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For the Love of Grains

For the Love of Grains
What do you eat if you dont eat meat? Grass? Well, not quite although many of the seeds of grasses, also known as grains, have played an important role in human diets for thousands of years. Yet, despite the historical evidence of vast civilizations thriving on grain-based diets, whole grains have recently come under attack,...
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How to Cook Whole Grains

How to Cook Whole Grains

There are so many delicious ways to use grains. They can be eaten alone, mixed with other grains and beans, or added to vegetables, chili, salads, soups, stews, veggie burgers, and even desserts. Breakfast, lunch and dinner - using whole grains can be a fun and delicious addition to a health-supporting diet. Would you like to learn how to add more whole grains into your diet?

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The Benefits of Whole Grains

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Shopping for Healthy Food with Chef AJ

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A Visual Guide To Healthy Eating

A Visual Guide To Healthy Eating
Upon deciding to make changes towards a more health-supporting diet many people wonder what food to put on their plate. If this is you then a good graphical representation can be worth a thousand words. There are many valuable visual representations on the Internet, all with slight variations. One of my favorite nutritional experts has created...
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PCRM Power Plate Food Groups

PCRM Power Plate Food Groups
A whole-food, nutrient-rich, plant-based diet consists of natural, unprocessed foods that are grown and found in nature. This would include a variety of whole, intact grains, whole grain pasta and breads, starchy vegetables such as corn and potatoes, non-starchy and green leafy vegetables, fruits, beans and legumes, minimally processed organic soy, and a small amount...
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Packing a Healthy School Lunch

Packing a Healthy School Lunch
If you're starting to get your little ones ready to head back to school, here are some school lunch comments from Dr. Pam Popper as she compares how our school lunch programs could be improved greatly by learning from the Japanese.  Watch Dr. Pam Popper's discussing School Lunches in Japan

Pamela A. Popper, Ph.D., N.D. Links

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Junk Food Desensitizes Reward Centers of the Brain

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