Friday, May 24 2013 10:55 PM EDT2013-05-25 02:55:46 GMT
Not going out of town for Memorial Day? Don't worry, the Albany Panthers want to make sure you have a good weekend as they host their first ever beer fest. You can sample more than 20 types of beer SaturdayMore >>
Not going out of town for Memorial Day? Don't worry, the Albany Panthers want to make sure you have a good weekend as they host their first ever beer fest.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 10:50 PM EDT2013-05-25 02:50:57 GMT
The family of a Miller County woman is mourning tonight after GBI investigators say the 58 year old was murdered by her husband, before he took his own life. Now the family of Barbara Bass is speakingMore >>
The family of a Miller County woman is mourning tonight after GBI investigators say the 58 year old was murdered by her husband, before he took his own life.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 6:38 PM EDT2013-05-24 22:38:36 GMT
Dougherty County Police Officer issues seat belt citation
The Memorial Day Holiday weekend is here, and Dougherty county police are gearing up for a busy weekend. They'll be keeping a close eye on the roads, and are asking motorists to stay safe. Police saidMore >>
The Memorial Day Holiday weekend is here, and Dougherty county police are gearing up for a busy weekend. They'll be keeping a close eye on the roads, and are asking motorists to stay safe.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 6:25 PM EDT2013-05-24 22:25:44 GMT
The Albany Dougherty County Post of the American Legion will be on the lawn of the Albany Mall Saturday morning at 8:00 to erect 122 white crosses. They are there to represent the men and women fromMore >>
The Albany Dougherty County Post of the American Legion will be on the lawn of the Albany Mall Saturday morning at 8:00 to erect 122 white crosses.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 6:21 PM EDT2013-05-24 22:21:31 GMT
A huge truck load of peanut butter is headed to Oklahoma tornado victims. Friday afternoon, 31,680 jars of it were loaded onto a truck at Lineage Logistics in Albany. The 22 pallets of peanut butterMore >>
Friday afternoon, 31,680 jars of it were loaded onto a truck at Lineage Logistics in Albany.More >>
This phenomenon is one that we've all heard, all been encouraged by, and all deep down knew that something about eating too much of anything doesn't seem quite right.
It's time for a little debunking!
There's a TON of foods out there that somehow have earned the moniker of "healthy" foods. Now, with some of these sure there's plenty of nutritional value but that doesn't make them a "freebie". Now, remember – just because you can't eat and eat and eat something doesn't mean it's absolutely forbidden!
All I'm saying is, proceed with caution. These foods have slipped their way in to a "good" reputation:
Dried Fruit: Let me ask you, when was the last time you sat down and ate 5+ fresh apricots in a row? Probably never, so that should say something about eating a handful of dried apricots, or any other fruit for that matter! Dried fruit is a fat trap! It has as much as three times the sugar as fresh fruit and lots less fiber, not a good combo. This is something many people notoriously grab at places like airports and the kinds with nuts make it even worse – there can be 7 to 11 servings in these bags! Instead, I'm sure you can find a fresh piece of fruit, even at the airport.
Turkey Burgers: I know it seems like a "safe" bet anywhere you go but for a restaurant turkey burger (I looked at Ruby Tuesday's) you're looking at about 832 calories and 20 grams of fat BEFORE you add any cheese or toppings! But turkey burgers are still healthy… if you make them at home. Jenny-o pre-made patties only clock in at 149 calories! You'd even have room for toppings with one of those tasty bad-boys.
Hummus: Sure, a brand like Athenos is only 50 calories a serving… but a serving is two tablespoons. It's really easy to dunk on until the entire container is gone, and mind you hummus is a carb! Dunking your pita bread in is dunking a carb IN to a carb. First step, try it with a crudité of veggies and stick to the serving size. Or, get a pre-packaged personal version to help stop the madness.
Marinara Sauce: This is one of those examples where there are many benefits to the food, but also surprising to see the dangers of it. Jarred marinara sauce actually can have tons of unnatural sugars in it, and this is certainly something people like to pile on. But it's also chock full of veggies and pumped with lycopene. Choose a jarred sauce that's low in sugar or make your own! It's a lot less complicated than you might think. Choose canned crushed (or diced…or whole!) tomatoes, a can of tomato paste, some water or stock to thin it out as desired and seasonings. Bellissima!
Pickles: These salty suckers may have found some recent fame thanks to a certain person whose name rhymes with "Cookie", but just because pickles start their lives out as veggies doesn't make them a fantastic choice! They're packed with sodium and the makers usually add sugar. Instead, go for a Kirby… which is basically a pickle before it's pickled.
Wasabi Peas: Again, another case of how good things come in small, small servings. Trader Joe's version has 80 calories and 3 grams of fat, plus 190 grams of sodium for just 1/3 a cup. These things are fried, not baked!
Whip Cream: Reddi Whip, even the kind they have the audacity to call "light", can clock in at 600 calories in an entire can. Maybe that seems absurd, who eats an entire can? However, who among us has not ever dared shoot a little extra whip cream directly in to our mouths after piling it on top of our dessert?
Granola: Did you know the average serving of granola is 1/3 a cup? The average household's breakfast bowls are about two cups and granola is something folks eat at least by the bowlful.
Like anything, moderation is key so these foods are by no means off-limits. By all means, have a handful of wasabi peas or a turkey burger, just find a way to work them in to your day.