So, it's summer and the grill has been whipped out. Your freshly squeezed orange juice is waiting on ice, and the kids are enjoying their homemade fruit popsicles. Now time to focus on the meal for your guests. Impress your guests by offering them a healthier alternative to the usual beef burgers. Try the great tasting Portabella mushrooms between your whole wheat burger buns. Compared to beef slabs, Portabella mushrooms are low in sodium and very low in saturated fat and cholesterol. They are also an excellent source of thiamin, vitamin B6, magnesium, folate, zinc, and manganese. They also provide dietary fiber, riboflavin, niacin, pantothenic acid, phosphorus, potassium, copper and selenium. And if you are concerned about protein, these mushrooms provide you with an adequate percentage of that as well, with the benefits of lower calories, without losing the meaty texture of beef. Try spraying the grill with cooking spray and grill the mushroom for 10 minutes on each side. Top it with your favorite burger extras and enjoy. Keep everyone fit and fabulous for summer.
Tip for today:
Back in the day eggs came in two varieties, brown or white; and from there the only other option of consideration was size. Today we have to choose between omega-3 fortified, cage free, free range and the list goes on and on. This can sometimes prove distracting when the main element in question should be cholesterol. Eggs carry more cholesterol than any other food and that is mainly stored in the yolk. An average daily intake of cholesterol should be 300 milligrams per day, and that includes cholesterol from other sources like dairy products, cakes, meat and so on. A large egg contains about 215 milligrams of cholesterol. So if you're aiming for a healthy heart and healthy arteries be aware of the amount of whole eggs that you are consuming daily and/or weekly.
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