Daily Wellness Tip-If you’re grilling chicken

Daily Wellness Tip-If you’re grilling chicken
If you’re grilling chicken, marinate it first—and not just for good taste.  One study showed that a chicken breast marinated in olive oil, cider vinegar, brown sugar, lemon juice, garlic, mustard, and salt produced fewer heterocyclic amines than unmarinated chicken when grilled on a propane grill for 30 minutes.  These substances, produced when meats are cooked at high temperatures, promote...Read More

Daily Wellness Tip-Drain the sauce

Daily Wellness Tip-Drain the sauce
Drain the sauce from stir-fried takeout Chinese food, since that’s where a lot of the fat lurks.  Or simply leave behind the last half-inch of sauce-drenched food in the container.  Better yet, order steamed dishes and ask for other low-fat preparations.  And share your dishes, or take most home leftovers.  Entrees are usually huge—often a pound and a half each...Read More

Daily Wellness Tip-An alternative to tomato or cream sauces on pasta

Daily Wellness Tip-An alternative to tomato or cream sauces on pasta
Here’s a high-fiber alternative to tomato or cream sauces on pasta: toss the cooked pasta with canned or homemade lentil or other bean soup.  This is a quick version of the nutritious pasta-and-bean dishes popular in Italy.  Or purée the soup before adding it to the pasta.Read More

Daily Wellness Tip-Reconsider canned corn

Daily Wellness Tip-Reconsider canned corn
Reconsider canned corn. The heat processing used to prepare canned corn actually boosts levels of antioxidants and other healthful phytochemicals in sweet corn. Heating corn, whether on the cob or in the can, has a similar effect. The same is true of carrots and tomatoes: processing and cooking make carotenoids in them, notably beta carotene and lycopene, more readily available.Read More

Daily Wellness Tip-Choose dark salad greens

Daily Wellness Tip-Choose dark salad greens
Choose dark salad greens.  Romaine lettuce, for instance, not only has six times as much vitamin C and eight times as much beta carotene as iceberg lettuce, but also has more than twice as much folate, a B vitamin that is especially important for women of child-bearing age.  Spinach, watercress, arugula, and chicory are other nutritious salad greens.Read More