Whole Grains

Health Benefits of Fiber for Weight Loss

…regulation and helps prevent diabetes. The overall highest fiber foods include fruits and vegetables (with the skins left on when possible), beans, and whole grains. Stay away from such refined foods as white flour, cream of wheat, oat flour, cornstarch, and white rice—all of which are low in fiber. From a…

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Should You Eat Like a Caveman?

…-gatherers instead of farmers. Currently there’s a growing segment of the population that has started eliminating almost all grains and grain products from their diet. Eliminating grains is based on the idea that our ancestors never ate these foods and our bodies are not equipped to deal with them properly…

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Fiber and Digestive Cleansing

…kinds of seemingly unrelated problems. This just doesn’t happen when the fiber comes from a wide variety of foods such as fruits, vegetables, whole grains, seeds, dried beans, popcorn, brown rice, and bran. You May Also Be Interested In: * Traditional fermented foods and how they aid digestion * The…

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Can Putting Away the Salt Shaker Help Osteoporosis?

…important for healthy bones and can help counteract the effects of sodium. Potassium-rich foods include bananas, oranges, all green leafy vegetables, whole grains, potatoes (especially the skins), and my favorite sunflower seeds. In fact, a craving for oranges or bananas is often a fairly good indicator that…

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How a Simple Glass of Water Can Alleviate Joint Pain

…plenty of distilled water every day--up to half a gallon a day. Consuming foods rich in complex carbohydrates (such as beans, legumes, whole grains, vegetables, whole fruits, and sprouted seeds) also helps. As they move through the intestinal tract, they provide a “reservoir” from which the body can…

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Mother’s Milk: The Original Brain Food

…infant formulas. A nursing mother can increase the essential fatty acids and DHA levels of her milk by adding fresh fish, nuts, seeds, fresh ground whole grains and legumes to the diet. I wouldn't recommend that nursing mothers or children under the age of five take fish oil or fish oil-derived DHA supplements…

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Fitness and Diet Check Up and Discussion

…, you're on the right path! Diet Self-Assesment * How many servings of fruits and vegetables do you eat daily? * How many servings of nuts and whole grains do you eat daily? * How often do you eat fish and lean meat? * How has your grocery list changed over the past couple months? * Have you incorporated…

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Chia Seed Berry Pudding

This is a delicious and easy to make alternative for breakfast that everyone in the whole family will love. Even the kids will like its sweet taste. Chia seeds are rich in polyunsaturated fats, especially omega-3 fatty acids, making them one of the richest plant-based sources of these fatty acids. The…

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Rye Gingerbread

…is offset by low-glycemic rye flour and xylitol. It's a completely whole-grain—but satisfyingly moist and flavorful—cake with the taste of old-fashioned spices. * 1 cup rye flour * 1½ cups whole wheat flour (pastry or white whole wheat flour) * 2 tsp. baking powder * ½ tsp. baking soda * ¼ tsp…

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A Full Day Meal Plan

…Process in a juicer and serve. Packed with vitamin C, this fruit juice replenishes the vitamins in our body. Breakfast: Yogurt Waffles 1¾ cups whole-grain pastry flour or unbleached flour 1 Tbsp. baking powder ½ tsp. salt 2 eggs (or equivalent egg substitute) 1 cup nonfat or 1% milk or soymilk ¾ cup…

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