Try My Olive Oil Popcorn: Don’t Knock It Until You’ve Tasted It!

I have always loved popcorn. And, yes it (corn) is on my no eat list. But, it’s usually once a week I do so. No one is perfect, especially, this guy. But, I found another way to make it delicious. This recipe might sound a little strange, but ‘don’t knock it’ until you’ve tried it. Continue reading “Try My Olive Oil Popcorn: Don’t Knock It Until You’ve Tasted It!”

Keeping A Critical Eye On What We Eat As We Age…

We all grow old, but I’ve heard of guys who are in their 90’s climbing up a ladder and fixing things up on top their roofs! I so much want to be like that! This gentleman I know eats plant based whole food… Continue reading “Keeping A Critical Eye On What We Eat As We Age…”

Embracing The Low Glycemic Diet: No Potatoes And Grain? Reasons For Doing So…

I lost 50 pounds a few years back, but I think some things I am eating are not health promoting. I asked someone who is in good physical shape, what they ate. It appears they favor a low glycemic diet. She said, ‘I eat very little meat, potato, bread, and pasta’. 

Continue reading “Embracing The Low Glycemic Diet: No Potatoes And Grain? Reasons For Doing So…”

3 Healthy Reasons To Read Ingredient Labels On Salsa, Ketchup, Mustard And Other Condiments…

As you may have already gathered, I love potatoes! I talk about them all the time. Actually, they’re my all time favorite food. Why so? I don’t know, they just have that Continue reading “3 Healthy Reasons To Read Ingredient Labels On Salsa, Ketchup, Mustard And Other Condiments…”

What! No Cheese on my Pizza? Here’s why You Won’t Miss it…

Health, diet and weight loss has been for me at least, an ongoing study where I am learning all the time. It’s so easy to get fooled into buying something you know for certain you shouldn’t eat at the grocery store, especially if you haven’t learned to not shop hungry.

‘I make my wife a Canadian bacon pizza with sauce, onions, pineapple and cheese. And, yes, I succumb and take a few bites out of a slice. I don’t try to be perfect or preach my way of eating, but do eat mostly plant based whole food…’ ~ your author

Most of the time I don’t go food shopping hungry. And, when I do, I find myself not thinking right and buy stuff I know I shouldn’t. I don’t know how that works, except that your mind tends to play tricks on you or your stomach has a mind of its own and takes complete control over the brain!

‘I found out that dairy and wheat bothered me, in that it caused my ears to plug, my sinuses to flare up and made me cough up mucus. The combination of wheat and cheese or too much of each by themselves sometimes made it hard to breathe waking me up in the middle of the night in a panic. What I did was open up a bottle of Vicks® Vapo Steam which has menthol and other ingredients like eucalyptus oil you pour in a steamer. Instead of what they recommend,  I shook it up, opened the lid and breathed it straight from the bottle mouth. I would take a walk outside and breathe in the cold air deeply for awhile. This really worked for me in getting me breathing right again, erasing the fear, then falling back asleep…’ ~ your author

I can actually eat a few slices of homemade pizza with cheese, but don’t take a chance on eating more than that. I began cooking it without cheese, but my wife didn’t like it. So, I used to make half of it without the cheese for me.

You actually don’t really miss the cheese. To me, it tasted just as good. After you eat mostly fruits and vegetables for some time, pizza will taste very greasy and you probably won’t like greasy tasting food anymore.

As you likely already know, pizza is a very high calorie treat. But, did you know that fat is higher in calories than carbohydrates? Pre-made pizza crust usually has salt, refined oil and milk products, and more added.

‘The higher net total energy, saturated fat, and sodium intake associated with children’s and adolescents’ consumption of pizza demonstrates the importance of implementing policies and practices aimed at curbing its consumption and improving its nutrient content. Dietary strategies to address and treat obesity should focus on the principal sources of calories in the diet, particularly from foods that contribute to excess caloric intake [1 ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4306796/]’.

If you don’t want dairy and do well by wheat, you can make a vegetarian pizza with items like pineapple, mushrooms and onions with just sauce. This does make a very satisfactory pizza.

‘My best estimate is that when you make your own pizza at home with cheese on it, each average sized slice will have approximately 250 to 300 calories, not including any meat…’ ~ your author

I used to make my own pizza dough and let it rise by adding yeast. It was fun, but more work. Now, I buy Boboli® pizza crusts whenever my wife gets the craving. Much easier. It only takes about twelve minutes in a 450 degree pre-heated oven. Personally, I would rate it up there with all the major fast food pizzas for taste. But, for me at least, there will be no more pizza cheese or no cheese.

Source- 1 URL ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4306796/
Website Title Pediatrics
Publication Month February
Publication Year 2015
Access Day 04
Access Month january
Access Year 2020
Article Title Energy and nutrient intake from pizza in the United States

Note- consult your doctor before you change your diet.

How using your ‘Salt Shaker’ can Reduce Daily Sodium Intake…

Some of us have to watch our sodium as we get older. High blood pressure can sneak up on you without you even knowing. And, it can prove to be Continue reading “How using your ‘Salt Shaker’ can Reduce Daily Sodium Intake…”

Ultimate Food for Health and Weight Loss: Plant Based or Dash Diet? Facts I Found Out…

What’s more important? Is it how our food tastes or good health and weight loss? Why not all the above? People see everything differently and place their own importance on what they want out of life. I can only talk about my viewpoint. So, what matters most to me since I am the writer for this website? Continue reading “Ultimate Food for Health and Weight Loss: Plant Based or Dash Diet? Facts I Found Out…”

How I Finally Knew I Was Consuming Too Much Salt And Needed To Cut Back

My body was trying to tell me something. When I used to eat bags and bags of chips each week, I was also overdosing on sodium. Getting rid of the excess salt is taxing on the body. Continue reading “How I Finally Knew I Was Consuming Too Much Salt And Needed To Cut Back”

Searching For A Low Salt Diet? Here’s The Healthiest I Found…

We Americans eat way too much salt as it is. Most sodium is hidden in food we eat. If you eat out a lot and prepare meals from cans and packages at home, chances are you are getting too much sodium in your diet. So, how do you change this? Continue reading “Searching For A Low Salt Diet? Here’s The Healthiest I Found…”

Why High And Low Salt Diets Can Be Unhealthy

Just like most Americans, I was using too much salt. This was iodized sea as well as Himalayan pink. Too much of these so called ‘healthier’ salts can be as unhealthy as regular table salt. Eating the way most Americans do makes sodium add up a lot faster than you might think. Continue reading “Why High And Low Salt Diets Can Be Unhealthy”