just a few tips

Eat your watermelon at room temp… it has 40% more lycopene and 13% more beta carotene at room temp than when the melon is ice cold.

Allow potatoes and pasta to cool after cooking… once cooled, starch in potatoes, corn and pastas crystallizes into a resistant starch that is slow burning, so sugar and insulin don’t spike. Foods rice in resistant starch seem to help burn fat up to 24 hours.

Use FULL FAT, not nonfat salad dressing… a bit of healthy fat allows your body to absorb seven time more eyesight-saving lutein than a low-fat or no-fat dressing.

Eat a handful of almonds before a fatty meal… within 20 minutes of eating almonds, the antioxidants will block the artery-stiffening effect of saturated and trans fats

Just a few tips that I found and thought I would share

11 comments:

  1. Great tips! Hadn't heard about the almond one before!!

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  2. Wow--I can't believe I didn't know any of that--and I 'thought' I knew a lot ;)

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  3. awesome tips! thanks so much!

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  4. great tips Brittany! I always take almonds with us for an easy and filling snack.
    Bummer about the watermelon. I think they taste better cold.

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  5. Great info! I didn't know all of those. I like learning healthy tips for feeding my family. Thanks for sharing.

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  6. Thanks for these. Excuse me while I go take my watermelon out of the fridge...

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  7. A couple of newbies for me...I ABSOLUTELY LOVE stuff like that. I just "eat it up!"

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  8. Oh, I love these. Thanks for the info!

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  9. Great tips thanks for sharing!

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  10. Looking at some diet choices to help me lose baby weight. Someone mentioned to me "eat clean" I am wondering if this is what you follow. I have found some information about it but I have noticed from your blog that you are very food and nutrition savvy. Enjoy your day.

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Brittany