Monday, November 29, 2010
Treat: hot dogs
Stadium and hot dog are synonymous. Nothing beats a hot dog when you "eat on the go." Wieners, bratwurst sausages, hot-dogs, no matter what name you give them depending on your location, these are universal grilled treats.
Good or bad? Hot dogs are not really a healthy food. Whether made of beef, pork or beef mixed, hot dogs high in salt and fat. Hot dogs, turkey contains less fat, and vegetarian hot dogs or tofu with vegetables are another option. They are not as tasty as sausage, but add mustard, relish and sauerkraut, and it is possible that the meat does not fail you.
Feast: French fries and onion rings
Some people associate a day outdoors with a little fat. The fries and onion rings are easy to eat while you shout to the players or waiting your turn in line.
Good or bad? The fries and onion rings are not known for healthy onions and potatoes that are hiding behind their crisp coating. The batter, buttermilk and deep fryer are to blame for most of the calories and fat they contain. Fried foods also tend to cause heartburn or indigestion. Dip your fries in mouthfuls of domestic or exotic condiments such as mayonnaise or sauce, and you probably will avoid the rides for a while.
Look at the floor of the stadium after a match, and you'll see hungry squirrels feast. The shell sunflower seeds, peanuts and fresh popcorn show the popularity of nuts, seeds and various savory morsels.
Good or bad? Peanuts and sunflower seeds, snacks are banal, but highly nutritious. They contain nutrients to support heart health. Peanuts, for example, contain monounsaturated fat, B vitamins, protein and antioxidants. Do not abuse it, however: a quarter cup of peanuts or sunflower seeds contain over 200 calories. Just a handful for a snack. Popcorn also has the potential for a healthy food, but only if broke out in the air, without added butter or salt layer. And what about the most famous delicacy of a baseball stadium, Cracker Jack? A half-cup of this mixture of popcorn and peanut caramel contains 120 calories and 15 grams of sugar.
Sunday, November 21, 2010
The summer treats are they worth their calories?
It's not just the temperature soaring in the spring and summer. The baseballs also rise sharply in the outfield when the batter hits a good shot. We climb sharply in the roller coaster, raising his arms in the air. And our calorie intake skyrockets when we eat without restraint treats offered at the ballpark or amusement park.
The ballparks and amusement parks have begun offering the finest foods, such as specialties, vegetarian options and dishes from local restaurants. It is not uncommon to see a soccer fan eat sushi two free kicks, or a group of teenagers enjoy a bagel with cream cheese and smoked salmon while waiting their turn at a roundabout.
Some smart people are preparing a picnic to save money and calories, but most of us are stuffing themselves with delicacies like hot dogs, popcorn, donuts Amish, nachos and cream ice. As you can read the label on most of these treats, please consider the following facts the next time you go to the ballpark or amusement park.
Thursday, November 11, 2010
Four rules for eating well in the summer
The arrival of summer is synonymous with delicious and nutritious foods. The temptation to offer a small but tasty treat less healthy (have you heard the ice cream vendor?) Is also present. What are the rules for eating well this summer? These are the same rules as for the rest of the year, moderation and balance. Try these 4 rules.
Eat foods in season. Depending on where you live, summer is the season of the berries, cherries, tomatoes and peaches, not to mention the super star of the picnic: a good watermelon juicy and refreshing. Summer fruits ripe and sweet are an excellent source of antioxidants, particularly vitamin C, lycopene and beta-carotene. As the fresh fruits of summer contain a large amount of beneficial nutrients, you can eat as a snack, and added to salads or smoothies and sprinkle over sweet treats.
Eat lighter. In summer it is best to eat lighter foods in winter. Replace the thick soup with a light gazpacho. Choose soups made with seasonal ingredients: melon, avocado, summer squash, corn, peas, or crisp vegetables such as cucumber. Meet your meals even tastier with fresh herbs like basil and fragrant and Coriander. Brennan Robertson, nutritionist, says that the peppermint also has its place in the summer menus, as it refreshes, while calming the stomach after a meal, thereby promoting proper digestion.
Refresh. Feel free to occasionally succumb to the temptation to eat a treat fresh and sweet. Let yourself be drawn by the sound of the bell ice cream vendor. Try frozen treats like mochi flavored Japanese green tea, the gelato, the creamy gelato or sorbet with fruit juice. If you feel guilty, you say: "The ice cream and gelato are made from dairy products, and are rich in calcium, a substance contributing to bone health," says Robertson. If you are looking for a diet low in fat, choose frozen yogurt. Lactose intolerance may limit the choices of some people, but there are delicious frozen delights from rice and soybean, and popsicles with fruit juice.
Drink of the sun. In summer, it seems that the hotter it gets, the more our body is attracted to cold drinks. Drink plenty of water to avoid dehydration, but occasionally indulge yourself with an iced tea, lemonade or iced coffee. Enhance the flavor of your acid lemonade by adding fresh ginger. If you like tea, you can choose from a wide variety of leaves. Green tea contains antioxidants, which may be beneficial after sunbathing, and some fruity teas contain vitamin C. Watch your sugar intake because many juices, bottled teas and iced coffees especially have a fairly high sugar content.
Sunday, November 7, 2010
You need cash increases gradually as the pace of your activities is accelerating. You may feel tired if dehydration settled. Try to drink 6-8 glasses of fluid per day. Take:
* Herbal tea,
* Fruit juice,
* Clear soups.
Limit your intake of caffeine. Make an effort to drink only 2 cups of coffee a day!
Take advantage of these tips regarding meals:
* Avoid skipping meals,
* Be bold in respect of food preparation!
* Try at least one new recipe a week
* Integrate the preparation of meals in your activities does not make a race against time.
Consider these possibilities:
* Please have cookbooks that offer good tips for preparing quick, nutritious
meals that many family members can make or initiate themselves;
* Find a grocer who could deliver to you every week all sorts of fruits and vegetables. It would be a task within your busy schedule.
Tuesday, November 2, 2010
Choose the healthiest dishes at the restaurant
When we are overwhelmed we often resort to fast food or we take our meals at the restaurant. In these circumstances, make healthy choices such as:
* Potatoes in the oven topped with chili,
* Grilled chicken burgers,
* Salads topped with grilled chicken,
* The fruit plate served with whole wheat buns,
* A vegetarian pizza,
* Seasonings, butter and mayonnaise served on the side,
* Milk instead of soda or coffee.
Then the iron and vitamin C in your diet
An adequate intake of iron is of particular importance for women. Iron deficiency may cause fatigue. Lean red meat is not only the best source of iron, but its absorption is easy. Other foods are rich in iron include:
* Fortified cereals (eg. Cream of Wheat)
* Dried fruit,
* The dark green leafy vegetables.
It is best to consume iron-rich foods with a food rich in vitamin C promotes iron absorption. Choose:
* Orange juice,