For sheer versatility, oatmeal is hard to beat. Besides serving as a hearty breakfast cereal, oatmeal can be added to meat loaf or baked in cookies, cakes, bread, muffins and scones. Oatmeal can also be ground in a blender to create oat flour that can be used as a coating for fish or chicken.
If we are to succeed in the lifelong quest to look and feel our best, we must become good students and learn from what others can teach us. Sometimes the instruction comes from the laboratory; other times, we learn from individuals who've achieved personal breakthroughs. Here are four lessons worth incorporating into your fitness program:
Researchers have defined five dietary patterns that are influenced by age, race, region, gender, income and education in a presentation at the American Heart Association's 2012 scientific session. The study was based on a detailed questionnaire completed by 21,636 black and white adults age 45 and over. The five dietary patterns are as follows:
Elizabeth Barrett Browning, a nineteenth-century poet, was not thinking about food when she began her sonnet "How do I love thee? Let me count the ways." Yet her sonnet always comes to mind when I count the ways I love to eat.
Eat this, not that. Portions the size of your fist. Or was it a deck of cards? How many points is that? How about calories? Yikes, what zone am I eating in? Here, have a cow. Don't touch meat...
Of course you love a thick, juicy, all-American burger. Even First Lady Michelle Obama, anti-obesity advocate and nutrition-conscious mom, recently ordered a burger and fries at D.C.'s Shake Shack during a lunch with friends.
Today, AARP announced its latest member discount - and this one is very cool, especially if you need a break from cooking...who isn't looking for a good deal on an evening out of the house these days?
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