Eat– for Good Health

Talk about shock therapy–  when shown graphic images of arterial diseases and obesity, study subjects chose vegetables and fruit as healthy snacks!  This study comes from Health Psychology.  The images caused negative associations, and subjects lost their desire for potato chips and cookies.  Below is the picture shown to subjects of a clogged artery–

Figure A shows a normal artery with normal blood flow. Figure B shows an artery with plaque buildup.

Here’s some switches that save many calories:

In pasta salad, instead of 1/2 cup mayo, add 1/2 cup roasted peppers, pureed (save 435 calories)

In veggie dip, instead of 1/4 cup sour cream, add 1/2 cup spinach, cooked and pureed (save 80 calories)

In brownie mix, instead of oil, use pureed beets or black beans (save 469 calories)

In chowder, instead of cream, use pureed sweet corn (save 556 calories)


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