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September 23rd, 2013 | no comments

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10 random facts…just because!

  1. Many packaged foods contain more than one serving per container? This means that if you eat the entire package, you’re eating double, triple or even quadruple the calories on the food label. Yikes!
  2. Dietary fat won’t make you fat unless you eat too much of it. It actually helps you eat less because it keeps you satisfied and makes you feel full.
  3. The term “fat-free” doesn’t necessarily equal “healthy.” When fat is removed from a food, it’s often replaced with sugar. The number of total calories in a fat-free product might actually be higher than in something that has fat.
  4. Quinoa (pronounced “keen-WAH”) is a tiny round grain resembling a sesame seed that is actually a relative of Swiss chard and beets. It is a complete protein because it has all the essential amino acids your body can’t make on its own. Quinoa is super- easy to prepare, cooks faster than rice or pasta and makes a great side dish.
  5. Eating too much sugar will not cause diabetes. Eating too much of any food (including sugary foods) can make you gain weight, however, and being overweight is one of the main risk factors for developing type 2 diabetes.
  6. Raw sugar, brown sugar and honey are no healthier than white table sugar. Your digests them all the same way.
  7. Agave nectar is a sweetener that comes from the agave plant. It’s thinner than honey and sweeter than table sugar, which means you don’t have to use as much. One tablespoon of agave nectar has 60 calories.
  8. In moderation, caffeine can boost your brain function, making you more alert.
  9. Eating late at night won’t cause you to gain weight. Eating more calories than you burn is what puts on the pounds, not the time of day.
  10. Drinking a Venti Caffe Mocha from Starbucks is like eating two slices of pepperoni pizza.

 

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