Good Food/Bad Food What's Left to Eat

Written by Kathryn Martyn, M.NLP

What's Good Today is Bad Tomorrow: What Can I Eat?

We've enteredrepparttar Twilight Zone when it comes torepparttar 113210 multitude of diets being promoted today. Starting withrepparttar 113211 Atkins Diet, thenrepparttar 113212 South Beach Diet, nowrepparttar 113213 Hamptons Diet and more. All higher in protein, lower in carbs, butrepparttar 113214 distinction should be quality of carbs, not singling out one nutrient entirely. If you are onrepparttar 113215 Atkins Diet, South Beach Diet or any other variation of a high protein/low carb diet simply adjust from eating low quality carbs like refined flour and sugar products (think if it comes in a box, it's likely low quality) to eating more whole food products like fresh vegetables and fruits - yes fruits.

Apples vs. Apple Jacks - You berepparttar 113216 Judge

I knowrepparttar 113217 traditional Atkins Diet doesn't advocate much fruit (too high sugar) but think about that for one minute. My strong belief is that an apple is a good food, a bowl of Apple Jacks cereal may not be on an equal level. One is highly processed sweetened by added white sugar and corn syrup, and one is natural, plucked from a tree and sweetened byrepparttar 113218 sun. Which would you choose? Don't shun fresh fruit forrepparttar 113219 sake of following your low carb diet torepparttar 113220 letter.

Eliminating healthy, wholesome foods is notrepparttar 113221 best way to learn to eat better, but severely cutting back onrepparttar 113222 frequency of eating highly processed foods is. I saw a site which called it GM or MM: God Made or Man Made. If you think of those terms when you go to choose your foods, it starts to make more sense. No one says you shouldn't eat chips, or whatever strikes your fancy, but make them a treat - and eatrepparttar 113223 GM foods more often.

Common Sense Diet

Common sense will answerrepparttar 113224 question about what to eat. If you are on Atkins, South Beach or any variation of low carb diet, avoid processed foods, not natural foods. Stop using "instant" breakfast, and cook whole rolled oats for instance. Sure you might have to get up 10 minutes earlier, oh well. You're worth it!

You can still stay on a higher protein food plan, but this one minor adjustment will allow you to continue with your eating plan for a lifetime, rather than a short-time. I'd go insane if I couldn't eat my daily apple, banana or other fruit. I love fruit. I think there's a very good reason humans desire sweet foods - Vitamin C, and other nutrients, including bio-flavnoids.

The History of Thai Food

Written by Andrew Hall

Thai food is famous all overrepparttar world. Whether chilli-hot or comparatively bland, harmony and contrast arerepparttar 113209 guiding principles behind each dish. Thai cuisine is essentially a marriage of centuries-old Eastern and Western influences harmoniously combined into something uniquely Thai. Characteristics of Thai food depend on who cooks it, for whom it is cooked, for what occasion, and where it is cooked. Dishes can be refined and adjusted to suit all tastes.

The 'Tai' people migrated from valley settlements inrepparttar 113210 mountainous region of Southwest China (now Yunnan province) betweenrepparttar 113211 sixth and thirteenth centuries, into what is now known as Thailand, Laos,repparttar 113212 Shan States of upper Burma, and northwest Vietnam. Influenced by Chinese cooking techniques, Thai cuisine flourished withrepparttar 113213 rich biodiversity ofrepparttar 113214 Thai peninsula. As a result, Thai dishes today have some similarities to Szechwan Chinese dishes.

Originally, Thai cooking reflectedrepparttar 113215 characteristics of a waterborne lifestyle. Aquatic animals, plant and herbs were major ingredients. Subsequent influences introducedrepparttar 113216 use of sizeable chunks to Thai cooking. With their Buddhist background, Thais shunnedrepparttar 113217 use of large animals in big chunks. Big cuts of meat were shredded and blended with herbs and spices. Traditional Thai cooking methods were stewing and baking, or grilling. Chinese influences sawrepparttar 113218 introduction of frying, stir-frying and deep-frying. Culinary influences fromrepparttar 113219 17th century onwards included Portuguese, Dutch, French and Japanese techniques. Chillies were introduced to Thai cooking duringrepparttar 113220 late 1600s by Portuguese missionaries who had acquired a taste for them while serving in South America. Thais were very adapt at adapting foreign cooking methods, and substituting ingredients. The ghee used in Indian cooking was replaced by coconut oil, and coconut milk substituted for other dairy products.

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