THE NIBBLE BLOG: Products, Recipes & Trends In Specialty Foods
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Here’s great advice about what you should be eating: what nutritionists eat. The original article, from Redbook magazine, was published on Yahoo.
Dark berries, especially blueberries (high in antioxidants, low in calories)
Almond milk (high in the antioxidant vitamin E and omega-3 fatty acids, which can help lower “bad” LDL cholesterol)
Cinnamon (a “superspice,” 1/s teaspoon of cassia cinnamon daily can help regulate blood sugar [a drop in blood sugar creates feelings of hunger] and may lower blood sugar, which causes diabetes)
Avocados (an anti-inflammatory; the high calories are from heart-healthy avocado oil)
Greek yogurt (straining removes much of the whey and lactose [milk sugar], providing double the protein and half the sugar content for roughly the same calories))
Quinoa salad withkale, dried cherries, snap peas and radishes. Photo courtesy Chef Scott Conant.
Eggs (inexpensive protein with 13 vitamins and minerals and the anti-inflammatory nutrient choline; the cholesterol scare of the past is now being modified)
Extra virgin olive oil (heart healthy monounsaturated fat, packed with antioxidants)
Hummus (portable, high in fiber, protein and healthy fat from the olive oil)
Nuts, especially almonds and walnuts (fiber-rich, the fat is monounsaturated (heart healthy), protein, antioxidants, and a variety of vitamins and minerals (see the health benefits of nuts)
Kale (the “queen of greens” packed with calcium and the antioxidant vitamins A, C and K—snack on kale chips made by tearing kale into pieces, coating with a little olive oil and baking at 375°F for 10 to 15 minutes)
Water with lemon (hydration with the antioxidant vitamin C—a good way to start the day)
Quinoa (the supergrain that’s a complete protein [more protein than milk] plus fiber and omega 3s)
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