This Week's 3 Things to Know
Here's how to get a 100-calorie version of Starbucks' new drink, the Chile Mocha!
Sure, it's pumpkin spice latte season, but we're pumped about this new beverage at the 'Bucks
. It's a chocolatey espresso drink spiked with ancho chile, cayenne, cinnamon, and paprika. Mmmmm! Order a Short (8 oz.) made with nonfat milk and skip the whipped cream, and you've got yourself a 100-calorie treat (SmartPoints
value 4*). Monday's looking better already...
Science reveals the most satisfying starchy-carb indulgence.
If you're gonna splurge, you might as well do it right! A small study
looked at which carby side dishes had the highest satiety rating, comparing pasta with four different preparations of potatoes -- baked, mashed, wedges, and French fries. While each side dish had the same number of calories, the study found that the fries were significantly more satisfying than the others! Fair warning: In the real world, not all restaurant side dishes are
created equal in terms of calories; the fries are likely to be highest in calories.
What does the word "healthy" mean to you?
The International Food Information Council Foundation recently released results of its 2016 Food & Health Survey
, and there's some interesting data. Of those surveyed, 35 percent define "healthy" as "does not contain (or has low levels) of certain components", things like fat and sugar. And when defining a healthy-eating style, 26 percent chose "moderation/serving size & portions" for their top criteria; 25 percent said that healthy eating "includes certain foods I define as healthy." What do YOU think? What does "healthy" mean to you?
And that's all we've got. 'Til next time… Chew the right thing!