Tell people you eat white rice and they look at you like you’re crazy. For some odd reason, brown rice has been adopted as the savior of all whole grains, and the go-to super food for health nuts.But, ask most people, “Why?” and there’s a good chance they won’t be able to tell you. Here’s my take on white verses brown in what I call (and I’m sure I’m not the only one) the Rice War....more
My name is Beth, and I eat white rice. White Bread. And – sometimes – cookies!(Altogether: Hi, Beth!)I’m asked all the time how I get away with eating processed grains. They see my pics of food on IG, or Facebook and can’t believe it when they see white rice on my plate....more
When it comes to grains, to derive the optimal nutritional benefit, you’ll want to always go for whole! Whole grains provide essential enzymes, iron, fiber, vitamin E, and B-complex vitamins. In addition, because your body absorbs them slowly, they give you sustained fuel that won’t send your blood sugar levels spiking and plummeting....more
Eat From the Fountain of Youth: 5 Food Groups that Keep You Looking Young What is the secret of staying youthful and aging well? How can we best fight off the toll time takes on our bodies? What many people don’t realize in their quest for eternal youth is that the secret to staving off Father Time lies not so much in that shot of botox, bottle of supplements or on the plastic surgeon’s table but is much more dependant on what is being routinely served on your dinner plate....more
Let's finish up our celebration of whole grains month with some new thoughts and recipes for brown rice. You may not realize it, but brown rice now appears on the FDA list of whole grains, after being added last year. Sometimes brown rice can get a bit of a bum rap, and there's no denying it's a little trickier to cook than white rice. No worries though because food bloggers have some great ideas for turning brown rice into a menu item that will make you pay attention!
Quinoa (pronounced keen-wah) is one of the big nutritional superstars that's become popular the last few years. Although it's considered a grain, the edible seeds are the most eaten part of the plant, and because it's high in complete protein, quinoa is more nutritious than rice and wheat, making it a popular choice for vegetarians. And just when you think it couldn't get any better, quinoa is easy to cook and adaptable to many uses.