Rose Ocean Perch Nigiri Sushi

The Sushi

The Fish – Baramenuke

What’s for Lunch?

McDonald Japan’s Limited-time Offer World Burger

The Menu

India Gold Masala

Ingredients include three layers of bun topped with corn grits, fied chicken, tomato, lettuce, onion, cheese and spicy curry sauce.

Chicken McNugget with Red Curry Sauce

Weight Loss Possible in Reduced Calorie Diets Containing Sucrose or High Fructose Corn Syrup

People can lose weight while consuming typical amounts of sugar or high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) as long as they reduce their caloric intake, according to a new study published in the Nutrition Journal. The findings debunk the vilification of high fructose corn syrup in the diet.

“The results show that equally reduced-calorie diets caused similar weight loss regardless of the type or amount of added sugars. This lends further support to findings by our research group and others that table sugar and HFCS are metabolically equivalent,” said James M. Rippe, MD, founder and director of the Rippe Lifestyle Institute and professor of biomedical sciences at the University of Central Florida, one of the study authors.

The study design included 247 overweight or obese subjects ages 25 to 60 who took part in the randomized, double blind trial. After 12 weeks on a reduced calorie diet, there was no evidence that either table sugar or HFCS prevented weight loss when the amount of overall calories was reduced. The results are significant for those trying to lose weight and anyone concerned about the type of added sugars in foods and beverages they consume. Importantly, this study looks at sweeteners consumed in real-world diets and at levels that are typical among American consumers.

“We wanted to design a study that would generate information that is useful and applicable to the way people actually eat, not speculative results on simulated laboratory diets that focus on one component at extreme dietary levels,” he said. “Misinformation about added sugars, particularly high fructose corn syrup, has caused many people to lose sight of the fact that there is no silver bullet when it comes to weight loss. A reduction in calorie consumption, along with exercise and a balanced diet, is what’s most important when it comes to weight loss.”

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Braised Chicken Drumsticks

Ingredients

5 chicken drumsticks
5 slices bacon
1 tsp minced garlic
1 tsp minced ginger

Marinade

1 tsp light soy sauce
1/2 tsp salt
2 tsp cornstarch
dash pepper

Sauce

1½ cup chicken broth
1 tsp light soy sauce
1/2 tsp sugar
dash pepper

Method

  1. Rinse and dry chicken. Add marinade and set aside for 30 minutes.
  2. Mix marinade and sauce ingredients in separate bowls.
  3. Coat bacon with some cornstarch. Wrap chicken with bacon. Secure with toothpicks. Pan-fry in a skillet until golden on the outside. Remove.
  4. Sauté garlic and ginger in the skillet. Return chicken. Add wine and sauce ingredients. Bring to a boil. Turn down heat and continue to cook for 12 to 15 minutes.
  5. Thicken the sauce with cornstarch solution. Serve hot.

Source: Hong Kong magazine

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