I’m currently thinking “diet” after a cruising holiday in November and eating lots of Christmas treats. Hubby and I were reading The Fast Diet Recipe book by Mimi Spencer with Dr. Sarah Schenker and have decided to try several of the recipes during our mission to lose a few pounds.
Along with the recipes there are lots of nutrition tips. I thought I’d select some for this week’s TT
Thirteen Nutrition Snippets and Facts for Dieters
1. Almonds are a rich source of magnesium. You’ll get a third of your recommended daily amount by eating just ten almonds. It’s excellent for the nervous system.
2. Gram for gram, quail’s eggs have more iron than a chicken’s egg.
3. Asparagus is a rich source of folate, which is important for the production of healthy red blood cells.
4. Wild mushrooms often contain more selenium as they grow in mineral-rich soil.
5. Pork contains the zinc needed for a healthy immune system.
6. Pears are easy to digest and are one of the least allergenic foods around.
7. Scientific studies show that beetroot can help to lower blood pressure.
8. Avocados are a good source of antioxidant vitamin E, which is important for the immune system.
9. Kelp is an astonishing source of calcium – over a gram per 100 grams.
10. Nutmeg contains a substance called macelignan which can help protect teeth against caries.
11. There is growing evidence that cinnamon helps control blood sugar levels.
12. Celery is said to contain negative calories. One stick contains about 2 calories, but the energy cost of eating and digesting it outweighs this.
13. Studies show that soup increases satiation—and stops you over-eating.
Is anyone else joining me in a diet for the New Year? I’m working on celery sticks from Monday.