Monday, January 28, 2013

Five foods to make you zippier


Docs at the University of Birmngham (AL) say you can make a difference in your health and energy just by adding five foods to your rotation.

Before you flip out, read what these are.

First, bulgur. This is whole wheat--and a substitute for rice or taters. Eight grams of fiber and six grams of protein (a lot) per cup and only 150 cals. Check the rice and bean aisle.

Chick peas are good--garbanzo beans. What a great word--garbanzo! These have 13 grams of fiber and 15 grams of protein. Throw them in salads.

Kale. Ah, yes, kale--a robust green full of vits, including Vitamin K, so watch it if you are on a blood thinner.

Spaghetti squash is the fourth one. The innards separate into strands like spaghetti. But is has a lot fewer carbs.

And last--sunflower seeds. Cheaper than other nuts and full of vitamins. These are caloric, so go a little easy.

I don't eat any of these. OK, OK--don't nag.

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