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4 Signs You Are Not Eating Enough Fiber

The average American gets less than 15 grams of fiber per day -- not even 40% of the recommended amount, 40 grams. Unfortunately, foods stripped of their fiber abound around us -- such as white flour,…

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Pancake Tuesday

You probably know that Mardi Gras is also known as Fat Tuesday, as well as Shrove Tuesday--but what about Pancake Tuesday?! Pancake Tuesday is the way carnival season is topped off in the United Kingd…

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17 Whole Grain Foods from Diet Experts

Only a fraction of Americans (eight percent of adults and three percent of children) are consuming the right amount of whole grains, according to a new nationwide study. University of Minnesota res…

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Freekeh Breakfast Bowl (Recipe)

  Last week, we told you all about the wonders of freekeh, a wheat product originating in the Middle East. Now it's time to cook with it! For starters, here's a simple, tasty breakfast bowl --…

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Why You Should be Eating Freekeh

  It's a bit disingenuous to call freekeh the latest grain du jour. After all, it's been around for thousands of years! But the Middle Eastern wheat product is finally getting the spotlight it…

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15 Healthy & Unique Whole Grain Breakfasts

  By now, you probably know all of the benefits of whole grains: a decreased risk of certain types of cancer, strokes, type 2 diabetes, heart disease, just to name a few. But are you really ge…

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For the Love of Barley

Last week I made a shopping list mistake. I wrote down “1/2 lb bulgur” instead of the ˝ lb of barley I really needed for the recipe I intended to make. I shopped, purchased what was on my list, and th…

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Why Are We Still Eating White Bread?

Here is a question for the gluten-tolerant of the group: Are you white or wheat? Actually this question could use some diversification. Maybe we could ask, “Are you white or spelt, amaranth, rye, or a…

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7 Gold Medal Habits for a Longer & Healthier Life

If you're watching the Olympics, you're hearing lots of discussion about going for the gold and perfect 10s. But in life's Olympics, you only need seven for the gold. Below are seven points I've be…

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7 Steps Away From Refined Grains

By Catherine Guthrie, Experience Life Whole grains deliver fiber, healthy fats, vitamins, minerals, plant enzymes and hundreds of phytochemicals. For those seeking a dense source of carbohydrate …

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