When it comes to breakfast, are you constantly bacon for more? Bacon has been an a.m. staple for years. There's no denying the great taste of those crispy slices of bacon, but in reality grease is the word. No matter how tasty this salty staple is - it's chock full of saturated fat and sodium. One slice of bacon will set you back 46 calories and 3.6 grams of fat. Sit down to four slices of Hormel Center Cut bacon and you're accounting... Read More
Decades ago, vegetarianism was considered something of a fringe lifestyle, reserved for hippies and Buddhist monks. Those days are long gone. As more Americans focus on green living and conscious consumerism, vegetarianism is becoming a widely accepted and even celebrated way of life for people of all ages.
If your young daughter has suddenly started pushing the chicken around on her plate or your... Read More
They taste great shelled, boiled or smashed up into peanut butter, but peanuts tend to get a bad health rap. In reality, nuts are a healthful and sensible snack in moderation. They contain about 15 percent of your daily protein needs, plus folate, vitamin E, niacin, vitamin B6, and many other vitamins and minerals. Peanuts contain mainly polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats, which lower levels of bad cholesterol in the blood. These... Read More
Have you ever tried to get your child to drink a V8? It's a lost cause. But if you hide the vegetables in smoothies, desserts and entrées, then you can get your kid to gulp down a serving of veggies before you finish cleaning up the kitchen.
(Adapted from Whole Foods chefs' recipes in Fitness November 2007)
Serves: 4 |Calories: 88 |... Read More
Don't go nuts for nuts. Although many variations of nuts are rich in good fats -- monounsaturated fats - and protein, they can still pack on the pounds when consumed in excess. It's important to observe proper portion control. Unfortunately, it's easy to overindulge on these high-fat treats. A reasonable serving size of peanuts adds up to the amount handed out in single packets by flight attendants. That's not a whole lot, especially when... Read More
There are plenty of reasons to love peanut butter. For starters, it tastes great on an apple, a sandwich or by itself. Peanut butter packs a mean punch when it comes to protein and fiber. This helps eaters feel full and satisfied. A study conducted by Purdue University showed that participants who ate peanuts every day didn't go overboard in their daily calorie allotment. Research indicates that because it's a stick-to-your-ribs... Read More
Much has been said about the health benefits of soy. Soy is a complete protein -- the only non-animal product to boast that claim -- and it benefits cholesterol, lowering levels of LDL, the "bad" cholesterol, and raising HDL, or "good" cholesterol. Its high calcium levels contribute to bone health, and isoflavones (the main phytochemical present in soy), magnesium and boron strengthen bones. Soy is heart healthy, lowering blood pressure,... Read More
You'll need a strong stomach to tolerate this news. Like we said earlier this week, it was only a matter of time before Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino took a shot at endorsing an energy drink or brand of vodka . According to TMZ, the Jersey Shore king of product placement just landed a deal to be the spokesperson for a company... Read More
There are plenty of reasons to love peanut butter. For starters, it tastes great on an apple, a sandwich or by itself. Peanut butter packs a mean punch when it comes to protein and fiber. This helps eaters feel full and satisfied. A study conducted by Purdue University showed that participants who ate peanuts every day didn't go overboard in their daily calorie allotment. Research indicates that because it's a stick-to-your-ribs offering, you're less likely to feel hungry after snacking on... Read More