A Fresh Take on Meat
Let’s face it, eating mounds of dark meat may require loosening the belt a notch or two. But all the leftovers that follow a big turkey dinner are proof of the hormone cholecystokinin (CCK) at work: a process that makes your body feel more sustained, for longer periods of time, from less intake.
Dark meat is better for your cholesterol, despite a wealth of controversy on the subject. Similarly, seafood buffs and critics often underestimate tiny scallops: easy to sear, caramelize, or wrap in bacon. These morsels are slandered due to their association with fatty foods, but with a whopping 80% protein intake from every ounce, even a strip of bacon can’t offset the benefits.
Green Is Good
You’ve probably heard it all: why eat celery? That stuff is pure water, or even those snack sticks lack any real nutrition. But Dr. Mark Houston of St. Thomas Hospital in Nashville begs to differ — the man who has recorded massive blood pressure reductions in his patients from these magical heart-helpers.
According Dr. Houston’s research, without applying any flashy recipe, three or four sticks of celery are enough to: relax artery walls, increase blood flow, and reduce systolic blood pressure by six points a day.