Now that Thanksgiving is long gone and fresh carved turkey leftovers a distant memory, our staff is back to eating deli meat (until the next big holiday gathering that is!).
And ever since our posting on the dangers of nitrates in preserved deli meat, we?ve had an ongoing ?exchange? about which nitrate-free deli meat tastes best.
While I do have hip replacement on my mind (my dad is soon to undergo the procedure), it?s chip replacement that is the subject of this post. So if you're in search of a healthy snack, read on.
EDITOR'S NOTE: As of August 2009, Trader Joe's has discontinued the Soy Crisp product. Before the product "pull," the nutrition data for the BBQ soy crisp flavor changed. The pdf file at the bottom of this blog that compares soy crisps to various other chips, reflects the OLD nutrition data.
Several months back we posted about how difficult it is to limit one's sodium intake. One of our readers requested some healthy, low-sodium alternatives to the meals described.
For chicken breast devotees looking to switch up their protein consumption, don?t forget about pork tenderloin. While I?ve always enjoyed the other white meat, it was a surprise to learn that pork tenderloin is slightly leaner than a skinless chicken breast! Who knew?
A new study conducted by scientists at the USDA, the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the University of Maryland, revealed that part of the reason for the leanness of pork tenderloin is that today?s pigs are less fatty.
Deli meat is an inexpensive, convenient, and calorie efficient source of protein. Ham, turkey, roast beef, or whatever your preferred flavor, it?s yummy between two slices of bread, stuffed in a pita, chopped over a salad, or my personal favorite, wrapped around a pickle. No matter the mode of transportation to your mouth, a few slices offer a quick protein hit.
A 4 oz portion of turkey (about 4-5 slices) offers 24 grams protein for its 120 calories?pure protein! The downside is the nearly 30% RDA of sodium!!
Over the last week I?ve seen the following headline a number of times: ?Curry and Onions May Prevent Colon Cancer.? While the caption is right to a certain extent--test subjects who were at higher risk for polyps than the general population did demonstrate a lower incidence of polyp occurrence--it?s more complicated than simply loading up on onion rings and hitting the Indian buffet.
In the midst of bad press for KFC and Starbucks (both are being targeted and/or sued for their alleged artery clogging food), the American Heart Association released its guidelines for the villainous substance yesterday.
The big health group strongly urges limiting trans fats to less than 1 percent of total calories. Of course simply listing the number of grams per day would be too easy...since that is how trans fats are now reported on nutrition labels.
I?ve been chastised for years by my ?save the animals?, ?nitrites cause cancer? and ?pesticides will kill you? friend for not buying organic milk?among other things. It?s the hormones in the regular stuff that literally get her goat.
But, what?s the deal with organic milk? Trader Joe?s does not sell it, and at Whole Foods it commands a 2-3 buck premium over the regular stuff. And what?s up with the expiration date? The organic milk I sometimes buy has a ?sell by? date that is 4 to 6 weeks in the future. I thought organic meant eat/drink now, while it?s fresh.
McDonald's puts a picture of a Yogini on the outside of their paper bags! We already know the heavy cholesterol fries and high fat burgers inside the bag don't make most of us say, "Yum". But, will what's inside the bag make us say, "Ommm"?