Friday, March 20, 2009

Healthy eating tips

When looking for healthy foods, here are some quick tips to keep in mind:

Love fish but worried about mercury levels? Fish with the lowest levels of mercury include tilapia, freshwater trout or whitefish. For a complete list, and guidelines on how much fish is safe to eat, visit the National Resources Defense Council.

Want to quit smoking? Try a glass of milk. A recent Duke University study shows that certain foods — fruits, vegetables, water and juice — make a cigarette taste worse, while meat, caffeine and alcohol make it taste better.

Olive oil may reduce the risk of coronary heart disease, due to its content of monosaturated fat. But don’t overdo it — two tablespoons a day is the recommended amount.
Food and Drug Administration

Don’t skip breakfast if you are trying to lose weight. Out of the close to 3,000 people in a NationalWeight Control Registry study, 78 percent report eating breakfast every day. The NWCR tracks those who have lost at least 30 pounds and kept it off for at least a year.
NationalWeight Control Registry

When the power is out, try not to open the freezer door. A full freezer will hold food safely for 48 hours.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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