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Pseudograins to the Rescue

Not all grains are created equal—namely some “grains” aren’t grains at all. You may have heard the term “pseudograins,” but what are they, exactly? Whereas most grains are seeds of the Poacea botanical family of grasses—also known as cereals—pseudo (false) grains are the seeds of unrelated plant families. These are

Lean Fish is a Healthy Choice, Too

Nutrition experts constantly advise eating fatty fish, such as salmon, mackerel, herring, and sardines, because they are high in omega-3 fatty acids (1,970 milligrams in 3 ounces of cooked, farmed Atlantic salmon, for example). But what about fish that isn’t fatty? Leaner varieties are also healthy choices, especially if you

Soy and Soy Milk: Is it Really All Doom and Gloom?

Soy and Soy Milk: Is it Really All Doom and Gloom?

The soybean is an annual legume within the pea family. It contains edible seeds that are a rich source of complete protein (complete protein contains all the essential amino acids our body requires for good health). In the United States, the majority of soybean crops are genetically modified for resistance against

Healthy Energy Drinks: Use These 3 Ingredients in Delicious DIY Mixes

Healthy Energy Drinks: Use These 3 Ingredients in Delicious DIY Mixes

Monster (appropriately named!) and Red Bull might come to mind when you think of energy drinks. However, these beverages—if you can call them that—are definitely not good for your health, as described in a review published in Frontiers for Public Health. Typically, they contain excessive amounts of caffeine, sugar, artificial

Put More Plant Proteins on Your Plate

How can you boost your protein intake without the saturated fat found in foods such as red meat, processed meat, and full-fat dairy products? Consider plant-based proteins, including beans, nuts, soy, and whole grains. Plant-based protein picks also deliver dietary fiber and phytonutrients that animal foods lack.
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Discover the Unique Flavors of Ancient Grains

Ancient grains have steadily been making their way into crackers, breads, and other commercially-made products. Unlike corn, wheat, and rice, which have been selectively bred and modified, these grains remain unchanged for the thousands of years they have been around, and many are gluten-free. Their nutrient value is high; containing

Get to Know Tofu Today

Pesto Stuffed Tofu

1 package (15 oz) extra-firm tofu
Pinch salt
½ tsp chili powder
¼ tsp black pepper
1 Tbsp vegetable oil
3 Tbsp prepared pesto

1. Line a cutting board with paper towels. Top with tofu and paper towel. Press gently to extract excess liquid. Slice tofu along its width into 2 slabs, then

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