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"Life is lived forward, but understood backward. It is not until we are down the road and we stand on the mountain looking back through the valley that we can appreciate the terrain God has allowed us to scale.” Jill Savage

Saturday, January 02, 2010

I'm totally off track today -

I read this and thought it was a good thing to think about when eating - even when you are eating something good for you - it has to be done wiht limits.

Don't Have Too Much of a Good Thing

Olive Oil
The Good: The Food and Drug Administration recently permitted a qualified health claim to be made for olive oil. Manufacturers are now allowed to state on the label: "Limited and not conclusive scientific evidence suggests that eating about 2 tablespoons (23 grams) of olive oil daily may reduce the risk of coronary heart disease due to the monounsaturated fat in olive oil."

The Bad: The allowable claim goes on to say: "To achieve this possible benefit, olive oil is to replace a similar amount of saturated fat and not increase the total number of calories you eat in a day." Why? Because oil has about 120 calories per tablespoon. So if you don't use it as a replacement but add the 2 tablespoons to your daily calories, you could put on about 25 pounds in a year! And keep in mind that "light" olive oil does not have fewer calories — it just has a lighter color.

The Good: You've probably seen food labels or TV commercials touting oatmeal as a food that's able to help you lower your cholesterol. That's because oats contain soluble fiber. Research has shown that soluble fiber helps lower blood cholesterol levels and reduces the risk of heart disease when included in a diet that is also low in saturated fat and cholesterol. The 3 grams per day of soluble fiber needed to lower cholesterol can be obtained by eating 1 1/2 cups of cooked oatmeal (3/4 cup of uncooked oatmeal), or roughly three packets of instant oatmeal. Eating this amount typically lowers total cholesterol by up to 23 percent.

Besides helping to lower your cholesterol, oats are just plain healthy, providing protein, iron, insoluble fiber, and other nutrients — and they have only 145 calories per cup (cooked). As for their effect on weight control, studies show that an increase in intake of either soluble or insoluble fiber helps you feel full longer, thereby decreasing your subsequent hunger.

Finally, oats are naturally free of cholesterol and low in saturated fat and sodium.

The Bad: The problems start when we add the extras — brown sugar, butter, salt, honey, whole milk and/or fruit (which is not bad in moderation). Too many add-ons bring up the total fat, cholesterol, and calories beyond what would be considered a healthy breakfast.

Fit Tip: Stick to a cup and a half of cooked oatmeal (218 calories) and throw in half a cup of frozen blueberries (35 calories), which are also high in antioxidants. Or toss in three-quarters of a cup of frozen mixed berries, for 70 additional calories. Also, add your own cinnamon or nutmeg to plain oatmeal rather than buying the flavored versions, which come with added sugar.

Does anyone out there wish they had a personal chef? I swear if I had one I'd eat better - lol!

Happy New Year. Look up and there are no limits to your life.

Happy birthday Jim Bakker - Wikipedia

Bakker has renounced his past teachings on prosperity theology, saying they were wrong. In his 1996 book, I Was Wrong, he admitted that the first time he actually read the Bible all the way through was in prison, and that it made him realize he had taken certain passages out of context - passages which he had used as "proof texts" to back up his prosperity teachings. He wrote:

“ The more I studied the Bible, however, I had to admit that the prosperity message did not line up with the tenor of Scripture. My heart was crushed to think that I led so many people astray. I was appalled that I could have been so wrong, and I was deeply grateful that God had not struck me dead as a false prophet!'

Quite interesting.



Eclectic Pink Rose said...

yikes! and I though Olive Oil was a "good thing". :)
I always learn something visiting you and I love it!!
Love love love the pretty new blog look too!!
Happy Saturday!
Hugs ♥ Teresa

Angela said...

Hey Chatty!

Love the new look of your blog! I almost thought I was at the wrong place. You changed the layout too. A new look for 2010!

I have always thought that olive oil was healthier. I will only eat oats if they have chocolate on them! hehehe See my recipe for No Bake Cookies on my blog. They are the best! I remember watching Jim and Tammy Baker before he got into trouble and went to jail. That was shocking what all he did. I did see him back on tv a few years ago with his new wife. I didn't get his new program and was shocked they let him back on tv.

Happy New Year!

Linda said...

Great post, makes me realize I have to think before I eat. Love the new blog look, very wintery! At least the sun is shining in Georgia today!

That corgi :) said...

so God used Jimmy Bakker's prison time to "set him straight"; that was a good thing that he realized it. sad that it took that though to get him there; good lesson for us I do believe

interesting facts about food too, but you are right everything in moderation is always a good thing, I just have to find what that moderation is sometimes LOL


ClassyChassy said...

I like your new look - very nice! Great info on the foods - Olive Oil is something I started to use instead of corn oil, recently. And, I like plain oatmeal, with berries is a super idea! The hens love it too!!! Have a fun day!

Joyce said...

Gosh I guess I will stick to a piece of chocolate cake for breakfast and then read the passage in the Bible that says I should forgive myself for eating every last crumb:)

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PlantSomeRoots@Lakewood said...

Thanks for sharing the good, the bad, and the ugly! LOL!
Living it up at Lakewood,

ocmist said...

Moderation in all things... good to remember... just wish I would also remember to put it into PRACTICE!!! LOL

I have changed to olive oil and use more steel cut oatmeal over this past year because I had heard these things, but it's always good to be reminded again.

I loved Jim and Tammy Faye and watched them all the time. I was very saddened to hear about his fall, but am so glad that God has brought him back around. ALL of us have come short in some area, and God WILL forgive when we ask Him too, and this is a good example of this.

Also, reading the WHOLE Bible is one of my BASIC rules for myself because it gives a 3-D picture of God, and doesn't let me start following a "god" that someone has made up by taking things out of context. It's up to ME to keep my relationship with Him on the proper track!