Good Carbs vs Bad Cards September 8, 2010
Carbohydrates are sugars that are broken down quickly and efficiently, thus providing your body with the essential energy it needs.
“Good” carbs include those found in high-fiber fruits and vegetables, legumes, nuts, seeds, unrefined whole grain products and certain types of rice, such as brown and wild. In other words, foods still in their natural state or that are mostly similar to their natural state.
So, what makes bad carbs so bad? During food processing, fiber — which takes longer to digest and helps curb cravings — often is removed to produce a smoother texture and to extend the shelf life of a final product. And while you may consider that final product as “tastier,” all you’re consuming is a lot of refined sugar (empty calories!), and little to no nutritional value.
The hard truth:
Eat too many bad carbs and you can almost guarantee weight gain!
**courtesy of Club Pilates San Diego**
“Cleaning the Henhouse” September 7, 2010
An interesting article I found: Cleaning the Henhouse
Are you getting enough fat? September 5, 2010
Are you getting your what? Yes that is right …. are you getting enough healthy fat in your diet? Studies have shown that flaxseed oil can prevent build up of plaque in the arteries. Here is a brief article on flaxseed.