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From: Russell Hendel <rhendel@mcs.drexel.edu> Date: Sun, 18 Jul 1999 19:15:55 -0400 (EDT) Subject: Nutritional advise for non Jewish Restaurant eating Just wanted to complement all the excellent postings about advice to businessmen who eat in non kosher restaurants.(Zvi Weiss (v29n8) summarized several postings in v28n101 thru v29n8 by quoting a discussion at a convention that is permissable). I just wanted to add some advice about what to eat. Obviously if you are consumating a business deal you want to feel fresh and alert. There have been many studies on what is optimal to eat (Eg'The Breakfast Meal in Relation to What we eat'(Orent-Keiles and Hallman) US Department of Agriculture #827, 1949--many other studies have been conducted since then and there is even a Gmarrah in Baba Kamah echoing this theme). The bottom line of all these studies is that if you ONLY have carbohydrates then your body digests them quickly, pulls all the sugar out of your system and you are left with a "hungry feeling". However if you combine protein with the carbohydrates the body digests them slowly and releases the sugar into your system at a gradual pace making you feel good. Based on the above, when I eat in non-kosher restaurants I always try and have some protein as well as sugar: I usually have a glass of milk with orange juice (or as other posters suggested, yogurt or fruit or salad and dressings if the containers are available and are Kosher). Another good source of protein are packaged (Kosher) peanuts (you can even purchase small packages and bring them along with you to the restaurant). Russell Jay Hendel; Phd ASA rjhendel@juno.com http://www.shamash.org/rashi/ Moderator Rashi Is Simple