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Low Fat Digest Issue 32 - Asian Chicken Salad
February 29, 2008

Low Fat Digest Issue 32 - Asian Chicken Salad

The Low Fat Digest Friendly Healthy Eating Information

29th of February 2008

Issue #32

Table of Contents

1. Ramblings
2. Low Fat Asian Chicken Salad
3. What to do with the Christmas Candy

Dear


1. Ramblings

Admittedly, we're into Asian foods currently. This is mainly due to the new girlfriend of one of our friends. She's Chinese and teaches us many Chinese recipes.

We even bought one of those "rice cooking pots". Tobi loves his new rice pot.

The good thing is that rice is low fat, low calories. You can eat as much rice as you want and won't put on weight.

For change, here's a salad recipe. I'm sure, you'll like it.


2. Asian Chicken Salad

Makes 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 large chicken breasts
  • 3 cups raw spinach
  • 2 cups cabbage
  • 4 green onions
  • 1 cup water chestnuts
  • 1 cup cilantro
  • 1 cucumber
  • 2 cups slivered almonds
  • 1 cup mushrooms
  • 1 cup carrots
  • 1 mandarin orange, divided into small plugs
  • 1/2 cup low fat, reduced sugar Asian salad dressing

Directions

Remove skin from chicken and cut into small chunks. Chop cabbage, carrots and cilantro.

Slice onions, water chestnut, mushrooms and cucumber.

Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and toss well. Add dressing and serve.

Serve with rice if you wish.

Enjoy!

Nutritional Information
per serving

  • Calories: 160
  • Fat: 3 g
  • Carbohydrates: 20 g
  • Protein: 13 g



3. What to do with the Christmas Candy

Now that Easter is approaching fast and Christmas lies way behind us, it's time to get rid of that left-over candy.

It's gotta go.

Did you know that those candies, cookies, cakes, consist mainly of sugar?

Yes, because it tastes good. Because you'll love it. Because you'll get addicted to the sugar.

But, did you know that sugar takes out of your body essential minerals and B vitamins?

Why? Sugar, be it natural or refined, white or brown, requires B-complex vitamins, calcium and magnesium for digestion.

If you eat food like fruits, vegetables and starches that contain natural sugar, they also provide enough of these nutrients to assist our bodies in their own digestion.

But simple sugar in huge volumes like you find it in cakes, cookies, or candy, cannot assist our bodies. Because they don't provide and B vitamins or minerals.

Therefore your body must, use the minerals it has stored to digest this kind of sugar.

B vitamin is taken from the nervous system, and calcium is robbed from the bones and teeth when these sugars are consumed.

You see, sugar is bad for your teeth in two ways, even if you brush them after each meal.

Results of a deficiency of these vital vitamins and minerals can be: Weakness and fatigue, indigestion, poor appetite, craving for more sweets, neuralgia and neuritis, muscle soreness, headaches, insomnia, dizziness, nervousness, instability, forgetfulness, vague fears, rage, depression, anxiety...

Isn't that an incentive to throw away all the left over candy?

Sugar also messes up your immune system.

It weakens your white blood cells. White blood cells eat up foreign invaders. They seek out cancerous cells. They keep you healthy.

But when sugar is eaten, your immune system is weakened.

It's important for more than one reason, to eat healthy foods. Start today with dumping your sweets (once in a while a piece of chocolate is ok, of course).


Comments? Ideas? Feedback? Articles you have written and want to be published? Recipes you're interested in?
Please tell us. We'd love to hear from you. Just reply to this e-zine and tell us what you think!

Marion + Tobi

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