Nutrition Tip February 12 2011



Comments: Regular cheese is going to be high-fat (saturated) no matter how you slice it.  As long s you don’t overdo it, it can still be part of a healthy diet.  Part-skim cheeses, like most available mozzarella, are lower in fat and calories than most cheeses.  Some brands, like Kraft, have calcium-fortified cheeses (“double the calcium”) that can be a good choice if you or a family member don’t get enough calcium through other dairy products but is willing to eat a serving of cheese.  All in all, a portion-controlled 1-oz. serving can make a great snack.  However, in order to not overdo the fat, cholesterol, or sodium, keep cheese-dependent dinners (such as pizza, lasagna, casseroles, etc), to 1-2x/week.  And, try using a smaller amount of a sharper (longer-aged) cheese rather than more of a milder cheese for the same taste effect.

What to buy: Regular cheese, use in moderation

What to leave: Processed cheese (may have colorings, preservatives, partially-hydrogenated oils, etc)

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Sugar Alternatives for Energy and Hydration

Question: I am using the homebrew sugar formulations (sometimes added to green tea).  I am also trying to wean myself off 1/2 dose adrenalean “lip tonic delivery system” (biorhythm brand- caffeine, hoodia g, synephrine, yohimbe) capsule for energy.

My question is other than juice, can you suggest modifications in lieu of table sugar for energy and hydration.


Both raw/organic honey or agave can work great in the homebrew (substitute in the same quantities for the sugar, or to taste), but you do have to shake well in order to make sure they don’t settle out.  Have you tried either of these?  Also, make sure to use at least the minimum amount of salt recommended in the homebrew as the temps rise, you need the sodium replacement if you’re sweating.

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