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Tag: grains

On the Quest for Healthy Carbs, the Debate Continues: Should We or Shouldn’t We Eat Grains?

Comfort foods get their generalized nickname for obvious reasons; we reach for certain foods, namely those carb-heavy foods like sweets, fried foods, breads, and pasta, when we’re feeling stressed, depressed, or even under the weather. We may also reach for them when we’re feeling especially good, comforting ourselves through the jitteriness of a budding new romance, a new job, a long overdue vacation. But that word “carbs” often comes to mean only those unhealthy indulgences, not taking into account healthy carbs like fruit and whole grains.

Uprisings: A Hands-On Guide to the Community Grain Revolution – Book Review

Growing grains locally, whether on a backyard scale or on nearby farms, improves the economic situation of the local community and provides stability in the local food supply. Uprisings: A Hands-On Guide to the Community Grain Revolution shows how groups have come together to grow, harvest, mill, and sell local grains and lists positive steps to start your own local grain movement.

Eat More Whole Grains: The Basics

In 2013, I resolve to eat more whole grains! This is the first in a series of posts I plan to write about whole grains. Keep reading to learn with me and find delightful ways to prepare this healthy food.

Aflatoxin or A”flee”toxin?

The word fungus brings to mind gross images, for the most. Green cotton-like growths on breads, damp mildews and diseases. Not to make things more gross, but mushrooms are also [ … ]

Tips for Eating to Reduce Inflammation

Studies have shown that many illnesses (including several types of cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, and heart disease) are largely influenced by chronic inflammation in the body. Prolonged inflammation causes the immune [ … ]