Chances are if you live in central Pennsylvania you will encounter fastnachts this week.The doughnuts are a Shrove Tuesday tradition, similar to king cakes in New Orleans. This year the day falls on March 5 and bakeries, churches and grocery store throughout the region will be selling the treats.Every year the question arises - what is a fastnacht? Is it a doughnut? Should it be square, round or have a hole in the center? Dare anyone ask, how many calories are in a fastnacht?Pennsylvania Dutch housewives traditionally made fastnachts to use up all of the fat, particularly lard, in the house before Lent. "Fastnacht" is a German word meaning "night before the fast."Fastnacht Day 2019: Here’s where to buy the Shrove Tuesday doughnuts The fastnacht is not the only doughnut linked to Fat Tuesday. There are beignets, best known in New Orleans, the Polish paczki and Portuguese malasadas, among others.No matter what, central Pennsylvania is loyal to its fastnachts. To help you better … [Read more...] about Fastnacht Day 2019: Are they really doughnuts and how many calories do they contain?
How many calories to eat in a day
Homemade Roasted Thanksgiving Day Turkey with all the Sides (iStock) Gobble, gobble indeed: Though calculations vary, Americans could consume several days' worth of calories on Thanksgiving. “A typical holiday dinner alone can carry a load of 3,000 calories,” the Calorie Control Council (CCC), an association representing the reduced-calorie food and beverage industry says, noting that “many nibble through another 1,500 calories, downing appetizers and drinks before and after the big meal.” The CCC says a normal Thanksgiving meal has 3,150 calories and 159 grams of fat. That includes some appetizers, turkey, several side dishes, a glass of sweet tea, a slice of pecan pie and the use of a tablespoon of butter. There have also been lower-calorie estimates. Looking at a different assortment of dishes and portion sizes, the New York Times reported in 2012 that a Thanksgiving meal contains 2,486 calories. That figure, however, … [Read more...] about How many calories are in a Thanksgiving meal?
A new study says there may be a time of day where your body burns the most calories due to circadian rhythms, which control the body's internal clock, sleep and wake cycles, according to The Los Angeles Times. The study was published on Thursday in Current Biology and details how the circadian rhythms can influence calorie burning since most humans burn nearly 10 percent more in the late afternoon than they do late at night. Study co-author Dr. Jeanne Duffy, an associate professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School and a neuroscientist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, conducted laboratory experiments which revealed nearly 130 extra calories were burned during the late afternoon and evening compared to workouts conducted in the middle of the night. “If it’s happening every day,” Dr. Duffy says, “you can imagine that over time it could add up.” She also said since the research focused on calories burned while at rest, it's unclear if the findings … [Read more...] about A New Study Says The Timing Of Your Workout Affects How Many Calories You Burn
FOOD & DRINK 09/06/2018 05:45 am ET A nutritionist explains just how much you should eat for optimal health. By Leigh Weingus Ah, the mighty avocado. When eaten at the perfect moment ― after it ripens, but before it turns brown and mushy ― there are few things more delicious. In fact, one Australian millionaire said overpriced (and addictive) avocado toast is the reason more millennials don’t own property, and the internet is buzzing after finding out that researchers are willing to pay people to eat an avocado every day for six months. That’s the dream! There’s no question that we’re at the height of avocado-mania. But as we slather avocado atop our toast, put it in our smoothies and chow down on chips and guac as a pre-dinner snack, we have to wonder: Is there such a thing as OD’ing on avocados? Here’s what the experts have to say. Why avocados are so good for you First things first: Let’s talk about why … [Read more...] about How Much Avocado Is Healthy To Eat In A Day?
HOUSTON – Ebony S. Muhammad (EM): Please share your background in the medical field. What inspired you to be a medical doctor? How many years did you practice traditional medicine, and what was the turning point or event that challenged everything you were taught and trained on? Akili Muhammad, M.D. (AM): I remember as far back as I can go and I wanted to be a doctor. My mother says that we were watching a show on television about a cardiovascular surgeon and I told her, ‘That’s what I want to be!’ My father is my greatest example. He was a Captain in the Nation Of Islam and a dentist. When I was in the 6th grade, he converted our garage into his office. I remember playing outside and watching people with swollen faces and in severe pain go in our house/office and within hours leave with smiles. My father’s mark on me was everlasting, because that is the motivation for my practicing medicine – I want to help people improve and leave me better … [Read more...] about DIETARY DECEPTION … 3 TO 6 MEALS A DAY?