Tag: whole grains

Plant Protein vs. Animal Protein: Which Is Best for Your Health?

Plant Protein vs. Animal Protein: Which Is Best for Your Health?

Nutrition experts stress the importance of overall “diet quality” as opposed to demonizing and avoiding particular foods or even entire food groups. “Quality” means that what you eat provides the energy and essential nutrients you need for an active, healthy life. All sources of protein, for example, are not created

Healthy Bread: Is There Such a Thing?

Healthy Bread: Is There Such a Thing?

Freshly baked bread is pretty irresistible. The tantalizing smell, warm center, and crunchy crust can satisfy even the most serious of hunger pangs. Lately, though, the paleo patrol and gluten police have turned bread into a four-letter word. They talk about bread’s bad qualities (carbohydrates, calories, sugar, and salt, for

What Is Sprouted Grain Bread, and How Healthy Is It?

What Is Sprouted Grain Bread, and How Healthy Is It?

What do you call a breadless sandwich? Boring, that’s what. If you’re like us and you struggle to imagine a life without bread, don’t panic. We’ve found a healthy option to help satisfy that carb craving—sprouted grain bread. High in good things like fiber and nutrients and free from bad

What Is Lupus? Defining an Immune System Disorder

What Is Lupus? Defining an Immune System Disorder

You’ve likely heard of the condition, but what is lupus? Simply put, it’s a group of autoimmune diseases in which the immune system attacks healthy cells in the body. In the United States, lupus affects one in 2,000 people.

Lupus can affect multiple systems of the body, including the joints, kidneys,

Low-Sodium Diet: Your Path to a Healthier Blood Pressure

Low-Sodium Diet: Your Path to a Healthier Blood Pressure

As the old adage goes, you are what you eat, and when it comes to hypertension, your diet is a major driver of your blood pressure. If salty foods have a familiar place on your dinner plate, chances are you’ll see your blood pressure numbers rise. Conversely, a low-sodium diet

Start Your Day with a Healthy Ready-to-Eat Cereal

Nearly 287 million people in the U.S. have eaten ready-to-eat cereals this year, according to consumer research company Simmons and U.S. Census data. But, with all the sugary varieties available today, it can be a challenge to find a cold cereal that is both healthy and flavorful. Here are some

Baking and Cooking with Different Types of Flour

While holiday cookie swaps were fun and delicious, the winter months can be a great time to experiment with healthier baking recipes. Cakes, cookies, breads, and pastries can be modified to include different types of flour depending on your desired results and personal taste. Each type of flour—whole wheat, nut-based,

A Mediterranean Pantry Makeover

The feasting of the holidays is gone and thoughts tend toward healthier eating. Set yourself up for success by making over your pantry. Shelves filled with flavorful items and flexible staples can help you prepare delicious, healthy meals more quickly and easily.
“Stock up on non-perishable items that have the fewest ingredients

Ask the Experts: Constipation; Stress Testing; Hoarse Voice

Q: I’m not moving my bowels as regularly as I have up to now. Since I would rather not take laxatives, can you suggest a natural solution?
A: Constipation is typically caused by a poor diet, dehydration, and lack of physical activity—however, any new onset of constipation can be a symptom

Diet and Depression

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), depression is the leading cause of disability worldwide, affecting more than 300 million adults and children. While to date there is no specific diet proven to prevent or cure this condition, research indicates that decreasing depression risk may be yet another reason to

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