Cottage Cheese- good news/bad news

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…

#1 Beauty Diet Tip– Watch Your Salt

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…