Part of achieving great health begins with eating well. You know what they say… “garbage in, garbage out”. That pertains to our bodies and minds. If we put garbage food into our bodies, we will get substandard body back. That is the way it is folks.

“What is good food” you may ask. I consider good food as whole food, and unprocessed. Anything in a box is processed and should only be consumed very infrequently. How do you cook and eat whole foods? There are so many pluses to eating grains even with all the anti-grain hype out there. Remember most of the grains we eat are very processed like bread and cereals. Most of the grain foods we eat are wheat and 99% of the wheat we eat comes from 2 hybrid stocks. Our bodies cannot process hybrid grain every well. I think that is why we are having all these allergies at this time.

Whole grains provide the body with steady energy. They do not spike the blood sugar like breads, cereals and sugars do. So in a balanced diet, even diabetics can eat whole grains. Whole grains will help you establish regular bowel habits. They also fill you up so you are not hungry. Whole grains help you attain and maintain a healthy weight.

I use short grain brown rice as my basic grain.

Today I will tell you how to cook short grain brown rice.

Take 1 cup of short grain brown rice and rinse it. You are looking for any foreign material that may inadvertently be in the rice.

Add 2 cups of filtered water and bring to a boil. Cover and simmer for 40-50 minutes. When all the water is absorbed you are ready to eat.

I make up a batch of short grain brown rice and then use it my cooking for the next few days. It is good in porridge, rice pilaf, and more.

Most mornings I eat a whole grain porridge. Tomorrow I will give you my recipe for porridge.