10/31/2009 3:31:48 PM
Bypass the drive-thru, not your heart
Bill Clinton’s recent encounter with heart disease reflects some sobering realities of America’s convenience cuisine culture. He famously ate badly – remember those morning jogs with Secret Service, which included Eggs McMuffin at the finish line?
He recently lost weight on a low-carb diet, but that didn’t cure his heart disease. Bad diet and ...
7/22/2009 12:25:58 PM
Cabbage of today doesn’t have to be your grandmother’s borscht – not that there’s anything wrong with that. Whether her recipes came from Ireland, Germany, Italy, Russia, China or Africa, it’s a healthy, cheap, resilient (long shelf-life) and versatile vegetable that can be flavored a thousand ways. Raw or cooked, it’s great to have around for a fast, hearty meal ...
7/8/2009 11:08:03 PM
Red meat evolved homo-sapiens from Neanderthals to neurosurgeons. Today it's making vegetarians into Flexitarians.* * Flexitarian: Someone who leans toward a vegetable-intense nutrition regimen, but still is a carnivore. I read about this designation recently and realized I am one. Beef is for dinner, and even if you start with a pound of frozen ground sirloin (90 percent lean or leaner), ...
7/8/2009 10:57:54 PM
Tuna provides a good example of where health warnings drive people crazy. Tuna good for us because it’s a quality protein with almost no fat. But we’re also told it is bad for us because it contains mercury.
Let’s set the record straight right now and get on with enjoying this perfect guy food in a fast, healthy meal. The ...
6/22/2009 12:20:00 PM
The low carb revolution – reportedly in
decline, by the way – has cast an evil eye on the vegetables and fruit that are
higher in calories – such as raisins, sweet potatoes and corn. But higher than
what? A little perspective here: none of those is more than 200 calories per
serving, while a bag of “super size” fries is around 560 calories. ...