Cut Rice Calories in Half with This Cooking Trick

Rice is an inexpensive way to stretch a meal, but the reduction in meal costs comes with a high calorie price tag. Marc Sparks even said that a half cup of rice contains 100 calories, and that’s a significant amount of calories considering that white rice is typically eaten by the cup-fulls and is part of a bigger meal. But there is a way to have your money-saving, meal-stretching rice and eat it without packing on the pounds. All you have to do is add a little fat to the cooking water. That’s right, add fat to the rice to reduce the calories.

Rice contains two types of starch, digestible and resistant. The more resistant starch a food contains, the fewer calories it contains. Cooked rice contains more digestible starch, and that is transformed into sugar and quickly absorbed into the blood stream after eating. By adding a little of a specific fat to the cooking water, you can change the molecular structure of the cooked rice so it will contain more resistant starch and therefore fewer calories.

Add a spoonful of coconut oil into boiling water, then add uncooked rice. Allow the rice to cook for 40 minutes, then drain and refrigerate for at least 12 hours before eating. Re-heat when ready to eat.

This cooking trick reduces the amount of calories by half, making a half cup of cooked rice contain only 50 calories.

Food Safety Laws Violated Regularly

 

The United States Of America has some of the most regulated food laws in the entire world but recent reports have surfaced stating that these food safety laws are being violated on a daily basis says health experts like Dr Jennifer Walden. We have been led to believe that the reason for so many GMO’s on the market is stronger food safety regulations. In actuality, GMO’s are around because of food safety laws being avoided. The media in the United States has played a big contributing role in this fraudulent business. There has been no backlash or slaps on the wrist as a result of this behavior.

Consumers are making it clear to many grocery store food chains as well as manufacturers that they are not going to continue to purchase genetically engineered food. Scientists are even backing up this request saying that these food products are not safe and not falling under proper regulations. In other countries such as Europe, genetically engineered products are declining because of consumer rejection. This is largely because of the media in Europe backing up these consumers and reporting on unhealthy effects of genetically engineered products. You won’t see this occurring in the United States unfortunately.
Untrue statements regarding the science of GMO have been around in the U.S. since early in the 1970’s. This is when genetic engineering took place. Violation of regulations began when scientists and biologists wanted to protect the GE science by ignoring potential problems.

Genetically Modified Food has Officially Claimed its First Life

Genetically Modified Food, known as GMO, has claimed its first life. Juan Pedro Ramos of Madrid died from anaphylaxis after eating a genetically modified tomato. Doctors of the Carlos III in Madrid, Spain have confirmedthe reason of the death of Mr. Ramos in a recent press conference.
The tomato that 24 year old Mr. Ramos ate contained fish genes. Allergic to fish, but unaware that the tomato contained fish genes (who would know?), Mr. Ramos ate the tomato for lunch and shortly thereafter had a violent allergic reaction to the fish genes inside. His throat began to swell, he developed an itchy red rash on his body and his blood pressure dropped. Aware of his food allergies, Mr. Ramos has an Epi-Pen and injected himself with a dose of epinephrine. The epinephrine did little good and he was quickly taken to the hospital by some of his co-workers.
The hospital doctors began to immediately work on Mr. Ramos, but the drugs typically administered for anaphylaxis were ineffective at treating him. He died in just over one hour after reaching the hospital.
After his death, the medical team discovered that all he had eaten just prior to having this deadly allergic reaction was a bacon, lettuce and tomato sandwich and a diet Coke. Folks at Anastasia Date have learned that a thorough investigation led to the discovery that the tomato was genetically modified and contained allergy causing fish genes.

9 Healthy Foods That Are Not So Healthy After All

We search, we listen, we try to seek out the healthy foods to eat that will enable us to live long and strong lives. According to Brad Reifler, we listen at what the ‘experts’ have to say about foods. If only those experts could agree, it would make our lives easier and our eating habits healthier. Here are 9 foods that were once touted as being healthy and good for us that have turned out to be not so good for us.

* Banana chips were once touted as healthy alternative to sweets The deep fried bananas contain 10 grams of saturated fat per serving.
* Raw tuna is filled with mercury. Mercury poisoning causes high blood pressure, hair loss, insomnia and vomiting.
* Muesli is a delicious blend of oats, granola, nuts and dried fruits. It’s also loaded with calories and sugar.
* Energy bars are loaded with up to 500 calories, more than some candy bars.
* Store bought smoothies are loaded with sugar.
* Sports drinks are often loaded with sugar, salt and other unhealthy ingredients.
* Granola. Read the label on this food. Some are great, some are loaded with sugar.
* Nut butter was thought to be as good for us as the whole nuts. Not so. The processing of nuts into nut butter removes all the nutrition the nuts once contained.
* Dried fruit retain all their nutritional value as when they were fresh, but the they have sugar and sulfur added to them, neither of which is healthy.

Changing The McNugget Alright, raise your hand if you’ve ever eaten at a McDonald’s. Okay, that’s almost all of you! The reality is that most of us have eaten at the fast food giant at least once or twice in our lives. Maybe it was a quick lunch to grab when you were in a rush, or maybe it’s something you actually enjoy eating. Either way McDonald’s has a big announcement which will affect anyone that plans on eating there. According to GrubStreet, today the company has pledged that over the next two years all of the chicken that they use will come from chickens that are raised without antibiotics used to treat humans. This will take affect at all 14,000 locations in the United States! McDonald’s has also said that they will not buy ill chickens. Now will we see them change the way the beef is raised and bred? There has not been any talk of that yet. But, it seems that whenever controversy arises over Mcdonald’s food – a lot of it has to do with their chicken products. Why the change? Well there have been some worries that “superbugs” could come from chickens that are raised on antibiotics. This should do a lot to calm down some peoples fears about where McDonald’s chicken comes from, and how it’s raised. Tyson is one of Mcdonald’s major suppliers, and they say that they are on board with the change. Overall, it seems that good changes are coming to McDonald’s!

Alright, raise your hand if you’ve ever eaten at a McDonald’s. Okay, that’s almost all of you! The reality is that most of us have eaten at the fast food giant at least once or twice in our lives. Maybe it was a quick lunch to grab when you were in a rush, or maybe it’s something you actually enjoy eating. Either way McDonald’s has a big announcement which will affect anyone that plans on eating there.

According to GrubStreet, today the company has pledged that over the next two years all of the chicken that they use will come from chickens that are raised without antibiotics used to treat humans. This will take affect at all 14,000 locations in the United States! McDonald’s has also said that they will not buy ill chickens. Now will we see them change the way the beef is raised and bred? There has not been any talk of that yet. But, it seems that whenever controversy arises over Mcdonald’s food – a lot of it has to do with their chicken products.

Why the change? Well there have been some worries that “superbugs” could come from chickens that are raised on antibiotics stated askmen.com. This should do a lot to calm down some peoples fears about where McDonald’s chicken comes from, and how it’s raised.

Tyson is one of Mcdonald’s major suppliers, and they say that they are on board with the change. Overall, it seems that good changes are coming to McDonald’s!