Archive for August 2016

Milk Fat May Be An Angel

 

Comments from our nutritionist, Yunman Liu:

 

skim the milkIf one tries to lose weight, calories from almost every food, including dairy products, should be counted.

Otherwise, there is no need to restrict the milk fats, since they help the absorption of other nutrients, contribute to favorable LDL particle size, and may play an anticancer role in protecting health.ories from almost every food, including dairy products, should be counted.

As long as the diet is diverse and balanced, i.e. the calories from fats range from 20% to 30% of the total intake, why not enjoy the pleasant flavor of the milk, cheese, yogurt and other dairy products with some fat in them?fun of milk

In addition, Cal or kcal is more common in our daily life. Cal means kilocalorie, whereas cal is just one calorie. The conversion from kilojoules to Calorie or kcal is as the following:

4.184 kilojoules (kJ) = 4,184 joules (J) = 1 Calorie (Cal) = 1 kilocalorie (kcal) = 1,000 calories (cal)

Therefore, the joules in the articles can be converted as the following numbers that are not that scary for you:

738 kJ = 176. 4 Cal

495 kJ = 118.3 Cal

375 kJ = 89.6 Cal

The numbers on the right do not look that scared but familiar.

The following link can give you more

http://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/health/diet/is-it-time-to-change-the-guidelines-recommending-low-fat-milk/news-story/5de4d4dfdcb5eaad8120eb604c9ea170

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When Can We Win the Battle of Losing Weight?

 

Comments from our nutritionist, Yunman Liu:

Losing weight is not only changing one’s lifestyle in the short run; it is a lifetime change.

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One of the most important reasons why a great number of people who succeed iosing weight fail to maintain the new one is because they go back to their old habit after a short triumph. In order to maintain the new body shape, one has to integrate the diet pattern for losing weight into their daily life, slowly adding calories back little by little, and maintaining adequate exercise.

Moreover, one’s weight that goes up and down, known as yo-yo effect, due to inappropriate calorie restriction now and then, is harder to lose next time when one makes up his/her mind, since the body becomes very wary about any reduction of calorie intake.

Losing weight is never once and for all. Our body needs time to embrace the change.

The following link will give you an insight into losing weight.

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/05/08/opinion/sunday/why-you-cant-lose-weight-on-a-diet.html?_r=0

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Okra, More than Delicious

 

Comments from Our nutritionist, Yunman Liu:

As this article says, phytochemicals from okras have a great potential in improving blood glucose, CVD, and some cancers due to antioxidant activity, according to a lot of scientific research based on animal tests. Moreover, an authentic Southern American cuisine is about not only grilled red ribs and creamy yellow corns but also tasty green OKRAS, baked, boiled, stir-fried, whatever way you like.

Here is the link to the original article:

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2016/08/15/health-benefits-of-okra.aspx

Be creative about cooking okras and enjoy them!

Baked Okras and Chickpeas

Okra Pies

Soup of Okra and Tofu

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