Oatmeal-Apple-Raisin Muffins

Written by LeAnn R. Ralph

Oatmeal-Apple-Raisin Muffins

These muffins are not only tasty, but they're also a good source of fiber. In recent years, health experts have come to realize that fiber is an important part of a heart-healthy diet. Using Canola oil also increasesrepparttar health benefits of these muffins.

1 egg 1 cup buttermilk (or 1 cup of milk with 1 tablespoon of lemon juice added) 1 cup oatmeal (either quick-cooking or old-fashioned oatmeal; I like to userepparttar 113211 old-fashioned) 1/2 cup of brown sugar 1/2 cup cooking oil 2 cups flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 1 apple chopped 1/2 cup raisins 1/2 cup chopped walnuts (optional)

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.

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