With so many processed and refined grains found on your supermarket's shelves these days, how can you be sure you are actually purchasing whole grains. Whole grains are the healthy grains for you and you need to avoid purchasing refined grains. Here's how to find the grains that are best for your health.
Did you know that there is more than one type of grain out there? And get this, some are healthier than others!
Gluten Free Beer is very different from standard beer for many reasons besides taste. You may or may not be aware that with regular beer you are already ingesting barley, wheat, oats, kamut, spelt, triticale or rye. But as barley and other grains are replaced, exactly what properties do the ‘new’ grains have? Why haven’t manufacturers been using them all along, and are they healthier for you? If these questions puzzle you, then read on my dear beer drinking friend.
I can tell you truthfully that up until very recently I had absolutely no clue as to what a gluten free diet was. I didn’t have even a grain of an idea that I could base my knowledge upon. I have since found out however, that gluten is what you would call the protein part of certain grains like wheat, barley, rye or other similar grains. Some people are found to be allergic to the gluten in these grains and so need to have a gluten free diet.
By choosing to eat the proper amounts of whole grains daily, your body will be much healthier because it will function better and will even be able to fight off certain diseases more efficiently.
Do you know that the grains used to make many food products are actually the seeds of different types of grass. These seeds contain a significant source of nutrients that are essential to the human body
The right grains for breakfast may have an important contribution to the blood sugar regulation after meals because certain grain products may have indigestible carbohydrates and a low glycemic index (GI), according to a dissertation from the Lund University.
What is gluten? It’s a kind of protein found in most grains like barley, wheat and rye. Most breads, for example, contain gluten. There are several grains that do not contain gluten, including corn, wild rice, quinoa, oats, millet and amaranth.
Part 2 of why you should bother milling your own grains at home; cost and storage benefits.
Kefir is one of the healthiest and cheapest food produce that exists. The health benefits of taking kifer are endless. You can make your own through the "industrialized" kefir starter or the more natural kefir grains at the comfort of your own home.
Bacteria... love them or hate them? The answer is, both. Bacteria can be annoying, inconvenient, and even deadly, but the truth is, we need them. Our body is filled with million of good bacteria species which help us digest food, produce vitamins, and keep out the bad bacteria.
On my search to find products that aid with food allergies, I discovered a product call Kefir that is a Probiotic. Fermented from live kefir grains, Kefir milk contains bacteria and yeasts composed of lipids, proteins and sugars. The Kefir grains work to break down the sugar in milk, which makes this milk more tolerable for those who are sensitive to lactose.
We measure diamonds using the term carat; this term comes from the word carob. A carob is a bean grown in the Mediterranean, if the stone weight was the same as one carob bean then it was a 1 carob (or carat) diamond. Over time, this weight, which was none to precise, was standardized to 0.2 grams or 200 milligrams. In the far east where no such tree grew a diamond was measured in grains of rice if a diamond is referred to as 4 grains this would equate to what we now know as a one caret stone.