5 UNEXPECTED NUTRITION FACTS

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MISUNDERTOOD EGG

A lot of people have been urged to reduce egg consumption in the belief that eggs’ high cholesterol levels contribute to coronary disease. Several large studies indicate that egg anxiety is unfounded. Most notably, a 1999 report from the Harvard School of Public Health (published in the Journal of the American Medical Association) that tracked 110,000

American adults for up to 14 years found no increased risk of coronary heart disease or stroke among healthy men and women who ate as much as seven eggs per week vs. those who ate less than one per week. There did, however, appear to be a correlation between high egg consumption and heart disease among diabetic men and women that “warrants further research”.

OLIVE IS SO GOOD

Olive oil facilitates overall digestion and absorption of nutrients, including crucial fat-soluble vitamins. The fact is olive oil is naturally cholesterol-, sodium- and carbohydrate-free. Unlike other oil, olive oil penetrates so the foods fried in olive oil are less greasy. It also contains vitamin E, olive oil extends the freshness of baked goods.

Olive oil can also be used to add salty sense for your salad; it cuts empty calories and gets a fiber boost. Other fact in folk medicine, olive oil has been used for every thing from reducing muscle aches and hangovers, to use as an aphrodisiac, laxative, and sedative talk about versatile !

CHEESY HEALTHY SNACK

String cheese is the perfect quick snack for any time of day it’s small packaging allows for easy storage in your purse or briefcase. String cheese is naturally low in calories, does not contain carbohydrates and is a lean protein, so you will feel full without having consumed too many calories. From a nutritional perspective, string cheese provides valuable amounts of calcium and vitamin A. Please be cautious, however, as string cheese often contains higher levels of sodium, it may not be appropriate for those on low-sodium diets. To help reduce the sodium content, soak it in water before eating.

SPREAD ‘EM PEANUT

All-natural peanut butter is loaded with protein and fiber. Together, they help you feel full and maintain this feeling longer, so naturally, you’ll eat less. Research has shown that people who added 500 calories of peanuts to their regular diet consumed less at meals and increased their resting metabolism by 11 percent. Be cautious when choosing your peanut butter : Read the ingredients and nutrition facts to ensure that it does not contain too much added sugar.

ORANGE MAYBE HEALTHIER

Usually, deep color in fruits and vegetables indicates abundant antioxidants compounds that have been linked to heart and brain health so it makes sense to consume produce with the deepest hues. But a study by Ohio State University researchers, published in the February 2007 issue of the Journal of Agricultural Food and Chemistry, found that a variety of orange-colored tomatoes called Tangerine provided more readily available lycopene than did red tomatoes. Lycopene is an antioxidant that has been shown to reduce risks of cancer, cardiovascular disease and macular degeneration. Tangerine tomatoes are not available in grocery stores, but the researchers suggested that the advantage might extend to other orange and gold colored tomatoes.

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