Eat up!

So I almost feel bad linking to this, because I don’t agree with everything this magazine does, but Men’s Health has a good article on easy ways to eat healthier here.

Their editor wrote the Abs Diet, which I think is just about the easiest, most common sense, and healthiest way to eat healthy out there.

Here are a few of the tips I thought were interesting:

When the waitress asks what you want to drink, always say iced tea.
The more we learn about tea, the more healthful it looks. A recent U.S. Department of Agriculture study found that a serving of black tea had more antioxidants–crucial to your body’s defense against heart disease, cancer, and even wrinkles–than a serving of broccoli or carrots.

And speaking of broccoli…

Whenever you eat broccoli, put a little margarine, olive oil, or cheese sauce on it.
This is our kind of nutrition advice. Broccoli is a rich source of beta-carotene–one of the major antioxidants your body needs. But beta-carotene is fat-soluble, which means it has to hitch a ride on fat molecules to make the trip through your intestinal wall. Without a little fat in the mix, your body won’t absorb nearly as much beta-carotene.

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