Scientists say women who eat strawberries and blueberries regularly may have a reduced risk of having a heart attack compared to those who eat them once a month or less, even if these women eat plenty of other types of fruit and vegetables. http://www.irishhealth.com/article.html?id=21564
Although the calcium is unknown in the fat free yogurt, calcium levels per 100g are pretty consistent. Choosing 100 calories of low fat, low sugar yogurt actually means you can get more calcium into your diet for the same calories.
If you use avocado with a little lemon juice instead of mayonnaise in your sandwich you are increasing your intake of good fats as well as getting lots of vitamin C and fibre.
Swap your koka noodles for baked beans. You get to eat almost twice as much for your 100 calories and your body benefits from the nutrients in the beans. Maybe stick to low salt and sugar beans though.
A large egg weighs approximately 70g, has 100 calories, 7g of fat and 9g of protein and costs around 40 cent. It also has lots of essential amino acids and Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Potassium, Zinc, Vitamins A, D, E, B5, B12, Thiamine, Riboflavin, Folate and lots more.
How much is a portion? How big is a 100g of popcorn? How many calories in a teaspoon of mayonnaise? We constantly analyse what we eat but can we really judge how many calories are in our foods?
With a little maths and a lot of mess we will take a photo of 100 calories worth of each food type. This experiment probably won't help us lose weight (as we are eating all the food we measure) but we are finding it very useful to help judge the amount of calories on our plate.
This won't be a food blog, just a visual library of calories. Sciencey! We have put the food into categories - dairy, meat/proteins, fruit and veg, liquids, condiments etc. for your easy browsing >>>>>>
This is a calorie analysis blog and not meant as a health or diet one. Just because something is high in calories it doesn't mean it is automatically bad for you!
We will put a few up each week so let us know if there are any foods you would like us to put up.