Recently I read this article where it reads that –based on an updated advice by the American Heart Association– coconut oil is packed with saturated fat which can raise “bad” cholesterol and “is as unhealthy as beef dripping and butter”, say US heart experts.
This made me think it could be useful to have a very basic-quick chart with the recommended daily intakes like fats, salt, sugar and carbs.
Everyday since this summer I set myself a goal of going for a walk everyday or walk at least 25kms per week. I have managed to be constant, but now in autumn I actually increased my goal to 40kms per week besides going to swim at least 3x/week for 30mins. It feels so good to be active without exercise machines at home or going to the gym. Is possible and is even more satisfying because I get to see the sunrise and I’m more in contact with nature, the scenery in Heidelberg is just beautiful in any season of the year (this I have learned from my walks) and I get to start my day in a better mood.
So how is this connected to today’s recipe? Well, because this is what I eat if I feel hungry. I always eat carbs-rich breakfast/meal as pre-workout snack (about 2hrs before) but if I start to get appetite then I eat one of these bite-size snacks, just one is enough but can also be eaten as post workout. And are so easy and quick to make. So hopefully you’ll try the recipe and works as well for you as it has for me. Enjoy!
What is exercise fact vs myth? The craze surrounding exercise, weight, health, and fitness in America is a curious thing. Huge government subsidies make grains (like sugary cereals and nutritionally-empty white bread) artificially inexpensive. Fast food like McDonalds and Wendy’s is some of the cheapest commercially available food in the world.
Advertising for bad food, beer, and liquor is everywhere. However, who is always hocking this terrible food and booze? Some of the fittest, most attractive people around. People used in advertisements, if not outright fit and athletic, are at least trim and not overweight or obese.
I’m sure you have seen this one on Pinterest: Apple Sandwich filled with Granola and Peanut Butter.
I think is a great post-workout healthy and quick breakfast full of carbs good carbs, what do you think?
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A FEW HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE GRAPHIC
Carbohydrates are not limited to bread, rice and pastas. Fruits & Veggies, Milk & Dairy, Nuts and Seeds, Candy & Desserts… all of these contain carbohydrates.
Good carbohydrates (also called complex carbohydrates) are good for you, because their fibrous content takes your body longer to digest, leaving you feeling full longer
Bad carbohydrates (also called simple carbohydrates) are digested much faster by your body and leave you feeling hungry and more tired soon after you eat them. Think “sugar crash.”
THE BENEFITS OF A LOW GLYCEMIC INDEX (GI) DIET
A recent article in U.S. News featured a study to determine the best way to maintain weight loss. The study compared a group of overweight and obese adults who had lost 10-15% of their body weight, and placed them on one of 3 diets: low-fat, very low-carb or low-GI diets. The low-GI dieters burned more calories each day than those on a low-fat diet.
“I think what’s been lost in the last 50 years of dieting is an understanding of food quality. We’ve been too simplistic with the idea of eliminating all fats or eliminating all carbohydrates. We should focus on the quality of foods and not try to eliminate a whole class of nutrients. The quality of the calories going in can affect the number of calories being burned off.”
– Dr. David Ludwig, director of the New Balance Foundation Obesity Prevention Center
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