Calories, Cholesterol, Serving Sizes Defined
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HEALTH TIPS Questions & Answers
Calories in Flour & Corn Tortillas
Which contains less calories?
A corn tortilla OR a flour tortilla?
Of course calories are impacted by the size of the tortilla, but on average, corn tortillas contain about 1/2 the calories of flour tortillas.
Some jumbo tortillas exceed 200 calories each whereas some corn tortillas of average size can contain 40 calories. Check those labels - and be a corny dieter.
Cholesterol in Eggs
An egg consists of a yolk & a white. Which contains zero cholesterol?
The egg white. But that's not all the egg white doesn't contain. Egg whites are very low in calories - about 17 per large egg white. It's what makes the Egg White Omelet so popular with dieters and waist watchers.
What is a Glass?
The USDA recommends drinking how much water per day? 8 cups or 8 glasses?
Eight cups is the current USDA recommendation - but that number will vary upwards due to activity levels and environment. As to '8 glasses' - what exactly is a glass? Well, that's the problem a glass isn't an exact measurement because not all 'glass' sizes are alike. It's just another reason why measuring out those beverages is so important, particularly when drinking 160-calorie whole milk and 170-calorie grape juice.
Peanut Butter Calories & Serving Size
Which size below is considered to be a serving of peanut butter?
Size of a golf ball OR size of a purple grape?
The size of a golf ball - or about 2 Tablespoons. Tip: Most peanut butters contain about 190 calories per serving while whipped peanut butter contains about 140 calories per serving.
Men & Breast Cancer
True or False
Men cannot get breast cancer.
Unfortunately, the answer is true. The breast area can be an uncomfortable subject for some men - but if you're a male, don't be shy in checking for lumps and if you notice swelling in the breasts, see your doctor without delay.