Sunday, March 24, 2013

Lose Weight With This Food!!

Health Tip of the Week: There is a plant that not many people know about that could make a radical difference in your weight loss program. The konjac is a perennial plant that grows on the east coast of Asian countries such as Japan and China. The plant has a part of it called a corm. The corm is very starchy and is used to make flour and gel. Why is that important? The starchy, gelatinous flour can be made into noodles or any other "pasta" type shape. Here is the kicker. Konjac has almost no calories, yet when eaten as a noodle it is very filling due to its high fiber content. A serving size of noodles made from konjac flour has 20 calories per serving and only 4 carbohydrates as opposed to pasta which has 240 calories per serving and 40 carbohydrates. Not only is konjac noodles great for dieting and maintaining proper weight levels, konjac is awesome for diabetics and people with blood sugar issues as it does not raise the blood sugar levels substantially. The konjac noodle is sold in stores by the brand name Shiritaki Noodles. Shiritaki makes two types of noodles, one made from konjac and the other made from tofu. The tofu one is made out of soy which is not too good for you due to its negative affect on estrogen levels in the body. Stick with straight Shiritaki noodles from konjac flour. Last week, I sautéed vegetables in olive oil. I then added chicken breast pieces and seasoned the pan with Mrs. Dash garlic and herb spice and a little crushed red pepper. I then added the shirtaki noodles and kept stirring till all was well heated. I topped the dish with sprinkle, romano cheese. It was to die for. The kids couldn't get enough and I ate a full plate or two. I figure I had a very filling diner with only a couple hundred calories. This is the way to go. We even tried it "Italian" style with tomato sauce and meatballs. Just as good. The only warning I can give you is that when you open the bag of noodles, they stink. Yes, they smell bad. Put them in a colander and run cold water over them. The stink goes right away. Then you can cook with them. Add them to a hot pan or boil for two minutes before pouring sauce over them. 
Thought for the Week: No man is lonely eating spaghetti; it requires so much attention. ~Christopher Morley

Chiropractic Thought for the Week: Tie a rope around a small chair. Now give the rope a solid pull. What happens to the chair? It moves with the pull of your rope. This is exactly how subluxations are caused in your spine. When muscles surrounding your spine contract or tighten up due to physical, emotional or chemical stress, the muscle exerts a force on the moveable spinal bone that the muscle is attached to. This force causes the bone to subluxate (misalign). The lucky people will get a pain or a symptom. Most of the time, the bone shifts out of alignment without a symptom. The longer the bone remains subluxated, the area becomes more unstable resulting in a worse problem. The reason I say the other people who get the symptoms fast are lucky is because they have the warning sign to get to the chiropractor and have the problem corrected quickly before it turns into a bigger problem affecting their health.

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