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How to Sprout Grains and Why…

Sprouted grains… What the heck is a sprouted grain? Why would you want to eat sprouted grains? How to you sprout grains? Then you might ask, “How do I eat sprouted grains and where will I find the time to do this?”

First lets talk about why you might want to eat sprouted grains. There is a wide range of health benefits of the different grains during sprouting.

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Benefits of Wheatgrass Juice

As promised here is a little blurb on wheatgrass juice.

One of the healthiest foods is wheatgrass according to Ross Bridgeford, the Alkaline Diet Expert from down under.

One serving of wheatgrass is 1 ounce of juice.

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Homemade Fruit & Veggie Smoothies

I was hungry this afternoon but I had some errands. I wanted a quick and healthy meal I could take with me. Smoothies fill the bill. This smoothie recipe is so much healthier than shakes that come in a can or powder mix, because it is whole foods. There is nothing like eating whole wholesome food.

You can do a smoothie with all fruit or all veggies. I usually do a variety. Here is what I did today.

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How to Cook Beets

Are you trying new foods? You go down the vegetable isle and half of them are unknown entities. You pick out beets and get them home. Then you look at them and say how do I cook these?

Fresh vegetables are the best. And if you can get them from the farm, oh…. so good! Beets are easy to cook. 

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Meat, Vegetarian? What Diet is Better?

Should I eat meat? Only vegetarian diet is healthy! The Paleo Diet!

Do you have questions about what diet/eating plan is better for you? Many people do. I have studied nutrition and experimented with a variety of eating plans. Here are my thoughts on this topic.

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Organic or Conventional?

The question remains, should you eat organic or conventional. “Oh, organic food is soooo expensive” we whine. But is it really? Lets look at some costs.

Medical costs of illness in this country are staggering.

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11 Reasons to Eat Your Fats

I want to do a little article on fats. Fats have a bad reputation. We have all but taken them out of the diet. As we have done that we have gotten fatter and fatter. Hmmm. Fat make the meal taste good and it fills you up. Fat is fuel.

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Super Salad Days

Some days you just don’t know what to eat. Today was one of them for me. I had to go to Super SaladPaterson, NJ and back. That is at least a 6 hour road trip day. We were up at 5:30 am!

My eating was off all day. That included timing and types of food. So I made up a super salad. It had everything including the kitchen sink… so to speak.

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Why Not Mix Grains!

Short grain brown rice (SGBR) is a great staple grain. But there are many grains to enjoy. Variety helps to please the pallet, as well as rounding out the nutrition, vitamins and minerals that may be missing in various grains.

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Why Eat Whole Grains?

I started the blog challenge with short grain brown rice. Then I thought you all might want to know why you should eat whole grains.

“Carbs” have received a lot of bad press over the last few years. They say “tay a way from carbs. Carbs are the cause of obesity”. I think that we are throwing out the baby with the bath water.