guide itself but would like to make my own, since I usually eat food as pizza, since for pizza Lovers Slice lets you instantly order real pizza, pasta, sides, and more from your favorite local pizzeria so is easy for me to … [Read more...] about Canada Food Guide
I was looking through some cereals at the store the other day and noticed that fiber is now being broken up on food labels into the amount of soluble fiber versus insoluble fiber. This made me a little nervous as I was not sure what I would really want in my diet. Is one better than the other? Well in a word, NO. Here is the differences: Soluble Fiber Soluble fiber is a fiber that binds with fatty acids, this helps it sit in your stomach and allows the sugars (carbohydrates) to site in your … [Read more...] about Soluble fiber and insoluble fiber
Those little Halloween candies looking at you from the bowl, little, bright colored and just jumping up with the sweet chocolate that you know that you love so much are very very evil. You know you want one, you yearn for one or two but as you try you just can not say no....or can you? Halloween Candy Calories Halloween candy is some of the worst stuff that you can eat. It is small so you do not worry too much about the calories (even if you eat 20), it is high in saturated fat, … [Read more...] about Evil Halloween Candy
Halloween Candy Eating Tips. Kids love candy and Halloween is a great time to celebrate that love. However, what is a parent to do if they are worried about tooth decay from all this candy consumption? Candy usually contains sugar, which the bacteria that cause tooth decay dine on. Halloween Candy Eating Tips So eating a food loaded with carbohydrate or sugar feeds the bacteria that cause tooth decay. Consequently, to avoid negative impacts from candy, we have to do two things: 1) Avoid … [Read more...] about Halloween Candy Eating Tips
I remember watching an old episode of Chips where Ponch cracked an egg into a glass and drank it. I have done this in the past as well in the misguided belief that it would make me stronger. Raw eggs can be dangerous to eat and you should always cook your eggs before eating. Egg Health tips From the FDA The U. S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reminds consumers to pay special attention to the handling of eggs and preparation of foods that contain eggs during this holiday season. Some … [Read more...] about Egg Safety from the FDA
I am a bit of a fan of Wendy's restaurants, and yes I am aware of how fatty and devoid of nutrients a Wendys hamburger and fries are. I just saw a story last week with Consumer Reports doing a fallow up of Wendys claim that they would be eliminating trans fats from their deep frying process by switching oils. It seems that all of the stores have not switched to the new kids of oil as there still seems to be a bit of trans fats in the system. Be very aware that there is no safe amount of trans … [Read more...] about Healthy fast food and trans fats
One of the problems that I have every weekend is my eating. I tend to eat pretty well during the week and can tweak that if I want but on weekends I tend to eat pretty badly and inconsistently. Why do you think that is? Well the reason is a daily meal plan. All major diets have a meal plan where they say to succeed you must eat this food at this time and eat this food at that time. No one questions this they just eat what they should. I have my eating plan during the week right down to the … [Read more...] about Eating plans