Nutritious Life

Brining Nutrition to Daily Life

Food Network Star Tina Washburn March 26, 2010

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Check out this great video on the best ways to eat while you are on the go:

Eating on the Go

I encourage you to apply some of these ideas in to your busy routine. Even it if is only a few times a week.

 

Happy Meal … 1 year old March 24, 2010

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Have you seen this ‘blog’ where the happy meal stayed on the shelve for 1 year? If not you must check this out:

1 year old Happy Meal

All I can say is that I am SO glad I don’t eat fast food!

Your thoughts?

 

Good Food Near You March 18, 2010

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Another great website to help those on the go or those who want to eat out every now and then and not feel gulity. (but also remember portion control, you don’t have to finish every thing they serve you)

Check out this great website and let me know what you think (I love finding new websites!): http://www.goodfoodnearyou.com/

There is also an app version for those with the iPhone: http://www.goodfoodnearyou.com/mobile_download/iphone

Happy Hunting!

 

Hidden Sugar March 12, 2010

Average amount of hidden sugar, per person, per year:

1700’s – 4lbs

1800’s – 18lbs

1900 – 90lbs

2010 – 180 lbs ( 25% of the population consumes that much)

The other 75% probably isn’t far behind

Learn to identify terms that mean added sugars, including sugar, white sugar, brown sugar, confectioner’s sugar, corn syrup, dextrin, honey, invert sugar, maple syrup, raw sugar, beet sugar, cane sugar, corn sweeteners, evaporated cane juice, high fructose corn syrup, malt, molasses, and turbinado sugar, just to name a few.

Hidden Sugars in Foods

Food Serving Size Added Sugar
Cakes and Cookies
Angel food cake 4 oz piece 7 tsp
Banana Cake 4 oz piece 2 tsp
Brownie, no icing 1 oz piece 4 tsp
Cheesecake 4 oz piece 2 tsp
Chocolate cake, iced 4 oz piece 10 tsp
Chocolate chip cookie 1 cookie 2 tsp
Coffee cake 4 oz piece 5 tsp
Cupcake, iced 4 oz piece 6 tsp
Fig Newtons 1 cookie 5 tsp
Gingersnaps 1 cookie 3 tsp
Glazed doughnut 1 doughnut 6 tsp
Oatmeal cookie 1 cookie 2 tsp
Candies
Chocolate candy bar 1 bar 7 tsp
Chocolate mint 1 piece 2 tsp

 

Maximum Sugar Intake

Daily Calorie Intake Grams of Sugar Teaspoons
1,200 21 5
1,500 26 6
1,800 31 7
2,100 36 9
2,400 42 10
2,700 47 12

How much sugar are you eating?

 

Report Card March 11, 2010

How are your favorite food companies scoring? Find out now!

To read the full report: http://cspinet.org/new/pdf/marketingreportcard.pdf

 

Measure Up March 6, 2010

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Do you know what a 3 ounce piece of meat looks like? Or a cup of vegetables?

How do you measure up? These simple ways can help you measure your portions:

 

Portion Distortion March 5, 2010

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Did you know more for your money isn’t always good for your belly?

Tip: If you eat out a lot, eat half and take half home for lunch or dinner the next day.

Stay tuned for tomorrows post: How to measure up

 

 
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