Guide For Fast Foods

Its very difficult to resist the delicious mouth watering fast foods. Here are some tips for the healthy way for fast foods:

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  1. For breakfast avoid croissants or muffins stuffed with eggs or meat. They pack as many as 700 calories. Better options are plain scrambled eggs ( 150-180 calories), pancakes without butter or syrup and English muffins.
  2. For lunch or dinner if you want meat go for plain hamburgers (no cheese), which average 275-350 calories. Roasted beef which is lower in fat and calories is even better.
  3. Be wary of fast food fish. With frying oil trapped in the breading and creamy tartar sauce on the top, fried fish sandwiches supply more calories (425-500) and fat than regular hamburgers.
  4. Avoid fried chicken, the coatings tend to retain the oil. Select bites from chicken breast.
  5. Ask for unsalted items. They are available.
  6. If you sample the salad bar, steer clear of mayonnaise, oily vegetable salads and rich dressings.

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White Bread Vs Brown Bread

There always has been a debate between which bread is good for health. Is it the White bread or the Brown bread? Since our childhood we are used to eat white bread and that may be the reason we have more affection towards it.

WHITE BREAD:

  1. Appearance: Its white in colour because it is made up of wheat flour from which bran and germ is removed.
  2. Taste: Its tasteir than brown bread.
  3. Nutritional Value: Its low in zinc, fiber, thiamine, niacin & trace elements.
  4. Calories: 100 gms of white bread gives you 240 Kcal.
  5. Shelf life: White bread has more shelf life as compared to brown because of its moisture content.
  6. Health Benefits: Its not so good for heart health & increases the cholesterol levels.

BROWN BREAD:

  1. Appearance: Brown bread is made of unprocessed whole wheat hence it retains the brown colour.
  2. Taste: You will find it less tasteir because since years we are acustomed to eat white bread.
  3. Nutritional value: Brown bread is rich in vitamins, minerals, vit E, B6, zinc, riboflavin, copper, manganese, potassium, calcium, iron, niacin & folic acid.
  4. Calories: 100 gms of brown bread gives you 200 Kcal.
  5. Shelf life: Brown bread has low shelf life when compared to white bread.
  6. Health Benefits: Its very good for overall health.
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