When I was in high school a ball of cottage cheese on a ring of canned pineapple was the ultimate diet meal. Former President Nixon made headlines when he shared that his favorite lunch was cottege cheese topped with ketchup. For years these slightly sour milk curds were the ultimate symbol of weight control. Over the years, cottage cheese has fallen out of favor — a loss for easy healthy meal plans.
Cottage cheese is made from the separation of solids and liquid in milk. The whey is poured off and the cuds are rinsed, but not pressed into true cheese. ( and yes, this is where the nursery rhyme “curds and whey” came from). Cottage cheese is a wonderful source of protein and vitamin B12. One half cup of full fat … Continue Reading… →
Salt–its everywhere. It makes everything, even desserts taste better. But our love of salt ( or sodium) comes with a big price. You probably know that too much dietry salt has been linked to heart disease, high blood ressure and an increase in asthma symptoms. Now it turns out that salt can make you ugly.
Here’s how it works: Salt attracts water and more more salt attracts more water. In the short run, the extra fluid will make the face look puffy can increase undereye bags. Did you ever notice that after a chinese meal ( redic high in sodium) that your rings are tight and under eye shadows are darker. Its the sodium. In the rest of the body, a big sodium load makes blood circulation more difficult. The slower circulation makes growth and repair of skin cells slow down– decreasing collagen and elastin production. So in the long run, … Continue Reading… →