Posts in Diet

The $2 Artificial Frozen Pizza

By: Daniel | Comments Off on The $2 Artificial Frozen Pizza | | Category: Diet, General Information, Marketing, Product Review | Tags : ,

It takes over 30 ingredients, excluding vitamin and minerals, to make “America’s Best Selling Frozen Pizza.” The ingredients include mozzarella cheese substitute made with rennet casein, sodium aluminum phosphate, artificial color and 14 other ingredients. Real mozzarella cheese is made from milk…. The package photo shows a “supreme” pizza loaded ... more

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Dr. Oz Testified Before United States Senate

By: Daniel | Comments Off on Dr. Oz Testified Before United States Senate | | Category: Caveat Emptor, Diet, Dieting, General Information, Marketing, Mediterranean Diet | Tags : ,

Dr. Oz Senate Hearing

On Tuesday June 17, 2013 Dr. Mehmet Oz testified before the United States Senate consumer protection subcommittee about the claims he made adopt weight-loss aids on this television show. Dr. Mehmet Oz is undoubtable the best know celebrity doctor with a daily television show promoting all sorts of secret and miracle ... more

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Hugh Jackman Tony Award Opening

By: Daniel | Comments Off on Hugh Jackman Tony Award Opening | | Category: Diet, Exercise, General Information | Tags : ,

On June 8, 2013, Australian entertainer Hugh Jackman opened Broadway’s 2014 Tony Awards presentation with a 5 minute hop, skip and jump performance from the red carpet in front of the theater, on stage, backstage and back on stage to sing the opening song. His performance blew me away. Within minutes the social media ... more

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Cooking Dry Beans

By: Daniel | Comments Off on Cooking Dry Beans | | Category: Cook's Tips, Diet, General Information | Tags : , ,

Dry Pinto Beans

Advantages of Dry Beans Canned beans are convenient, but there are several reasons for buying and cooking dry beans instead of canned beans: Lower Cost More Variety Significantly Less Sodium BPA Free With dry beans you get just beans and no chemicals, additives or preservatives. Beans are an excellent source of ... more

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Legumes Lower LDL Cholesterol

By: Daniel | Comments Off on Legumes Lower LDL Cholesterol | | Category: Diet, General Information, Health Benefits | Tags : , , ,

Green Peas Risotto

What to lower your LDL cholesterol and heart attack risk? Then give peas a chance and beans, chickpeas and lentils. A research study reported a 5 percent drop in blood LDL cholesterol by eating a three-quarter cup (180 ml) serving of legumes a day. Not bad for a food thats only ... more

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National Burger Month-May 2014

By: Daniel | Comments Off on National Burger Month-May 2014 | | Category: 700 Kcal Meals, Caveat Emptor, Diet, Dieting, Dining Out | Tags : , , ,

Yes, May is in National Burger Month in the United States. Hamburgers are the backbone of many fast food restaurants. But like most fast food food items the humble hamburger has morphed into a demonic source of saturated fat and sodium. The original fast food hamburger 50 years ago had a ... more

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Fiber and Fitness

By: Daniel | Comments Off on Fiber and Fitness | | Category: Cutting Calories, Diet, Dieting, Health Benefits | Tags : , , , ,

Charro Beans with Parboiled Rice

One of the simplest way to reduce calories and lose weight is by increasing the amount of fiber in your diet replacing high saturated fat and fried foods with low saturated fat fiber rich foods. Most Americans eat a fiber poor diet providing less than 10 grams per day. Daily ... more

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Almost Farm Fresh Produce

By: Daniel | Comments Off on Almost Farm Fresh Produce | | Category: Diet, Dieting, Marketing | Tags : , , ,

Fresh Cantaloupe Bar Code

Two years ago I wrote a post about supermarket produce areas with Farm Fresh signs implying their fruits and vegetables are fresh off the farm. All produce comes from a farm but that farm usually is not in the United States especially for produce typically concerned “out of season” like ... more

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5 Foods You Should Never Eat

By: Daniel | Comments Off on 5 Foods You Should Never Eat | | Category: Diet, Dieting, General Information, Health Benefits | Tags : , , ,

Almost ripe Banana

While surfing the web, you’ve probably encountered an ad showing a banana or someone eating a banana with the heading 5 Foods You Should Never Eat. I’ve never clicked on the ad, because it is ludicrous associating bananas with foods you should avoid. It made me wonder if their is ... more

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Fish, Vegetable, & Grain Dinners

By: Daniel | Comments Off on Fish, Vegetable, & Grain Dinners | | Category: 500 Kcal Meals, 700 Kcal Meals, Diet, Dieting, Entree | Tags : , , , , , ,

Broiled Fish with Steamed Broccoli and Rice Medley

For many Americans, lean meals means popping a petite 300 calorie, 6-ounce entree into the microwave oven. I can’t help but wonder, reviewing the negative online ratings for many of these entrees, how companies can continue to sell them. Have millions of Americans sacrificed quality and quanity for convenience? Apparently ... more

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