10 Fast? Health Facts

Satisfying snacks, best-before makeup and how long to walk for weight loss

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An average-sized avocado contains 30 grams of fat

Ten truths about nutrition, weight loss and static-free clothes.

  1. Walking for 30 minutes burns about 150 calories. If you walked every day for six months, you’d burn off five pounds. 

  2. For a satisfying snack, eat something high in protein, like peanut butter on a cracker. Protein is the nutrient that tells the brain you’ve had enough to eat.

  3. Cooking chicken with the skin on won’t increase the fat content of the meat. Just be sure to remove the skin before eating.

  4. Legumes (like chickpeas, kidney beans, brown beans, etc.) are the richest source of fibre in our diet.

  5. Smoking, combined with taking birth control pills, increases the risk of heart attack in women.

  6. Don’t use the same mascara for more than three months. Old mascara can be a reservoir for infection-causing bacteria, fungi and viruses.

  7. An average-sized avocado contains 30 grams of fat, most of which is healthy monounsaturated fat that can help lower bad HDL cholesterol levels.

  8. Eating fruits and vegetables while they’re fresh and in season ensures that they’re at their tastiest and with the optimal nutrient content.

  9. Tobacco stains teeth yellow. Foods that can 
stain teeth include soy sauce, curry, blueberries, 
coffee, red wine, colas, dark fruit juices and tea.

  10. A half cup (125 mL) of white vinegar added to the final rinse cycle helps soften fabrics and reduce static cling without adding any scent or chemical irritants.

Originally published in Wellness Matters, Canada Wide Media’s quarterly newsletter on health and wellness.