*Ounce for ounce, raw peppers have four times more vitamin C than peeled oranges.
*Fatty meat has about the same amount of cholesterol as lean cuts, since cholesterol is found primarily in the lean tissue, not the fat.
*A lumberjack or boxer needs about the same amount of protein as a middle aged office worker who rarely leaves his desk. *One cup of cubed cantaloupe contains the equivalent of 5,150 international units (IU) of vitamin A, which meets the daily recommended allowance. Honeydew has only 68 IU. As a general rule, yellow or orange fruit is high in vitamin A
*Men who are 30% overweight have a 70% higher risk of developing coronary heart disease than those at their recommended weight.
*Boston or Bibb lettuce has twice as much vitamin C and three times as much vitamin A by weight as iceberg lettuce, even better, romaine has six times as much and eight times as much A as iceberg.
*More than three out of four dieters regain their lost weight within a year of ending their diets,
*Brown sugar is simply white sugar (Sucrose) with small amounts of molasses or burnt sugar added for color in; it offers no nutritional advantages.
*Half and half has twice as many calories and three times as much fat as whole milk. Heavy cream contains seven times as many calories and eleven times as much fat as the same amount of milk.
*One six ounce potato contains about 40% of the vitamin C you need each day, it’s also high in fiber, niacin, and potassium and has just 180 calories provided you skip the butter and sour cream. Many of the nutrients are found in or near the skin, so eat the skin if possible,
*Don’t store medication in the glove compartment. Temperatures there can be as much as 50 degrees higher than outdoors, quickening the deterioration of drugs. If you keep medication in your car, leave it in insulated containers on the floor, shielded from direct sunlight. *To decrease the fat in soups and stews, chill them after cooking, then skim off the fat that congeals on top.
*The only pasta that contains cholesterol is egg noodles. A serving (1 cup cooked, 2 ounces dry) has, on average, 70 milligrams of cholesterol, about one quarter of the daily recommended maximum. “Keep disposable lighters out of the reach of young children. These lighters are easy to use, and kids may be attracted by their bright colors. The Consumer Product Safety Commission estimates that 140 children die each year as a result of playing with disposable lighters.
Article extracted from this publication >> August 26, 1988