Saturday, April 4, 2009

Day 368- Nutrition Bite

Take HFCS Action!
Whenever possible, avoid food products that contain HFCS and refined table sugar. This is not a magical cure for weight loss, but the preliminary research indicates that it may play a role. These foods often have little—if any—nutritional value.
  • Take inventory of your refrigerator, freezer, and pantry. Start reading the fool labels. If HFCS is one of the main ingredients (which are listed in descending order on the food label), scratch it off your grocery list—permanently.
  • Try to limit foods that have “sugar” as one of the first ingredients.
  • Start shopping around the perimeter of your grocery store; this is where you will find the foods in their natural, unprocessed state.
  • Fill your grocery cart with low fat dairy products, fresh fruits and vegetables, lean meats, eggs, beans, peas, lentils, nuts, seeds, whole grains, cereals and breads. Although food manufacturers may lose out on your business, your body will thank you!
http://www.sparkpeople.com/resource/nutrition_articles.asp?id=486&page=2

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