Health experts agree that we need to eat more whole grains for optimal health. But most people don’t know what whole grains are. They have been shown to reduce the risks of heart disease, stroke, cancer, diabetes and obesity, but knowing the he... Read more
It’s true. A carbohydrate-rich diet can inflate appetite and girth. Low-carb diets do promote short-term weight loss, but are accompanied by some severe dangers. So what should you do? The truth is, you can have your carbs and eat them too&mdas... Read more
You open the fridge and panic sets in. The cupboards elicit a similar response. Same for the pantry. You have no time and have to come up with dinner – and fast. But what will satisfy your hunger without requiring an hour of prep time? In the f... Read more
Switching from processed to whole grains is one of the simplest changes you can make to help your health. Whole grains have more protein and fiber than their stripped-down counterparts, which means they'll help you stay fuller longer. That's... Read more
Pasta is such a versatile food, it’s no wonder it’s so popular. A survey conducted by the National Pasta Association found that 77% of Americans eat pasta at least once per week. Used as a side dish or main entree, eaten hot or cold, topp... Read more
There was a time I could diet and lose weight easily. For about 6 years now (I am 56), I cannot lose weight at all. Eating too many calories as suggested on SparkPeople just doesn't work for me. I really need to lose about 40 pounds but wonder if... Read more
Hi all! I'm getting one of those fancy Ninja Systems for my kitchen. And I'm sure smoothies (with both veggies & fruits) will be at the forefront of its use. My worry is that the calories and carbs from the ingredients will add up quickly and derail... Read more
Brown Rice has all the benefits of carbohydrates with very few of the negative effects. B rown Rice rice is a whole food and makes us full and brown rice can improve cholesterol because of its fiber. Fiber helps to balance glucose levels and control... Read more
Eat brown rice because its high in bulk and will make you feel full, it's easy to prepare and has no cholesterol or sodium in it. Pair Brown rice with black or red beans, brown Rice with broccoli and sesame seeds, or ham chunks and rice just for a fe... Read more
Why does brown rice get such a bad rap? Sure, rice can be a little bland. And yes, the brown version does take longer to cook. But here’s the thing: In addition to being one of the healthiest foods in the human diet—rich in fiber, cholest... Read more
I love this simple ingredient and eat it several times a week.It's easy to cook, tasty to eat, and one of the most versatile foods in the healthy cook's pantry.In my house, the secret to getting any meal off to a better start is...Brown rice!... Read more
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