Saturday, September 22, 2007

Top 5 White Foods to Eat

Labour day may have passed but don't put away all the whites just yet!....
well, maybe the white carbs can go, but the lean proteins and white pants can stay.
Yes, we've been told black list a lot of white coloured foods but we shouldn't lose sight of what is good. Lean proteins are the best metabolism boosters around.
Here are the top 5 white foods that i think everyone should eat ALL YEAR ROUND.
1. egg whites
Who doesn't love eggs? Often referred to as 'the perfect protein,' egg protein is a staple due to its health benefits and ability to be readily digested and absorbed by the body. Egg whites in particular are low in calories, have no carbs, no fats, no cholesterol and are loaded with protein. An egg white can contain up to 6 grams of protein.
2. skinless chicken/turkey breast
White meat goodness. Chicken and turkey breast are an excellent low-fat protein source. Lean protein not only helps build lean muscle mass and repair muscles, but it also helps control insulin levels and satisfy hunger pangs which tend to promote fat storage. You will find yourself naturally eating less food throughout the day if you eat some type of lean protein at every meal.
3. fish
The healthy omega-3 fatty acid contained in fish are great antioxidants, help with brain function and many other essential processes that take place in the body on a daily basis. Fish is a good source of lean protein which contains Essential Fatty acids that will help prevent certain diseases. It is recommended that you eat fish twice a week in order to reap its health benefits. This food will help burn fat and lean out the body.
4. cauliflower
Hey look it's a healthy white carb! Didn't see that one coming did you? Cauliflower boasts many health benefits. It contains allicin, which improves heart health and reduces the risk of strokes, and selenium, a chemical which strengthens the immune system. Also an excellent source of fiber, which helps to improve colon health and prevent cancer, and Folate, which aids cell growth and replication. Cauliflower can also help to maintain a healthy cholesterol level.
5. low fat milk/yogourt
Dairy products are great for weight loss when they are nonfat or skim. They have a combination of proteins and carbohydrates that makes them an excellent choice for burning fat and eating healthy since calories are low, and nutrition values high.And there they are...everything else you eat should be brown, multigrain, or whole wheat.

Posted by Estella Hom
Estella Hom will be posting articles on the Funk Roberts Fitness Blog and Newsletter. As one of the top trainees at the Sgt Shanahans Bootcamp, she brings a plethora of knowledge from herself losing more than 50lbs. I take great pleasure in introducing Estella and hope you enjoy and learn from the information that she brings to you. Make sure to stop by her blog...

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