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December 1, 2009 / mybodynbalance

STOCK YOUR KITCHEN:

Here are some basic items that should be found in EVERYONE”S kitchen.  They are all  key ingredients, in a healthy diet…

Any fish is a great source of Omega-3 fatty acids.  This  benefits the hearts of healthy people, and those at high risk of — or who have — cardiovascular disease.
Good for you complex carb.  High in fiber.  May help lower cholesterol & control type 2 diabetes.
High in Calcium & low in fat…may be used in place of sour cream.
Low Glycemic & “Diabetic friendly”…causes no spike in insulin…

High in fiber both soluble (absorbed into blood stream) & insoluble (indigestible parts that pass through the intestines & stomach–this acts as a “scouring pad” in the intestinal tract.)

An egg is one of the most complete & versatile foods available.We all know the importance of protein and muscle growth.  1 egg= 6 grams of protein.
3 egg whites & 1 yolk (good for breakfast) =
13 grams of protein, 0 carbs, 2.7 grams of fat, and 77 cals.
High in protein, low in fat & calories
High in fiber & low in calories.
Perfect snack with cottage cheese or 1 TB. peanut butter.
1 stalk = approx. 6 calories AND the body uses approx 6 calories to eat & digest 1 stalk.
Low in calories & carbs.
High in Vitamin C
Complex carbohydrate.  Good for energy.
Contain Oleic acid (mono. fat) that MAY lower cholesterol.

High in Potassium
1 cup = 23% of daily Folic acid

Loaded with nutrients, low in calories…only 44 cal/cup.
High fiber
Few foods compare to green beans in their number of  helpful nutrients for atherosclerosis …as stated on the “World’s Healthiest Foods” website
Nuts are a good source of monounsaturated fats, which can actually decrease the level of “bad” (LDL) cholesterol & maintain desirable levels of  “good (HDL) cholesterol.
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