The Healthy Food Choices

August 1, 2006

2342431513_1Heart Disease is now the leading cause of morbidity and mortality all over the world. It’s a disease of lifestyle and bad habits. We know certain foods are bad but… we seem not to care what the consequences are out of habit.

I thought it would be helpful to review some healthy food choices we can serve in our tables daily.

1. Limit meat and poultry to 6 ounces p er day. Choose the leanest cuts of beef like the round or loin cuts. The word ” Prime” among the grades of beef means the highest proportion of fat! Trimming fat from a meat before cooking prevents the fat from “migrating” into the meat. White meat like chicken breast or fish is healthier than red meat.

2.When planning meals, put fruits and vegetables at the center stage and use meat and poultry as mere complements rather than the other way around.

3. Diary foods are good sources of calcium and protein BUT also of SATURATED fat! So substitute regular milk with skim or non fat products.

4. Reduce dependence on fat and salt to enhance flavor of food- use instead lemons, vinegar, skimmed milk and plenty of herbs and spices for flavoring.

5. Do not stock your refrigerator with ready to drink juice or chocolate bars that you and your kids can easily get when you feel hungry…. Supply of apples, pears and low fat milk would be better choices. If you or the kids are hungry…it’s how you become used to having apples instead of chips that will make a difference.

Make A Difference… Start Eating Healthy!

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3 Responses to “The Healthy Food Choices”

  1. Dino Says:

    As of July 14 2008 I changed my eating habits and starting exercising. I thought my scale was broken when it told me I weighed 215 lbs, come to find out too much for someone who’s height is 5″7… I found the scale was working perfectly fine. It now tells me I weigh 184 lbs. I’m now running 3 to 6 miles 5 times a week and sometimes 8 on Saturdays with some upper body work out. I have been eating at least 5 ounces of boneless skinless chicken breast ( I remove all visible fat and grill or cook with olive oil ) at least 5 days a week for lunch. I also include at least 3 to 4 cups of vegetables, mainly green beans frozen and fresh. I learned cutting out the canned veggies filled with sodium dropped my blood pressure from 147 to 117). My question to you is, is eating chicken breast the way I do healthy?

    Thanks in advance

    Dino


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