Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Quiz: Eat This OR That?

Don't you just love this book?  I do.  Sometimes we think we're making the best choice in foods but then find out  we're not.  A milkshake lover like me learns to choose a low fat chocolate milk at McDonald's and save myself 500 calories over most sugary shakes out there.  Eat the best choice and avoid the other.

But if two options are both good choices, it's even harder to be in the know and choose the best of the best.  I went to a Health Care Screening at the hospital last week.  Things I got checked:  my feet, my bone density, my cholesterol, my blood pressure, and my sugar levels.  All free.  I knew most of them already, but I am really weird and I find informative things like that entertaining.  Anyway, I stole some info from the hospital sponsoring the screening, and they stole it from Runner's World, September 2010.  So here goes.  And I'll spare you the details and make it short.

Which is better? 
Strawberries or Blueberries?
Chicken Breast or Turkey Breast?
Peanut Butter or Almond Butter?
Spinach or Kale?
Cow's Milk or Goat's Milk?
Wheat Bread or Rye Bread?
Extra Virgin Olive Oil or Canola Oil?

Blueberries, especially wild ones, more antioxidants
Turkey, has more protein, iron, and selenium
Almond Butter, has more calcium and magnesium, better fats
Kale, more Vit C, A, and K
Goat's Milk, more of a lot of things
100% Rye Bread, has more fiber
Olive Oil, has more anti-inflammatories

So there you have it.  I really want to try goat's milk but I'm just not sure I can get there.  Have you tried it?  Do you like it?  Is it good with cereal?  Report in!


  1. I love that book too! Goats milk no and never will. Sorry it's cows milk or nothing!

  2. You and me both. I wonder why the library doesn't carry these books.


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