We love to eat low fat foods, but the taste is often clearly different. Lower fat is better, but companies are exploring ways to replicate the “full” feeling of the real deal. —- “The experience of eating has two key stages, she says – satiation and satiety. Satiation is that feeling of becoming full while eating, until it’s time to say “no more.” Satiety, on the other hand, is “how long to we wait to eat again and how much do we eat at the next meal”, McCrickerd says in an email. They are, she added, two subtly different, yet related experiences. Only the drinks that seemed thick offered the sensation of satiety.” READ MORE
With the holidays fast approaching, it might be tempting to fill up on those tasty dinners and snacks. Do you make any special healthy substitutions? “1. Start small: When it comes to Thanksgiving, the biggest concern is not just WHAT you are eating, but HOW MUCH of it you are eating. Aim to have small portions of those high-calorie foods such as casseroles and desserts while filling up on lighter fare such as vegetables and lean turkey. 2. Talk turkey: Turkey is a great source of lean protein and is healthiest if you skip the skin and go for the white meat. If you prefer the dark meat, mix and match in order to get a little extra flavor without adding too much fat. 3. Veg out: Fall veggies such as squash and green beans are great side dishes that can add color and variety to the meal without adding too many extra calories.” READ THE REST
Do you want a healthy heart? Of course you do! With these 5 strategies, you can live a healthier life. No tobacco or smoking, exercising for 30 minutes most days and lower fat intake are among the suggestions. READ THEM ALL
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The East Coast was devastated by the effects of Hurricane Sandy. The CDC has practical information on what to put in to your storm preparedness kit. -Several clean containers of water, large enough for a three-to-five day supply, about five gallons per person -A supply of non-perishable foods that can last up to five days. Non-perishable foods may include peanut butter, protein bars, dry cereal or granola, nuts, crackers, canned juices and ready-to-eat canned meats, fruits and vegetables. -A first aid kit and manual. -A battery-powered radio, flashlights, and extra batteries. READ MORE