Archive for November 2012

Carb-free ‘Mashed Potatoes’

By: | 0 Comments | On: November 14, 2012 | Category : Blog, Healthy Eating, Seasonal

If you’re like me, and I suspect most are, Creamy Mashed Potatoes are something you just can’t stop at with one helping. That means every time I need a quick convenient side, I’m piling on the carbohydrates. And come Thanksgiving and Christmas, there’s that bowl of temptation staring at me...

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Calories in festival foods

By: | 0 Comments | On: November 13, 2012 | Category : Healthy Eating

These are just estimates, but just looking at the figures is frightening. Jalebi (100gm – 1 big piece) – 380 calories, Gulabjamun (2 small) – 280 calories, Rasgullas (2) – 110 calories, Sandesh (2) – 60 calories, Gajar Halwa (150gm) – 260 calories, Kaju Katri (1 piece) – 100 calories,...

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Frugal Festivals

By: | 0 Comments | On: November 13, 2012 | Category : Frugal Living

Like festivals across the world, economy and Diwali don’t really go together, no matter the state of the economy or the price of gold. This is a season in which people really splurge, to re-do their home décor, on themselves and dear ones, knowing perfectly well that they’re going to...

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Potassium in food and recommended potassium daily value

By: | 0 Comments | On: November 5, 2012 | Category : Healthy Eating

Potassium is important in neuron (brain and nerve) function in our body, and in influencing osmotic balance between cells and the interstitiual fluid. It assists in the regulation of the acid-base balance. It assists in protein synthesis from amino acids and in carbohydrate metabolism. It is necessary for the building of...

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Dietary fiber foods, intake recommendations and information

By: | 0 Comments | On: November 5, 2012 | Category : Healthy Eating

Dietary fiber is the edible parts of plants or analogous carbohydrates that are resistant to digestion and absorption in the human small intestine with complete or partial fermentation in the large intestine. Dietary fiber includes polysaccharides, oligosaccharides, lignin, and associated plant substances. Dietary fibers promote beneficial physiological effects including laxation, and/or...

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carbohydrates and daily amount needed for our body

By: | 0 Comments | On: November 5, 2012 | Category : Healthy Eating

Carbohydrates are one of the main types of food. Your liver breaks down carbohydrates into glucose (blood sugar). Your body uses this sugar for energy for your cells, tissues and organs. Carbohydrates are called simple or complex, depending on how fast your body digests and absorbs the sugar. You get...

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calcium sources in food & calcium daily value intake requirement

By: | 0 Comments | On: November 5, 2012 | Category : Healthy Eating

Calcium sources in food & calcium daily value intake requirements and recommendations Calcium is a nutrient that is essential for strong bones and for supporting your body’s critical functions such as controlling your blood pressure and maintaining your heart beat. Ninety-nine percent of your body’s calcium is stored in your...

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