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Five Healthy Foods to Eat This Winter

Cold winter weather does more than just affect your heating bill and the clothes you wear. It also changes your energy levels and your metabolism. It can even change your food preferences. But don’t splurge on a diet of hot cocoa and marshmallows.

If you are like some people you react to the cold weather by forgoing the gym and going on a calorie binge. The truth is this is not a healthy way to deal with winter. You wouldn’t want to overdo your ice cream eating during the hot summer months. You also don’t want to live on cookies and hot chocolate during the winter. Here are five easy ways to winterize your diet.

Add Root Vegetables

It can sometimes be hard to find good local produce during the winter. But your farmers market should be full of root vegetables like carrots, turnips and beets which thrive during cold winter months. Roast some carrots and get good dose of beta-carotene. Or, boil some turnips to get plenty of vitamin A and C.

Eat Oatmeal

While oatmeal is a convenient breakfast food, it also provides nutrients essential to withstanding winter time. It is high in zinc which is important for your immune system and it is also high in soluble fiber which is associated with good heart health. Instant oatmeal is very convenient but it is also more expensive. To stick to a budget and eat healthy, buy old-fashioned oatmeal at your local grocery store.

Enjoy Soup

Soup is the perfect food for winter. You just want to make sure you hold off on adding too much beef, salt or cream. Look for soup that is made primarily of chicken or vegetable broth and includes plenty of fresh vegetables. You can easily add some whole-grain crackers to get an extra dose of your daily grains.

Add Sushi

One alternative for winter foods that might be a surprise is sushi. Many comfort foods are loaded with sugars and fat but not sushi.

Choose tuna or salmon rolls and get a good dose of vitamin D. During the winter you usually have less exposure to the sun and are not getting enough natural vitamin D in your body. A lack of vitamin D can increase the risk of heart disease and bone weakening, so add vitamin D in sushi in the winter and retain perfect health.

Go Cruciferous

Add broccoli and cauliflower to your diet and you can up your immune system and avoid getting bouts of typical winter sicknesses like the flu. Both of these vegetables are very high in vitamin C.

Eat these foods and you will get through winter better this year.


Twelve Dos And Don’ts Of Sushi

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1. Don’t Drown Your Sushi

Presumably, you ordered your sushi because you enjoy its delicate flavor and unique textures. Submerging your sushi is a bowl of soy sauce will overwhelm your palate and completely cover up the flavor. A decadent and an expensive piece of fish will wind up tasting the same as a budget dish. On a similar subject, the dish for your soy sauce should never be filled to the brim. Just add a little, and refill as needed. Additionally, never dip the side of the sushi with rice into the sauce. Not only is it bad etiquette, the sauce can cause the rice to fall apart before it gets to your mouth.
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Can Sushi Aid in Your Weight Loss Efforts? (Part 2)

Enjoy Wasabi

Wasabi is a spicy green paste that is served alongside sushi. Many people believe that it can further improve weight-loss efforts. An animal study published in 2013 by the Nutrition Research and Practice concluded that wasabi may help decrease fat and weight gain in animals who were fed a high-fat diet. Further research is needed to determine if wasabi would have the same effect on humans as well as how much wasabi would need to be consumed to see these benefits.
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Sushi Rice Nutrition Information | Fuki Sushi in River Edge

The history of sushi is quite long, and in fact dates back around 2,000 years. Developed in Japan, it is a very artistic kind of food presentation where sushi rice is used for supporting of binding small amounts of food. Sushi, along with rice, frequently uses cooked or raw fish as well a wide range of different vegetables.
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The Basic Elements of Japanese Food

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The standard Japanese food consists of a carbohydrate like rice or a noodle, a serving of miso soup, as well as a dish of pickled vegetables, and, optionally, a meat or a fish dish. The most common carbohydrate is rice, but many different types of noodles are available, including udon (thick noodles), soba (medium noodles), and ramen (thin noodles). These carbohydrates are all very inexpensive and form the main backbone of the dish. Additionally, fish dishes are very popular parts of meals, because Japan has a long history of fishing and eating different seafoods like many island nations. These seafoods can include many different species of sea creature, such as a huge number of types of fish as well as squid, octopus, shellfish like oysters and mussels, and even eels.
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Japanese Sushi As A Boon To Great Health (part 1)

Sushi, A Gift from The Japanese

Prior to examining the true health attributes of sushi, it makes good sense to get a bit of historical context on the topic. The World Health Organization (WHO) has reported that Japanese people enjoy the second lengthiest lifespan of any other nation, with men able to expect an average of 82 years, and women typically living to the age of 87.2 years. These figures represent a significant upward departure from average lifespans in the rest of the world, which fall at 68.5 years for men, 73.5 year for women. Japanese folks tend to have roughly five more years of life on an average basis than their American cohorts. Those in Japan are noted for having among the very lowest incidences of cardiovascular disease worldwide and one of the lowest incidences of obesity. The question is whether these statistics are the result of genetic luck or whether the composition of a typical Japanese diet plays a much more pivotal role.
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Sushi Rice Guide To Make, and Enjoy It

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Sushi rice varieties.

Sushi Rice Recipe

It may seem quite daunting and complicated to make sushi rice, but you will learn that it is not that much different from making other rice. The only differences are rice vinegar and a few Japanese techniques.

I have made the process simpler by breaking it down into five steps.
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At Japanese Sushi Restaurant, How To Enjoy Your Time

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Japanese Sushi Restaurant

Food is something that we all enjoy. Whether it is cooking, eating, or enjoying the time spent with others over a special dish, food can bring us all together. One amazing way to enjoy food, friends and family is by visiting a Japanese sushi restaurant. When you have made the decision to enjoy authentic dishes from Japan, read on to learn more about making the most of your time at sushi restaurants.
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Octopus Sushi Nutrition Facts

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The Nutrition of Octopus Sushi

Octopus is a cephalopod mollusk that is sometimes referred to as the Sea Cat in areas such as the West Indies. Overall, there are about 300 different variations of this oceanic cephalopod and it is well known for a delicious and tender texture and the tremendous nutritional value. Octopus sushi is a great source of roughly 12 different minerals and vitamins, which means that in one 3 ounce serving, you are getting more than 10% of your daily value of the essential nutrients that you need to get each day. This is a lean protein source that is low in fat and contains just as much protein as a 3 ounce serving of chicken.
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