Tuesday, April 12, 2005

More healthy, yummy foods

I forgot a few. Believe it or not, some foods that have been demonized are deceivingly good for you. Here are some that I can remember:

1. white rice--actually contains more folate than brown and is fairly low on calories and quite filling; mix with brown rice for more fiber

2. popcorn (air popped)--it's the movie popcorn that's bad b/c it's loaded with butter and oil; homemade air-popped corn is filling, low-cal., and full of nutrients, fiber, and complex carbs.

3. baked potato--demonized because of it's close relative the french fry, the baked potato is low cal and very filling. Eat the skin--it packs the most bang for the buck. Go light on the butter and skip the toppings.

4. avocado--loaded with good-for-you fats, use it as a substitute for mayo on sandwiches

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