FoodTV Promotes Prudent Portions
on: October 20, 2009, 4:48 am
obesity rates rising, it is more important than ever that people
eat healthily and take enough exercise.
is why FoodTV provide hundreds of simple and nutritious recipes,
as well as demonstration videos to view online.
However, when you begin to experiment
and create your own dishes you shouldn't forget the advice gained
Every meal should include a variety
of vegetables, carbohydrates and protein. You should also follow
these tips for simple portion control:
When cooking dried spaghetti, you should prepare a small handful
for each person. Obviously this won't work with some of the numerous
varieties of pasta - a handful of penne pasta is not the same
as a handful of tagliatelle.
Instead, a 230 gram serving of
pasta is roughly the same size as a tennis ball. To make your
pasta dishes even healthier, choose the wholegrain option.
Both meat and fish are great sources of protein. However, nutritionists
recommend you limit your intake of red meat, such as beef or lamb.
An average serving of meat should
be about the same size as a deck of cards or a chequebook. A serving
of fish - which is high in Omega 3 - should be about the same.
Whenever possible you should steam vegetables, as this means they
will retain more of their nutrients. A 115 gram serving of cooked
vegetables should be around the same size as an orange.
While dried fruit will last much longer than fresh, it has around
five times the calories by weight. To make sure you don't overindulge,
you should remember that a single serving of dried fruits should
be about the same size as an egg or a golf ball.
There is no need to add spoonfuls of dressing to add life to a
salad. Instead, a drizzle of about five grams (roughly the size
of your thumbnail) should be sufficient.
Following this simple advice can
reduce your waistline and start you on the way to a healthier,
- FoodTV provides hundreds of hours of online food-related
videos, as well as easy
cooking and drinks
for all ages. Users can share recipes through the FoodTV
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