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.
Are you thinking about changing the way your family eats? Are you trying to get your kids or spouse to make healthier food choices? The best way to do that is to get them involved in the process, from shopping at the grocery store to preparing the meals at home. Making the experience light, fun and educational will ensure that your journey would not be a lonely one.
Our friends at nourishlife.org shares some advice on how important this can be now and for the future. Check out the link below and be sure to tell me what you think.
Are you trying to get more fiber into your diet but not sure how? Start with high-fiber cereals. Pick a cereal with at least 5 grams of fiber per serving. Eating cereal is the easiest way to get lots of fiber compared to the small serving. Getting essential fiber can help you fight cancer and it can also decrease your "bad" (LDL - Low Density Lipoprotein) cholesterol. Try to eat at least 25 grams of fiber a day, now that you know how.
Do you enjoy potatoes? There are many varieties of potatoes that offer different nutrients. Firstly, red potatoes are used for baking and are less starchy. Then we have purple potatoes, which are high in antioxidants. And lastly, sweet potatoes are a great source of vitamin A.
Just be sure to monitor your serving and keep the potatoes on your plate to about the size of a computer mouse. Potatoes in moderation can be good for you so enjoy one today.
Are you one of those people that fall for every new fad diet that comes out? The Atkins Diet, The Zone Diet, The South Beach Diet, The Cabbage Soup Diet, The Low Fat Diet, The Low Carb Diet, The Grapefruit Diet and the list goes on and on. Fad diets seem to be hitting the market constantly. Do they work? Ofcourse they do! Do they sound appealing? For the most part, Yes! But are they setting you up for failure? YES!!!!
Any diet will work because you are limiting your body of a certain food group or nutrient and therefore the numbers on the scale will go down. But think about it... you will not be able to follow this diet for the rest of your life nor is it good for you. Once you have seemingly reached your goal and start eating 'normally' (and I use that term very loosely) you will notice that the weight will slowly creep back on and more will be added to your waistline as well. So how can you combat this, you ask? Simple! Focus on making lifestyle changes to your diet and exercise routine. Healthy choices that you can stick with and that are beneficial to you. Believe it or not, yo-yo dieting can be worse for your overall health than gradually weight loss and maintenance.
Do yourself a favor, stop dieting and start 'lifestyling'. Your body will thank you!
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