30 “Healthy Foods” That Aren’t

From Men’s Health 30 “healthy” foods that aren’t.  Foods such as canned fruit, pop corn, herbal teas in a can and sandwiches!  Check it out.

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10 Minutes of Exercise Alters Body Chemistry

“Unfit? Just 10 minutes of exercise alters your body chemistry…The bare minimum of exercise can trigger a profound and lasting effect in a person’s body chemistry, a team of researchers has found.

Even after only 10 minutes of exercise on a treadmill or stationary bicycle, the bloodstreams of unfit and average test subjects filled with higher levels of the metabolites that process fat, sugar and amino acids, said Massachusetts General’s Dr. Gregory Lewis, an author of the study.

Levels shot up 98 per cent in the average healthy adults, as compared with 60 to 70 per cent in the less fit.”  To read more click here!

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‘Tis the Season: Kraft Fruit Recipes

Grilled Chicken and Fruit Salad

  • 4 small boneless skinless chicken breast halves (1 lb.)
  • 1/2 cup  KRAFT Original Barbecue Sauce
  • 1 pkg. (10 oz.) salad greens
  • 2 cups  fresh raspberries
  • 1-1/2 cups cantaloupe chunks
  • 1/2 cup  KRAFT Light Ranch Dressing

HEAT greased grill to medium-high heat.

GRILL chicken 10 min. on each side or until done (165ºF), turning and brushing occasionally with barbecue sauce. Cut into strips.

COVER plate with greens; top with fruit and chicken.

DRIZZLE with dressing.

Chicken and Citrus Salad

  • 4 cups each baby spinach leaves and mixed salad greens
  • 2 cups  sliced fresh strawberries
  • 1 can (15 oz.) mandarin oranges, drained
  • 1/2 lb.  sugar snap peas, halved
  • 1 pkg. (6 oz.) OSCAR MAYER Deli Fresh Oven Roasted Chicken Breast Cuts
  • 1/2 cup  PLANTERS Pecan Halves, toasted
  • 1/2 cup KRAFT Light Raspberry Vinaigrette Dressing

Make It!

COMBINE all ingredients. 

SERVE immediately.

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Avocado and Grapefruit Salad

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Ingredients:

  • 8 cup(s) lettuce, mixed greens, torn
  • 2 grapefruit, peeled and sectioned
  • 1 avocado, pitted, peeled, and sliced
  • 2 tablespoon vinegar, raspberry
  • 2 tablespoon avocado oil, or olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt

Arrange the greens, grapefruit and avocado in a bowl.  For dressing, in a small bowl whisk together raspberry vinegar, avocado or olive oil, the water, sugar, and salt. Drizzle over the salad mixture.

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Too Much Salad?

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From EverydayHealth.com:

Q: Does portion size matter when I’m eating salad with supper instead of bread or potatoes? I heard that you can eat as much salad as you want, as long as the dressing is the suggested serving size.

A: Not all salads are created equal. Lettuce — like iceberg, romaine, and arugula — is low in calories, as are tomatoes, carrots, celery, radishes, and green and red peppers. However, once you start adding sunflower seeds, chick peas and other cooked beans, and nuts, the calories start adding up.Dressings can also be high in calories — one serving (two tablespoons) packs about 100 to 200 calories. You can create a salad that’s low in calories and high in nutrient value by mixing all the greens mentioned above plus a hard-boiled egg and a can of tuna packed in water. Make a nutritious dressing by mixing a small amount of olive oil (one tablespoon) with some red wine vinegar or balsamic vinegar and some herbs. Alternatively, you can use a store-bought fat-free or low-fat dressing.

 

September 28, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Diet, Interesting Articles, Weight Loss Tips. 2 comments.

IWMSB Cucumber and Black-Eyed Pea Salad

Mmmm…from EverydayHealth.com

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Cucumber and Black-Eyed Pea Salad

  • 3 tablespoon oil, olive, extra virgin
  • 2 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoon oregano, fresh, chopped, or 1 teaspoon dried
  • pepper, black ground, to taste
  • 4 cup(s) cucumber(s), peeled and diced
  • 14 ounce(s) peas, black-eyed, canned, rinsed
  • 2/3 cup(s) pepper(s), red, bell, diced
  • 1/2 cup(s) cheese, feta, crumbled
  • 1/4 cup(s) onion(s), red, slivered
  • 2 tablespoon olives, black, chopped

Whisk oil, lemon juice, oregano and pepper in a large bowl until combined. Add cucumber, black-eyed peas, bell pepper, feta, onion and olives; toss to coat. Serve at room temperature or chilled.

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