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Food That’s Good For You (may not be good for you)! by Bob Rossilli, Fitness Over Fifty Inc.

"Good food" may not always be as good for you as the hype.

-Nuts are good for you. But if you can’t stop eating them after 1/4 cup that’s not  good for you. Don’t buy a big can of nuts.
-Orange juice, apple and grape have the same amount of sugar as soda. They do not have the fiber and other natural nutrients and anti-oxidants of the fruit itself. Eat an orange, apple or cup of grapes in place of the juice every time.
-Granola usually consists of rolled oats, nuts and honey. It is frequently thought of as containing whole grains and as a nutrient rich food. However, the type and amount of fat used in the cooking, the addition of nuts, candy and sweetener, can make this already calorie rich food a diet killer. A cup of homemade granola contains almost 600 calories and 5 grams of saturated (bad) fat*.  Candied or fatty granola’s can contain even more of each. Try 1/2 to 1 cup of Quaker Oats which has 150-300 calories and 0.5-1 gram of saturated fat. Add 1/4 teaspoonful of cinnamon.

  *from caloriecount.about.com/calories-
   granola.

-Yoplait yogurt, 99% fat free, contains 
   170 calories and 27 grams (more than 5
   teaspoons) of sugar and 5 grams of
   protein. Try a greek yogurt. Usually
   120-140 calories per a one cup serving, 
   about 9 grams of sugar and 23 grams of
   protein. A one half cup serving cuts the
   calories and sugar and still gives you over
   11 grams of protein.

-It is said that red wine is good for you because it contains reservatrol,
  an anti-oxidant, also called a polyphenol.
  It is also said that it might lower bad  
  cholesterol, prevent damage to blood
  vessels and prevent blood clots. It may or
  may not do all of that, but for me, the glass
  of red wine has 150 empty calories, 
  makes me sleepy, lazy and feel like I’m getting
  over the flu. Most importantly I’m as
  hungry as hell after a drink and have lost
  my discipline. That glass of wine will cost
  me over 500 calories when all is said and
  done. Then there’s the liver damage. No
  thanks. Pass the grapes, berries and
  pomegranate.

If you would like to try a personal weight loss and fitness workshop in Kings Park, e-mail Bob Rossilli at fitnessoverfiftyinc@gmail.com. Like us on Facebook @ Fitness Over Fifty Inc.

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